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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).