(FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen

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Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Dersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F 4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again What resulted was nothing short of a revolution one that took young American pilots from the crucible of combat training in the California desert to the blistering skies of Vietnam in the process raising America's Navy combat kill ratio from two enemy planes downed for every American plane lost to than 22 to 1 Topgun emerged not only as an icon of America's military dominance immortalize. A good Naval officer s memoir a great telling of TopGunRather happy I bought this book about TopGun s origins Although the book is about Pedersen s career and thoughts on air combat if you want a thrilling story about the Vietnam War and air combat start here Rather amazed how uickly TopGun got started and with an abandoned trailer nonetheless

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Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB D by Hollywood but as a vital institution that would shape the nation's military strategy for generations to come Pedersen takes readers on a colorful and thrilling ride from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace through a historic moment in air warfare He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his Original Eight the best of the best and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimony to patriotism sacrifice and American innovation and dari. Variously a personal memoir and treatise on military aviation from the Vietnam era to modern times The aviation aspects of the book are very interesting and very well done the founding and history of the Navy s Top Gun command the tactics and experiences of flying combat sorties overVietnam as well as a very interesting chapter on the Israeli air experience during the Yom Kippur war in 1973 missiles and guns command failures and the evolution of naval aircraft from pre Vietnam to today Pedersen does a good job of limiting the specialized lingo of the aviation community explaining it where he does use it and otherwise writing for both aviation enthusiast and the lay reader Frankly for me this is the attraction of the book The personal biographical aspects of the book are less interesting to me although they do illustrate Pedersen s human ualities outside the cockpit and off the bridge I admire and respect his career Having grown up with a career naval aviator for a father I understand the separations and family sacrifices of which he speaks

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Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB NATIONAL BESTSELLER If you loved the movie you will love the real story in the book Fox Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Topgun Navy Fighter School its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War the US Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander Dan Pedersen to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune On a shoestring budget and with little support Pe. I received a free advance reviewing copy of this bookThe marketing for this book will lead you to believe that it s all about Topgun the Navy s Fighter Weapons school made famous by the 1986 Top Gun film the author s role in its founding and its operation since that time Well the marketing is a little misleading And in case you re wondering about the title Pedersen explains that the Navy calls the program Topgun one word while the moviemakers decided that two words looked better on publicity mediaYes the book starts out with Pedersen s description of how poor tactics and training made US fighter pilots perform relatively poorly against the North Vietnamese and their Soviet supporters flying MiGs and how Topgun was started on a shoestring to turn that around But once we get past that it s about Pedersen s career in the Navy and his deployments as a fighter pilot and on aircraft carriersThe book should especially appeal to those interested in a lot of technical detail about aircraft design and mechanics and fighter tactics Beyond that of special interest are Pedersen s open critiues of what he views as the enemies of an effective air combat force Pedersen begins with ripping former Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara up one side and down the other for clueless micromanagement of the air war in Vietnam and also for McNamara s using his political and corporate connections to make choices of building contractors rather than making decisions on the basis of what would be best for the people actually using the military euipment Pedersen really slams the connections between military contractors politicians and administration officials and top brass in the military who retire and take cushy jobs with the contractors With this kind of setup he argues decisions about what to fund are corrupt and not in the best interests of the armed forces and US readiness He gives a number of examples but in particular he argues that stealth technology and too many electronic bells and whistles make the costs of today s aircraft way too high and that not enough attention is paid to simply making fighter aircraft that pilots will be able to deploy effectivelyThere is a personal angle to the book though Pedersen discusses the hardships for families when a service member is deployed for long periods of time and in dangerous and deadly situations He is open about the effect of his service on his marriages and children He has a deep love for his fellow pilots sailors and other personnel in the Navy the Air Force Marines and even other countries armed forces Above all he has a love of flight that still lives despite his having been retired for many years


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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Dan Pedersen Ñ 6 Read Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen I received a free advance reviewing copy of this bookThe marketing for this book will lead you to believe that it’s all about “Topgun” the Navy’s Fighter Weapons school made famous by the 1986 Top Gun film

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    review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Dan Pedersen Dan Pedersen Ñ 6 Read Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen As a fan of aviation I am drawn to these types of books As like many people I have watched the movie Top Gun than a couple of times Yet when I picked up this book I was not under the impression that this book would be heavy focused in details about the movie So if you are reading this book for that factor you will be sadly disappointed No Mr

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Dan Pedersen A look at the world's most elite training unit and the role of Navy fighters and fighter pilots from Vietnam to present day as experienced through the eyes and career of the original Topgun

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Dan Pedersen Ñ 6 Read Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen Amidst America’s war in Vietnam there would emerge a groundbreaking and life saving experiment that would fundamentally revolutionize aerial combat forever Enter “Top Gun” seventeen years before the blockbuster phenomenon the United States Navy’s famed Fighter Weapons School began Situated in San Diego California the auspicious training school transformed from a trailer in the desert to an integral in

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Dan Pedersen Ñ 6 Read I served on the USS Wichita under Captain Pedersen and so the chapter about my ship was certainly a page turner

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Dan Pedersen Ñ 6 Read Read Topgun by Dan Pedersen A good Naval officer's memoir a great telling of TopGunRather happy I bought this book about TopGun's origins Although the book is about Pedersen's career and thoughts on air combat if you want a thrilling story about the Vietnam War and air combat start here Rather amazed how uickly TopGun got started and with an abandoned trailer nonetheless

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Interesting story of the famed school that spawned a revolution in air combat tactics The author a career Naval aviator and later Cap

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Variously a personal memoir and treatise on military aviation from the Vietnam era to modern times The aviation aspects of the book are very interesting and very well done the founding and history of the Navy's Top Gun command the tactics and experiences of flying combat sorties overVietnam as well as a very interesting chapter on the Israeli air experience during the Yom Kippur war in 1973 missiles and guns command fa

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen Informative personal account describing the formation and remarkable success of the US Navy's Topgun program for training fighter pilots This success came as a result of the perseverance of a few dedicated men who had to overcome the self serving resistance of the military establishment and the clueless interference of the government For ins

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    (FREE) [Topgun by Dan Pedersen] by Dan Pedersen REAL HEROIt is indeed so satisfying to read this book Good guys bad guys and weasels Dan Pedersen calls it the way it is No Political CorrectNess So rewarding to hear from the actual protagonists of the air war over VietnamAmazingly the Pentagon bureaucracy continues to produce Rules of Engagement to this day that are disconnected to reality

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  • Audio CD
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  • Topgun by Dan Pedersen
  • Dan Pedersen
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 9781549148743