This is one of the oldest military maxims and is as true today as it was in the time of Caesar and Alexander the Great. The Vietnam War highlighted the need for adequate reconnaissance assets and re-emphasized another old lesson. No matter how many reconnaissance aircraft one has, more are always needed.
The workhorse of the reconnaissance operation was the McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo. Not a popular aircraft with its pilots due to some unpleasant flying characteristics nor an easy aircraft to maintain, it had the range needed to reach targets across North Vietnam and the speed essential to evade enemy defenses that quickly became some of the most lethal in the world.
This monograph gives a detailed picture of the day-to-day operations of the Voodoo reconnaissance aircraft over Laos and North Vietnam. The photography brought back by the RF-101C fleet could not be equaled by any other intelligence asset then available. The achievements of the RF-101Cs are a lasting tribute to the men who flew them.
|Publisher:||Defense Lion Publications|
|Sold by:||LULU PRESS|
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