AD and A-1 Skyraider: Korea and Vietnam: Legends of Warfare HC
AD and A-1 Skyraider: Douglas's "Spad" in Korea and Vietnam: Legends of Warfare hardcover
Design work on the Skyraider began at the behest of the US Navy late in WWII. Production began in 1946, and the type made its combat debut in the hands of naval aviators during the Korean War. In the following years, the rugged airframe and powerful engine meant that the type could be adapted into ever-expanding roles of attack, reconnaissance, weather, and electronic-countermeasure types. Though regarded by many as obsolete, in Vietnam the Skyraider again saw combat, now in the hands of not only US Navy and Marine pilots, but also USAF and Republic of Vietnam airmen. Capable of flying low and slow while armed with a massive array of ordnance, the Skyraider not only took on the role of attack aircraft but was also used as air cover for troops on the ground. Its impressive payload earned it the nickname of the "flying dump truck," while its reliance on a massive radial engine in an otherwise jet age caused others to refer to the Skyraider as the "Spad," in homage to the WWI fighter.
Published 2021, 112 pages, 189 colour and black & white photographs, hardcover, 9" x 9"
Started in 2017, The Legends of Warfare series by Schiffer series covers Aviation, Naval and Ground forces including aircraft of all types in a beautiful 9” x 9” hardcover format. Predominantly covering military aircraft from all eras, more volumes are being added each season. Each book is a concise history of a particular type of aircraft, well illustrated with over 100 black and white and colout photogrpahs, and black & white line drawings and plans. Page counts vary depending on the aircraft, and some types are covered two volumes.
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