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Re: All Things Aviation

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Re: All Things Aviation

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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:16 am

Mission Human Flight threads Heaven's Gate

I hope this is not pushing the limits of this thread
these guys certainly are...
this whole project fascinates me

'looks especially good from sitting in my boat (min 1.04)
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Re: All Things Aviation

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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by simon.sayed » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 pm

I've always liked military aviation. Read a couple of good things today:

Russian lomg range bomber records vs usa https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... er-mission

and the secret air war over Cambodia, codenamed rustic https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... CA0&uact=5
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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:54 pm

simon.sayed wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 pm
I've always liked military aviation. Read a couple of good things today: ..
..the secret air war over Cambodia, codenamed rustic
https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... CA0&uact=5
You might find this interesting, Simon.
gives a really good feel for what the experience must have actually been like "on the ground" ie, in the air
as well as the history itself

FORWARD AIR CONTROLLERS IN THE VIETNAM WAR: EXEMPLARS
OF AUDACITY, INNOVATION, AND IRREVERENCE
A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army
Command and General Staff College in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree
MASTER OF MILITARY ART AND SCIENCE
Military History
by
HEATH J. KERNS, MAJOR, U.S. AIR FORCE
B.A.S, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2016
Approved for public release;
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020073.pdf

(nb, posted in the interests of history, not argument)
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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:30 am

^^^ from pg 60
The OV-10A Bronco
"became the first aircraft designed specifically as a counterinsurgency, attack and FAC platform...."

In 1962, the Marine Corps and Central Intelligence Agency conducted a joint study to determine the requirements for a new FAC platform.
One USAF study indicated that 50 percent of all TIC incidents ended within 20 minutes. Often the enemy disappeared back into the jungle before the strike aircraft could arrive. It was determined that an armed FAC could address that problem.

The OV-10A Bronco became the first aircraft designed specifically as a counterinsurgency, attack and FAC platform.
Once it was finally off the line, the Bronco excelled as a CAS platform. The incredibly agile aircraft could pull up to eight g’s and cruise fully loaded at 190 miles per hour.
156 It was built to withstand considerable battle damage. The Bronco featured self sealing fuel tanks that could be shot through without losing fuel pressure. It had redundant flight control systems that were mechanical vice hydraulic, so that rounds could punch holes through the tail without compromising controls.

The huge bulbous canopy allowed almost unrestricted visibility so that the pilot could lean outboard to its limit and see directly beneath the aircraft.
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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by simon.sayed » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:22 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:54 pm
simon.sayed wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 pm
I've always liked military aviation. Read a couple of good things today: ..
..the secret air war over Cambodia, codenamed rustic
https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... CA0&uact=5
You might find this interesting, Simon.
gives a really good feel for what the experience must have actually been like "on the ground" ie, in the air
as well as the history itself

FORWARD AIR CONTROLLERS IN THE VIETNAM WAR: EXEMPLARS
OF AUDACITY, INNOVATION, AND IRREVERENCE
A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army
Command and General Staff College in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree
MASTER OF MILITARY ART AND SCIENCE
Military History
by
HEATH J. KERNS, MAJOR, U.S. AIR FORCE
B.A.S, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2016
Approved for public release;
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020073.pdf

(nb, posted in the interests of history, not argument)
Thanks. I love all the Ravens stories, never knew about the Cambodian Rustics until reading about it on C n e yestrday. Would love to know more
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Re: All Things Aviation

Post by Freightdog » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Brody wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:11 pm
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Brody, what’s the story behind this image?
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