RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat

RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat cover

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Developed from the A-5 nuclear bomber and used in a reconnaissance role, the RA-5C Vigilante was the largest and fastest aeroplane ever to operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier. During the Vietnam War it sustained the highest loss ratio of any American aircraft in that conflict. This volume includes compelling accounts of combat missions over key communist targets, where crews dodged Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and anti-aircraft fire to secure all-important mission photographs. Written by a Vigilante combat veteran this book is crammed full of action-packed first-hand accounts.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782005421
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 118 b/w; 42 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 51
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jim Laurier

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