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by 172ndhamm
2003-07-15, 12:13:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Location, Yankee Station
Replies: 3
Views: 8316

Re: Location, Yankee Station

Ya, Wolf is impressing everyone over there, with his 'nam screenshots, but Strike Fighter's still doesn't have Carrier Ops. The modders still haven't been able to make a landable aircraft carrier, nor catapults.
by 172ndhamm
2003-07-10, 07:24:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Location, Yankee Station
Replies: 3
Views: 8316

Location, Yankee Station

Here's a tidbit. Gerry Carroll's North SAR has a map showing Yankee Station as three separate areas, called Routes. Blue Route, Red Route, and Gold Route. Carriers would operate within these routes depending upon where in their AO their strikes were targeted. http://members.shaw.ca/hamm172/Yankee1.j...
by 172ndhamm
2003-01-20, 07:48:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: OT Vietnam Novels
Replies: 6
Views: 6722

Re: OT Vietnam Novels

Try this url if you havent' yet.
http://www.markberent.com/index.htm

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"If you're too open-minded your brains will fall out."
by 172ndhamm
2002-11-25, 04:11:00 AM
Forum: Falcon 4 General
Topic: IT's war: is it just me or is this REALLY funny?
Replies: 0
Views: 703

IT's war: is it just me or is this REALLY funny?

Posted by Razorhead in the www.falon4.nl forum
http://members.lycos.nl/dogfighter/itswar.mpg
I just had to pass this one on...

:D

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"Burning debris never reversed on anyone"
by 172ndhamm
2002-11-25, 02:52:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 6075

Re: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver

No, I hadn't heard that. The few guys I've spoken or corresponded with, who've flown the Thud, loved it.

"Burning debris never reversed on anyone"
by 172ndhamm
2002-11-20, 04:57:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 6075

Re: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver

Actually, Broughton wrote TWO F-105 books. The second in the late 1980's was a tell-all called: "Going Downtown- The war against Hanoi & Washington" It really expands on incidents in "Thud Ridge" and names names and a**holes. He even goes into detail into his courtmartial (following the Turkistan in...
by 172ndhamm
2002-11-13, 06:21:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 6075

Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver

http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/Forum55/HTML/001645.html Ed Erasimus was one of the featured pilots in Air Force historian John SHerwood's "FAST MOVERS - Jet pilots and the Vietnam Experience" Real good interview.! http://members.shaw.ca/hamm172/hamm172-2A.gif "Burning debris never reve...
by 172ndhamm
2002-10-25, 04:57:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam theatre UI background music
Replies: 19
Views: 8845

Re: Vietnam theatre UI background music

Partial to the Animals myself...

don't let me be misunderstood midi file
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-26, 02:03:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: USN Squadron tailcodes during vietnam war
Replies: 2
Views: 5216

Re: USN Squadron tailcodes during vietnam war

It's probably too late, but there's a shitload of 3 drawings of the carriers at this site.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/cv-59.htm
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-23, 10:21:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: USN Squadron tailcodes during vietnam war
Replies: 2
Views: 5216

USN Squadron tailcodes during vietnam war

CCC, I found this today while looking for carrier 3 views. Tailcodes for Carrier Air Wings (CVW) from 1964-1975: CVW-1 AB CVW-2 NE CVW-3 AC CVW-5 NF CVW-6 AE CVW-7 AG CVW-8 AJ CVW-9 NG CVW-10 AK CVW-11 NH CVW-14 NK CVW-15 NL CVW-16 AH CVW-17 AA CVW-19 NM CVW-21 NP RCVW-4 AD RCVW-12 NJ CVSG-50/RCVSG-...
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-20, 02:40:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Carrier 3-veiws?
Replies: 11
Views: 6689

Re: Carrier 3-veiws?

Carriers that served in SEA: Note the Forrestal was the first supercarrier, so all those with numbers lower than 59 are the older, 29 charlie carriers. Numbers of U.S. Carrier Deployments to Yankee and Dixie Stations during the Vietnam War CARRIER NAME FLEET CRUISES TIME FRAME ASSIGNED AIRWINGS CVA ...
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-17, 04:47:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Carrier 3-veiws?
Replies: 11
Views: 6689

Re: Carrier 3-veiws?

3views? sorry for sounding dense, but you mean drawings or photos from the front, top, sides?


"Burning Debris never reversed on anyone."
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-12, 03:40:00 AM
Forum: Falcon 4 Cockpits
Topic: Where I can find cockpits of Mig 21
Replies: 7
Views: 6248

Re: Where I can find cockpits of Mig 21

I've been collecting pics of mig21 pits too, for the nam theatre. The best pics I have so far were from an former East German Aviator's site, where the author has the different parts of the pit circled and the part's functions described. Not the best detail, but very useful except for one little tee...
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-12, 03:34:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Re: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?

quote:Chance
Hamm, that burning debris bit is great, glug, glug.
Yeah, the actual quote was:
"Burning Debris never reversed on anyone."

I durn near burst a gut when I found it.
by 172ndhamm
2002-09-10, 05:03:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Re: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?

I do not know if the USAF operated F-5's in SEA, but they did equip the VNAF with a squadron of F-5A's in 1967 ( the 522nd FS )and I have seen pictures of F-5E's being uncrated and assembled in Bien Hoa in 1972.

Hamm.
"Burning debris will never reverse and open fire on you."
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-17, 03:15:00 AM
Forum: Falcon 4 Cockpits
Topic: 3d zip files
Replies: 10
Views: 6733

Re: 3d zip files

quote: Golabp wrote:
1.amx?? - what is this MIG 21?
The AMX is a small tactical fighter-bomber produced jointly in the 1980s by Aeritalia, Aermacchi, and Brazil's Embraer Co. It's looks roughly like a sleek A-4 :D
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-16, 02:35:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

Bodybag and I Flew a B-52 mission from U-Tapao and noticed a couple more things We weren't multiplayer, just flying two sp campaigns at the same time. On his system, there were modern B-52H's in the campaign. As far as I know there were no H model Buffs in SEA. Secondly, on my system, - I was flight...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-15, 02:11:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: trying to send you the Nam map right now
Replies: 0
Views: 4828

trying to send you the Nam map right now

Snakeman, couldn't get my ws_ftp to connect to your ftp using the info you emailed me. I must be doing something wrong, but i didn't think so... i"m online now, give me a shout on icq... I'm leaving the files on Bodybag's computer, if you'll let me know when the best time to sent to you I'll get bb ...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-14, 11:47:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam OOB
Replies: 22
Views: 24057

Re: Vietnam OOB

quote:Snake Man Anyone know squadron sizes for the F-100, F-105, A-1, A-4 etc aircrafts? I've posted this on my website too, It might be easier to read in Table form. http://www.icrossroads.com/~kcins/utility.html Carrier Air Wing Composition Regardless of whether it was one of the Big Deck or one ...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-14, 07:38:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam OOB
Replies: 22
Views: 24057

Re: Vietnam OOB

Col Jack Broughton, USAF (Ret) in his book "Thud Ridge" describes his wing as being made up of about 5000 personel, supporting 3 semi-independant squadrons of about 20 aircraft each. He flew F-105's from Takhli in 1966-67. I've also read that most of the Carriers attack and fighter squadrons include...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-14, 07:25:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

The operational Units I have listed at U-Tapao were (from 1967 to 1973) 43rd SW, 4133rd BW(P) initially flying 15, and later as many as 54 B-52Ds by 1972. The crews would fly 2/3rds of their missions from Guam, and then rotate to UT for some shorter, easier duration flying. Then, in the spring of 72...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-13, 10:58:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

sure enough if you delete it, you'll want it the next day. I just del'd several photos of A-1's with rocket pods under the wings... I've seen pics of Black pods, with solid red front covers,(no idea if there were rear covers), and white pods on A-4's and F-105's with white front covers. The white co...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-13, 05:46:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

quote: Snakeman:
but how many squadrons I should add to U-Tapao?
Uhhhh, I think No more than two unfortunately, but I'll get back to you as soon as I check my notes...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-12, 08:05:00 PM
Forum: Falcon 4 General
Topic: SLUF flies again
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: SLUF flies again

yes! YEs! YES! :D
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-12, 07:54:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

(Sheepish grin) Have finally found the time to load the theatre and WOW!!! :D The UI! Here's the first bug i've noticed, and it's not a bug so much as in the squadron assignments. We have 3 or 4 squadrons of F4s flying out of Naked Fanny (Nakon PHanom) and although it was used as an emergency landin...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-12, 07:09:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 5561

Re: SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam

yeah, i have access to a buddy's high speed service, but you'll have to email me the details of your ftp service with good instructions... i only know how to use my ftp to upload stuff to my webpage...(grin)
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-12, 01:24:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 5561

Re: SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam

you betcha. I've also got a 1:1,800,000 map of north vietnam, laos, and thailand that stretches from the Chinese border to the dmz. It's damn near 36 megabytes in size, even as a jpg. I was able to compress it down to 4 megs, but it lost a lot of resolution. if you want i can burn it to cd and snail...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-11, 04:48:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Airbases for Vietnam
Replies: 6
Views: 5767

Re: Airbases for Vietnam

Airfields and locations: :D
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by 172ndhamm
2002-08-11, 04:37:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: airstrikes slaughter by sams
Replies: 2
Views: 5093

Re: airstrikes slaughter by sams

Couldn't find this thread for some reason (?) so I posted some SAM info in a new thread. There should be 16-25 active SAM sites to be historically acurate, with the numbers varying on a daily basis.
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-11, 04:20:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

quote:SNAKEMAN: There is now two carriers placed in the theater, should I add two more? Btw any idea why I cannot access your web page? 1) One carrier at Dixie Station and three at Yankee sounds right. Dixie Station was like a holiday from Yankee Station for the Naval Aviators, - Day CAS flying, no...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-11, 04:10:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 5561

SAM sites maps and numbers in North Vietnam

Snakeman, You were asking for info regarding sams? I've posted some maps at the url below. From 1967 on, there were about 30 SAM battalions fielding about 100 SAMs at sites which were iregularly moved about. With 4 to 6 SA-2s per site, that's about 16 to 25 active sites at any time. checkout the map...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-10, 03:17:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

I just read a book by Cmdr John (Pirate)Nichols Ret. about the USN's experiences on Yankee station, and he records that 4 of the 5 Attack, Recon, or Tanker aircraft lost in Air-Air engagements prior to the 1968 bombing halt were shot down by CHICOM migs. A KA-3 over Hoihow, China in 1966, an A-4C an...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-10, 02:25:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35676

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

re: location of "Yankee" & "Dixie" stations quote: Originally posted by ccc: 1. yankee station, probably too close to Hai-nan island. 2. USS constellation placed too south? As far as I know Yankee and Dixie stations werent at fixed positions- I've never seen anything suggesting they were... With two...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-10, 02:08:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Edit aircraft wpn loadouts and Squadron stores.
Replies: 4
Views: 6903

Re: Edit aircraft wpn loadouts and Squadron stores.

Snakeman, the following loadouts were gleaned from anecdotal recollections of servicemen who flew these planes. F8E Most missions flown with full load of 20mm for the internal guns. F8 Cap & Escort: 2 or 4 sidewinders on the fuselage rails F8 Strike/SEAD 4 MK82gp 500lb - two per wing station or 2 po...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-08, 06:17:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Hate to be such a pain...
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Hate to be such a pain...

(shit eating grin)
yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D yeah! :D

Bring 'em on!!!!
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-07, 08:29:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Airbases for Vietnam
Replies: 6
Views: 5767

Re: Airbases for Vietnam

Looks like snakeman already has info about Chu Lai and Ky Ha, check out this thread from our forum from november 2000.
http://www.pmctactical.org/f4/cgi-bin/u ... 2&t=000021
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-07, 08:17:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Edit aircraft wpn loadouts and Squadron stores.
Replies: 4
Views: 6903

Re: Edit aircraft wpn loadouts and Squadron stores.

Snakeman,
I have some autobiographical & historical material at my office by a number of A-1; A-4; and F-8 aviators with exactly the info you want. But it'll have to wait until tomorrow or Friday - I'm on the road right now and won't be home until then.
Hamm.
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-06, 05:52:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Airbases for Vietnam
Replies: 6
Views: 5767

Re: Airbases for Vietnam

Regarding allied bases in the south - I don't see the Marines fighter base at Chu Lai, just 55 miles southeast of Da Nang. At least the F-4 Squadron vmfa-314 black knights were there. Originally they flew out of Da Nang, but in 1965 when the Corps waded ashore at Chu Lai and put in a metal plank air...
by 172ndhamm
2002-08-06, 04:21:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Airbases for Vietnam
Replies: 6
Views: 5767

Re: Airbases for Vietnam

Here's a list based on some material I have about Linebacker I and II.

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by 172ndhamm
2002-08-05, 04:44:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam OOB
Replies: 22
Views: 24057

Re: Vietnam OOB

Brewskie, regarding the ONTOS, ONTOS was the Marine corps M-50A1 anti-tank vehicle. See pic below. Designed in the 1950's, it served with the corps until just before the end of the Vietnam war. Ontos is Greek for "the Thing," which is what is was called, apparently. Lightly armoured, fully tracked, ...