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|Subcategory||:||US Jet Aircraft|
|Series||:||Naval Fighters Number 110|
|Availability||:||only 3 remaining|
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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory US Jet Aircraft, ISBN/Box 9780999388495, Series Naval Fighters Number 110, Publisher/Brand Ginter, Author Steve Ginter, Format a4, No. Pages 48, Version Soft cover, Language English
This book covers the squadron histories of the 23-Marine units that flew the A-4C/L Skyhawk in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the 7th book in the A-4 Skyhawk series. The others are: number NF49 Navy A-4A/Bs, NF50 USMC and Reserve A-4A/Bs, NF51 Navy A-4E/Fs, NF52 USMC A-4E/Fs, NF82 Two Seat Skyhawks and NF109 Navy A-4C/Ls.
The A-4C was the most numerous version of the Skyhawk built (636). It also saw more combat service during the Vietnam war than any other A-4 version, completing 44 of the 111 deployments to Vietnam made with the Skyhawk. In 1970, the A-4C was given a second lease on life when 100 were upgraded to A-4Ls. These were to equip the attack squadrons of the newly reorganized reserves and their two Air Wings. The A-4Cs were given the A-4Fs electronics and hump and thus emulated the A-4Fs. After usage in seven reserve squadrons, these A-4Ls were used by the VC/utility squadrons into the late 1970s.
Book contains 148 b&w photos, 11 color photos, 26-squadron patches.