A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96

A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96

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In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the mostpowerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged inoperations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6maintained its reputation as the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation, remaining in servicethrough the First Gulf War up until 1996 when its duties were taken over by the F-14Tomcat. Following on from his study of the A6Intruder’s exploits during the VietnamWar, Rick Morgan details the technological developments that were introduced to theairframe after that conflict and how it shaped the operational employment of the aircraft.Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork andphotographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy’s main medium attack aircraft inthe latter part of the Cold War.