Aeroplane Monthly 1986-08
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P.Chinnery - The Air War over Vietnam (8)
Lt J. G. William Belden ejects from his A-4E Skyhawk as it slides into the catwalk of the USS Shangri La following brake failure.
A Marines’ KC-130 tanker refuelling an RF-8G Crusader from VFP-63.
The last USAF C-130 trans­port mission in South Vietnam was flown on December 27, 1970.
Five Sikorsky HH-53s took part in the Son Tay raid.
An Air Force HH-53 carrying a disabled Air America UH-1 to an airfield in South Vietnam.
An A-37 counterinsurgency aircraft firing a rocket at a Viet Cong position.
An Air Force HH-3E “Jolly Green Giant" rescuing a pilot from the water off Vietnam.
The North Vietnamese supply centre at Tchepone in Laos was captured by the AVRN in an assault using 120 UH-1s.
A US Navy UH-1 flies near an inshore patrol craft on the Cua Lon river.
A crewman reloading the M-60 flexgun on a Navy UH-1B from HAL-3.
A UH-1B from HAL-3 fires rockets at a suspected Viet Cong position along the Bassac river.
An Air Force HH-53 carrying a disabled Air America UH-1 to an airfield in South Vietnam.
A Marines’ KC-130 tanker refuelling an RF-8G Crusader from VFP-63.