Boek cover B/EB-66 Destroyer Units in Combat van Peter E. Davies (Paperback)

B/EB-66 Destroyer Units in Combat

Engels | Paperback | 9781472845078
Paperback 14,09
nog geen rating
uitgever Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 96 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Peter E. Davies
Illustrator Jim Laurier
Co-illustrator Gareth Hector
Uitgever Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 312 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 184 mm
Verpakking hoogte 248 mm
Verpakking lengte 248 mm


Studies of air combat in the Vietnam War inevitably focus on the MiG-killing fighter engagements, B-52 onslaughts or tactical strikes on the Hanoi region. However, underlying all these was the secretive 'electron war' in which highly-skilled electronic warfare officers duelled with Soviet and North Vietnamese radar operators in the attempt to enable US strike forces to reach their targets with minimal losses. Orbiting at the edge of heavily-defended territory, the vulnerable EB-66s identified and jammed the enemy's radar frequencies with electronic emissions and chaff to protect the American bombers. Their hazardous missions resulted in six combat losses, four of them to SA-2 missiles and one to a MiG-21, and they became prime targets for North Vietnamese defences when their importance was realised. This illustrated study focuses on the oft-overlooked B-66 series, examining their vital contributions to the Vietnam War and the bravery of those who operated them in some of the most challenging situations imaginable. Author Peter E. Davies also explores how the technology and tactics devised during the period made possible the development of the EF-111A Raven, an invaluable component of the Desert Storm combat scenario over Iraq and Kuwait in 1991, and the US Navy's EA-6B Prowler, which entered service towards the end of the Vietnam War.

Gelijkaardige boeken

Boek cover Clashes van Marshall L. Michel Iii
Air Combat Over North Vietnam, 1965-1975
This classic work, which is part of the Marine Corps' reading list, makes full use of declassified US documents to offer the first comprehensive...
›› meer info
Boek cover The Battle for Khe Sanh van II Usmc Shore, Captain
In the extreme northwestern corner of South Vietnam there stands a monument to the free world. Unlike those which commemorate the victories of past...
›› meer info
Boek cover MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War van Dr István Toperczer
At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters - a...
›› meer info
Boek cover MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War van Gareth Hector
Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary...
›› meer info
Boek cover US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1969-73 van Peter E. Davies
Although the F-4 Phantom II was the most important fighter-bomber to see action with all three American services during the Vietnam War, it was...
›› meer info
Boek cover B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2  Guideline  SAM van Peter E. Davies
Vietnam 1972-73
Ever since its introduction in the late 1950s, the B-52 Stratofortress has been the United States' primary heavy bomber and a powerful symbol of its...
›› meer info
Boek cover Silver Birds Over the Estuary van Bojan Dimitrijevic
The Mig-21 in Yugoslav and Serbian Air Force Service, 1962-2019
The Mikoyan i Gurevich MiG-21 has been built in greater numbers than any other combat aircraft since 1945. It also saw service with more air forces...
›› meer info
Boek cover A-7 Corsair II Units 1975-91 van Peter Mersky
At the A-7 Corsair II's peak in the mid-1980s, some 30 US Navy squadrons flew various versions of the aircraft, including six Naval Air Reserve...
›› meer info
Boek cover A-4 Skyhawk vs North Vietnamese AAA van Peter E. Davies
North Vietnam 1964-72
While the F 105 Thunderchief was the USAF's principal strike weapon during the Rolling Thunder campaign, the US Navy relied on the Douglas A-4...
›› meer info
Engels | Paperback | 9781472844972
Boek cover Arado Ar 196 Units in Combat van Peter de Jong (Paperback)
Beating its biplane rivals in a 1936 Reich Air Ministry design competition, the Arado Ar 196 provided the Kriegsmarine with possibly the best...
›› meer info