Book Review – Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War

Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War
William L. Smallwood
Brassey’s Inc.
1994

What it’s about:

The role of the Strike Eagles and their crews in Operation Desert Storm.

What I liked about the book:

  • First-hand combat stories, as told by aircrew.
  • Vivid descriptions.

What could have been done better:

  • Operating a fighter wing takes a lot more people than just aircrew members. A very few maintainers and intel troops make an appearance. The book would have enhanced by including more coverage of the people on the ground.

Summary:

Riveting tales of taking a highly capable if immature at the time aircraft to war.

Rating:

5 stars out of a possible 5.

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