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Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air Force Ace of Aces Kindle Edition
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage. Having overcome numerous hurdles just to learn how to fly, he went on to compile a record of Arab MiGs and Sukhoi kills that bettered any other combat aviators’ tally in the entire world.
The reader shares the cockpit with him as he describes every action he undertook with 101 and 105 Squadron, including the greatest jet-versus-jet air battle in history with four MiG-21 kills in one engagement. His final score was seventeen. After his last battle he became commander of the First Jet Squadron, 117, began civilian flying, retrained to command 254 MMR Squadron in the 1982 Lebanon War, and flew the F-16 at the age of fifty before retirement.
Along the way he met numerous fighter pilot legends such as Douglas Bader, Al Deere, Pierre Clostermann and Randy Cunningham. Affable and enthusiastic, Giora gained the nickname “Hawkeye” because of his amazing vision of more than 20/15, enabling him to pick out enemy aircraft long before his squadron mates. His story is of one man’s unfaltering dedication to his dreams and his country.
“A book filled with stories about his time as a paratrooper and jet pilot that keeps you on the edge of your chair.” —AviationBookReviews.com
Aviation History Magazine --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B09HVWD5ZN
- Publisher : Grub Street Publishing (December 11, 2020)
- Publication date : December 11, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 40519 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 191 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #259,124 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was tented three times to put this book down and let it crash and burn.
The history of the wars was interesting, but it needs a bit more strategic background.
I think this book would have been great if it makes the reader feel inside the story's cockpit. It did not achieve that with me. The story has potential, and I think it needs a good professional writer on war stories.
However, the story and information are good (No well told, in my opinion). You will learn about the pilot and his mission. Do not let my comments turn you off about this book
With the advantage of hindsight the Arab-Israeli dogfights taught us the importance of pilot skill. The mig and the mirage were almost identical in performance -- the MiG had a slightly higher top speed but the mirage bled off airspeed during a turn slightly faster -- so the lopsided kill rates proved the value of training your men in air-to-air combat.
Plus this guys' story is interesting. he had a nice family life and seemed like a great guy.
To whom it may concern, here are my 3 favorite art books, all available on Amazon:
- Icon by Frank Frazetta
- Spectrum 20 by John Fleskes
- Great Fighter Jets of the Galaxy 1 by Tim Gibson (100 full color pictures)