Tillman, Barrett. Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale.
Title MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER.
Publisher Nautical and Naval, Annapolis, 1980.
Seller ID 23461
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0933852177 B&w photographs. "Described as a 'thoroughbred' worthy of all the care it demanded, the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader served as one of the most capable and long-lived aircraft in nav al aviation history. It was designed as an air superiority fighter, a 'gunfighter' armed with four 20-mm cannon rather than air-to-air missiles. Eventually, the Navy adapted the Crusader to carry many other kinds of armament. It also serve d i n o t her roles such as photo recce, strike, and experimental....Features (of this book) are: a design and construction history of the F-8; F-8 armaments; Vietnam operations including a chapter devoted to MiG battles; extensive appendices that f u rn is h d et ails of F-8 deployment, pilots and engineering; over 70 photos." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, very light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good