One of the world's leading specialist publishers & booksellers of military history
26 Willow Road, Solihull, B91 1UE, England Tel 0121 705 3393 Fax 0121 711 4075

MIGS OVER NORTH VIETNAM. THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLES' AIR FORCE IN COMBAT 1965-1975
Author: Boniface, R.

SKU :- MBN10241

Be the first to review this product

£29.95
OR

Quick Overview

Hikoki 2009 Hardback 297mm x 210mm 176 pages 150 colour & b/w photos, 16 colour profiles.

MIGS OVER NORTH VIETNAM.  THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLES' AIR FORCE IN COMBAT 1965-1975

Details

Until now the day to day working and opinions of the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) has remained relatively unknown. For the first time the author focuses on the pilots and using rare first-hand accounts and many new photographs analyses their fighter operations over North Vietnam between 1965-1975. Frank opinions are voiced on how the North Vietnamese viewed the gradual escalation of the aerial conflict over their country including details on key operations and VPAF tactics against USAF F-4s F-105s F-8s and B-52s. Details of the Black Friday Massacre America's heaviest aerial defeat are related in the words of Nguyen Van Coc (the highest scoring pilot of the Vietnam conflict) who tells of his first kill and Dong Van De who recalls how he achieved the first ever double kill over American-flown aircraft events which have never until now been released into the public domain. Leading VPAF pilots including Major General Pham Ngoc Lan discuss their aerial engagements and tactics and Nguyen Tiem Sam recollects his kills of F-4 Phantoms using only ATOLL air-to -air missiles. Following exhaustive research the author reveals much new data which challenges previous reports. Three kills claimed by Lt. 'Duke' Cunningham later a US Senator and the success of Operation Bolo America's response to the Black Friday Massacre are discussed. Also for the first time outside Vietnam details of the Christmas bombings are released including the controversial first night fighter kill of a B-52 by Vu Xuan Thieu - a fact which the US military have never accepted. Comprehensive appendices reveal the first complete loss list of all VPAF personnel and a victory table with a break down of all known kills and shared kills and types. 24 intricate profiles of extremely rare aircraft including the VPAF Soviet-supplied MiG 15 MiG 17F and Chinese MiG 19 (Shenyang F-6) combine with the text to produce a unique insight into the aerial war from the Vietnamese viewpoint.

Additional Information

Author Boniface, R.
Publisher Hikoki
ISBN 9781902109053
Date of Publication 2009
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 297mm x 210mm
Number of pages 176
Images 150 colour & b/w photos, 16 colour profiles
Language English Text
SKU MBN10241

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.