Sandy

THE FIRST CSAR MISSIONS AND THE STORY OF HOW THE A-1 SKYRAIDER BECAME KNOWN AS “SANDY”

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… Read More

3 years ago

Bringing them home: Bat 21 and the other big CSAR operations of the Vietnam War

Many shot-down pilots recalled that the sound of a Sandy overhead lifted their spirits in desperate situations. During the Vietnam… Read More

4 years ago

Sandy! How two A-1 Skyraiders provided top Cover for a CSAR Mission to save a Downed OH-6 Crew During the Vietnam War

'Sandy 07' assumed on scene command, directing 'Sandy 08' to stay high and be alert for SA-7 missile launches while… Read More

4 years ago

This Cool Photo features the Impressive Ordnance Load Carried by an A-1 Skyraider during a Sandy Mission

The A-1's 12 outer wing stations were able to carry 500-lb class stores. The two Inboard Stations (commonly called stubs)… Read More

5 years ago

Supersonic Convertible Thud! The Story of the F-105 Driver who Flew his Aircraft with the Canopy Off at 695 Knots over North Vietnam

“I flipped the manual canopy unlock lever under the canopy rail and the canopy went like it had been blown… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of an A-10 Sandy mission flown during OEF to cover an ejected Mirage 2000D aircrew

“I flew over the town real low to kind of tell them that ‘we are here and stay away’. I… Read More

6 years ago

THE A-7D SLUF AND THE STORY OF AN INCREDIBLE NINE-HOUR-LONG “SANDY” MISSION FLOWN OVER NORTH VIETNAM

Major Clarke's A-7D made 'a very low pass' on the guns to protect the Jolly and took a hit 'by… Read More

7 years ago