On Yankee Station: The Naval Air Warfare over Vietnam (Bluejacket Books)

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Combining vivid private narrative with historic and operational analyses, this ebook takes a candid have a look at U.S. naval airpower within the Vietnam Warfare. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot within the battle, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their intensive data of the topic to element the methods by which airpower was employed within the years previous to the autumn of Saigon. Confronting the traditional perception that airpower failed in Vietnam, they present that when utilized accurately, airpower was efficient, however as a result of it was typically misunderstood and misapplied, the top outcomes have been catastrophic. Their ebook gives a compelling view of what it was wish to fly from Yankee Station between 1964 and 1973 and essential classes for future conflicts. On the identical time, it provides essential info to the everlasting battle report.

Following an evaluation of the state of service aviation in 1964 and a definition of the principles of engagement, it describes the ways utilized in strike warfare, the airborne and floor threats, digital countermeasures, and search and rescue. It additionally examines the affect of political selections on the conduct of the battle and the altering nature of the Communist opposition. Appendixes present helpful statistical information on service deployments, fight sorties, and plane losses.


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