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Dogfight 7. F-8 Crusader: Vietnam 1963–73

The term “classic fighter” is hard to define but it surely implies a highly successful and innovative design, a record of aerial victories, and popularity with some ace pilots. Add spectacular performance and memorable good looks to that list and you have the F-8 Crusader. Above all, its place in combat aircraft history is marked by its popular identity as the “Last of the Gunfighters.”

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Campaign 390: The Reconquest of Burma 1944–45: From Operation Capital to the Sittang Bend

If Lieutenant General Sir Bill Slim (he had been knighted by General Archibald Wavell, the Viceroy, the previous October, at Imphal) had been asked in January 1945 to describe the situation in Burma at the onset of the next monsoon period in May, I do not believe that in his wildest imaginings he could have conceived that the whole of Burma was about to fall into his hands.

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