F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21 cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846037818
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 9 b/w; 28 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter E. Davies

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Jim Laurier

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Tom Tullis

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