F 8 Crusader Units Of The Vietnam War

Author: Peter Mersky
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006524
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Known to its pilots as the 'last of the gunfighters' due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader was numerically the most populous fighter in the US Navy at the start of America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict in 1964 – some 482 F-8C/D/Es equipped 17 frontline units. It enjoyed great success against North Vietnamese Mig-17s and Mig-21s during the Rolling Thunder campaign of 1965-68, officially downing 18 jets, which represented 53 per cent of all Mig claims lodged by Navy squadrons during this period.

Rf 8 Crusader Units Over Cuba And Vietnam

Author: Peter Mersky
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006532
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Although the Crusader was built first and foremost as a Navy interceptor, as has often been the tradition with US fighters, a photo-reconnaissance variant was also produced by Vought. The photo-bird's first operational test came in the autumn of 1962 when its overflights of Cuba alerted the world to the likely presence of medium-range ballistic missiles on the Caribbean island. The recce Crusader's next action came during the long years of the Vietnam War. This volume is the second of two in the Combat Aircraft series devoted to the Crusader, the first title (again by Peter Mersky) having covered the F-8 fighter variants, and their MiG-killing exploits, during the Vietnam War.

Us Navy A 7 Corsair Ii Units Of The Vietnam War

Author: Peter Mersky
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782005374
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Arriving on station with the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in early December 1967, the first Corsair II squadron became operational immediatedly and sustained its first combat loss three weeks later. This book tells how the A-7 soon proved its worth supporting ground operations in South Vietnam. As it continued to serve in the ground support role, the navy swiftly introduced the A-7E which soon ran into difficulties with supply lines perhaps on account of what many perceived to have been a rushed introduction to service. Once these teething problems were resolved, the A-7E became the primary air-to-ground aircraft of the fleet.

A 3 Skywarrior Units Of The Vietnam War

Author: Rick Morgan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472805658
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The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale'. It excelled in every mission area assigned to it and operated in the US Navy for more than four decades, from 1956 through to 1991. Fully illustrated to depict the incredible array of paint schemes and its awesome size, this volume focuses on the type's Vietnam service, which saw the aircraft briefly used as a bomber over both North and South Vietnam from March 1965, before the Skywarrior proved far more valuable as a multi-role tanker (KA-3B) and tanker/tactical jammer (EKA-3B). The title includes details on all of these operations as well as more clandestine reconnaissance missions, and provides information about the men that flew them.

Mig 17 19 Aces Of The Vietnam War

Author: István Toperczer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472812557
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Packed with new information from Vietnamese archives, this is the first major analysis of the exploits of Vietnamese pilots of the MiG-17/19 fighter jets in the David and Goliath contest with the US.

Vought S F 8 Crusader

Author: Steve Ginter
Editor: Naval Fighters
ISBN: 9780942612196
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The photos in this edition are black and white. First published in 1990, this book is a squadron-by-squadron history of the "Last Gunfighter," Vought's F-8 Crusader. It covers the 69 Navy units that flew the "MiG Master" including squadron patches with additional pages on operating the Crusader in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, F-8 squadrons deployed 59 times from carrier decks off Vietnam and were responsible for downing 16 MiG-17s, two MiG-21s, plus two probable MiG-17s. This is an excellent account of a true warrior. "When your out of F-8's your out of fighters." Over 600 photos.

The Naval Air War In Vietnam

Author: Peter B. Mersky
Editor: Zebra Books
ISBN: 9780821722480
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A history of the participation of the United States naval air forces in the Vietnamese War features depictions of the experiences of pilots and their crews

Mig Killers Of Yankee Station

Author: Mike O'Connor
Editor:
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Rf 101 Voodoo Units In Combat

Author: Peter E. Davies
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147282914X
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McDonnell's F-101 Voodoo series was in many ways the most interesting of the 'Century Series' fighter programmes of the 1950s, partly because the type's design and intended mission changed radically during a 40-year career. Originally designed as a fighter-bomber, it was converted to be a reconnaissance aircraft, serving alongside the U-2 and RF-8 Crusaders during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Although it gained a reputation as a difficult aircraft to handle, the jet's supersonic speed and newly-developed camera suite enabled it to conduct vital low-altitude photo-reconnaissance missions over heavily-defended target areas. In combat, the RF 101 was usually 'first in-last out' for strike missions. This made it a ready target, with a solo aircraft flying straight and level to gather target photo evidence at low-altitude offering enemy gunners plenty of opportunity to shoot the Voodoo down. This study tells the combat stories of this extraordinary aircraft, highlighting the difficulty of the missions on which it was sent and the courage of its pilots.

Air Warfare In The Missile Age

Author: Lon O. Nordeen
Editor: Smithsonian
ISBN:
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Lon O. Nordeen has completely updated his 1985 chronicle of military aviation's evolving role in warfare, now covering the major conflicts of the past four decades. He presents the historical and political background of each conflict and includes in-depth discussions of the aircraft, weapons, tactics, training, new systems, and other factors that influenced the outcome of each war. New and existing chapters have been enhanced with information based on recently declassified materialespecially regarding Vietnamand new sources in Egypt, Israel, and the former Soviet Union. As "smart" bombs have become more successful in reducing the risks for pilots and frontline troops, air-missile warfare has become the central player in military conflicts.Air Warfare in the Missile Age, Second Edition,is a valuable resource for understanding the evolution of modern air warfare.