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TRN-139 Mikoyan MiG-17 and MiG-19 jet fighters in Vietnam book

Tornado Publisher TRN-139 Mikoyan MiG-17 and MiG-19 jet fighters in Vietnam book
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TRN-139 Mikoyan MiG-17 and MiG-19 jet fighters in Vietnam book

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The Combat Usage of MiG-17 and MiG-19 in Vietnam
Vietnamese Air Force, Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam, was created in the 40s with active assistance of the Soviet Union and Red China. But despite this, when in 1964 US Air Force and Navy aircraft began regularly intruding into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) airspace, they could be opposed by only a single fighter regiment equipped with MiG-17s. American aviation in Indochina exceeded DRV Air Forces both numerically and qualitatively. Towards the end of the war though, the situation changed as Vietnam possessed a large number of up-to-date fighters.
The Americans possessed the numerical superiority over the whole period of the war in Indochina, and thus it is not surprising that Vietnam Air Forces suffered severe losses. American pilots not only hunted for North Vietnamese fighters but also constantly stroke at airbases. In the course of the conflict, the adversaries a few times changed tactics and strategy of air forces usage. The lessons of the air war in Vietnam had a tremendous impact on the development of fighter aircraft in the whole world and lead to the serious change of concepts on deployment of fighter aviation.

List of Contents
Vietnamese "Ikarus"
The Night Fighter
The Years of Practice
Under the Red Stars
The Silver Swallows
Airfields Construction
The First Air Battles
Patrols
Visits to the South
MiG-17 Fighters in the 70s
MiG-19 in the Skies over Vietnam
The Great Battles of May
Wrench and Hammer
Master
60 pages, 50 photographs, 19 illustrations

Illustrations
1. Vietnamese pilots learnt to fly MiG-15UTI and MiG-17 jets at Kushevskaya airbase, USSR. The course included 80 hours of flight time in MiG-15UTI and 100 hours in MiG-17 for each trainee
2. The launch complex of anti aircraft system (AAS) S-75 "Dvina". This AAS efficiently destroyed non-maneuverable airborne targets (like bombers) at middle and high altitudes
3. 20mm AA guns based on BTR-40 APC were widely used in the anti aircraft defense units of the Air Force (PVO-VVS). The basis of the first post war soviet APC was the American M3A1 APC. USSR received 3340 M3s during the WWII from the USA under the Lend Lease Program. The photograph was taken in September 1967 in the vicinity of Naibai airbase
4. A line of dark green MiG-17A fighters of the 933rd regiment. Kip airbase.