On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Way Back When History show, military historian and award-winning author Mike Guardia discusses his new book, “Wings of Fire: A Combat History of the F-15.” For more than forty years, the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle has been the US Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet. Made popular by its ubiquity during the Persian Gulf War, the F-15 has become one of the most recognized and revered fighter jets in the world today. Throughout its illustrious combat history, the F-15 has earned more than 100 air-to-air victories…with zero losses. “Wings of Fire” is the definitive combat history of the F-15 Eagle and Strike Eagle: from the skies over Israel…to the frontlines in Afghanistan.
Featured music is "Wings of Fire" by guitarist Micha Schellhaas.