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MiG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader (Signed)

Tillman, Barrett

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ISBN 10: 0933852177 / ISBN 13: 9780933852174
Published by Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America, Annapolis, MD, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. SIGNED, dated, and inscribed by the author on half-title page: "To 'Fightin' Photo'--the troops of VFP-63, with thanks and appreciation for all the splendid help in tell the Crusader story. F-8s forever!" Book and jacket are As New, crisp and clean and unmarked. Tiny nick at spine of dust jacket. Illustrated. 224 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 75575

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Title: MiG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader (...

Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. Of America, Annapolis, MD

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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To be equally enjoyed by professional aviators and aviation buffs with limited technical knowledge, this biography brings to life the legendary aircraft that scored the highest kill ratio of any U.S. fighter aircraft in the Vietnam War. The book is filled with authentic re-creations of Crusader-MiG fights and vivid descriptions of the people and events that are part of the F-8 story, including John Glenn's 1957 record-breaking flight across the United States in three hours and twenty-three minutes. As the Navy's first supersonic aircraft, the Crusader holds an honored spot in carrier flying, and the author shows why it is called one of the most capable, versatile, and long-lived aircraft in naval aviation history. Barrett Tillman effectively combines an exciting account of the F-8's operational history with a detailed and authoritative explanation of its design, construction, and modifications. Tillman recalls the years of frustration and experimentation spent in refining the aircraft and its gunnery system, and then takes the reader through key actions in Vietnam where seasoned pilots handled their "rambunctious steeds" with scarcely a glance in the cockpit. Extensive appendixes provide further details.

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Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized authority on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics. He has received six awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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