DOUGLAS A-1 SKYRAIDER: A Photo Chronicle. The famed and powerful Skyraider from WWII 1945 through Korea and Vietnam, emphasizing its great ground assault capabilities.
DOUGLAS A-1 SKYRAIDER by Frederick A. Johnsen. By 1942, the US Navy knew it needed a replacement aircraft type for the aging Dauntless dive bombers, and it requested bids for a better design. It was not until 1945 that the first Skyraider flew, and few guessed that it would still be an important front line weapons system as late as the Vietnam War in the 60's and 70's. This book on the famed Skyraider in Korea and Vietnam, emphasizes its great ground assault capabilities. With outstanding photos, both b/w and color, this is the full story of a remarkable aircraft.