Iron Hand

The Story of the Effective A-7 Iron Hand Mission that protected the Alpha Strike Launched on May 10, 1972 over North Vietnam

The Story of the Effective A-7 Iron Hand Mission that protected the Alpha Strike Launched on May 10, 1972 over North Vietnam

Each A-7 pilot fired one preemptive Shrike, but someone in the group, who had probably forgotten the pre-briefed plan, called… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the A-4 pilot that destroyed a SAM storage hidden in a mountainside during an Iron Hand mission over North Vietnam

Iron Hand A-4 aircraft orbited over a known site, or between sites, at 10,000 ft, fired their Shrikes and then… Read More

3 years ago

The story of Lt Cdr Mike Estocin the only US Navy jet pilot to ever receive the Medal of Honor for a combat mission

Although Estocin’s A-4E caught fire on its final approach, he made a safe landing into the barrier and the fire… Read More

4 years ago

HERE’S HOW A-6 INTRUDER CREWS DODGED SAMs AND MiGs IN THE SKIES OVER VIETNAM

Sheets began jinking, performing quick dodging maneuvers that made it tough for the MiG-17 pilot to keep the A-6 in… Read More

6 years ago