10 March 2008

Flight of the Intruder

by Stephen Coonts

I just spent the weekend at the coast fishing and reading this book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Obviously feauring A6s, the obligatory F4 Phantoms and my favourite the A-1 Skyraider also make appearances. While there is the necessary romatic interlude which intrudes upon the whole war story (though the descriptions of Olongopo City and its are highly accurate) it is a cracking story.

There is also a movie based on the novel which I've heard is OK, but the decriptions of the raids and the raid planning in the book are fantastic and hard to beat.
...and its added further impetus to my quest to find a 1:100 scale A-6 model for my 'Nam games!

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