Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;The mission:andlt;BRandgt; Become the most skilled, highly-trained, and deadliestandlt;BRandgt; fighter pilots in the world. andlt;BRandgt; The place: TOP GUNandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy's kill ratio had fallen to 2:1 -- a deadly decline in pilot combat effectiveness. To improve the odds, a corps of hardened fighter pilots founded the Fighter Weapons School, a.k.a. TOP GUN. Utilizing actual enemy fighter planes in brutally realistic dogfights, the Top Gun instructors dueled their students and each other to achieve a lethal new level of fighting expertise. The training paid off. Combining the latest weaponry and technology, mental endurance, and razor-sharp instincts, the Top Gunners drove the Navy's kill ratio up to an astounding 12:1, dominating the skies over Vietnam. andlt;BRandgt; This gripping account takes you inside the cockpit for an adventure more explosive than any fiction -- in a dramatic true story of the legendary military school that has created the most dangerous fighter pilots the world has ever seen.
-- Stephen Coonts
"Gripping narrative....Wilcox is very good at describing the three-dimensional world of dogfighting....Exciting."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;
andlt;divandgt;"Brilliant."andlt;BRandgt; -- Stephen Coonts
"Brilliant."andlt;BRandgt; -- Stephen Coonts
In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, fighter pilots formed the Fighter Weapons School known as Top Gun. Filled with first-person accounts, this dramatic true story inspired the movie Top Gun. "Features breathtaking accounts of aerial duels. . . ".--Publishers Weekly. Photos.
The bestselling author of "Wings of Fury" provides a dramatic account of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun fighter pilots and how they took back the skies over Vietnam. Filled with first-person accounts, this dramatic true story is now reissued with a new Foreword by the author.