In this aerial combat story, the author refers to technology only now coming off real military drawing boards and his own hands-on insider's skill. In this novel of high-tech aviation, the story comes to a shattering climax. The author also wrote "Flight of the Old Dog" and "Silver Tower".
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Once perfected, the aircraft nicknamed 'DreamStar' will be America's new air-superiority fighter and the world's deadliest combat-ready weapon. Even the advanced 'Cheetah', a heavily modified two-seater F-15E, is beginning to show its age – relegated to being the older, less 'intelligent' cousin of DreamStar.
But, unknown to the Cheetah’s pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Pat McLanahan – former navigator of the B-52 'Old Dog' a KGB mole has infiltrated the DreamStar project. When the mole hijacks the superplane, it is up to McLanahan to get the fighter back – despite the overwhelming odds stacked against him.
With its thrilling dog-fights, nail-biting suspense and convincing characters, 'Day of the Cheetah ' is the ultimate novel of high-tech aviation. It rockets to a breathtaking and shattering finale.
'Quite a ride… the flying sequences are terrific. Authentic and gripping… he knows everything about advanced fighter aircraft'
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
'Brown's action scenes are vivid… a strong contender in the technothriller sweepstakes'
'A superb storyteller'
Dale Brown was a much decorated US Air Force Captain aboard B-52s and FB111 fighter bombers, and participated in numerous top secret tests and exercises held to simulate an actual strategic war. He became a recognised expert on air warfare and appeared on American TV as a commentator during the Gulf War.
Only a man with Dale Brown’s background could provide the detailed authenticity that makes his novels such compulsive reading.
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