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Airborne: A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task Force

Tom Clancy

Representing the very best from the Army and Air Force, the Airborne Task Force is a formidable combination of manpower and firepower. Now, Tom Clancy examines this elite branch of our nation's armed forces. With pinpoint accuracy and a style more compelling than any fiction, the acclaimed author of Executive Orders delivers a fascinating account of the Airborne juggernaut - the people, the technology, and Airborne's mission in an ever-changing world. Airborne includes two Tom Clancy "mini-novels" - real world scenarios involving the Airborne Task Force; Airborne's weapons of the twenty-first century, including the Javelin anti-tank missile, the hypersonic LOSAT fire support system, and the Comanche Stealth Helicopter; Eighteen weeks: Life in an Airborne Alert Brigade; exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams; plus an in-depth interview with the incoming commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, General John M. Keane.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 1997
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.97in - 5.96in - 1.01in - 1.22lb
  • EAN: 9780425157701
  • Recommended age: 18-UP
  • Categories: Military - Aviation & SpaceMilitary Science

About the Author

A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
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