MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War Paperback
Illustrated by Mark Styling
Part of the Osprey Combat Aircraft series
Having honed their piloting skills on the subsonic MiG-17 and transonic MiG-19, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966.
Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep into communist territory.
Most of the VPAF's 12+ aces scored their bulk of their kills in the MiG-21, which was then the best fighter produced by Russia's premier fast jet manufacturer, Mikoyan Gurevich.
Well over 200 MiG-21s were supplied to the VPAF, and the numerous models, and the schemes they wore, are chronicled in great detail in this unique volume.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 40 colour & 100 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/12/2001
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781841762630