F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21

F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21

USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War

Duel 12
  • Author: Peter E. Davies
  • Illustrator: Gareth Hector, Jim Laurier, Tom Tullis
  • Short code: DUE 12
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2008
  • Number of Pages: 80
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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.

Biographical Note

Co-author of the two Combat Aircraft titles on the US Navy MiG killers and the author of the USAF F-4 MiG Killers books in the same series, Peter Davies is a recognised authority on the F-4 and the Vietnam War. This will be his fifth book for Osprey. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since he graduated with honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork. This is the second book he has worked on for Osprey Publishing. Gareth completed the cover and battlescene artwork for this title. TOM TULLIS has illustrated a number of books in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Tom completed the profiles, wing and gun armament artworks.

Contents

Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath
Conclusion

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