Monday, April 30, 2012

The Book is Dee-oh-en-eee DONE!

OK, so writing a book isn't so easy. I had great plans to cover lots of material that never made it into the book. My charter was to cover all the USAF and VNAF A-1 units that flew the Spad during the Vietnam War. That covers a 15 years and seven units for the VNAF and 9 years and five units for the USAF. So I could not get into any great depth with the 'word budget' of 35,000 words I was allowed. In my mind, much was left unsaid, but that's life. When I do my website refresh, I will do my best to bring some of the things that weren't covered in the book into the website.

But it does have 80 images, many of which are previously unpublished. I feel good about that. There are also 30 color profiles done by artist Jim Laurier who did a great job interpreting what I wanted each one to look like.

Many of these new images will also appear when I do a 'tech refresh' on That will take some time, and volunteers to assist would be more than welcome.  I will also split off my A-1 Combat Journal website to give it more prominence.

The book is scheduled for an early 2013 release, so watch for it. Once again, the title will be,  USAF and VNAF A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War.

Thanks for reading, SpadGuy