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Close Air Support In Vietnam By Ralph A Rowley
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This study traces the development of close air support tactics and operations in South Vietnam from 1961 through 1973. The early years (1961-64) witnessed the buildup of Farm Gate operations and... More > introduction of the Tactical Air Control System (Barn Door). Tactics evolved for the 0-1 Bird Dog FAC and for such strike aircraft as the T-28 Trojan, B-26 Invader, and A-lE Skyraider. During the buildup (1965-68) the 0-2A Skymaster and OV-10 Bronco bolstered forward air control. Strike operations were strengthened by the F-100 Super Sabre, B-57 Canberra, F-4 Phantom, F-5 Freedom Fighter, and A-37 Dragonfly. Gunships (the AC-47 Spooky, AC-130 Spectre, AC-119G Shadow, and AC-119K Stinger) also gave excellent assistance to group troops. Support of Special Forces commenced. Tactics were further refined to meet the changing needs of close air support. In the final period (1969-73) the OV-10 acted as an armed FAC. The A-7 Corsair II entered the war. Lastly, the study discusses the A-10 close air support aircraft.< Less
Air War Vietnam. Plans and Operations 1961 - 1968 By Jacob van Staaveran, Stuart Slade
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During the middle and late 1970s, the United States Air Force Historical Research Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama produced a series of 17 monographs that detailed the history of the Vietnam... More > War. These studies were classified as being Top Secret for many years and were only recently released to the public. The core of these monographs is the series that deal with the political, operational and technical development of the Air Force participation in the Vietnam War. These remarkable documents contain a wealth of historical data that explain the background and reasoning behind many controversial decisions. This compilation has taken these monographs and assembled them into a single narrative. The documents have been painstakingly remastered and reset to the printed page but their editorial integrity has been scrupulously preserved.< Less
Air War Vietnam Plans and Operations 1969 - 1975 By Elizabeth Hartsook, Stuart Slade
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During the middle and late 1970s, the United States Air Force Historical Research Center produced a series of 17 monographs that detailed the history of the Vietnam War. These remarkable documents... More > contain a wealth of historical data that explain the background and reasoning behind many controversial decisions. Air War Vietnam is a compilation of these monographs that casts new light on why the Vietnam war was fought the way it was and why a war that could and should have been won was instead lost.< Less
Air War Vietnam Part II - Plans and Operations 1969 - 1975 By Stuart Slade, Dr. Elizabeth H. Hartsook
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After the Vietnam War, the USAF Historical Research Center produced 17 monographs that detailed the history of the War. These studies were Top Secret for many years and were recently released to the... More > public. These monographs deal with the political, operational and technical development of the Air Force in the Vietnam War. Many books have been written that tell us what happened in the skies over Vietnam. These monographs tell us why those events took place and how the decisions that shaped the war were taken. The narrative that emerges presents a very different story from the picture of the Vietnam War that is commonly accepted. This Second volume covers the Vietnam War from the peak of action in 1969 to the final defeat of South Vietnam in 1975. The original text has been carefully preserved but has been supplemented by a wealth of illustrations. Air War: Vietnam is the definitive account of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.< Less
Air War Vietnam Part I - Plans and Operations 1961 - 1968 By Jacob Van Staaveran, Stuart Slade
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After the Vietnam War, the USAF Historical Research Center produced 17 monographs that detailed the history of the War. These documents were Top Secret for many years and were recently released to... More > the public. These documents contain historical data that explain many controversial decisions. Many books have been written that tell us what happened in the skies over Vietnam. These monographs tell us why those events took place and how the decisions that shaped the war were taken. The narrative that emerges presents a very different story from the picture of the Vietnam War that is commonly accepted. This first volume covers the birth of the American involvement in the Vietnam War from the arrival of the first advisors to the peak of troop deployment numbers. In this two-volume compilation, the integrity of the original text has been carefully preserved but has been supplemented by a wealth of illustrations. Air War: Vietnam is the definitive account of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.< Less
Air War Vietnam Part II - Plans and Operations 1969 - 1975 By Stuart Slade, Dr. Elizabeth H. Hartsook
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In 1976, the USAForce produced a series of 17 monographs that detailed the history of the War. These studies were classified as being Top Secret and were only recently released to the public. ... More > These remarkable documents contain a wealth of historical data that explain the background and reasoning behind many controversial decisions. Many books have been written about what happened in the skies over Vietnam. These monographs tell us why and how the decisions that shaped the war were made. The narrative that emerges presents a very different story from the picture of the Vietnam War that is commonly accepted. This second volume for 1969-1975 describes the hight of the war and then the search for a negotiated end to the conflict and the final defeat of South Vietnam. The book has 100 percent of the original TOP Secret pages and has been supplemented by hundreds of illustrations. Air War: Vietnam is the definitive account of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.< Less
Gradual Failure: The Air War Over North Vietnam, 1965-1966 By Jacob Van Staaveren
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The air war against North Vietnam was launched with the nickname Rolling Thunder. This book covers the first phase from March 1965 to late 1966. It begins with the planning and execution of two... More > initial limited air strikes, nicknamed Flaming Dart I and II. As the air campaign gradually expanded and the permissible targeting area moved northward, many in Washington believed “air power” could never win the war in the north. The United States Air Force reached its nadir during the opening two years of the Rolling Thunder air campaign in North Vietnam. Never had the Air Force operated with so many restraints and to so little effect. These pages are painful but necessary reading for all who care about the nation's military power. The author served as a historian for over twenty years with the Air Force history program. (Originally published by the Air Force History and Museums Program)< Less
Interservice Rivalry and Airpower in the Vietnam War By Dr. Ian Horwood
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The objectives of this study are to establish the nature and levels of rivalry and dispute between the United States armed services over matters relating to the military application of airpower... More > during the Vietnam period, and to assess the extent to which such rivalry may have distorted US operational policy in Southeast Asia. It is probably a truism to suggest that interservice rivalry has always been endemic among military establishments in the modern age, yet there are few monographs that deal specifically with the subject. Presumably, interservice rivalry is so commonplace that it excites little comment among military historians and analysts, except in passing. However, if interservice rivalry is so typical of military organisms then it constitutes one of their defining characteristics and is worthy of study for this reason alone.< Less
My Vietnam By Ed Kugler
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My Vietnam is a one of a kind look at the Vietnam War. In a small high school in Montana, a project was begun over a decade ago. One teacher at Frenchtown High School and two veterans started what is... More > now the Frenchtown Vietnam Symposium. There is a history class on the Vietnam War and each year in May the seniors in the class host the Symposium. They invite up to forty Vietnam War vet's to come and discuss the war, their role in it, and they are honored by the students. My Vietnam is a book featuring thirteen Montana veterans telling what 'their' Vietnam was like. What makes it one of a kind is that these vet's are from all services, many military occupations from Marine sniper to fighter pilot, grunts and artillerymen. They cover many years of the war and they answer twenty-six of the most commonly asked questions by the students each year. My Vietnam is very special, heart warming and healing for all. You won't want to miss this special look at the war that shook our nation to its core.< Less
My Vietnam By Ed Kugler
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My Vietnam is a one of a kind look at the Vietnam War. In a small high school in Montana, a project was begun over a decade ago. One teacher at Frenchtown High School and two veterans started what is... More > now the Frenchtown Vietnam Symposium. There is a history class on the Vietnam War and each year in May the seniors in the class host the Symposium. They invite up to forty Vietnam War vet's to come and discuss the war, their role in it, and they are honored by the students. My Vietnam is a book featuring thirteen Montana veterans telling what 'their' Vietnam was like. What makes it one of a kind is that these vet's are from all services, many military occupations from Marine sniper to fighter pilot, grunts and artillerymen. They cover many years of the war and they answer twenty-six of the most commonly asked questions by the students each year. My Vietnam is very special, heart warming and healing for all. You won't want to miss this special look at the war that shook our nation to its core.< Less