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US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War
     

US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War

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by Peter E. Davies
 

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Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in South-East Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Rather than the air-to-air missiles that were the main component in the original F-4 armament, these aircraft carried an ever-expanding range of weaponry. Some toted 24,500-lb bombs and others strafed with up to

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Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in South-East Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Rather than the air-to-air missiles that were the main component in the original F-4 armament, these aircraft carried an ever-expanding range of weaponry. Some toted 24,500-lb bombs and others strafed with up to three 20 mm gun pods, while most flew daily sorties delivering napalm, Snakeye bombs and big Zuni rockets. Many US Marines holding small outpost positions in Laos and South Vietnam against heavy Viet Cong attack owed their lives to the Phantom II pilots who repeatedly drove off the enemy. The book will examine these missions in the context of US Marine Corps close-support doctrine, using the direct experience of a selection of the aircrew who flew and organised those missions.

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"As with all of the books in this series, there are several pages of full color profiles, the sort of thing that modelers love to see. In the back is an appendix of all the units that participated along with their disposition and aircraft lost. In all, it makes for another great F-4 book that no Phantom Phanatic should be without. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed."
--Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (January 2013)

"This is a story long-time coming, and what better publisher or author to tell it. A few books on Marine Corps Phantoms have appeared but not with the depth and detail of this one, not to mention what has to be one of the most stunning covers in the entire Osprey lineup."
--CDR Peter Mersky, USN (Ret.), Wings of Gold (Spring 2013)

"Provides a survey of the missions and achievements of the F-4 Phantom II units of Vietnam, and is a pick for any military collection strong in aviation history or Vietnam War units in particular. This coverage considers the F-4's performance in missions and uses the experience of aircrew who flew them to add to the comprehensive history of the craft. Pages packed with color and black and white photos enhance documentation of major battles and interactions between officers and pilots. The result is a vivid recreation of the F-4's achievements, perfect for any military aviation or Vietnam War history collection!"
- The Midwest Book Review (April 2013)

"This is a story long time coming, and what better publisher or author to tell it. A few books on
Marine Corps Phantoms have appeared but not with the depth and detail, not to mention what has to be one of the most stunning covers in the entire Osprey lineup ... This latest addition to Osprey’s Combat Aircraft series (no. 94) is arguably one of the best."
- Peter Mersky, MCAA Journal (May 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782003182
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #94
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,138,367
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter E. Davies has published 20 books and several magazine articles, concentrating on modern combat aircraft and the Vietnam War. He has written seven previous Osprey titles and co-authored two others. The F-4 Phantom II in all its variants has been a main topic in eight of his previous books and he has close connections with former members of the F-4 Phantom II community.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000 and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He has specialised in aircraft of the Vietnam War period.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974Â?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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US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
chiefstrobel More than 1 year ago
With the other two Osprey Books on the F-4 in Navy Service and two Osprey books on Air Force Service this compleates the history of the F-4 in Viet Nam. Lots of good information and photo's and drawings for modelers. The Marine mission was mostly Mud Mover in support of the USMC on the ground and they did it well. Get this book.