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US Navy A-7 Corsair II Units of the Vietnam War
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US Navy A-7 Corsair II Units of the Vietnam War

by Peter Mersky
 

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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

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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.

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“Highly recommended to both jet aircraft modelers and all other people interested in the history of Vietnam conflict.” —Pawel Krupowicz, AeroScale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782005377
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #48
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
844,282
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Mersky is a former US Navy commander who won the highest naval award for journalism following the publication of 'F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War' and 'RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam' (Combat Aircraft 7 and 12.) He retired from the service last year to become a full time aviation writer. Jim Laurier attended Paier School of Art in Hamden and has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration ever since. He is a qualified pilot, and in his paintings he combines his love of history with his flying experiences to create some of the most realistic and historically accurate aviation art seen today. Jim's work is on permanent display at the Pentagon and has been published in many books, magazines, and calendars.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

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