AMERICA'S SECRET MIG SQUADRON
The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG
Autore: Gaillard R. Peck, Jr.
Lo sviluppo del programma “Constant Peg” e l’addestramento dei piloti di caccia americani durante gli anni di Guerra Fredda.
Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Colonel Gail Peck (call-sign “EVIL”) was shocked by the substandard level of training that was being offered to US fighter pilots at the height of the Cold War. Working in complete secrecy he strove to develop the CONSTANT PEG programme – where American pilots learnt to pilot secretly acquired MiG fighter jets so that they could be used against American types in training. This is the fascinating insider’s perspective of this incredible mission which reveals the huge dangers that every ‘Red Eagle’ faced on a daily basis. Packed with personal anecdotes and photographs this is a stunning peek behind a curtain of secrecy that has been in place for close to half a century.
32 pagine di foto a colori e in bianco e nero