Rolling Thunder 1965–68

Johnson's air war over Vietnam

Rolling Thunder 1965–68 cover

Rolling Thunder 1965–68

Johnson's air war over Vietnam

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The bombing campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, Rolling Thunder became a byword for pointless, ineffective brutality, and was a key factor in America's Vietnam defeat. But in its failures, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential air campaigns of the Cold War. It spurred a renaissance in US air power and the development of an excellent new generation of US combat aircraft, and it was still closely studied by the planners of the devastatingly successful Gulf War air campaign.

Dr Richard P. Hallion, a vastly knowledgeable air power expert at the Pentagon, explains in this fully illustrated study how the might of the US air forces was crippled by inadequate strategic thinking, poor pilot training, ill-suited aircraft, and political interference.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Attackers' Capabilities /Defenders' Capabilities /Campaign Objectives /The Campaign /Analysis and Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Feb 20 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472823205
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Air Campaign
Short code ACM 3
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Richard P. Hallion

Richard P. Hallion holds a Ph.D. in history from t…

Illustrator

Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital…

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