Aeronautics
Aeronautics
EC-121 Warning Star...early AWACS
EC-121 Warning Star...early AWACS
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Shark mouth was contagious in Nam
Shark mouth was contagious in Nam
This is a bizzare setup, anyone with info please comment. It’s a recon bird due to the camera equipped nose, but is loaded with bombs?
This is a bizzare setup, anyone with info please comment. It’s a recon bird due to the camera equipped nose, but is loaded with bombs?
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F-4B/C you can tell by the large radar nosecone and the underslung Infared Sensor... soon afterwards the USAF would switch to their definitive F-4E with a smaller radar and an internal m61 20mm Vulcan Gatling Cannon.
F-4B/C you can tell by the large radar nosecone and the underslung Infared Sensor... soon afterwards the USAF would switch to their definitive F-4E with a smaller radar and an internal m61 20mm Vulcan Gatling Cannon.
The phantom could carry 650 gallon external tanks, the largest ever fitted to a United States fighter aircraft.
The phantom could carry 650 gallon external tanks, the largest ever fitted to a United States fighter aircraft.
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Note the white belly to help blend in with the shy from an observer on the ground. The top camo was to protect them on the ground and from Mig Fighters from above.
Note the white belly to help blend in with the shy from an observer on the ground. The top camo was to protect them on the ground and from Mig Fighters from above.
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Early AC-130 Gunship
Early AC-130 Gunship
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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F-111A in 1973... they were used as flight leaders to find and fix targets for less sensor advanced follow on strike aircraft
F-111A in 1973... they were used as flight leaders to find and fix targets for less sensor advanced follow on strike aircraft
Note split middle opening canopy and all sorts of flight control surfaces of the F-111. The A-7 in the background was far simpler. The early, and to some degree all F-111s, had major problems with their systems and never really worked right... they were replaced very early for their intro to service date by the F-15E Strike Eagle
Note split middle opening canopy and all sorts of flight control surfaces of the F-111. The A-7 in the background was far simpler. The early, and to some degree all F-111s, had major problems with their systems and never really worked right... they were replaced very early for their intro to service date by the F-15E Strike Eagle
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Note F-111 pointed nose
Note F-111 pointed nose
OV-10 Bronco
OV-10 Bronco
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F-100F early Wild Weasel, they got crushed and were replaced by modified two seat F-105Fs. The F-4 and the. The F-16 have taken over these duties.
F-100F early Wild Weasel, they got crushed and were replaced by modified two seat F-105Fs. The F-4 and the. The F-16 have taken over these duties.
A-4 Skyhawks of the Royal Thai Air Force
A-4 Skyhawks of the Royal Thai Air Force
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Early KC-135 with original small turbojet engines.
Early KC-135 with original small turbojet engines.
The A-7 was a shortened F-8 Crusader.
The A-7 was a shortened F-8 Crusader.
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Cool photo showing early “Digital” square camo runways... the undersides are again white on the Corsair IIs
Cool photo showing early “Digital” square camo runways... the undersides are again white on the Corsair IIs
Note front of pylons have camo for low level flight
Note front of pylons have camo for low level flight
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Shark Mouth
Shark Mouth
Korat... the diagnosis between planes are blast barriers... both to prevent chain reactions fro  enemy attack or more often an explosion or an accidental weapons discharge...
Korat... the diagnosis between planes are blast barriers... both to prevent chain reactions fro enemy attack or more often an explosion or an accidental weapons discharge...
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Fire extinguishers are ubiquitous near all planes while parked... though I’ve always thought they don’t look quite large enough. Probably they try to out out oa small fire but run if the small extinguishers can’t contain the inferno
Fire extinguishers are ubiquitous near all planes while parked... though I’ve always thought they don’t look quite large enough. Probably they try to out out oa small fire but run if the small extinguishers can’t contain the inferno
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Color example of the “Digital” camo predecessor used in the apron.
Color example of the “Digital” camo predecessor used in the apron.
USAF Corsairs were modified to take boom refueling in their switch from USN service. The Navy used Probe and Drouge refueling. The F-4 is another example of dual variants. Some late model F-105s had both systems.
USAF Corsairs were modified to take boom refueling in their switch from USN service. The Navy used Probe and Drouge refueling. The F-4 is another example of dual variants. Some late model F-105s had both systems.
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Note sidewinder mounted on fuselage “Shoulder” this was inherited from the F-8 Crusader
Note sidewinder mounted on fuselage “Shoulder” this was inherited from the F-8 Crusader
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Note black cockpit ladder in front of the front gear.
Note black cockpit ladder in front of the front gear.
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
Illustration for article titled Korat, Thailand: USAF In Vietnam, Offically Not In Thailand
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