U.S. Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War
Combat Aircraft Vol. 77
Burgess & Rausa. Nicknamed the "flying dump truck," the A-1 was a key component
in naval air wings from the Korean War through the 1960s. Now, filled with rare
photographs and full-color profiles, this book examines the operations of the
U.S. Navy's A-1 attack and EA-1F airborne early warning aircraft in southeast
Asia from 1960 through 1969, when the last examples were finally retired from
carrier decks. 96 pages, color and B&W photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9",
Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
A reproduction of a previously restricted U.S. Navy manual, this book provides
unique insight into the Douglas A-1H Skyraider, which, boasting heavy armor and
seven hardpoints on each wing, was one of the U.S. military's most versatile
Cold War-era aircraft. You'll learn everything you need to know before entering
the cockpit - just like the pilots who flew the "Spad" over Korea and Vietnam!
390 pages, B&W illustrations and photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.
The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War
Henderson. "An engaging tale." - Kirkus Reviews. Drawing on personal interviews
with the intrepid U.S. Navy pilot, his squadron mates, and his friends and
family, this gripping book tells the incredible true story of German-born Dieter
Dengler, who, shot down over Laos in his AD Skyraider, was one of only a handful
of Vietnam War POWs to escape from captivity. 320 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x
The A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam
The Spad's Last War
Mutza. Thanks to its remarkable service during the war in Southeast Asia, the
Skyraider became legendary. Serving with distinction with both U.S. and South
Vietnamese forces, the Skyraider took the war to the enemy, often at low
altitude and in the face of devastating losses from anti-aircraft fire. Here,
take a detailed look at the craft and its pilots and crews who dubbed it the "Spad."
208 pages, 300+ B&W and color photographs, 8"x 11", hardcover.
A new study of the famous and successful
U.S. Navy aircraft. Explores the role of the various versions in
Korea and Vietnam, and the planes legendary ground attack capabilities.
100 photos, 96 pgs, 8½"x 11", sfbd..
American Airpower: Bombers 1935-1960
Vintage Aviation Photographs from WWII, Korea and the Cold War
Cilio. In 1935, America's largest bombers could approach 200 miles per hour. By
1960, the Cold War B-58 could fly 1,320 mph - almost twice the speed of sound!
This photo-history, which examines those bombers and everything in-between, is
filled with rare archival images of heavy, medium and light types as well as
dive-bombers and fighter-bombers.
You'll view the B-15, B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26, A-20, P-70, A-29, Dauntless,
Helldiver, Avenger, B-29, Marauder, Skyraider, F-84, B-36, B-50, B-52, B-58 and
more. 124 pages, 155 B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8", softcover.
Strike From the Sea
U.S. Navy Attack Aircraft from Skyraider to Super Hornet 1948-Present
Thomason. This lavishly illustrated book examines the development and history of
American carrier-based air-to-ground attack aircraft, which first came into
operation during the Korean War. You'll view legendary aircraft such as the A-4D
Skyhawk, A3J Vigilante and A-6 Intruder as well as their armament and the
carriers themselves. 264 pages, 259 color and B&W photographs and 40
illustrations, 10"x 10", hardcover.
USS Midway Air Wings
Aircraft Pictorial #1.
Clayton. This heavily illustrated book examines aircraft flown off the USS
Midway (CV-41/CVA/CVB) from her shakedown cruise in 1945 through Operation
Desert Storm in 1991. You'll view many-never-before published photographs of F4U
Corsairs, TBM Avengers, SB2C Helldivers, F9F Panthers, F7U Cutlasses, F-3H
Demons, F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, AD Skyraiders, F-8 Crusaders, F-14 Tomcats,
F/A-18 Hornets, H-3 Sea Kings, and many others. 72 pages, 100+ B&W photographs,
11"x 8", softcover.
Detail & Scale Vol. 67
Kinzey. Soon after WWII, jet aircraft entered widespread service in the U.S.
military, presumably making piston-engine aircraft obsolete. But the prop-driven
AD Skyraider (re-designated A-1 in 1962) replaced both torpedo-bombers and
dive-bombers aboard aircraft carriers, and its range and load-carrying
capabilities served the Navy well. Here, see this warhorse in all its variants.
80 pgs., 250+ B&W photos, 16 pgs. of color, 10 color profiles, 8"x 11", sfbd.
Skyraider Walk Around
This highly illustrated volume of the
versatile A-1 Skyraider gives you a close-up view of both single
and multi-seat variants from Korea through Vietnam. You'll get an
inside look at the cockpit and airframe, engine, landing gear, weapons,
and more through scores of full color and B&W photographs. 80 pgs.,
11"x 8¼", sfbd.
Warbird Tech Vol. 13
Hughes & Dranem.
Skyraider missions covered the spectrum,
from dive and torpedo bomber, to airborne early warning aircraft,
to flying ambulance, to aerial tanker, to fighter. The A-1 performed
all of these rolls with distinction. Learn how it proved itself to
be one of the most versatile aircraft of the 20th Century. 100 pgs., 180
photos, 20 tech manual drawings. 8½"x 11", sfbd.
of the CIA
CIA aircraft requirements break down
into two broad categories, covert operations and surveillance. Coverage
of covert operations aircraft begins with the B-26s of Bay of Pigs fame
and proceeds through the Skyraiders of Vietnam to the high-performance,
low-visibility aircraft of today. Surveillance planes have included
the SR-71, the legendary U-2, specially modified Boeing 707s, and remotely
piloted drone craft in recent years. 370 pgs., heavily illustrated, 7"x
Military Aircraft of the Cold War
The Aviation Factfile.
Winchester, ed. Though the Cold War was responsible for decades of suspicion and
mistrust between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, it was also responsible for an
amazing leap forward in aircraft research, design, and development.
Filled with historical photographs, full-color graphics, timelines and facts
that showcase the genius behind some of the greatest designs in aviation
history, this comprehensive guide examines 121 Cold War military aircraft - from
the A-1 Skyraider to the Tu-95 Bear bomber - in service between 1945 and 1985.
256 pages, 2,000+ color and B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 9",