MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War

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MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War

Description

The erstwhile enemy of the USAF and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the VPAF produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782006862
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 104 b/w; 28 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 25
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

István Toperczer

István Toperczer is a flight surgeon with the Hung…

Illustrator

Iain Wyllie

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