Description - US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-70 by Brad Elward
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. Navy Phantom II's 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 "MIG's, missiles and AAA" over the jungles of North Vietnam. It is packed with first-hand accounts from combat veterans and features scale plans of all the major navy F-4 variants.
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(248mm x 184mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Brad Elward
Jim Laurier graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since. Jim is a Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading aviation cover artists. Since becoming a full-time aviation artist he has been responsible for creating over 40 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Brad Elward 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.