F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War

By (author) Mersky, Peter; Illustrated by Tullis, Tom

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.

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  • 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

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書名 F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War
著作者等 Tullis, Tom
Mersky, Peter
シリーズ名 Combat Aircraft 7
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2012.11.20
ページ数 116p
ISBN 9781782007166
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス