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

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

Combat Aircraft 25
  • Author: István Toperczer
  • Illustrator: Iain Wyllie
  • Short code: COM 25
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2001
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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.

Biographical Note

István Toperczer is a flight surgeon with the Hungarian Air Force. In his spare time, he has become one of the few individuals from outside Vietnam to be given open access to the files of the Vietnamese People's Air Force. He has made several visits to Hanoi, and other Vietnamese cities, in the past five years, and has interviewed many of the leading aces from the war years.Mark Styling has illustrated several books in both the Aces and Combat Aircraft series. Since switching mediums from airbrush to Mac art he has produced some of the best profiles Osprey has ever used. Iain Wyllie is one of Britain's leading cover artists. Since becoming a full-time aviation artist he has created over 40 cover artworks for Osprey's hugely successful Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series.

Contents

Establishing the VPAF
Training
MiG-17
MiG-19
MiG-21
Appendices
Full Ace Listing
Confirmed Kill Listing
Commentary on the Colour Profiles

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