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The mysterious losses of Misty FAC F-100 Super Sabre crews in Vietnam

The mysterious losses of Misty FAC F-100 Super Sabre crews in Vietnam

The F-100 Super Sabre in Vietnam While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom II flew the majority of the fighter-bomber… Read More

6 months ago

The forgotten, incredible story of the only time the two-seat TA-4F Skyhawk went to combat from a carrier flightdeck

The Navy had developed a hand-held laser, which allowed the aircraft crew to pinpoint the target themselves, but the single-seater… Read More

11 months ago

Meet A-10 pilot Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell, the Heroic Warthog driver who Landed Her Damaged Thunderbolt II Using Only ‘Cranks and Cables’

After her last rocket pass, Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell was maneuvering off-target when she felt and heard a large explosion… Read More

1 year ago

Meet Chico the Gunfighter, the unique Gun-Podded, Stormy Fast FAC F-4E Phantom II of the Vietnam War

Things were getting pretty hot in northern South Vietnam during the spring 1972 North Vietnamese Army invasions across the DMZ.… Read More

2 years ago

This OV-10 pilot died after ditching his Bronco to save his observer who couldn’t eject because his parachute was shredded by the explosion of a North Vietnamese SA-7

Captain Bennett was urged by the pilot of an escorting OV-10 to eject. The wing was in danger of exploding.… Read More

3 years ago


"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it… Read More

3 years ago

How two A-10`Warthog’ Pilots Destroyed 23 Iraqi Tanks in One Day during Operation Desert Storm

No one in uniform likes war, but as he pulled off and looked back at eight tanks burning and exploding,… Read More

5 years ago