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Download reader ↠ Vigilante!: 1,200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft ✓ 1200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft ß danpashley ´ ❰KNorth American's RA 5C Vigilante represents the absolute zenith of Jet Age aerial reconnaissance at Mach 2 The aircraft's history corresponds to the evolution of the war in Vietnam where Vigilantes located targets and assessed post strike damage The jet's two crewmen operated highly sophisticated sensors cameras infrared mapping side looking radar and electronic countermeasure euipment Because of their ultra high risk missions Vigilantes suffered the highest loss rate of any US Navy aircraft and the number of RA 5Cs built was small as was the cadre of dedica

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This compelling story of Naval Aviation at its best No book has ever been written about the A3JRA 5C like this one telling the story of North American's jet in such vivid detail Many of the rare never before published photographs were culled from the author's personal collection archives of the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola Florida the Tailhook Association in San Diego California and several well known photo historians The author also contacted 40 veterans of the RA 5C community to acuire their Vigilante stories which have also never been to

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Vigilante 1 200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance AircraftTed men who flew them This book explains the aircraft and its development in great detail and gives new insight into the courageous men who flew the Vigilante in combat Author Robert Boom Powell was a US Navy carrier pilot for 16 of his 20 years in the service His second combat tour in Vietnam was spent flying the Vigilante and he incorporates historical fact detailed new information and never before published photographs to produce the definitive work on this aircraft Personal sidebar anecdotes are interspersed in the text adding the vital human element to