Strike From the Seaby Tommy Thomason
Strike from the Sea: U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft from Skyraider to Super Hornet 1948-Present celebrates carrier-based air-to-ground attack aircraft, which first came into operation during the Korean War, reached maturity during Vietnam, and are now deployed throughout the world. Well-known author and naval aviation authority Tommy Thomason not only explores such legendary Navy aircraft as the A4D Skyhawk, A3J Vigilante, and A-6 Intruder, the critical role of the aircraft carrier as well as itself, for without these massive nuclear-powered floating airfields, U.S. Navy attack aircraft would have no sea-borne bases from which to operate. Armament from gravity bombs to today's GPS-guided "smart weapons" are covered in great detail, and this book also explains that while many different types of airplanes were required for flying attack missions in the past, only one aircraft - the advanced F/A-18E/F Super Hornet - is needed to carry out these same missions in an even more complex and hostile combat environment today.
Once again, we can count on Specialty Press to offer us the best book on a subject and this time it is on US Navy Strike aircraft. It is a book that I can easily recommend to you and I know that once you start to read it, you will agree.
Detail is the theme and like the other titles frm this publisher it is presented in a seamless and readable format well supported by over 370 excellent photographs. I highly recommend this title.
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Meet the Author
Tommy H. Thomason has worked as a flight test engineer, manager, and executive in the aerospace industry for almost 40 years, including two years as a flight test engineer on the F-4 Phantom. He has flown more than 3,000 hours in 60 different airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes. His previous works include U.S. Naval Air Superiority and monographs on the Grumman F-111B and the Bell HSL antisubmarine warfare helicopter.
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This is a stable mate of Thomason's other fine work, Naval Air Superiority, also from Specialty Press. Is is very well researched and chock full of excellent supporting photos and performance charts. This book really provides an in depth view of the developement of Naval Strike aircraft, it is not a 'romantic' review, but really hits on what worked, what really didn't and where its all headed. If you like military aviation, then this volume needs to be on your shelf.