The pilot of the F-16 Viper, which is the U.S. Air ForceAs frontline fighter and attack aircraft, is at the pinnacle of combat aviation. Viper Force tells the story of what it takes to become an F-16 pilot and what itAs like to fly and fight the Viper in combat. Because the F-16 is a dual-purpose combat aircraft, its pilot must master two widely divergent disciplines: air-to-air flying against enemy fighters to maintain control of the air over the battle field and air-to-ground flying in support of ground forces, soldiers, and marines, in contact. The crucible for creation of the Viper pilot is the air forceAs 56th Fighter Wing, the successor to World War IIAs 56th Fighter Group, the legendary ZemkeAs Wolpack, which also flew a fighter/attack aircraft, the P-47 Thunderbolt. Viper Force also provides an up-close and personal look at the F-16 Viper squadron at war with information on its missions, command and control in the air, and the crucially important but often overlooked maintenance and ordnance ground crew.A SLD delivery is a system lay down, utilizing the Viper radara#39;s Doppler beam sharpening to take a radar map of an obvious feature, like a bridge crossing a river, ... Our Dash-1 [the pilota#39;s manual] said the engine would last up to ten minutes after losing oil pressureathat day it lasted over twenty. ... Some poor security policemen slept under the wing for a week while our maintainers fixed the engine.
|Publisher||:||Zenith Imprint - 2011-06-24|