Developed from the A-5 nuclear bomber and used in a reconnaissance role, the RA-5C Vigilante was the largest and fastest aeroplane ever to operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier. During the Vietnam War it sustained the highest loss ratio of any American aircraft in that conflict. This volume includes compelling accounts of combat missions over key communist targets, where crews dodged Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and anti-aircraft fire to secure all-important mission photographs. Written by a Vigilante combat veteran this book is crammed full of action-packed first-hand accounts.... NAS Key West to NAS Memphis. BuNo 1 56608 made the flight with its landing gear down because there was no time to repair the hydraulics. Capt E O Williams had been in the second deployable RVAH unit, commanded RVAH- 14 and the RAG, ... However, the major effort fell to the F-14 Tomcat. Much effort went intoanbsp;...
|Title||:||RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat|
|Author||:||Robert R Powell|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-10-20|