Cybermodeler Online Scale Modeling Magazine

  • PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

  • luckymodel.com
  • hobbyzone.biz
  • culttvmanshop.com/
  • tacair-hobbies.com
  • FOLLOW US:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Notice: The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations.

USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review April 2013 Title USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War
Author Byron E. Huckee Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2013 ISBN 9781780960685
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $22.95

Review

In Osprey's USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War, author Byron E. Huckee – himself an A-1 pilot in southeast Asia – highlights the units tasked with flying propeller-driven Douglas fighter-bomber.

Following a short introduction and acknowledgements, Huckee recaps the Skyraider's (lovingly christened "Spad" by its pilots) design, development history and ordnance options.

Successive segments focus on A-1 unit histories.  Here, the author blends personal anecdotes with historical data.   In one example, VNAF Capt Ho Van Hien recalls narrowly evading enemy forces after an SA-7 MANPAD missile struck his plane.  Shot in both his right elbow and shin, the 514th Fighter Sqn pilot hid in tall grass until an OH-6 rescued him.

Over 70 historical photographs bring the admired aircraft and her crews to life.  And hobbyists will find ample inspiration from 30 color profiles by Jim Laurier.

Three appendices, including a timeline, and an index neatly conclude Huckee's superb account.

Highly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!

  • PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

  • bnamodelworld.com
  • horizon-models.com
  • fcadecals.com