Stephen Coonts' "Flight Of The Intruder": Summary

This week I read Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts. I read
from page 1 to page 437 for a total of 437 pages.
The book is about an A-6A Intruder (a naval bomber) pilot named
Jake Grafton. In the first few pages Jake's best friend and B/N
(Bombardier/Navigator) is killed by a Vietnamese soldier's rifle. In this
mission their target was a "suspected truck park." Jake goes into
despondency (depression, despair) for a days and tries to convince his
squadron leader that the targets are worthless, that thousand of Americans
have died en route and returning from these. The leader replies that he is
not in control of the targets, the Pentagon and Air Force is. Jake gathers
information from ...

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South Vietnam. Grafton and Cole fly their next
mission with a EA-6B for SAM (surface-to-air missiles) suppression. This
plane only carried antiradiation missiles to destroy the SAMs and their
radar. But, as they were approximating (approaching, advancing on) the
first SAM surface gun destroyed most of the plane. The crew ejected within
the midst of the night; Grafton landing safely, but Cole's back broke.
Eventually, they were rescued by a helicopter, but an A-1 Skyraider pilot
who was killing off the Vietnamese that were trying to shoot the crew.
The setting of the book was in the Vietnam Era, most likely in the
early years. There were various settings like the aircraft carrier, Cubi
Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and inside the
planes. The most important setting was the cockpit of the Intruder.
This story was very, very realistic. It really could have happened.
One reason is because the novel took place in a real place and time: the
Vietnam War. Everything ...

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