login   |    register
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Osprey Publishing contnue with thier Aircraft of the Aces series with a publication on the MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War.
MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War

Author - IstvŠn Toperczer
Illustrator - Jim Laurier
Format - Paperback and eBook
Short code - ACE 135
Publication Date - Sep 2017

Paperback
9781472823564
£13.99

eBook (ePub)
9781472823571
£11.99

eBook (PDF)
9781472823540
£11.99


About the book
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 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 US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep in communist territory.
Although the communist pilots initially struggled to come to terms with the fighter's air-search radar and weapons systems, the ceaseless cycle of combat operations quickly honed their skills. Indeed, by the time the last US aircraft (a B-52) was claimed by the VPAF on 28 December 1972, no fewer than 13 pilots had become aces flying the MiG-21. Fully illustrated with wartime photographs and detailed colour artwork plates, and including enthralling combat reports, this book examines the many variants of the MiG-21 that fought in the conflict, the schemes they wore and the pilots that flew them.

Contents
Introduction
Learning the 'Balalaika'
Early Battles
The Crowded Sky
Facing New Threats
Linebacker
Gathering Momentum
Appendices
Colour Plates Commentary
Bibliography
Index


Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE
Click Star to Rate
Only 1 reader has rated this.

Comments

Tip: Just hit enter to submit your reply!
THIS STORY HAS BEEN READ 652 TIMES.

Osprey Publishing ReviewsMORE
Luftwaffe Emergency Fighters Book Review
by Frederick Boucher
Kate & Jill Units Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Sharpshooting Rifles Book Review
by Randy Harvey
Soviet Lend-Lease Tanks Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Bradley vs BMP Desert Storm Book Review Video Review included
by Bret Marquardt | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Ju 52/3m 1936-41 Book Review Video Review included
by Bret Marquardt | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
BT Fast Tank Book Review Video Review included
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants Book Review Video Review included
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Panzergrenadiers Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
British Destroyers 1939-45 Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 2 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Lancaster Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
He 162 Volksjšger Units Book Review
by Frederick Boucher
Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Soviet Cold War CG Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
The Samurai Book Review
by Frederick Boucher | of 1 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Submit your own product review!