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Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk Navy Service (SC) - Ginter Books - GI109CSN

Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk Navy Service (SC) - Ginter Books - GI109CSN

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Steve Ginter. The A-4C was the most numerous version of the Skyhawk built (636). It also saw more combat service during the Vietnam war than any other A-4 version, completing 44 of the 111 deployments to Vietnam made with the Skyhawk. In 1970, the A-4C was given a second lease on life when 100 were upgraded to A-4Ls.

These were to equip the attack squadrons of the newly reorganized reserves and their two Air Wings. The A-4Cs were given the A-4Fs electronics and hump and thus emulated the A-4Fs. After usage in seven reserve squadrons, these A-4Ls were used by the VC/utility squadrons into the late 1970s. Covers the A-4C/L in Navy service, the technical aspects of these aircraft and squadron histories including squadron patches.

Illustrated with 389 black/white photos, 50 color photos, 70 illustrations;193 pages.