Rick Burgess is the editor or co-author of four books on US naval aviation history (including Osprey’s US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War). A retired US Navy lieutenant commander with more than 2900 flight hours in P-3C aircraft, he has since provided articles for a number of military magazines. Warren Thompson has been a military aviation historian for more than 40 years. He has had more than 30 books published (including 12 for Osprey), as well as numerous magazine articles. In 2011 he was recognised as ‘Contributor of the Year’ for the Tailhook Association.