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By Thomas Yarborough

Originally released in 1991, this vintage paintings has now been revised and up-to-date with extra photographs. it's the tale of the way, in Vietnam, an elite team of Air strength pilots fought a mystery air warfare in Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes—flying as little as they can get. The eyes and ears of the fast-moving jets who rained dying and destruction down on enemy positions, the ahead air controller made an paintings shape out of an air strike—knowing the ambitions, realizing the place pleasant troops have been, and reacting with split-second, life-and-death judgements as a conflict unfolded.

The services of the low, gradual FACs, in addition to the probability attendant to their function, made for a special bird’s-eye point of view on how the full struggle in Vietnam spread out. For Tom Yarborough, who logged 1,500 hours of strive against flying time, the danger was once consistent, excessive, and electrifying. A member of the super-secret “Prairie hearth” unit, Yarborough grew to become the most often shot-up pilots flying out of Da Nang—engaging in a chain of harmful mystery missions in Laos. during this paintings, the reader flies within the cockpit along Yarborough in his adrenaline-pumping chronicle of heroism, chance, and wartime brotherhood. From the rescuing of downed pilots to getting rid of enemy positions, to the main harrowing prolonged missions without delay overhead of the NVA, here's the commitment, braveness and ability of the fliers who took the conflict into the enemy’s backyard.

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