MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War

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MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War

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Osprey's study of the use of MiG-21 Units in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep into communist territory. Most of the VPAF's 12+ aces scored their bulk of their kills in the MiG-21, which was then the best fighter produced by Russia's premier fast jet manufacturer, Mikoyan Gurevich. Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models and the schemes they wore are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.

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Published Dec 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762630
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 90 b/w; 47 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 29
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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István Toperczer

István Toperczer is a flight surgeon with the Hung…

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Mark Styling

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