TOPGUN

The Real Story

During September 1968, in response to its fighter pilots' poor performance in air-to-air combat against North Vietnamese MiGs the US Navy established the Navy Fighter Weapons School. By the time its first students arrived early in 1969, the school had become TOPGUN, a name that has become aviation legend.
Date Published :
February 2023
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Editor :
Paul Eden
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913295387
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$19.50

Overview
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During September 1968, in response to its fighter pilots’ poor performance in air-to-air combat against North Vietnamese MiGs the US Navy established the Navy Fighter Weapons School. By the time its first students arrived early in 1969, the school had become TOPGUN, a name that has become aviation legend. Operating under the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center at Naval Air Station Fallon, today’s TOPGUN delivers Strike Fighter Tactics, Instructor, and Air Intercept Controller courses against a backdrop of fifth-generation airpower. This special publication celebrates TOPGUN’s people, details its aircraft and weapons, examines its evolution, and sets its achievements in the global context of US Naval Aviation.

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