F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21: USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War
80 page book.
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Jim Laurier, Tom Tullis, Gareth Hector
About this book
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.
- Design and Development
- The Strategic Situation
- The Combatants
- Statistics and Analysis
Paperback; September 2008; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781846033162