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F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War
116 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP COM7
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Author: Peter Mersky
Illustrator: Tom Tullis

About this book
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.

  • 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
Paperback; August 1998; 116 pages; ISBN: 9781855327245

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