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Shadow and Stinger : developing the AC-119G/K gunships in the Vietnam War

Author: William P Head
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2007.
Series: Texas A & M University military history series, 109.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nicknamed ""the truck killer,"" the AC-119K gunship and its counterpart, the AC-119G, were developed in the late 1960s in response to the needs of the US military in Vietnam. This book examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Head, William P., 1949-
Shadow and Stinger.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006021751
(OCoLC)70265526
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William P Head
ISBN: 9781603445078 1603445072
OCLC Number: 608512477
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Developing the fixed-wing gunship --
Project Combat Hornet --
Inching forward through hoops of fire --
Finding the funds and modifying the contracts --
Logistics support for the AC-119G/K gunships --
The smoke-evacuation system and FLIRS --
Modification program revisions --
Technical modifications --
Fulfilling the contract and deploying the fleet --
U.S. air power in Vietnam --
AC-119 units and combat operations in Vietnam --
Conclusion: "Country roads, take me home."
Series Title: Texas A & M University military history series, 109.
Other Titles: Shadow & Stinger
Responsibility: William P. Head.

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