A-6 Intruder: Carrier-Borne Bomber by Robert F. Dorr

By Robert F. Dorr

An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler variations. The airplane, maybe so much significantly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation by way of providing its commanders bombing power the place earlier than merely strike and fighter airplane can be used.

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