Author: C.J. Heatley
Forged in Steel: U.S. Marine Corps Aviation
Size: 22.3 MB
Celebrating 75 years of US. Marine Corps aviation, pilot, photographer, and author C.J. Heatley III has photographed the Corps' modern inventory of aircraft for FORGED
IN STEEL; US MARINE CORPS AVIATION His photographs take you into the cockpit of the aggressive F-1B fighter, the lethal "Whiskey" Cobra helicopter, and the workhorse A-4 Skyhawk. Look through the eyepieces of a helicopter pilot's night-vision goggles. Sit with a pilot in a three-dimensional combat-training simulator Ride with an OV-1O aerial observer as the terrain rushes by From the dust and heat of low-altitude desert missions to the steam and blast of carrier operations, the images in this book demonstrate the precision flying and split-second decision-making necessary for men and machines to perform critical, close-air-support combat missions.