Warriors at 500 Knots

Intense stories of valiant crews flying the legendary F-4 Phantom II in the Vietnam air war.

by Robert F. Kirk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781456756758
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781456756765
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781456761257

About the Book

As the ground war struggled for success in Vietnam, it became intensely clear that the skies had to be owned by the allies for victory to have a chance. It was the F-4 and its pilots that made that possible. The author, a Phantom pilot himself, details intense stories of undaunted and valiant American pilots with their legendary fierce Phantom. These are personal stories of intrepid courage and self-sacrifice to get the mission done - whatever the cost. Fierce, unflinching battles to save friendlies and destroy a ruthless enemy are all recorded 40 years later. True tales of war at 500 knots!

About the Author

The author was an F-4D pilot in Vietnam, completing 197 combat missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma University and has taught for 40 years. He lives and flies with his wife in California.