Tom "bear" Wilson accurately captures the feel of the air war in SEA, along with the fears and frustrations of the pilots and crews that had to operate in that environment. Obviously written by someone 'who was there'. The "bear" nickname was given to the Electronic Warfare Officers/EWO's who worked the weapons and countermeasures systems in the back seat of F105F Wild Weasels, perhaps the most dangerous type of flying in the war - their job was to seek out and destroy the heaviest enemy defenses. His descriptions of The small almost meaningless details (to someone not in the business) add authenticity to the mission descriptions, putting you in the cockpit with the protagonists.
While the character development of some of the 'bad guys' (on our side) might be a little exaggerated, it can be chalked up to artistic license for the 'fiction' portion of the narrative and does not in any way detract from the powerful story line of very brave men trying to do a very dangerous job using less than optimum tools and in spite of political goals at the National level that were sometimes confusing and not always prioritized towards winning the war. Desert Storm clearly learned some lessons from this, i.e. give the troops their marching orders, then get out of the way and let them do the job.
The title of this book "Tango Uniform", by the way, is the phonetic alphabet for the letters 'T' 'U', which in fighter pilot parlance stands for "Toes Up", as in dead...not really, the actual/more crass term for 'T' describes parts of a woman's anatomy.
This is one of a trilogy of books, the other two being Lucky's Bridge and Termite Hill. I recommend all three, preferably in order.