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America's secret MiG squadron : the Red Eagles of project Constant Peg / Gaillard R. Peck, Jr.

Peck, Gaillard R. (Author).

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Summary:

For more than a decade at the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force operated a covert, top secret training program called CONSTANT PEG. In 2006 the program was eventually declassified - and the incredible story of America's secret MiGs emerged. For the first time one of the original. "Red Eagles" - Col. Gillard Peck Jr - reveals what it was like to learn to pilot secretly obtained Soviet aircraft, enabling American pilots to train against the hardware they would have to face if the Cold War ever went hot. Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 358.43 .P366a (Text) 37814002653138 NON-FICTION Book None 07/16/2013 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781849089760
  • ISBN: 1849089760
  • Physical Description: 320 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford, England ; Osprey Pub., 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why the need for a MiG training program? -- How was the MiG airfield created in record time? -- Who built the airfield, restored the MiGs, and then flew them? -- The aircraft we flew -- The challenges we faced -- Red Eagles' stories -- Was there a reward for the USA? -- Life after MiGs - the aggressors -- Closing thoughts -- Postscript -- Appendix: Red Eagle alumni roster.
Summary, etc.:
For more than a decade at the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force operated a covert, top secret training program called CONSTANT PEG. In 2006 the program was eventually declassified - and the incredible story of America's secret MiGs emerged. For the first time one of the original. "Red Eagles" - Col. Gillard Peck Jr - reveals what it was like to learn to pilot secretly obtained Soviet aircraft, enabling American pilots to train against the hardware they would have to face if the Cold War ever went hot. Book jacket.
Subject: United States. Air Force Air Force > History
MiG (Fighter planes)

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