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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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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