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9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
BISAC: Fiction / War & Military
When the Vietnam War began to escalate, the United States Air Force
changed the name of Air Defense Command to Aerospace Defense Command and lost most of its experienced
pilots and maintenance personnel to Tactical Air Command. After Russia’s MIG-21 appeared in Southeast Asia, TAC needed
an aircraft to match its capabilities, so the new F-4 Phantom Interceptor, originally scheduled for ADC and still in the design
stage, was converted into an attack fighter and given to TAC.
To breach the gap after losing the F-4, ADC’s aging F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor underwent
structural modifications to extend its active life to an astonishing 8000 flight hours, more than designers
ever intend for a first line interceptor. Hoping for better days, the unsung heroes of the U.S. Air Force,
maintenance flight line personnel, managed against all challenges and kept the all-weather F-106 operational and ready to
defend America against an enemy attack.