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For every American fighter pilot involved in the Vietnam War (1955-1975), the ultimate goal was to 'kill a MiG'. In eight years of conflict 43 Vietnamese Peoples Air Force aircraft were claimed by US Navy and US Marine Corps Phantom II crews, and one single ace crew produced. Navy Phantom IIs scored the first kills of the Vietnam War, in April 1965, as well as scoring the last in January 1973. This volume charts the successes of the navy fighter crews as they encountered 'MiGs, Missiles and AAA' over the jungles of North Vietnam.
About the Author
Brad Edward has broken into aviation journalism in the past two years, having had work published in such periodicals as 'World Air Power Journal'. This is his first book for Osprey. 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'. Based in Bristol, Peter is also presently working with Brad Elward on the follow-on volume on Navy F-4 MiG Killers.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Incident at Hainan||7|
|Chapter 2||The Players||12|
|Chapter 3||Rolling Thunder Begins||23|
|Chapter 4||An Intense Year||47|
|Chapter 5||The End of the Beginning||58|
|Chapter 7||Proving the Point||76|
|Colour Plates Commentary||91|