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    RA5-C landing approach to the Kitty Hawk 1968. the Vigilante was designed as a Supersonic Nuclear Bomber to replace the A3's, but the Internal
    bomb bay (tunnel between engines sucked..) so they put a photo canoe under the belly and made her a supersonic camera.
    The XO off RVAH-11 (Det) flew a last recon/flt. of our last strike over North Vietnam, before the Kitty Hawk was to head Stateside..
    but was shot down by a SAM and was taken prisoner. I flew with him at times in VAH-5 it was Great to see him return after that horrible war...Name:  ra5c.jpg
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    the orange light on top off the nose gear meant that the plane was on glide path, green meant above glide path and plane would miss the wires and bolter, red meant too low. we had an F8 on the Hancock hit below the round down on the fantail. the whole cockpit was small enough to put in a coffin.

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    Always liked the name , A-5 Vigilante!

    There was one on display , up on posts , outside the enlisted mess hall at NATTC Millington when I went thru AO "A" school.
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." G.R. Ford


 

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