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Toperczer: MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War (ACE Nr. 135)

Item number: 187966

Category: Aircraft from 1945


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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.

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces:
- Umfassende Berichte über Flugzeuge und ihre Besatzungen und ihre jeweilige Rolle in der Entwicklung der Kriegsführung im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert.
- Eine einzigartige Informationsquelle, erstellt von anerkannten Experten und zum Leben erweckt durch Augenzeugenberichte von Beteiligten.
- Der kurze und präzise Text wird veranschaulicht durch Fotografien aus den besten Archiven weltweit, Farbillustrationen und maßstäblich exakten Farb-Profilen.

112 Seiten, 30 Farbprofile jeweils mit Beschreibung, viele seltene s/w-Originalfotos, Text englisch


Language: English

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