MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War
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MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War by Istvan Toperczer
Book DescriptionThe erstwhile enemy of the Usaf and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (Vpaf) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the Vpaf produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841761626
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Istvan Toperczer
Mig-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War, Paperback (October 2016)
The Vietnam People's Air Force at the beginning of the Vietnam War were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters - a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s - types that should have offered little opposition to the fighter-bombers such as the F-4 Phantom II, and more. This is an analysis of the exploits of Vietnamese pilots.
MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Istvan Toperczer
A study of the ultimate Communist fighter of the Vietnam War, the MiG-21, and its use by the VPAF. It features first-hand accounts from the men who flew the MiG-21, along with scale drawings of all major variants.
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Author Biography - Istvan Toperczer
Mark has illustrated several books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Since switching mediums from airbrush to Mac art he has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has ever used. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading cover artists. Since becoming a full-time aviation artist he has created over 40 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Istvan Toperczer is a flight surgeon with the Hungarian Air Force. In his spare time, he has become one of the few individuals from outside Vietnam to be given open access to the files of the Vietnamese People's Air Force. He has made several visits to Hanoi, and other Vietnamese cities, in the past five years, and has interviewed many of the leading aces from the war years.
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