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Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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Designed to allow maximum loiter time in the battle zone, the A-1 Skyraider was one of the U.S. military’s most versatile Cold War-era aircraft. It was also one of the most enduring — the... More > “Spad” flew in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s, performing combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Boasting heavy armor and seven hardpoints on each wing, it could pack a wallop. Yet the plane could also hold its own against fighters: in 1966 two Navy pilots scored victories against MiG-17s. Over 3,100 Skyraiders were built. They flew for the USAF until 1972. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this A-1H Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Winter Warriors By Stuart Slade
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SECOND EDITION -- One great German offensive has broken through the Russian defenses, leaving an allied army trapped in the frozen wasteland of the Kola Peninsula. While the armies try and survive... More > the bitter cold, ski troops fight a vicious private war to dominate the ground between their armies. Desperate to break the deadlock, the German Navy sets sail in an effort to destroy the convoys that keep the allied armies on Kola alive. And so, an epic naval battle brews in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. In the midst of the fighting, the crew of a U.S. Navy railway gun, Russian railway engineers and Siberian ski troops come together in a desperate struggle to save the great guns from the advancing German troops. Behind the scenes, in a war-weary America, a political battle is being fought. One in which a supposed friend can be as deadly an enemy as any to be found on the Kola Peninsula.< Less
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
Vintage Airplanes at Chino, 2015 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino on May 14, 2011. Aircraft pictured include: Grumman J2F-6 Duck NL5SF, Vought F4U-1A Corsair NX83782, Goodyear FG-1D... More > Corsair N11Y, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NX29VF, Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX700F Here Kitty Kitty, General Motors TBM-3U Avenger N3967A, Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk N518TA, Douglas A-1E Skyraider N39147, Canadair CT-133 Silver Star NX377JP Pacemaker, North American F-86F Sabre NX186AM, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 NX87CN, North American B-25J Mitchell N9856C Pacific Princess, Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104, Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL7723C Honey Bunny, Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau FW 190A-9 N190RF, Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770, McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0232, and Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo.< Less