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Naked in Da Nang - A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam


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By: Mike Jackson and Tara Dixon-Engel


FACs (forward air controllers) in Vietnam flew low and slow, searching for signs of an elusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made contact, having a FAC overhead made their day, because the FACs controlled the bomb-, rocket-, and napalm-laden fast movers, fighter jets, and attack aircraft whose ordnance often made the difference between life and death. They were regarded by many of their air force and naval aviator brethren as insane, suicidal, or both. In addition to the perils of enemy fire which ranged from lucky AK-47 shots to .51 caliber machine guns and SA-7 shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, they had to watch out to keep from being blown up in a B-52 Arc-Light strike or knocked down by friendly artillery
Naked in Da Nang - A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam


304 pages, 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches, SB


Naked in Da Nang - A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam

ISBN Number: 9780760339169

Item Number: 1677

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