A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96 (Combat Aircraft #121) (Paperback)

A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96 (Combat Aircraft #121) By Rick Morgan, Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rick Morgan, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
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This is book number 121 in the Combat Aircraft series.


In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf War up until 1996 when its duties were taken over by the F-14 Tomcat.

Following on from his study of the A-6 Intruder's exploits during the Vietnam War, Rick Morgan details the technological developments that were introduced to the airframe after that conflict and how it shaped the operational employment of the aircraft. Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork and photographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy's main medium attack aircraft in the latter part of the Cold War.

About the Author

Rick Morgan is the author of five previous books on Naval Aviation history (including COM 93 – A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War and COM 108 – A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam War) and more than 30 historical articles on the subject of Naval Aviation. Twice named 'Contributor of the Year' by the editorial staff of The Hook - The Journal of Carrier Aviation, Rick is a retired US Navy lieutenant commander with more than 2300 hours of flight time to his name, principally in EA-6B, A-4 and A-3 type aircraft. He also has more than 450 carrier-arrested landings to his name, and flew 41 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He currently works in the aviation industry.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He has specialized in aircraft of the Vietnam War period.

Praise For…

“Highs: Expert concise text and excellent illustrations and photographic support.
Lows: Nothing of consequence.
Verdict: This is a great book for modelers, historians, and fans of the A-6 Intruder.” —KitMaker Network

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472818775
ISBN-10: 1472818776
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 18th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Combat Aircraft