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The Resource Flight of the Intruder, Stephen Coonts

Flight of the Intruder, Stephen Coonts

Label
Flight of the Intruder
Title
Flight of the Intruder
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Coonts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jake Grafton is an A-6 Intruder pilot during the Vietnam War who flies his bomber on sorties past enemy flak and SAM missiles, and then must maneuver his plane, often at night, onto the relatively small deck of an aircraft carrier. Former Navy flyer Coonts gives an excellent sense of the complexities of modern air raids and how nerve-wracking it is, even for the best airmen, to technically solve sudden problems over and over, knowing that even a twist of fatea peasant wildly firing a rifle from a fieldcould wipe out the crew. Grafton alternates between remorse over the fate of his unseen Vietnamese victims on the ground and a gung-ho "let's win this war" sentiment that lashes at both policymakers who select less-than-important targets for the dangerous missions and advocates for peace back in the States
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coonts, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5796
LC item number
F5 1986
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grafton, Jake
  • Air defenses
  • Fighter pilots
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Flight of the Intruder, Stephen Coonts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A title in the Jack Grafton and Tommy Carmellini series
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 p.
Isbn
9780870212000
System control number
  • 86016440
  • (WaOLN)3960372
Label
Flight of the Intruder, Stephen Coonts
Publication
Note
A title in the Jack Grafton and Tommy Carmellini series
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
329 p.
Isbn
9780870212000
System control number
  • 86016440
  • (WaOLN)3960372

Library Locations

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      49.280188 -123.114755
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