Angles of Attack: An A-6 Intruder Pilot's War

Version: Abridged
Author: Peter Hunt
Narrator: L.J. Ganser
Genres: History
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: March 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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From the carrier launch in total darkness to the gut-dropping rolls through enemy antiaircraft fire, Peter Hunt puts you in the pilot's seat for the flight of your life.
Moments after Desert Storm began, bomber pilot Pete Hunt was in the air over the Persian Gulf. Hunt saw it all, and this is his electrifying account. Tested to the max, flying all night, every night for weeks on end, Hunt executed dozens of missions--from carpet bombing to dropping deadly five-hundred-pound cluster bombs with pinpoint precision; from supporting Marines on the ground to bombing fleeing Iraqis along the blood-soaked "highway of death."
His A-6 jet was a wide-open target for the blazing antiaircraft fire streaking up to destroy it. Escaping this deadly blizzard of fire made setting the A-6 back down on a little deck in a big ocean seem almost easy. But Hunt, like the rest of his squadron, the VA-145 Swordsmen--honored as the premier Attack Squadron in the United States Navy for 1991--was just doing his job: keeping America free.

"From the Paperback edition.

Reviews (3)

Intruder Alert

Written by John Foster on October 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The audio was very good and the narrator did a good job. It was way too technical. If I listened to it again, I could probably fly one of those jets. It was entertaining.

angles of attack

Written by Charlie Dixon from Beaumont, TX on June 24th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was disapointed. Slow read and poor delivery. A few interesting parts but stretched out. Mostly on training and not a lot of action.

Angles Of Attack

Written by Long Distance Driver on November 11th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I was disapointed that this turned out to read more like a political radio talk show interview than a book about the insights of the A-6 Pilots and their exploits. If your'e into the who, where and why Pete Hunt was left out in the cold never to return, then this is for you. I just wish they could have come to a conclusion. Not a gripping read for me .