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RF-8 Crusader Units Over Cuba and Vietnam

Peter Mersky



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Osprey Publishing
20 May 2012
Although the Crusader was built first and foremost as a Navy interceptor, as has often been the tradition with US fighters, a photo-reconnaissance variant was also produced by Vought. The photo-bird's first operational test came in the autumn of 1962 when its overflights of Cuba alerted the world to the likely presence of medium-range ballistic missiles on the Caribbean island. The recce Crusader's next action came during the long years of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). This volume is the second of two in the Combat Aircraft series devoted to the Crusader, the first title (again by Peter Mersky) having covered the F-8 fighter variants, and their MiG-killing exploits, during the Vietnam War.
By:   Peter Mersky
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 12
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 183mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   302g
ISBN:   9781855327825
ISBN 10:   1855327821
Series:   Osprey Combat Aircraft
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Retired US Navy officer Peter Mersky is a full time editor of the US Navy's aircraft safety magazine, and author of Combat Aircraft 7 F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War.

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