RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat Paperback / softback
Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Part of the Combat Aircraft series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages, 100ill.30col.ill.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/10/2004
- Category: Air forces & warfare
- ISBN: 9781841767499