MIG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader

MIG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader

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by Barrett Tillman
     
 
An operational history of one of the most capable, versatile, and long-lived aircraft in naval aviation history. Includes the F-8's entire history, from its years of design in the early 1950's to its retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1986.

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An operational history of one of the most capable, versatile, and long-lived aircraft in naval aviation history. Includes the F-8's entire history, from its years of design in the early 1950's to its retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1986.

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A glorified kill-by-kill history of the US Navy's first supersonic aircraft, and top gun in the air war over Vietnam. First published in 1980; updated to include the plane's American retirement in 1986, and its continued use by the French and the Philippines. The index is little more than a string of personal names. For buffs and exhaustive collections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870215858
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized authority on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics. He has received six awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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MIG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When people talked about air combat in Vitenam, what's the aircraft accrossed your mind first ? Probably F-4. But there were also other aircrafts in that war, especially F-8 for Navy. F-8 was the last fighter designed with more than a pair of cannons in the US military aircraft inventory. A lot of people knew F-4 or F-104 , even A-4. but fewer books talked about this excellent MiG master. From the development to the combat assignment, readers can find great details of combats of those Navy and Marine fighters faced. he author did a good job to tell another part of the air combat stories in history.