Tag: A-1 Skyraider

“Spads four - MiGs nothing”: Skyraider MiG Kills Part II
Seldom emphasized about the second Skyraider-MiG encounter of the Vietnam War is the probability that three MiGs were destroyed by Spads. Seldom emphasized about the second Skyraider-MiG encounter of the Vietnam War is the probability that three MiGs were destroyed by Spads. As explained by Wayne Mutza in his book The A-1 Skyraider...
A-1 Vs MiG-17: Skyraider MiG Kills Part I
Aboard Midway, the Spad's radio report was misunderstood as one of the Spads having been downed. Greathouse finally convinced the carrier that they were fine, but North Vietnam was minus a MiG. "You've been had by a Spad, dad." It was said on the radio by a cocky, grinning Skyraider pilot to an...
The first CSAR missions and the story of how the A-1 Skyraider became known as "Sandy"
"With over 150 holes in the airplane - one in the right wing big enough to jump through - he was fortunate to be able to get the Skyraider back to Udorn. But we all survived," Glen Mackey, A-1 pilot with 1st ACS Developed during World War II for the U.S. Navy, the Douglas AD Skyraider almost disappeared before having...
The first CSAR missions and the story of how the A-1 Skyraider became known as "Sandy"
The main missions performed by the Skyraider during the Vietnam Conflict had been CAS to ground forces and protection to helicopters rescuing airmen downed in enemy territory Developed during World War II for the U.S. Navy, the Douglas AD Skyraider almost disappeared before having the chance to excel during the Vietnam War: in the high-speed, jet-age world of the late...

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