Scooter: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

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9780859791601: Scooter: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

Few modern military aircraft can claim the longevity and overall success enjoyed by the legendary Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Also known as the Bantam Bomber and Scooter the small, subsonic A-4 first flew in the mid-1950s during the burgeoning era of larger and much more complex supersonic jet fighters. The Skyhawk broke the mold, however, by becoming America's first simple, low-cost, and lightweight jet-powered attack aircraft. Still in use today in South America, the Skyhawk enjoyed a 25-year production run.
A-4s achieved combat fame in the Falklands Islands War and the Vietnam War where one even scored a kill against a faster Soviet-built MiG. Used by the air arms of seven foreign countries as well as the U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team, the A-4 Skyhawk remains a fascination for naval aviation enthusiasts nearly six decades after it first took to the sky.

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About the Author:

Tommy H. Thomason worked as a flight test engineer, manager, and executive in the aerospace industry for almost 40 years, including two years as a flight test engineer on the F-4 Phantom. He has flown more than 3,000 hours in 60 different airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes. His previous works include U.S. Naval Air Superiority, Strike From the Sea, and monographs on the Grumman F-111B, Bell Helicopter HSL antisubmarine warfare helicopter, Bell Aircraft XFL-1, and the Vought F8U-3 "Super Crusader".


This book is well written, interesting, and informative. This book is highly recommended to any enthusiast of modern naval aviation. - --IPMS, December 2011

With the advent of new-tool Skyhawks due out from Airfix, finding a good reference on the A-4 is timely, and this book provides a great single-source reference for modelers and aviation historians alike. ---Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, February 2012

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Thomason, Tommy
Editore: Crecy Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 0859791602 ISBN 13: 9780859791601
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Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110859791602

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