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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Osprey Combat Aircraft #07: F-8 Crusader Fighter Units of the Vietnam War

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Osprey's study of the role played by F-8 Crusader Units in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). 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.

Synopsis:

Known as the last gunfighter for its 20-millimeter cannons, the F-8 Crusader was one of the most successful U.S. Navy fighters of the Vietnam War. During the "Rolling Thunder" campaign, F-8s downed 19 North Vietnamese MiGs and proved indispensible as "bomb trucks operating from ship-based Navy units and land-based Marine Corps units.

Complemented by a collection of rare photos from Navy arcives, the text includes several interviews with ex-Crusader pilots who explain tactics they used in bomber and fighter sorties. Thirty specially commissioned color drawings illustrate the 19 "MiG Killers" and the uniforms worn by F-8 pilots, and full appendices detail deployments, losses, and victories.

About the Author

Peter Mersky is a former US Navy commander who won the highest naval award for journalism following the publication of this book and Combat Aircraft 12: RF-8 Crusader Units over Korea and Vietnam. He was the assistant editor, then editor, of Approach, the Navy and Marine Corps aviation safety magazine, for 16 years, and he has also reviewed more than 400 books on military aviation. Peter has now retired from service and is a full time aviation writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855327245
Author:
Mersky, Peter
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Tullis, Tom
Author:
Mersky, Peter B.
Author:
Tullis, Tom
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Aerial operations
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Crusader
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey combat aircraft ;
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.78x7.35x.34 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Known as the last gunfighter for its 20-millimeter cannons, the F-8 Crusader was one of the most successful U.S. Navy fighters of the Vietnam War. During the "Rolling Thunder" campaign, F-8s downed 19 North Vietnamese MiGs and proved indispensible as "bomb trucks operating from ship-based Navy units and land-based Marine Corps units.

Complemented by a collection of rare photos from Navy arcives, the text includes several interviews with ex-Crusader pilots who explain tactics they used in bomber and fighter sorties. Thirty specially commissioned color drawings illustrate the 19 "MiG Killers" and the uniforms worn by F-8 pilots, and full appendices detail deployments, losses, and victories.

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