Marine Corps Jet Fighters

JP Vieira, JP Viera

Date Published :
December 2021
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
over 150 artworks
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911639756
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 11.6 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The United States Marine Corps has a proud history of flying fast, well-equipped and powerful jet fighters in support of its troops on the ground.

Having started out with McDonnell’s basic FH-1 Phantom, the Marines soon received much more capable jets. The F2H Banshee, a scaled up Phantom, become a great recon platform while the North American Fury series provided high-speed anti-air performance.

Grumman’s exceptional F9F Panther became the ubiquitous attack aircraft of the Korean War and its capabilities were expanded as the swept-wing F9F Cougar. Marine Douglas F3D Skyknights scored the first radar-only jet-on-jet night kills and the fast-climbing F4D Skyray gave the Marines a true jet interceptor.

Vought’s F-8 Crusader was the USMC’s first true multirole fighter and together with the outstanding McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom would provide close air support for Marine Corps forces during the Vietnam War.

The AV-8A Harrier enabled Marine Aviation to operate a tactical jet fighter without runways or carriers and that capability continues today with the AV-8B Harrier II and now the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II. The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is the Marines’ fast jet all-rounder with the F-35C now entering service to replace it.

Marine Corps Jet Fighters offers a fully illustrated history of these incredible aircraft with more than 150 highly detailed artworks by renowned aviation illustrator JP Vieira.

About The Author

JP Vieira is an illustrator producing military history and aviation-themed artwork. He is entirely self-taught and aims to constantly improve both the technical and artistic aspects of his work. His works combine traditional and digital methods. The attention to details and the constant pursue of improvements in realistic images makes his artworks both accurate and artistically pleasing.

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