In this book, the author puts Richtofen's fighting record into perspective with the famous fighter pilots of World War II. He argues that Richtofen's reputation may have been created by the German propaganda machine, or the Allied pilots who were outfought by Germany's advanced technology.
This classic work—part of the Marine Corps reading list—makes full use of declassified U.S. documents to offer the first comprehensive study of fighter combat over North Vietnam. Marshall Michel's balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes both Air Force and Navy engagements with North Vietnamese MiGs but also includes discussions of the SAM threat and U.S. countermeasures, laser-guided bombs, and U.S ...
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