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Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs (Osprey General Aviation)

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Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs (Osprey General Aviation)

Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs (Osprey General Aviation)
Osprey Publishing | 2008 | ISBN: 1846033780 | English | 351 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 3 MB


From the mid-1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, eventually creating a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy MiGs. In this program, MiGs were secretly acquired and made air-worthy, before selected ace pilots were trained to fly the assets as they were flown by America’s enemies. This book tells the fascinating story of the Red Eagles, using recently declassified information and firsthand accounts from the pilots who took part in the program.