Bookshops.com.au your guide to Australian Bookshops
Search Books Search for a Bookshop Log In to bookshops.com.au    View items in your shopping cart
Browse Bookshops   About Us   Resources   Sell Books   List a Bookshop   Register   
Vietnam War Aircraft Books listed at
Viceroy Books


A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam War
Morgan, Rick
ISBN: 9781472805645
Osprey Pub Co  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM108. The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale'. It excelled in every mission area assigned to it and operated in the US Navy for more than four decades, from 1956 through to 1991. Fully illustrated to depict the incredible array of paint schemes and its awesome size, this volume focuses on the type's Vietnam service, which saw the aircraft briefly used as a bomber over both North and South Vietnam from March 1965, before the Skywarrior proved far more valuable as a multi-role tanker (KA-3B) and tanker/tactical jammer (EKA-3B). The title includes details on all of these operations as well as more clandestine reconnaissance missions, and provides information about the men that flew them.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008147  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War
Morgan, Rick
ISBN: 9781849087551
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM093. Designed in the years following the Korean War and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy's stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services' best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region's notorious monsoon season. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam but the cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008145  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
B-52 Stratofortress Units in Combat 1955-73
Lake, Jon
ISBN: 9781841766072
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM43. Designed to form the backbone of Strategic Air Command’s nuclear deterrent, the B-52 force was brought to higher states of readiness whenever crisis threatened the USA, most notably when Kennedy and Khruschev went eyeball-to-eyeball over Cuba. Soon afterwards, B-52s formed the backbone of the USAF’s bombing campaign in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. This book follows the story of the B-52 from its genesis to its first combat missions in June 1965 and through to the briefly sustained but bloodily fought Linebacker II offensive in late 1972. Even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1973, B-52s remained in-theatre, flying training missions mainly from Guam.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005244  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
CH-47 Chinook in Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897478410
Squadron/Signal Publications  2017 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. The Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter has become an icon. Its tandem, contra-rotating rotors whirling above an aluminum fuselage punctuated by round porthole windows make this battlefield beast easily recognizable. Its status is owed to its long service life of more than 55 years. Experts predict its longevity will ultimately reach a century of service for heavy lift and use as a flying bus to deliver troops to the fight. This all-new volume explores the development and the U.S. military service of 13 models of Chinook from 1958 to date. Included is extensive coverage of the CH-47’s use in Vietnam through Desert Storm and into current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additional coverage is provided of the helicopters use during various disaster relief efforts in the United States and around the world. More than 160 archival color photos, augmented by 48 vintage black and white images and numerous line drawings, present a clear and concise illustrated history of this iconic helicopter.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008940  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-105 Thunderchief in Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897478168
Squadron/Signal Publications  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10241. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the largest single-seat, single engine combat aircraft to enter production, was conceived as supersonic, low altitude fighter-bomber capable of delivering a heavy nuclear payload. While never used as intended, the Thunderchief did see extensive combat. The F-105 carried the brunt of the U.S. bombing campaign during the early part of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam by completing more than 20,000 sorties. While serviced and flown by brave and competent men, the extremely sophisticated Mach 2-capable F-105, or 'Thud' as the type was nicknamed, was ill suited for repetitive missions in humid Southeast Asia. Maintenance requirements exceeded 100 man-hours labor per flight hour. Further, combat losses rose to almost half of the 833-unit production total. Ultimately, the F-105 was withdrawn from the theater. Features development, production and deployment of the seven Thunderchief models with nearly 200 vintage photos, more than half are in original color, augmented with a dozen line drawings and eight color profiles.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008476  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-105 Thunderchief in Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897478168
Squadron/Signal Publications  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10241. The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was the largest single-seat, single engine combat aircraft to enter production, was conceived as supersonic, low altitude fighter-bomber capable of delivering a heavy nuclear payload. While never used as intended, the Thunderchief did see extensive combat. The F-105 carried the brunt of the U.S. bombing campaign during the early part of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam by completing more than 20,000 sorties. While serviced and flown by brave and competent men, the extremely sophisticated Mach 2-capable F-105, or 'Thud' as the type was nicknamed, was ill suited for repetitive missions in humid Southeast Asia. Maintenance requirements exceeded 100 man-hours labor per flight hour. Further, combat losses rose to almost half of the 833-unit production total. Ultimately, the F-105 was withdrawn from the theater. Features development, production and deployment of the seven Thunderchief models with nearly 200 vintage photos, more than half are in original color, augmented with a dozen line drawings and eight color profiles.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008477  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781846034923
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM84. Facing the most formidably concentrated air defences in history, pilots of the F-105D flew against North Vietnamese targets day after day during the 43 months of Operation Rolling Thunder. Despite its limited maneuverability and the lack of self-sealing fuel tanks, which made it susceptible to combat damage, the 'bombers' shot down 27 MiG fighters in 1966 - 67. This book illustrates the importance of the Thunderchief in the Rolling Thunder campaign, including the pioneering suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) methods developed by the F-105 'Wild Weasel' crews. Discussing the aircraft’s strengths and weaknesses and using first-hand narratives, Peter Davies captures the essence of flying the ‘Thud’ against heavy defences, and describes the development of wartime tactics and the heroic accomplishments of a selection of its aircrew. Contents: Chapter 1 - 1953-65. A brief account of the design philosophy, early service and first deployments to Vietnam from August 1964 for attacks on Laos; Chapter 2 - Thai Home.Takhli and Korat Royal Thai air bases become the home of the 355th and 388th Tactical Fighter Wings and the launch pads for most of the attacks during Rolling Thunder from 2 March 1965; Chapter 3 - 1966-67. The height of Rolling Thunder. Vietnamese defences are much improved and F-105 losses mount; Chapter 4 - MiG killers. Despite its designated bomber role the F-105 downs 27 MiG fighters, mainly with its internal gun, including two for one pilot in a single mission; Chapter 5 - Wild Weasels. ‘Iron Hand’ missions against North Vietnam’s defences begin in July 1965. The hunter-killer F-100; F-105 team concept is developed for attacking SAM sites.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004261  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 'Guideline' SAM
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781849084710
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE35. Although America entered the Vietnam War with some of the world's most sophisticated combat aircraft, the majority of their missions involved conventional bombing and fighter engagements that employed quite similar tactics to those previously used in the Korean War and World War 2. The real step change in aerial fighting came with the use of air-to-air and ground-to-air missiles. Developing methods of defeating the latter involved the rapid evolution of technology and tactics which, over twenty years later, would enable the USA to win the air war over Iraq in Operation Desert Storm in a matter of hours. During the Vietnam War, the appearance of Russian SA-2 missiles around Hanoi in 1965 alarmed US officials. Initially reluctant to attack the missile sites, the increasing toll of US aircraft and the ways in which the SA-2s inhibited bombing tactics meant that new methods of dealing with the sites had to be developed quickly. Electronic reconnaissance aircraft had some success with jamming of the missiles' guidance systems at long range, but the real solution lay with an aircraft that could detect the radars at closer range, offer itself as a target to the missile sites and attack them before missiles could be launched at US bombers. F-105Fs equipped with new technology quickly became an essential addition to all USAF strike missions over North Vietnam. Using new Shrike and Standard ARM anti-radiation missiles and radar detection equipment developed by the US Navy, the F-105F and its more sophisticated successor, the F-105G, continued their hair-raising battles with North Vietnamese missile batteries throughout the rest of the Vietnam War. Here, author Peter Davies recounts the dramatic contests between these newly outfitted F-105s and the missile sites in Vietnam in a highly illustrated account, drawing on first-hand pilot experiences and technical manuals to present a full history of the technologies and tactics of both sides.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005564  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-4 Phantom II Vs MiG-21: USAF & VPAF In the Vietnam War
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781846033162
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE12. This book draws us into the dangerous world braved by American and North Vietnamese airmen in the skies over Vietnam. Influential leaders and tacticians are profiled to provide a comparative evaluation of their contrasting skills. This book also reveals the technical specifications of each jet with an analysis of the weaponry, avionics and survival devices of the F-4 Phantom II as flown by the USAF and the MiG-21. The fighters’ strengths and weaknesses are also compared, including turn radius, performance at altitude, range and structural integrity. First-person extracts reflect on the dangers of these aerial duels, as USAF pilots and their counterparts struggled to overcome each plane’s shortcomings. Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Conclusion.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003180  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War
Mersky, Peter
ISBN: 9781855327245
Osprey Pub Co  1998 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 118 photos, 33 color profiles, 6 color uniform illustrations, 10 1/72 scale drawings. COM07. 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. Contents: First Engagement; Setting Things Up; Making a War; Action in the Tonkin Gulf; War Begins in Ernest; MiG Killers; Assessing the Enemy; Beyond the MiGs; 'Leatherneck' Crusaders, 1965-68; Final Word.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002520  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
F-8 Crusader vs MiG-17: Vietnam 1965-72
Mersky, Peter
ISBN: 9781782008101
Osprey Pub Co  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE61. Revered by Naval Aviators as the 'last of the gunfighters' due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader enjoyed great success against VPAF MiG-17s during the Rolling Thunder campaign of 1966-68. But, the MiG-17's unequalled low-speed manoeuvrability, small size and powerful cannon armament meant that the American forces didn't have it all their own way. This fully illustrated book, featuring photographs, maps and battlescene artwork, reveals the tactics that were developed by pilots on both sides to give themselves the edge in air-to-air dogfights, allowing the reader to understand how the differing design and development doctrines played a part in combat.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008149  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fall Of the Flying Dragon: South Vietnamese Air Force 1973-75
Grandolini, Albert
ISBN: 9780982553978
Harpia Publishing  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 256 pages, 294 B&W photos, 117 colour photos, 1 map, 30 colour profiles. Compiled with extensive help from previously unavailable documents that have emerged from official Vietnamese archives, and also with the assistance of narratives from dozens of participants and eyewitnesses, this volume reveals that air warfare over Vietnam did not end when the US pulled out of Southeast Asia.  As New
Price: $59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007101  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fall Of the Flying Dragon: South Vietnamese Air Force 1973-75
Grandolini, Albert
ISBN: 9780982553978
Harpia Publishing  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 256 pages, 294 B&W photos, 117 colour photos, 1 map, 30 colour profiles. Compiled with extensive help from previously unavailable documents that have emerged from official Vietnamese archives, and also with the assistance of narratives from dozens of participants and eyewitnesses, this volume reveals that air warfare over Vietnam did not end when the US pulled out of Southeast Asia.  As New
Price: $59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009002  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Fall Of the Flying Dragon: South Vietnamese Air Force 1973-75
Grandolini, Albert
ISBN: 9780982553978
Harpia Publishing  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 256 pages, 294 B&W photos, 117 colour photos, 1 map, 30 colour profiles. Compiled with extensive help from previously unavailable documents that have emerged from official Vietnamese archives, and also with the assistance of narratives from dozens of participants and eyewitnesses, this volume reveals that air warfare over Vietnam did not end when the US pulled out of Southeast Asia.  As New
Price: $59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009003  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Huey Cobra Gunships
Bishop, Chris
ISBN: 1841769843
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG125. The Bell Huey Cobra was the very first purpose-designed helicopter gunship to become operational and to see combat. Designed in the mid-1960s as an "interim solution" for an armed escort and close-support weapon to support the US Army in the Vietnam War, it is still being manufactured and improved in the 21st century, making it a success far beyond the wildest dreams of its creators. In this book Chris Bishop discusses the origins of the Huey Cobra, the innovations to its design throughout the years and its major combat uses in numerous theatres, including Vietnam, the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, US Persian Gulf escort operations, Lebanon 1983, Panama 1989, the Gulf War 1991 and in the current conflict in Iraq. Contents: Introduction - Origins and Development - Variants - Cobra in Action - Foreign Cobra Users - Conclusion - Bibliography - Color Plate Commentary - Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002797  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
Huey Cobra Gunships
Bishop, Chris
ISBN: 1841769843
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG125. The Bell Huey Cobra was the very first purpose-designed helicopter gunship to become operational and to see combat. Designed in the mid-1960s as an "interim solution" for an armed escort and close-support weapon to support the US Army in the Vietnam War, it is still being manufactured and improved in the 21st century, making it a success far beyond the wildest dreams of its creators. In this book Chris Bishop discusses the origins of the Huey Cobra, the innovations to its design throughout the years and its major combat uses in numerous theatres, including Vietnam, the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, US Persian Gulf escort operations, Lebanon 1983, Panama 1989, the Gulf War 1991 and in the current conflict in Iraq. Contents: Introduction - Origins and Development - Variants - Cobra in Action - Foreign Cobra Users - Conclusion - Bibliography - Color Plate Commentary - Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002662  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War
Toperczer, Istvan
ISBN: 9781841762630
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM29. Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples’ Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep into communist territory. Most of the VPAF’s 12+ aces scored their bulk of their kills in the MiG-21, which was then the best fighter produced by Russia’s premier fast jet manufacturer, Mikoyan Gurevich. Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models and the schemes they wore are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002521  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam
Mersky, Peter
ISBN: 9781855327825
Osprey Pub Co  1999 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. COM12. Although the Crusader was built first and foremost as a Navy interceptor, as has often been the tradition with US fighters, a photo-reconnaissance variant was also produced by Vought. The photo-bird's first operational test came in the autumn of 1962 when its overflights of Cuba alerted the world to the likely presence of medium-range ballistic missiles on the Caribbean island. The recce Crusader's next action came during the long years of the Vietnam War. This volume is the second of two in the Combat Aircraft series devoted to the Crusader, the first title (again by Peter Mersky) having covered the F-8 fighter variants, and their MiG-killing exploits, during the Vietnam War. Contents: Introduction - Cuban Crisis - Early Operations in South-East Asia - 1965-68 - Missions and Losses Mount - Getting the Coverage - 1972-75 - The Last Campaigns - Appendices.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002612  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Curtiss SB2C in French Service
Listemann, Phil H.
ISBN: 9782953254471
Philedition  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 26 pages. The Curtiss SB2C participated in the last two years of the war in the Pacific and was one of the major combat aircraft in the USN inventory in 1945. With the War’s end these aircraft were soon relegated to second line units, but against all expectations the Helldiver had not fought its last war. A few years later, wearing French Navy markings, the Helldiver was used in Indochina where the French had been involved in combat with the Vietnamese communists and nationalists since 1946. Delivered under MDAP agreement they arrived in the area in 1951 and the Helldiver proved once again that it was a very capable aircraft. They were used intensively over a three year period including the decisive battle of Dien Bien Phu, which heralded the end of French control of Indochina. This is an exciting and informative publication for anyone interested in the SB2C Helldiver. 26 pages, plus three page of colour artwork, over 50 photos.   As New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009566  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
The Curtiss SB2C in French Service
Listemann, Phil H.
ISBN: 9782953254471
Philedition  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 26 pages. The Curtiss SB2C participated in the last two years of the war in the Pacific and was one of the major combat aircraft in the USN inventory in 1945. With the War’s end these aircraft were soon relegated to second line units, but against all expectations the Helldiver had not fought its last war. A few years later, wearing French Navy markings, the Helldiver was used in Indochina where the French had been involved in combat with the Vietnamese communists and nationalists since 1946. Delivered under MDAP agreement they arrived in the area in 1951 and the Helldiver proved once again that it was a very capable aircraft. They were used intensively over a three year period including the decisive battle of Dien Bien Phu, which heralded the end of French control of Indochina. This is an exciting and informative publication for anyone interested in the SB2C Helldiver. 26 pages, plus three page of colour artwork, over 50 photos.   As New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009565  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
US Army AH-1 Cobra Units in Vietnam
Bernstein, Jonathan
ISBN: 9781841766065
Osprey Pub Co  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM41. Bell’s AH-1 Cobra was the first dedicated helicopter gunship to reach frontline service anywhere in the world. Developed as a private venture by the manufacturer, and based on the mechanics of the ubiquitous UH-1 Huey, the Cobra proved a huge success once introduced into combat with the US Army in 1966. Built as a key weapon in the Advanced Aerial Fire Support System concept of 1965, the AH-1 was one of the few aircraft to reach the combat zone after actual combat experience went into its design. The AH-1 helped reduce the losses being suffered by vulnerable troop transport helicopters by providing effective fire suppression during airmobile operations. This book explores its history, technology and crew.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005267  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781849087513
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM94. 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.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006678  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War
Burgess, Rick; Rausa, Zip
ISBN: 9781846034107
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 112 pages, COM77. Designed and built as a carrier-based attack aircraft in 1944, the A-1 reached frontline units too late to see combat in World War 2. With the advent of jets in the late 1940s, the Skyraider was seen as a dated throwback to the golden age of piston-engined naval aviation. Despite its days seemingly numbered, the A-1 proved to be a huge success in the Korean War. Remaining in production through to 1957, some 3,180 Skyraiders had been built by the time the last one left the Douglas plant. Nicknamed the ''flying dump truck'', the A-1 remained a key component in naval air wings into the 1960s, allowing the aircraft to play its part in the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Both A-1 attack and EA-1F airborne early warning aircraft saw action in Southeast Asia from 1960 through to 1969, when the last examples were finally retired from carrier decks. The A-1s in particular bombed targets in both North and South Vietnam, despite the aircraft being highly vulnerable to enemy flak and fighters. Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft's service in Vietnam, providing a must-have volume for Vietnam aviation enthusiasts.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003586  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-70
Elward, Brad
ISBN: 9781841761633
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM26. For every American fighter pilot involved in the Vietnam War, 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.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005269  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
USAF F-4 Phantom II MIG Killers 1972-73
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 1841766577
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM55, 84 B&W photos, 17 colour photos, 27 colour aircraft profiles, 10 /96 scale drawings. The F-4 Phantom II was the USAF workhorse fighter-bomber for the Linebacker campaign, which eventually saw US forces withdraw from Vietnam 'with honour' in 1973. This book covers the F-4 attacks on numerous targets in North Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Haiphong, as well as its engagements with Vietnamese MiG-19s and MiG-21s hell-bent on defending the north from 'Yankee air pirates'. The USAF's only ace crew, which scored their five kills during 1972, is also covered in a book containing many detailed photographs, a large proportion of which haven't been published before. Contents: Echoes of Rolling Thunder, Skirmishes, Linebacker Launched, Ace Making, Backing the Buffs, Appendices.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001786  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry
USN F-4 Phantom II vs VPAF MiG-17: Vietnam 1965-72
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781846034756
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE23. The Vietnam War placed unexpected demands upon American military forces and equipment, which had been focused on the probability of tactical nuclear warfare. The principal US naval fighter, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, had originally been designed to defend the Fleet from air attack at long range. However, its tremendous power and bomb-carrying capacity made it an obvious candidate for the attack mission in Vietnam from 1965 onwards. Its opponent was the MiG-17, a direct descendant of the MiG-15, which had given USAF Sabre jets a hard fight in the Korean War. This book brings to life their dangerous duels and includes detailed cockpit views and other specially commissioned artwork to highlight the benefits and shortcomings of each plane type. It was in the skies over Vietnam that many of the techniques of air combat evolved as pilots learned how to use and to defeat supersonic fighters for the first time.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005597  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
Seller's Details    Search Seller's Books   Browse Seller's Books Postage Rates   Send Inquiry