Mark Frankel studied aeronautical engineering at Cornell University and graduated from the Wharton School and Law School at the University of Pennsylvania. As a lieutenant Frankel served as a trial lawyer in the US Navy JAG Corps during the Vietnam War. An avid aviation enthusiast since childhood, Mark soloed at the age of 17 and earned his private pilot license in 1970. This is his fourth book about aircraft of the Cold War era. After a career in the automotive industry, he passed away in 2020.

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