Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16

Dan Hampton January 14, 2019

Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16 Dan Hampton The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F 16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation a unique, entertaining, and action packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today s technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.One oThe New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F 16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation a unique, entertaining, and action packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today s technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.One of the most decorated fighter pilots in history, U.S Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ret Dan Hampton goes back 100 years to tell the extraordinary story of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend.Drawing on his expertise, Hampton shines a spotlight on the pioneers who have ruled the air from World War I through the Cold War to today He provides unique insight into gutsy pioneers such as Manfred von Richthofen and his red triplane, and the flyboys in the iconic P51 Mustang who faced the Nazi Lufwaffe Here, too, is a thoughtful look at modern air warriors, including his own exploits in the high tech f 16 Falcon.Interwoven throughout this sweeping narrative history is Hampton s personal account of traveling the world to find these storied aircraft Strapping himself into the cockpit of such planes, he shares the thrill and experience of flying each Exhilarating, told in his acclaimed high octane style, Lords of the Sky is a fresh look at the development of aviation for history and military buffs alike.

Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16 Dan Hampton

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