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eBook Skyraider ePub

by R. Rausa

  • ISBN: 0821722956
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  • Author: R. Rausa
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zebra (February 1, 1988)
  • ePub book: 1394 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1990 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 215

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Zip Rausa is a retired naval aviator who flew A-1 Skyraiders in two attack squadrons and completed two combat . Thank you for writing about the US Navy Skyraider Squadrons

Thank you for writing about the US Navy Skyraider Squadrons. This book a must read for anyone with an interest in the Vietnam air war. During the early 1960's to the mid 1960's I was in VA-165, VA-152 Det Zulu and VA-196.

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Rausa covers the design, versions and deployments of (mainly) US Navy Skyraiders. Wayne Mutza (signed my book) also wrote about the Skyraider in Vietnam, with a picture I took aboard the USS Bennington. It could carry more than its' own weight in ordinance, fly far longer than newer jets, operate visually in worse weather, and absorb more damage than many.

Osprey's examination of the A-1 Skyraider Units' participation in the . Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book.

Osprey's examination of the A-1 Skyraider Units' participation in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Designed and built as a carrier-based attack aircraft in 1944, the A-1 reached frontline units too late to see combat in World War II (1939-1945). With the advent of jets in the late 1940s, the Skyraider was seen as a dated throwback to the golden age of piston-engined naval aviation. Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft's service in Vietnam, providing a must-have volume for Vietnam aviation enthusiasts.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD Skyraider) is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed "Spad", after the French World War I fighter

Zip Rausa is a retired naval aviator who flew A-1 Skyraiders in two attack squadrons and completed two combat . Overall, it is an excellent book on a subject that is both historically significant and fascinating to read

It is one I can highly recommend. Scott Van Aken, ww. odelingmadness. Rick Burgess, Zip Rausa. Illustrated by. Jim Laurier.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The first US Navy Skyraider squadron to deploy to South Vietnam was not an attack squadron but a detachment from Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13).

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Comments

Tinavio Tinavio
Rausa covers the design, versions and deployments of (mainly) US Navy Skyraiders. It could carry more than its' own weight in ordinance, fly far longer than newer jets, operate visually in worse weather, and absorb more damage than many. After a special effort to discover the most vulnerable areas and cover them with armor, later Skyraiders could often survive the intense flak over North Viet Nam. Which is good; they discovered the same thing the Ninth Air Force did in WW II: if you go in low for accuracy, flak is heavier, and sometimes your own bomb blast will hurl shrapnel into your plane.
In dozens of stories, we learn about icy missions over Korea, cat launches in daylight and dark, re-arming or repairing the 'Spad'. There is an extended tale of the Skyraider force-landed in a cornfield in Greece, and how a team salvaged it:
'The airplane was hoisted up by the crane so that the gear could be extended, and soon the bird was ready for towing. But the entourage had proceeded only about a mile before... ' -well, they needed to go long way round to reach the nearest airfield-
'...The group thus set out on a circuitous, fifty-five-mile route to Larissa, a route characterized by gullies, valleys, and hills. The Skyraider was a startling sight to the countrymen along the way. It was like a monstrous, mechanized warrior, attended devotedly by loyal legionnaires wearing blue dungarees and Greek khaki. At one point the men took to sticks and shovels and hacked away the sides of two hills so that the Able Dog could get by. '
'...When confronted by a network of power and telephone lines that would surely get entangled in the aircraft's already bent propeller blades, the Greek authorities cut the lines down. The plane passed through, and the wires were spliced back into operation.
The arduous routine continued for four days, at the end of which the Able Dog and its friends triumphantly entered the compound at the Larissa air base. Even the AD looked tired. It was covered with dirt. Its tires were worn. The bent prop gave it a forlorn appearance.
But a new propeller was flown in and installed, and the bird was carefully checked and made ready for flight. A quarter of a million dollars' worth of Skyraider was back in the inventory. ' (pp 49-51)
Toward the back is sparse coverage of USAF and foreign Skyraider service.
There are appendices of performance specs, variants and quantities built, 3-views of several, and access hatches used to perform maintenance. B&W photos illustrate the different variants.
For color photos, more on USAF A-1s, and units that flew them: The A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam: The Spads Last War (Schiffer Military History Book).
Defolosk Defolosk
This isn't a novel. It does have lots of information on uses of the A1 Skyraider. I happen to love the plane so it was good for me to read. I saw them on the Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam war and was instantly smitten. The A1 is arguably the best bang for the buck the US government ever got on any weapon system. This book tells about how that system worked and held up in the horribly cold winters of Korea. If you love A1s it's a good read. If you're looking for a novel it's not for you.
Moogugore Moogugore
Same as with Davis and Menard "Warbird" .

Have all the Skyraider books I can find, but I'm biased. Wayne Mutza (signed my book) also wrote about the Skyraider in Vietnam, with a picture I took aboard the USS Bennington. Our version was (VAW-11 EA-1E/AD-5W) early warning anti-sub APS-20 (2MW) radar search we flew in Westpac, close aboard in 1964 as the war escalated past exercises. Good read on one of the best rides ever, WWII to 1970's carrier action. We lost Saigon, but won anyway.Again, Good-Bye Jane.
Yadon Yadon
Lists a lot of things about the AD that I didn't know. Good reading about an old workhorse that is flown by the aviation museum where I volunteer.
Dagdalas Dagdalas
Great oral history of the Skyraider. The author includes many war stories of the pilots that flew this aircraft in combat. Rosario Rausa was a friend of Ed Heinemann so the stories and history are highly accurate. Well Done!
Geny Geny
Lots of information on an incredible airplane. Great pictures, great stories of the airplane in war. The Air Force's last piston-engine attack airplane that helped save many airmen during Vietnam. Highly recommended.
Isha Isha
The book had some useful information.
CAPT Rausa spent a lot of time researching this work - and even more time strapped into the seat of the Skyraider. The stories, the history, the memories his work rekindles are all tremendous. Some of my stories are reccounted - along with those of officers and men I served with and served under. I loaned my copy to my Dad and found that his Boss was in it! This book is a must for any military aviation afficianado. CWO4 James W. Doran, USN (RET): AOAN, VA-122, A-1E/H/J, 1963-1964 AO3, VA-52, A-1H/J, 1964-1966 AO2, VA-125, A-1E, 1966-1969