RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat

RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat

by Robert R Powell, Jim Laurier, Robert R. Powell
     
 

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Developed from the A-5 nuclear bomber and used in a reconnaissance role, the RA-5C Vigilante was the largest and fastest aeroplane ever to operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier. During the Vietnam War (1955-1975) it sustained the highest loss ratio of any American aircraft in that conflict. This volume includes compelling accounts of combat missions over

Overview


Developed from the A-5 nuclear bomber and used in a reconnaissance role, the RA-5C Vigilante was the largest and fastest aeroplane ever to operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier. During the Vietnam War (1955-1975) it sustained the highest loss ratio of any American aircraft in that conflict. This volume includes compelling accounts of combat missions over key communist targets, where crews dodged Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and anti-aircraft fire to secure all-important mission photographs. Written by a Vigilante combat veteran this book is crammed full of action-packed first-hand accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841767499
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Combat Aircraft Series , #51
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,270,688
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Robert 'Boom' Powell had a 20-year career as a naval aviator, flying both the Vigilante and A-4 Skyhawk in combat over Vietnam. Leaving the Navy to join Pan Am in the 1980s, he now flies B747-400 freighters across the globe. This is his first book for Osprey.

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