America’s Secret MiG Squadron

America’s Secret MiG Squadron

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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 a€“ and the incredible story of Americaa€™s secret MiGs emerged. For the first time one of the original a€œRed Eaglesa€ a€“ Col. Gaillard Peck Jr a€“ 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 ColdWar ever went hot. Americaa€™s Secret MiG Squadron is the fascinating history of the men who trained to fly and maintain covertly obtained MiGs, for the first time providing an insidera€™s perspective, personal anecdotes, and photographs, revealing how Peck battled bureaucracy and scepticism to ultimately establish the premier fighter pilot training center a€“ the real Top Gun.There was no access to the hill except by transiting the desert. ... a€œJosea€ explained, and we had Mary Jane Smith set up the petty cash account complete with a credit card. At that ... a€œJosea€ went to Dillards Department store in Las Vegas , and Ac Osprey Publishing a€c a€” WHO BUILT THE AIRFIELD, anbsp;...

Title:America’s Secret MiG Squadron
Author: Gaillard R. Peck, Jr
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2014-10-20

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