This book is about the USAF Interceptors. A compilation of the history of the ADC (Air Defense Command) air fleet from the Cold War to the entry into the jet age.
The compilers of this work have done a great job of opening a window onto the past of fighter aircraft as they relate to the US's airpower and its development. Complete with appendices it provides all the details a history and aviation buff craves and will devour in a sitting.
Loaded with aircraft photos involved in all aspects of their functions this book cannot help but capture the interest of aviation fans young and old. Another super pictorial work from Specialty Press.
Reviewed by: jim greenwald (2011)
Following the successful format of previous Specialty Press Military Photo Logbooks, this book offers readers an excellent photo compilation of all the great USAF Air Defense Command interceptors from the entire Cold War era. Beginning after World War II with the propeller-driven Northrop P-61 Black Widow and North American F-82 Twin Mustang, the Air Force's aerial intercept mission entered the jet age with the fabled North American F-86 Sabre, Northrop F-89 Scorpion, and Lockheed F-94 Starfire, all of which are still high-interest aircraft today. Colorful and unique mission-support airplanes such as the C-124, EB-57, EC-121 Constellation, and T-33 are included as well as the famed next-generation "Century Series" supersonic Air Force interceptors such as the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo, Convair's F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart twins, and the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. All the great aircraft flown by the Air Defense Command are well documented here with rare archival and candid photography.