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Remembering the U.S. Navy F-4G, the Phantom that could perform automatic carrier landings
On Feb. 19, 1964 Cdr Ken Stecker, CO of VF-96, and his RIO Lt Charles Webster III made the F-4G first data-link-controlled AIM-7 Sparrow launch at NAS Point Mugu. All Stecker had to do was select which missile to fire, while Webster set up the initial radar interception and a Q-2C target drone was shot down.
This Nostalgic, cool video Reminds us that the A-6 Intruder was an Ass Kickin’ Machine
The nostalgic, cool video in this post reminds us that the A-6 Intruder was a no-nonsense, payload carrying, bomb droppin’, ass kickin’ machine. Composed by a former A-6 crew member (who spent many happy flight hours with the aircraft), the nostalgic, cool video in this post reminds us that the Intruder...
Thud Drivers! Former F-105 pilots explain what it was like flying the mighty Thud in Peace and War
The Thud stability, unbeatable low-altitude speed and impressive size were unprecedented for a fighter. After its long-delayed entry into USAF service, the Thunderchief, in its all-weather strike F-105D/F configuration, soon proved to be a capable weapon whose performance attracted recruits. Its stability, unbeatable low-altitude speed and impressive size were unprecedented for a fighter.
Check out these photos of an F-8D pilot forced to eject “Feet Wet” after being hit over North Vietnam
The abandoned F-8D Crusader dived for the bottom of South China Sea. Taken on Oct. 14, 1965 by Lt JG Al Zink, flying in an RF-8A from VFP-63 the pictures in this post show the ejection of Lt. Jack Terhune from his Vought F-8D Crusader (BuNo 147899) belonging to VF-154 Black Knights over the...
F-105 Vs MiG-17: how a badly damaged Thud gun killed a North Vietnamese Fresco
As the F-105 slowed without afterburner the MiG overshot and Tracy fired 200 rounds of 20 mm ammunition without the aid of a gunsight… Despite its 'F-for-fighter' designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft that could deliver nuclear weapons. But when the Vietnam War erupted the Thunderchief...
This pilot scored F-100’s only (probable) MiG Kill of the Vietnam War
Capt Don Kilgus pursued a MiG-17 in a steep dive from 20,000 ft down to 7000 ft, firing several bursts from his 20 mm cannons and observing hits on the fighter's right stabilator. Although the F-100's missions flown during the Vietnam War consisted primarily of air-to-ground sorties, for a brief period in 1964-65...
How a VMFA-333 F-4 Phantom II scored the only USMC Mig Kill of the Vietnam War
'The growl of the Sidewinder tone was loud enough to drive you from the cockpit, and it really did a job on that MiG,’ Capt 'Lil’ John' Cummings, VMFA-333 F-4 Phantom II RIO. No fewer than 11 US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II in Southeast Asia from May 1965...
F-104 Vs MiG-19: the story of the only air-to-air shoot-down of a Starfighter during the Vietnam War
Suddenly, Capt Smith F-104C Starfighter's right wing was hit by gunfire, blowing away the AIM-9B and launcher. His right arm was also struk by 37 mm bullet fragments… The F-104 Starfighter was lightning-fast, but despite its high performance, the diminutive Cold War fighter was not given much of a chance in the event...
RF-4C cockpit recording captures the moment its wingman is shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2
RF-4C Phantom tail #69-0355 went down during "Vietnam Ceasefire" ops while serving with the 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 432nd TFW based at Udorn RTFAFB, Thailand. The video in this post is the cockpit recording from RF-4C Phantom (callsign Dodge 1 NOT Fox as indicated in subtitles) during Vietnam War recon flight....
How Mi-6 Helicopters helped to protect VPAF MiG-17 fleet from U.S. Air Strikes
The MiG-17s were dispersed out into the country side, carried by large Mil Mi-6 helicopters to the dispersal sites and carried back to the airfields when missions were to be flown In the spring of 1966 U.S. aircraft targeted for the first time Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) airbases. Previously considered off-limits...

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