US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1972-73: 30 and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£12.99
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
US Navy F-4 Phantom II Mi... has been added to your Basket
Trade in your item
Get a £0.90
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1971-73: Part 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft) Paperback – 28 Aug 2002


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£12.99
£7.36 £12.34
£12.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1971-73: Part 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft) + US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1965-70 (Osprey Combat Aircraft) + USAF F-4 Phantom II Mig Killers 1965-68 (Combat Aircraft)
Price For All Three: £38.81

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.90
Trade in US Navy F-4 Phantom II MiG Killers 1971-73: Part 2 (Osprey Combat Aircraft) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.90, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (28 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841762644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841762647
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.6 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 417,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Brad Elward has broken into aviation journalism in the past two years, having had work published in such erstwhile periodicals as World Air Power Journal. This is his first book for Osprey. Jim Laurier graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since. Jim is a Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
By the first weeks of 1972, American aircraft had been conducting 'reprisal' raids against targets in North Vietnam-called 'protective reactive' strikes-for a number of months. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
The second book by Osprey on US Navy mig killers. This edition covers the later years of naval aviation combat during the vietnam war.The US Navy had suffered very low ratios on kills for the first years of the war and something had to be done. By the time of this book Top Gun had been introduced and the Navy kill ratios were increased. With plenty of photo's and line drawings (as we have come to expect from Osprey) I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the part played by Naval Aviators during the linebacker raids of the Vietnam War.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer on 24 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Osprey publications are often the best of their type; detailed with interesting photographs, lovely colour plates, top quality research and good clear writing. This one however captures the combats' excitement and danger even better than most whilst remaining accurate and informative... a top quality read on the subject and highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 9 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Value for the Price! 11 Aug. 2005
By Michael OConnor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In 1972 and 1973 Navy F-4s ruled the skies over North Vietnam, downing 24 MiGs while racking up a 12-to-1 kill ratio. Statistically EVERY time Navy F-4s clashed with VPAF MiGs, they kiiled at least one MiG. The outstanding record set by Navy F-4s during the Linebacker I and II campaigns is vividly chronicled in Elward and Davies' volume.

The Navy F-4 experience over North Vietnam in 1972 and 1973 was far different from the combats waged in the 1965-70 period. (See Osprey Combat Aircraft #26). During the Rolling Thunder years the kill-loss F-4 ratio steadily dwindled with many kills lost due to poorly peforming missiles, crews lacking in ACM training and poor radar controlling.

Fortunately, the Navy responded to its poor showing and through a variety of measures - the Ault Report, Have Drill/Have Doughnut MiG testing, Topgun, etc. - produced F-4 crews that became MiG Masters in 1972 and 1973.

Like their earlier Osprey volume on Navy F-4 MiG killers, Elward and Davies' book boasts many first-person narratives, rare photographs and great color profiles by Jim Laurier. Both volumes serve as useful and exciting introductions to Navy F-4 fighter ops over North Vietnam.

For more exhaustive works on the air war over North Vietnam, readers should check out Marshall Michel's excellent CLASHES book and the reviewer's own MIG KILLERS OF YANKEE STATION.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent account of Phantom Mig-Killing Operations in Vietnam 22 Oct. 2005
By Fung W. Wai King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a superb volume (with U.S Navy Phantom Migh-Killers 1965-1970) on U.S navy Phantom operations in Vietnam with many rare photos and first person accounts. It tells how the U.S navy having learnt it's lesson with the poor performance in the Rolling Thunder Campaign, created Top Gun and resulting in much better kill ratio for Linebacker I & II.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great for the aviation enthusiast 29 Mar. 2014
By Scott Bailey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great book that covers this particular aircraft in this conflict. After reading you get see the rotations of aircraft carries in this theater. Great aces are covered and combat tactics afe also mentioned. Great clor drawing and pictures.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good air combat book 21 Aug. 2013
By JRP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked the book very much. I am a aviation buff and a vietnam vet. While in vietnam I had first hand observation of the F-4 Phantom in action. It was a very impressive aircraft. I would recomend this book to anyone who is interested in fighter aircraft and the pilots that fly them.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you wanna know what it was like to rule the skies in 1972, GET THIS BOOK! 22 Sept. 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great book! A must for enthusiasts of the air war over North Vietnam, in particular the US naval operations off Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf. Turn and burn baby, sierra hotel!!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback