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A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War

A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War Book Review

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review February 2013 Title A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War
Author Rick Morgan Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2012 ISBN 9781849087551
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $22.95


Osprey's A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War chronicles carrier aviation's most effective medium attack aircraft from 1965 to 1973.

Author Rick Morgan recounts how Intruders proved the best night and foul-weather platform – particularly during Southeast Asia's infamous monsoon season.

Following a brief introduction, Morgan primarily focuses successive sections on US Navy operations – with one dedicated to Marine A-6 squadrons.  However, while he discusses specific missions, readers eager for personal anecdotes may be disappointed.

Looking to model a Vietnam-era Intruder?  Jim Laurier's 30 color profiles of Navy and Marine aircraft offer plenty of project ideas.

Cover artwork and 80 period photographs also augment this informative narrative.  Appendices conveniently list every A-6 unit stationed in the region.  And a practical index completes the account.

I wish the author had incorporated an acronym glossary.  A quick reference guide would prove useful for readers unaccustomed to military jargon.

Interested in the Vietnam air war?  Add this terrific Osprey title to your library.

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!