Published on
September 15, 2012
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Lt. Col. William B. O’Connor, USAF (Ret.)
Other Publication Information
Hardcover, 424 pages, color and b&w photos
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Zenith Press has just put out a book on the F-117 stealth fighter. It is written by Lt. Col. William B. O’Connor and is about a year in the life of an F-117 pilot. It starts out with the author’s flying career and then gets into the development of the F-117 and eventually the air war over Kosovo.

I really enjoyed reading this book because I like the first person, I-was-there type of book. The author does a great job of explaining how stealth technology came about and how it works, in a language that is easy for a non-pilot to understand. You almost feel like you are flying on a mission with him. I also liked how he talked about the flying community and their rituals when they finally get qualified in a particular aircraft. You also get a little taste of the politics on how promotions work in the Air Force. All in all, a very enjoyable read.

Thanks to Zenith Press and IPMS USA for allowing me to review this book.


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