By Jim Goodall
B-2 Spirit in motion. The USAF's most modern bomber combining either stealth and flying wing characterstics. whole photographic insurance from manufacturing facility to flight line. certain pictures of cockpit, touchdown equipment, bomb bays, shades, markings & extra. Over eighty images, a variety of line drawings and pages of colour. contains pilot interviews of operations over Yugoslavia & strike photographs. 50 pages.
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Performed air superiority missions with the F-86, amassing more than 500 air-to-air kills with 25 pilots for operations. becoming aces. Provided air defense of Japan, Korea, Formosa (Taiwan) and the Philippines until 1957 when the unit relocated to the USA. First operational F-4G in 1979, and the unconventional warfare mission with the MC-130E in 1981. Flew VIP and drone Left: PACAF has a squadron of F-15Es assigned to the 90th FS, 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. F-15E 90-0233 basks in sunshine at Seoul, South Korea in 1998.