Designed in the years following the Korean war and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy's stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services' best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region's notorious monsoon season, which could ground almost all other in-theatre aircraft due to heavy rains and low visibility. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam, with 14 of its crews being honoured with the second highest decoration in Naval service, the Navy Cross. The cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War.
"...a superb read about an aircraft that is often overlooked by both enthusiasts and modelers alike. Most highly recommended." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (January 2013)
“…chronicles the history and deployments of the A-6 'Electric Intruder', one of the most capable electronic warfare aircraft of the Vietnam War, and is a recommendation for aviation and military holdings strong in the era's science and achievements. Chapters pair vintage photos with color illustration and photos throughout, considering the aircraft's combat capabilities and actions in a fine, specific and in-depth guide.” - The Midwest Book Review (March 2013)
A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War by Rick Morgan