Diamond in the Sky, subtitled A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, By C. A. KNOTTS & PETE MOORE. Copyright 1978 by SKM, Third Edition October 1980, ISBN: 0-933424-21-3, Library of Congress catalog card number: 80-52626. Book is 280x 230 mm (11x 9 inch), 160 pages (8 pages color in the middle of the book).
The book details the story of the "Thunderbirds" from the beginning with F-84G Thunderjets until 1980 with T-38 Talons. There are many wonderful pictures of the aircraft on the ground, on the ground with crewmembers, and formations in the air. There are 14 pages with 30 pictures (b/w) of F-84G Thunderjets, and 12 pages with 23 pictures (b/w) of F-84F Thunderstreaks. Also included are four side-view drawings and one page with a short history of each type used, including the F-84G, F-84F, F-100C, F-105B, F-100D, F-4E, and T-38A. There are also pictures of the various support aircraft and all pilots between 1953 and 1978.
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