Day of the Cheetah (Patrick McLanahan Book 4)

By Dale Brown

In a single of his boldest bestsellers, Dale Brown creates a shattering situation of the final word race for technology…

America’s so much complicated fighter aircraft, DreamStar, has been hijacked. To retrieve it, Lt. Col. Patrick McLanahan takes on his so much bold task because the Flight of the previous puppy. the percentages are opposed to him. His aircraft, the Cheetah, is much less complicated than the DreamStar. And so starts off the best high-flying chase of all time…

Author Dale Brown:

Former U.S. Air strength captain Dale Brown is the famous person writer of 24 best-selling action-adventure “techno-thriller” novels: FLIGHT OF THE previous puppy (1987), SILVER TOWER (1988), DAY OF THE CHEETAH (1989), HAMMERHEADS (1990), SKY MASTERS (1991), evening OF THE HAWK (1992), CHAINS OF COMMAND (1993), STORMING HEAVEN (1994), SHADOWS OF metal (1996), deadly TERRAIN (1997), THE TIN guy (1998), conflict BORN, (1999), WARRIOR classification (2001), WINGS of fireplace (2002), AIR conflict strength (2003), PLAN OF assault (2004), ACT OF battle (2005), fringe of conflict (2006), STRIKE strength (2007), SHADOW COMMAND (2008), ROGUE FORCES (2009), government purpose (2010), A TIME FOR PATRIOTS (2011), and TIGER’S CLAW (2012). His twenty fifth novel, entitled STARFIRE, is scheduled for liberate in early 2014. he's additionally the co-author of the best-selling DREAMLAND techno-thriller sequence and author and technical advisor of the Act of warfare notebook real-time procedure video game released via Atari Interactive, and the Megafortress workstation flight simulator via Three-Sixty Pacific. Dale’s novels are released in eleven languages and disbursed to over 70 international locations. world wide revenues of his novels, audiobooks, e-books, and machine video games exceed 15 million copies.

Dale used to be born in Buffalo, ny on November 2, 1956. He graduated from Penn nation collage with a level in Western eu background and obtained an Air strength fee in 1978. He was once a member of the 1st category of Air strength ROTC cadets to qualify for and entire the grueling three-week U.S. military Airborne Infantry paratrooper education path at castle Benning, Georgia in 1977.

Dale was once a navigator-bombardier within the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber, and an teacher on aircrew lifestyles aid and wrestle survival, evasion, resistance, and break out. he's the recipient of numerous army and awards together with the Air strength Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the wrestle group Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon.

Dale is a command pilot in Angel Flight West, a bunch that volunteer their time, abilities, and plane to fly needy clinical sufferers for free to obtain scientific therapy. Dale can be a project pilot and deputy squadron commander within the Civil Air Patrol, which plays seek and rescue, catastrophe aid, humanitarian tips, surveillance, and lots of different missions in help of the U.S. Air strength and different federal organizations. He helps a couple of enterprises to advertise legislation enforcement, schooling, literacy, and help for army veterans and their families.

Dale Brown is a lifestyles Member of the Air strength organization, U.S. Naval Institute, and nationwide Rifle organization. he's a multi-engine and instrument-rated deepest pilot and will frequently be present in the skies all around the usa, on the controls of his Cessna P210 Centurion. at the floor, Dale is a formative years football referee and referee teacher and enjoys tennis and scuba diving. Dale, his spouse Diane, and son Hunter reside close to Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

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She used a rectangular vectored-thrust nozzle which could divert the en- gine exhaust in lots of various instructions. Louvers at the best and bottoms of the nozzle may switch the course of thrust right away, giving DreamStar even better maneuverability. The vectored thrust from the engine act as additional enhance to shorten takeoff rolls, or as a thrust-reverser in the course of puppy- fights or on touchdown to bleed off power. She was once one hell of a poultry, o.k., and Patrick McLanahan figured he had the simplest activity within the world-turning her into the world's most up-to-date and deadliest combat-ready weapon. Patrick "Mac" McLanahan, an ex-Strategic Air. Command B-52 radar navigator-bombardier-especially remembered for his function at the Flight of the outdated puppy that knocked out a Soviet laser installa- tion-was the venture officer accountable for improvement of the DreamStar complicated know-how fighter. as soon as perfected, the XF- 34A DrearnStar fighter stands out as the nation's new air-superiority fighter. jogging round the engine exhaust they spotted a workforce leader working over to turn on an external-power cart. "Looks like they are prepared for power," Butler stated. "I'd larger move see how they're doing. Have an outstanding flight, Colonel. Patrick again his salute and headed towards the aircraft he will be flying that morning. If the 2 airplane have been people, the second one jet fighter, Cheetah, will be DreamStar's older, much less clever cousin. a spinoff of the innovative SMTD, brief Takeoff and touchdown and Maneuverability Demonstrator initiatives of the decade, Cheetah was once a line F- 15E two-set jet fighter-bomber, seriously changed and more desirable after years of study and improvement within the fields of excessive functionality flight and complicated avionics. It had come to Dreamland, this best- mystery plane and guns examine middle northwest of Las Vegas, seven years prior. It were at Dreamland for much less than an afternoon ahead of then Lieutenant common Bradley Elliott, the director of HAWC, had had her taken aside for the 1st time. The adjustments to the airframe have been so vast that it had been given a code-name Cheetah rather than protecting its unique nickname, Eagle. not easy to think, McLanahan suggestion, that the sort of laptop like Cheetah should be superseded in so brief a time. The extraordinary improvements outfitted into DreamStar were fifty four DALE BROWN demonstrated years previous on Cheetah, so Cheetah shared DreamStar's large movable ahead canards, vectored-thrust engines and computer-commanded flight controls. yet even Cheetah used to be commencing to convey its two decades of age. transformations to each part of the fifty-seven-thousand-pound airplane intended plenty of riveted entry panels scarred throughout its fuselage, functionality- robbing patches that layers of paint may possibly slightly disguise. With an eleven-hundred-pound remote-control digicam fastened simply be- hind her aft cockpit, her as soon as outstanding most sensible velocity of Mach was once now a forgotten statistic-she'd have a difficult time, Patrick idea, of achieving Mach one with no afterburners.

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