RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam

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RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam

Description

Although the Crusader was built first and foremost as a Navy interceptor, as has often been the tradition with US fighters, a photo-reconnaissance variant was also produced by Vought. The photo-bird's first operational test came in the autumn of 1962 when its overflights of Cuba alerted the world to the likely presence of medium-range ballistic missiles on the Caribbean island. The recce Crusader's next action came during the long years of the Vietnam War. This volume is the second of two in the Combat Aircraft series devoted to the Crusader, the first title (again by Peter Mersky) having covered the F-8 fighter variants, and their MiG-killing exploits, during the Vietnam War.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 98
ISBN 9781782006534
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Mersky

Peter Mersky is a retired Navy Commander with 23 y…

Illustrator

Tom Tullis

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