F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War (Paperback)

By Peter B. Mersky, Tom Tullis (Illustrator)
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Osprey's study of the role played by F-8 Crusader Units in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Known to its pilots as the 'last of the gunfighters' due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader was numerically the most populous fighter in the US Navy at the start of America's involvement in the Vietnam conflict in 1964 some 482 F-8C/D/Es equipped 17 frontline units. It enjoyed great success against North Vietnamese Mig-17s and Mig-21s during the Rolling Thunder campaign of 1965-68, officially downing 18 jets, which represented 53 per cent of all Mig claims lodged by Navy squadrons during this period.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781855327245
ISBN-10: 1855327244
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: August 28th, 1998
Pages: 116
Language: English
Series: Combat Aircraft