A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War Paperback
by Rick Burgess
Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Part of the Combat Aircraft series
Nicknamed the 'flying dump truck', the A-1 was a key component in naval air wings from the end of World War II into the 1960s, allowing the aircraft to play its part in the escalating conflict in Vietnam.
Both A-1 attack and EA-1F airborne early warning aircraft saw action in Southeast Asia from 1960 through 1969, when the last examples were finally retired from carrier decks.
The A-1s in particular bombed targets in both North and South Vietnam, despite the aircraft being highly vulnerable to enemy flak and fighters.
Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft's service in Vietnam.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781846034107