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Description - F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War by Peter B. Mersky

Known by its pilots as the "last of the gunfighters" due to its four 20mm Colt cannons, the F-8 Crusader enjoyed much success against North Vietnamese MiG-17s and -21s in the late 1960s. This volume includes interviews with many F-8 pilots of this period as well as research on all 19 "MiG killer". USMC "mud-moving" units are also extensively covered. Thirty Crusader colour profiles are featured, plus photographs from US Navy Archives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855327245
ISBN-10: 1855327244
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 185mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter B. Mersky

Peter Mersky is a former US Navy commander who won the highest naval award for journalism following the publication of this book and Combat Aircraft 12: RF-8 Crusader Units over Korea and Vietnam. He was the assistant editor, then editor, of Approach, the Navy and Marine Corps aviation safety magazine, for 16 years, and he has also reviewed more than 400 books on military aviation. Peter has now retired from service and is a full time aviation writer.