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Designed in the years following the Korean war and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy's stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services' best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region's notorious monsoon season, which could ground almost all other in-theatre aircraft due to heavy rains and low visibility. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam, with 14 of its crews being honoured with the second highest decoration in Naval service, the Navy Cross. The cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War.

About the Author

Rick Morgan is the author of two previous books on Naval Aviation history (including Intruder: The Operational History of Grumman's A-6 for Schiffer in 2005) and more than 20 historical articles on the subject of Naval Aviation. Twice named 'Contributor of the Year' by the editorial staff of The Hook - The Journal of Carrier Aviation, Rick is a retired US Navy lieutenant commander with more than 2300 hours of flight time to his name, principally in EA-6B, A-4 and A-3 type aircraft. He also has more than 450 carrier-arrested landings to his name, and flew 41 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He currently works in the aviation industry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849087551
Author:
Morgan, Rick
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Laurier, Jim
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Combat Aircraft
Series Volume:
93
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 MONO; 90 COL
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.78 x 7.25 x 0.33 in 0.7 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » Modern Military Aviation
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War

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