USAF F-4 Phantom II MIG Killers 1972-73

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The F-4 Phantom II was the USAF workhorse fighter-bomber for the Linebacker campaign of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), which eventually saw US forces withdraw from Vietnam 'with honour' in 1973. This book covers the F-4 attacks on numerous targets in North Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Haiphong, as well as its engagements with Vietnamese MiG-19s and MiG-21s hell-bent on defending the north from 'Yankee air pirates'. The USAF's only ace crew, which scored their five kills during 1972, is also covered in a book...
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USAF F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1972-73

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Overview

The F-4 Phantom II was the USAF workhorse fighter-bomber for the Linebacker campaign of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), which eventually saw US forces withdraw from Vietnam 'with honour' in 1973. This book covers the F-4 attacks on numerous targets in North Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Haiphong, as well as its engagements with Vietnamese MiG-19s and MiG-21s hell-bent on defending the north from 'Yankee air pirates'. The USAF's only ace crew, which scored their five kills during 1972, is also covered in a book containing many detailed photographs, a large proportion of which haven't been published before.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766577
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/8/2005
  • Series: Combat Aircraft Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 512,590
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Davies has written or co-written nine books on modern American combat aircraft, including the standard reference work on US Navy and Marine Corps Phantom II operations, ‘Gray Ghosts’. He is based in Bristol.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Echoes of Rolling Thunder 6
Chapter 2 Skirmishes 12
Chapter 3 Linebacker Launched 25
Chapter 4 ACE Making 43
Chapter 5 Backing the 'Buffs' 66
Appendices 86
Colour Plates Commentary 90
Index 96
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