A-6 Intruder Units Of The Vietnam War by Rick MorganA-6 Intruder Units Of The Vietnam War by Rick Morgan

A-6 Intruder Units Of The Vietnam War

byRick MorganIllustratorJim Laurier

Paperback | December 18, 2012

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Designed in the years following the Korean war and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy's stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services' best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region's notorious monsoon season, which could ground almost all other in-theatre aircraft due to heavy rains and low visibility. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam, with 14 of its crews being honoured with the second highest decoration in Naval service, the Navy Cross. The cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War.
Rick Morgan is the author of two previous books on Naval Aviation history (including Intruder: The Operational History of Grumman's A-6 for Schiffer in 2005) and more than 20 historical articles on the subject of Naval Aviation. Twice named 'Contributor of the Year' by the editorial staff of The Hook - The Journal of Carrier Aviation, ...
Title:A-6 Intruder Units Of The Vietnam WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.63 × 7.17 × 0.29 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849087555

ISBN - 13:9781849087551

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Table of Contents

Introduction /Underway /The only war we have /Semper Fi - Marines from the Beach /Crescendo /Appendices