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A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Combat Aircraft - Bombers

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Product Info

Title
A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War
Publisher
Category
Author
Rick Morgan
Publish Year
2013
Pages
96
Dimensions
7.25x9.5x.3"
NKG Part #
2148620344
MFG. Part #
OSPCOM093
Type
Softcover
Series
COM93

Description

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. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam but 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.

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