Eglin: Fighters, Bombers, Special Ops – Superbase 17 ( 1990 )
Eglin Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 1-mile (1.6 km) southwest of Valparaiso in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. It was named in honor of World War I aviator and test pilot Lt Col Frederick Irving Eglin. Since its founding in 1933 Eglin has evolved from a remote bombing and gunnery range in the 1930s (although very little actual bombing was done at the outset) into the military’s primary non-nuclear test facility, it now supports a wide variety of multi-service test missions as well as providing a home for many special operations functions.T
The Osprey Superbase series takes the enthusiast behind the scenes on the world’s major air bases. This up-front series features spectacular, exclusive colour photography from aviation’s camera sharpshooters. If you want to get inside the perimeter fence to see combat aircraft in their natural habitat, the Superbase series is literally where it’s at.