Aeroplane Monthly 1986-02
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P.Chinnery - The Air War over Vietnam (2)
Two Vietnamese Air Force T-28s sweep across the sky during counter-insurgency training missions against the Viet Cong.
Crew members strip an H-21 that has crashed into an embankment while unloading troops near Cau Mau in July 1962. Troops from a second H-21 provide cover.
H-21s of the 93rd Transportation Company return home after a heliborne operation near Rach Gia in Kien Giang Province in May 1963. In the background are six UH-1B gunship escorts.
A USAF Cessna O-1E Bird Dog flying a patrol mission. The Cessna Model 305A was a development of the Cessna Model 170 and was designated L-19. In 1962 it was redesignated O-1 to identify it as an observation aircraft.
A UH-34 from Marine Squadron HMM-362 drops off a patrol in a cloud of dust.
In March 1962 four F-102A interceptors arrived from Clark AFR in the Philippines.
A Ranch Hand C-123 Provider flying a defoliation mission over South Vietnam.
A Skyraider of the Vietnamese Air Force 522nd Squad­ron stationed at Tan Son Shut. The Chinese character on the nose is based on the ace in a pack of cards.
Один из символов войны - вертолет UH-1 - поначалу выглядел довольно бледно в тяжелых климатических условиях индокитайского ТВД. Очевидными недостатками машины были отсутствие мощного штатного вооружения и недостаточная мощность двигателей.
A UH-1A of the UTTHCO fitted with locally-fabricated weapons pack on field tests at the Royal Thai Army Artillery centre prior to deploying to Vietnam in September 1962.
A US Army UH-1 attempts to recover another one, downed during the intense fighting at Ap Bac on the Plain of Reeds in January 1963.
H-21s of the 93rd Transportation Company return home after a heliborne operation near Rach Gia in Kien Giang Province in May 1963. In the background are six UH-1B gunship escorts.