Description

The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War despite the emergence of new jet fighters that captured public imagination. Built to replace the World War 2 workhorses like the Dauntless, Helldiver and Avenger diveand torpedo-bombers, the Skyraider operated numerous combat missions from carrier decks and from US Marine Corps land bases throughout the conflict. Drawing from personal interviews with AD pilots, the authors paint a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war as pilots took on Chinese and North Korean forces during daring night attacks and whilst outnumbered in daytime attacks.

Table of Contents

The Able Dog /First Blood /Countering the Chinese Wave /Stalemate and Strangle /Blasting the Grid /Back to Interdiction /Night Hecklers, Nukes, 'Gators' and 'Guppies' /'Bulldogs' over Korea /'Cherokee Strikes' /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index

Product details

Published 25 Feb 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472812650
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 55 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 114
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess is a retired naval flight officer who…

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Warren Thompson

Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviati…

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Gareth Hector

Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international…

Illustrator

Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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