Chapter One: Origins of the Long Bird Chapter Two: Into Service Chapter Three: Vietnam: Opening Move Chapter Four: Hot War Cameramen Chapter Five: Other Foreign Skies Appendices Index
A fully illustrated study of the little-studied RF-101, whose spectacular performance, dramatic appearance, and distinguished record in combat made it an extremely popular aircraft, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
Peter E Davies has published more than 30 books concentrating on modern combat aircraft and the Vietnam War. He has written 26 previous Osprey titles and co-authored two others, several of them concerning the Voodoo's successor, the F-4 Phantom II. His books invariably contain extensive, original first-hand input from personnel involved with the relevant aircraft and operations. His specialism in tactical air operations in the Vietnam War has given him an extensive database of knowledge in this area of aviation history, although in recent years he has also ventured into other topics for Osprey's X-Planes and Duels series. He lives in Bristol, UK. 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 in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He has specialised in aircraft of the Vietnam War period. He lives in Keene, New Hampshire, USA.