Lone Eagle The Fighter Pilot Experience - From World War I and World War II to the Jet Age By Philip Kaplan
Take someone with superior intelligence, unusual strength, perfect vision, catlike reflexes, exceptional marksmanship, and nerves of steel ā€“ and you just might have what it takes. The fighter pilot had total control of an airborne vehicle traveling hundreds of miles an hour, and was capable of leaving a devastating path of destruction in his wake. Navigating with brains and stamina, making life-or-death decisions in the blink of an eye, these unique heroes succeeded or failed by their skill and wit. And although their planes have changed over the years ā€“ from World War Iā€™s precarious contraptions made of wood, wire, and cloth; to the metal monsters of the second World War, and finally to sleek, computerized birds able to cruise at speeds that exceed Mach 1 ā€“ fighter pilots still must out-think and out-fly opponents in a one-on-one contest where everything is at stake.

Profusely illustrated throughout with action photos, paintings, memorabilia and mementoes, Lone Eagle is a vivid volume recalling the thrill of flying Spitfires, Phantoms, Zeroes, and other fighter planes throughout aviation history. Through engaging personal stories and remembrances, this book examines the combat missions and evolution of tactics gathered over the last 70 years, where every hour of every day was an unforgettable and marvelous experience.
TitleLone Eagle
SubtitleThe Fighter Pilot Experience - From World War I and World War II to the Jet Age
AuthorBy Philip Kaplan
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published16 May 2017
Dimensions8.50 x 10.50in.
Illustrations54 color photos, 134 B&W photos.

About the author

Philip Kaplan, formerly an art director with Playboy, Atlanta, and Architectural Digest magazines, has written, coauthored and designed thirty-eight books, including The Bird Farm, Silent Service, and The Bomber Aircrew Experience. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

ISBNs: 9781510705111 978-1-5107-0511-1 Title: lone eagle category:HIS ISBNs: 9781510705166 978-1-5107-0516-6 Title: lone eagle category:HIS 
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