Two tour Marine F 4 jock John Trotti brings out the frustrations and bravery of the American aerial warrior in Vietnam....
|Title||:||Phantom Over Vietnam: Fighter Pilot, USMC|
|Publisher||:||Presidio Press June 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Phantom Over Vietnam: Fighter Pilot, USMC Reviews
To a mechanic that works on fighter bomber jets, this book is a treat! John Trotti went overboard in describing the technical details of the "Phantom F-4", it's inner mechanisms, it's role in avionics, and the complicated flying tactics of a "Fighter-Bomber" pilot. To the uninitiated, this part of the book is laborious to read. To one reading this book for its historic contribution, Trotti's memoir is an invaluable timepiece interpreting nuances and innuendo about America's role in Vietnam rarely found elsewhere. Trotti unintentionally gave a scathing denouncement of America's role and will to win in the Vietnam debacle. Trotti was there in 1966 and flew missions right up to where Henry Kissinger successfully negotiated an end to America's role in the Vietnam War.
Excellent book. It accurately describes the stress and exhilaration of flying combat in Vietnam. Well written and engaging.
GREAT stories easy to read and understand
Well written with detailed information on flying the f4. Great relation of how this authors experience in vietnam with the phantom.
Many of the positive reviews here state they are a friend of the author, served with him, or were there, followed by a five star review. I can respect that, however, that does not mean the book itself is a good read per say. It's obvious biases and loyalties come into play, and perhaps some find value and interest in reliving the glory days through an acquaintance with the author, but that says little as to the books itself.
I was with the A-7 aircraft in Vietnam. Always loved the F-4 Phantom. It had its problems but could that FOX rock and roll.
It was a great book as i was also there. !!!!
Very exciting narrative. The author is a friend, so had it autographed.