Chapter 1 Jet Bombers At Sea - 1956-1964 /Chapter 2 Heavy Attack in action - Bombs and Tanking 1964-1967 /Chapter 3 Electronic Warrior - 1967-73 /Chapter 5 Who Are Those Guys? VAP and VQ /Appendices: Aircraft Losses, Cruise and deployment List
Built as a nuclear bomber, and forever destined to be the biggest and heaviest aircraft to be routinely operated from carrier flightdecks, the A-3 saw service throughout the Vietnam War performing all manner of frontline and support tasks for naval aircraft flying from land bases and vessels in the Tonkin Gulf.
Rick Morgan is the author of two previous books on Naval Aviation history (including Intruder: The Operational History of Grumman's A-6 for Schiffer in 2005) and more than 20 historical articles on the subject of Naval Aviation. Twice named 'Contributor of the Year' by the editorial staff of The Hook - The Journal of Carrier Aviation, Rick is a retired US Navy lieutenant commander with more than 2300 hours of flight time to his name, principally in EA-6B, A-4 and A-3 type aircraft. He also has more than 450 carrier-arrested landings to his name, and flew 41 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He currently works in the aviation industry. Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000 and has specialised in aircraft of the Vietnam War period. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork.