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MIGs Over North Vietnam: The Vietnam People's Air Force in Combat, 1965-75

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Rare firsthand accounts from North Vietnamese pilots plus details on fighter operations against the U.S. Description of the "Black Friday Massacre," the U.S.'s largest aerial defeat Intricate diagrams of aircraft Until now, the day-to-day operations of the Vietnamese People's Air Force have remained relatively unknown. Roger Boniface gives voice to Vietnamese pilots whose ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published August 20th 2010 by Stackpole Books (first published July 15th 2008)
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Mike Hankins
This is a book that desperately needed to be written. There is a huge gap in the literature on the Vietnam war when it comes to our knowledge of "the other side," the Vietnamese forces, in particular the fighter pilots and the MiGs they flew. Unfortunately, this book is a badly written mess that is close to useless.

We should expect there to be some large discrepancies between American statistics and Vietnamese statistics. Each side in any war tends to count kills and losses in their own favor, a
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Barrett
Contains some rare material, perhaps unique in English, and certainly is worthwhile for readers interested in the SE Asian air campaign. Contains some factual errors but mainly the text needs to be read with the author's political bias in mind. A useful companion to the Osprey series on the MiG-17, 19, and 21 in NV service.
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