Operation Rolling Thunder

F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam

F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam

F-105 high loss rate over Vietnam Facing the most formidably concentrated air defences in history, pilots of the F-105D Thunderchief… Read More

8 months ago

Thud Vs Paul Doumer Bridge: the F-105 Rolling Thunder missions flown against the primary route for supplies being brought into Hanoi from Haiphong and China

When it became clear that Secretary of Defense McNamara was publicly losing faith in the bombing campaign, and wanted to… Read More

4 years ago

How North Vietnam’s first ace shot down a VF-111 Sundowners F-8 Crusader

With the controls unresponsive, Capt Wilfred K Abbott pulled the black and yellow handle, rocketing himself out of the doomed F-8. He… Read More

6 years ago

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE AIR AMERICA UH-1D HUEY THAT SHOT DOWN A NORTH VIETNAMESE AN-2 COLT BIPLANE

The AN-2 pilot  was forced to reduce the speed and Woods fired an AK-47 rifle from his UH-1D at the… Read More

6 years ago