A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96 cover
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In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf War up until 1996 when its duties were taken over by the F-14 Tomcat. Following on from his study of the A-6 Intruder's exploits during the Vietnam War, Rick Morgan details the technological developments that were introduced to the airframe after that conflict and how it shaped the operational employment of the aircraft. Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork and photographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy's main medium attack aircraft in the latter part of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Return to Normality /Drive-by Strikes /The Marines /EA-6A /Desert War 1990–91 /You're Terminated /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index

Product details

Published 27 Jul 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472818775
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 80 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 121
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gareth Hector

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