Here you can fly the A-6 Intruder or the venerable F-4 Phantom. In one mission, Grafton is tasked to attack a group of MiG-19's on the ground. Flight of the Intruder hasn't stood the test of time very well. The actor Brad Johnson also has large hands, so a J-frame revolver would look much smaller in his grip. Reading the plot summaries of some of the later entries in the series only confirms I don't have much tolerance for seemingly generic thrillers that involve simultaneous terrorist attacks, presidential assassination attempts, and the abduction of the main character's wife.
However, my criticisms are all minor. It is a Government-Issued M1911, not the , as it has the straight backstrap and no relief cuts around the trigger guard on the frame. And when a farmer's bullet hits Morg during an attack mission on yet another suspected truck depot, Grafton is forced to question whether these missions are really worth risking their lives for. Stephen Coonts does an excellent job in transferring his experience as a carrier A-6 pilot into a thriller about the Vietnam war. Realistic features included unreliable missiles and smokey engines for the Phantom. This was not quite what I expected. This is the riveting novel of America's powerful high-tech Intruder attack planes, and the men who flew them in Vietnam.
Having served with an A-6A squadron aboard an aircraft carrier during that time, I can attest to the authenticity of the colorful experiences described both in and out of combat. I found myself gripping the book tighter during carrier take-offs and landings. The book, which was made into and adapted into a , marked the beginning of Stephen Coonts' career as a best-selling novelist. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. So it did make for some slow reading at times. This book, he told us, was a compendium of interviews with dozens of Naval airmen while he was stationed overseas during the Vietnam War. He accumulated 1600 hours in the A-6 Intruder and earned a number of Navy commendations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Danny Glover Lethal Weapon plays commander Frank Camparelli, the battle-hardened squadron leader of an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. The material is so well sourced and written that it's easy to follow, and the explanations for the technical aspects of the aircraft, carrier life, and tactics are easy for anyone to follow. When I returned home from my tour on an aircraft carrier in 1967 I thought I'd like to write a book about my experiences there some Very good Viet Nam War era novel of love and combat for A-6A naval aviators. Experience top-flight realism with Flight of the Intruder! The scenario has been well researched and conveys the culture and emotions well. Such a feature only reappears, as far as I could remember, in Jane's F-15 more than 6 years later. There is a lot of nonverbal communication between crewmen. For readers who want what this promises, I'd absolutely recommend it.
Why are such large lapses of consistency allowed in the characters? From there he continued writing adventure-mysteries using the character from his first book, Jake Grafton. After the last book I read in which the protagonists were filthy-mouthed criminals I was really concerned when the story began to unfold and take the direction it was taking. I'll be checking my library for them This is a reread from my adolescence, a book I can remember retelling my parents about. The action scenes are also too similar; a little too cookie cutter and although the detail is meticulous they unbalance the book, which teeters between a melodrama and action genres. The mocked-up barrels are only seen in certain scenes, however, and the A-1s are clearly unarmed in certain shots.
Various squadrons provided aircraft, which had to be repainted and marked to simulate that time period in Naval Aviation; more than 1,000 sailors appeared as extras in the movie; and fake bombs, painted to look real, were loaded and unloaded. If you wAnt to know what he did, read the book. The Model 12 was built between 1953 to 1986 and had an alloy frame, designed for pilots. Why does the editing seem so distracting at times? Since most of the interior blue screen shots they still used blue screen for film at the time, whereas nowadays digital compositors prefer green screens did not employ actual firing guns, this mockup is probably firing acetylene gas to simulate gunfire. Hand animation, multiple exposures and rotoscoping all became a thing of the past when technology advanced enough to use computer generated effects. An example of the animation of the 'fire' of the rifle. I liked very much Jake's development within the story and the action sequences.
The Boomers set off on a cross-country hop from home base at , Wash. I wish there was a glossary for people without military aviation background to help with the many abbreviations most at least once explained - not always explicit - but still confusing if you're not used to them and technical terms uncommon to the layman. Those parts of the book that focused on the combat missions kept me completely engrossed. Having read later books in the Jake Grafton series I was keen to read the series from the beginning. Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B. I feel the idea and plot of the book was fantastic. Advertisement He expresses his frustration to his commanding officer, played by , but Glover talks tough and won't listen to complaints.
It's meant to give a view into a fighter's cockpit and travel with a military swagger, and it does so. Very good Viet Nam War era novel of love and combat for A-6A naval aviators. Photo credit: screenshot from the video and U. Told with an authenticity possible only from someone who has shared the experiences of his protagonist, Flight of the Intruder is widely considered a classic of naval aviation fiction. Developed by and published by , the game allowed players the choice of flying either the A-6 intruder or the from against targets in the. Cole fires at Grafton with his.
He gets tired of not risking his life, but risking his life for nothing, and finally decides to do something about. He published short stories in a number of publications before writing Flight of the Intruder in 1986 made into a movie in 1991. I thought it would be a straight action piece, but really it was an homage to Vietnam carrier pilots and bomber pilots in particular. Today Coonts continues to write, having had seventeen New York Times bestsellers out of 20 books , and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and son. Coonts, filming of the movie began in November 1989 on location in Hawaii. Was it realistic from start to finish? At times I found some of the stroyline predictable like a classic World War 2 movie from the 1940's and 50's and lets not forget Spike Lee's writing disaster on Mirical at St Anna's woof that was bad!! He eventually came to the realization that he had to build a story around these flight experiences. Made by movie fans, for movie fans.