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#16 Whitey

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

Might have to consider a Bronco too mate.



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

Shows how much I know about Vietnam, I didn't expect to see a Canberra in that film

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I believe that the call sign ‘Magpie’ in the comments section of the log book entries refers to Canberras Richard.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

Might have to consider a Bronco too mate.


Yes, on the to do list. I have a subject pilot in mind for one that has an interesting story behind a particular flight in an OV-10.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

I believe that the call sign ‘Magpie’ in the comments section of the log book entries refers to Canberras Richard.

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It would be a poor day in which I didn't learn something, clearly today is a very good day indeed

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:26 PM

Shows how much I know about Vietnam, I didn't expect to see a Canberra in that film
 
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It was a USAF B-57. It was one of the very few acft we had purchased from non-US manufacturers. Great loiter, good load and good accuracy. Yeager commanded a wing out of Clark.
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:31 AM

Oh the Oscar deuce. In combat, flying it must
have been like driving around the battle of Kursk in a Miata!!!
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:00 AM

If it had a Magpie callsign then it would have been a 2 SQN RAAF Canberra. They lost 2 Canberras in Vietnam. One crew was killed and the other crew ejected and were picked up by friendliess shortly afterwards. Plus the RAAF FAC pilots, flying in USAF units, did a lot of work with the RAAF Canberras.

 

As the video is associated with RAAF pilots then it also makes sense that it included a RAAF Canberra.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:22 AM

Lovely history and the RAAF does have a long and interesting heritage and history, forward to your build. I am taking notes....

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

Amazing how good British aviation design was after the war and how badly it shriveled away at the end of last century. The Americans and the soviets learnt a lot from pulling apart nenes and tays and rebranding them. The Avon was really the engine that all turbojets aspired to be in the 50s and 60s. The Brits had hawkers, de Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Vickers, Avro etc all making top notch stuff and all the Cambridge boys giving away microfilms of it all to Moscow...and now there’s ....Airbus

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

It was a USAF B-57. It was one of the very few acft we had purchased from non-US manufacturers. Great loiter, good load and good accuracy. Yeager commanded a wing out of Clark.


Are you sure, The RAAF flew Canberra’s in Vietnam too. Magpie was their call sign.
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

I can think of a few other frames the Americans have ‘adopted’

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

I can think of a few other frames the Americans have ‘adopted’20hu145.jpg20kfaja.jpg

You got me there! We flew the Cariboo and a few others too. I knew the Aussies had hueys in Vietnam but I did not know about b-57s! Did the Kiwis participate the the SEA wargames too?

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

We had a full artillery unit

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Not to mention most of our armored vehicles are from other coutnry's designs.  The RG-31, the Maxxpro, the Cougar, and a few others come from different militaries 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:27 AM

We had a full artillery unit


Geez, I'm sorry we dragged you guys into it too! Hey, when's N Zed gonna get sick of all of he Aussie's Kiwi joke and invade?
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