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B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War (Combat Aircraft #84)

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Osprey's examination of B-57 Canberra Units during the Veitnam War period (1955-1975). While not receiving as much publicity as the F-105 and F-4 fighter-bombers, which took the fight into the heart of North Vietnam, the B-57 Canberra was nevertheless the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the conflict. It was involved in day-to-day interdiction missio ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published December 21st 2010)
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Steven Peterson
The B-57 Canberra was developed by Martin from a British design. It was a plane that had been largely used for training before the Viet Nam War intensified. The book notes that it appeared fated to the same oblivion as the B-47 bomber--a plane that never took part in missions for which it was designed. However, as the Viet Nam War became more intense, the B-57 (and its Australian counterpart) was deployed. This book speaks tyo the variety of missions that the Canberra carried out. Sixty of the p ...more
This book should have been titled "canberra bomber units". He gives very short notice of reconnaissance versions of the B-57 in Viet Nam. He does mention that 2 were shot down, which was a 30% attrition rate for the recce birds...yeah only 6 were built.
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