- Series: The Power Series
- Paperback: 125 pages
- Publisher: Motorbooks Intl (June 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879385200
- ISBN-13: 978-0879385200
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,411,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Gun: The Navy's Fighter Weapons School (The Power Series) Paperback – June, 1991
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More than just a picture book about Top Gun, Hall tells the story of air combat in general - tracing its roots in the flimsy planes and low-tech tactics of WWI to the failure of our all-missile interceptors in the Vietnam war, and the return of modern fighter pilots to the simple section and dogfight tactics of WWII. Hall's pictures compliment the story - when telling of the F-14's disadvantes in terms of its mammoth size, he cuts to a shot of the plane flanked by much smaller Skyhawks, showing how the F-14's tailplane is wider than the Skyhawk's entire wingspan.Read more ›
Hall's no pilot - a point that he never lets us forget. However, Hall exploits what others would be a weakness, giving his story a rare objectivity.Read more ›