Red Eagles

America’s Secret MiGs

Red Eagles cover

Red Eagles

America’s Secret MiGs

Description

From the mid-1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, eventually creating a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy MiGs. In this program, MiGs were secretly acquired and made air-worthy, before selected ace pilots were trained to fly the assets as they were flown by America's enemies. This book tells the fascinating story of the Red Eagles, using recently declassified information and firsthand accounts from the pilots who took part in the program.

Product details

Published 01 Apr 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 352
ISBN 9781849088398
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 col
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Steve Davies

Steve Davies is a military aviation photojournalis…

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