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by chance
2003-01-11, 02:27:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: OT Vietnam Novels
Replies: 6
Views: 6719

Re: OT Vietnam Novels

Red Dog

Mark still has some hardbacks if you want an autographed copy. If you are interested I can send you his address.
by chance
2002-11-23, 05:54:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 6075

Re: Simhq interview with 100+ mission Thud Driver

Some more 105 books:
Joe Haywood, TAXI DANCER
Marshall Harrison, CADALLAC FLIGHT
Tom (Bear) Wilson, TERMITE HILL, LUCKY'S BRIDGE and TANGO UNIFORM.
Ken Bell, 100 MISSIONS NORTH

Heywood and Bell were drivers, Wilson was backseater and Harrison was a Sidewinder/Pretzel FAC
by chance
2002-10-30, 08:17:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam theatre UI background music
Replies: 19
Views: 8845

Re: Vietnam theatre UI background music

Personal opinion is that khe sanh sucks. I was there in 66-67 and then again from Jun 68 thru Nov 71 and heard a lot of different music come and go. For a couple of examples of long standing faviorites of the troops in country listen to: Sky Pilot TACAN Music And the #1,longest lasting, played every...
by chance
2002-10-23, 09:22:00 PM
Forum: Falcon 4 General
Topic: how many posts to become pilot??
Replies: 34
Views: 6678

Re: how many posts to become pilot??

The way I see it, we have FNGs, Trainers, Copilots, Pilots, etcetera. What we don't have is Crew Chiefs, and there-in lies the problem. Crew Chiefs know everything and can accomplish any task with nothing more than a right handed cresent wrench, safety wire pliers, BIG hammer and a gallon of prop wa...
by chance
2002-10-22, 11:36:00 PM
Forum: Falcon 4 General
Topic: how many posts to become pilot??
Replies: 34
Views: 6678

Re: how many posts to become pilot??

Test: A young Chance, 1970
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by chance
2002-10-21, 11:29:00 PM
Forum: Falcon 4 General
Topic: how many posts to become pilot??
Replies: 34
Views: 6678

Re: how many posts to become pilot??

Does this mean that if I post enough times I will suddenly become smart and Snake Man will not have to paintently explain (one more time) how to post pictures to the forum?
by chance
2002-10-13, 10:25:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: ATC for Vietnam Airbases
Replies: 11
Views: 7323

Re: ATC for Vietnam Airbases

Victor 3, Da Nang TACAN Channel 77 Runways 17-35L/R, 11100', concrete/asphalt Pronounced: Duh Nang or Daa Nang Communications: Tower: 236.6 Approach Control: 367.0 Ground Control: 275.8 Departure Control: 305.9 Pattern: Rectangular tfc ptns left for Rwy 17, rgt for Rwy 35. Ptn entry pt: 1 Corps Brid...
by chance
2002-10-13, 10:11:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: ATC for Vietnam Airbases
Replies: 11
Views: 7323

Re: ATC for Vietnam Airbases

Victor 2, Bien Hoa TACAN Channel 73 Runways 09-27 L&R, 11100',concrete Pronounced: Ben Wha Communications: Tower 341.1 Ground Control: 274.1 Deaprture: Saigon dep ctrl 261.4 GCA: 364.1 Patterns: Left tfc ptn for Rwys 09-27L; Right tfc ptn for TRwys 09-27F. Penetration alt 1000' Notes: Acft on downwi...
by chance
2002-10-13, 08:26:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: ATC for Vietnam Airbases
Replies: 11
Views: 7323

Re: ATC for Vietnam Airbases

Lets start an Air Base Basic Comm/Info file. This will be for Jet Capeable Bases Only. Beginning in SVN we will start with Victor 1, Tan Son Nhut, Saigon Airport. The way we pronounced it: taan sa nuut. Common reference was TSN. TACAN Channel 102 Runways: Left and Right 07-25 deg, 11000' Communicati...
by chance
2002-09-27, 08:08:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: ATC for Vietnam Airbases
Replies: 11
Views: 7323

Re: ATC for Vietnam Airbases

Red Dog Here is your basic, off the top of the head, SEA Principal Airbase list. Keep in mind these bases are the Biggies, and with the noted exceptions are then only ones jet aircraft operated from. All of these bases were in either SVN or Thailand. For political reasons Thailand based a/c were, ex...
by chance
2002-09-27, 06:48:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: ATC for Vietnam Airbases
Replies: 11
Views: 7323

Re: ATC for Vietnam Airbases

quote:Originally posted by Snowman: The list of airbase names follows. Snowman very few on the list qaulify as "airbases". Chu Lai Da Nang Diem Bien Phu was an airstrip where the French got their butts kicked in 1954, never an airbase Nakhon Phanom - NKP Nam Phong (Rose Garden) only used during LB ...
by chance
2002-09-17, 05:12:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: OMG! M$' Vietnam Air War!
Replies: 7
Views: 6394

Re: OMG! M$' Vietnam Air War!

snowball just so happens I started work on the Army Aviation Call Signs a few days ago. For a look at the beginning of the Huey, Hook, Guns, Snake and Loach Call Signs Army Aviation SEA Call Signs (Rough)
by chance
2002-09-11, 09:25:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

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

F-5 at Bien Hoa

Snakeman, I guess I am just to old, slow and dense to figure out how to get a pic on here. Hope this UIRL works.
by chance
2002-09-11, 09:13:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

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

F-5 trials in 66 were known as Project Skoshi Tiger and I think you are right about the birds being "borrowed". Attached is a pic I took in arm-dearm, Bien Hoa 1970.

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by chance
2002-09-11, 04:30:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: F-5, OV-10 in Vietnam?
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

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

U>S> never had a squadron of F-5s. I don't remember exactly, but we had some we owned and the jocks who flew them were there to train the VNAF. Footnote: VNAF F-5s were not given centerline tanks, afraid they might go North.

Hamm, that burning debris bit is great, glug, glug.
Chance
by chance
2002-09-10, 12:32:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

quote:Originally posted by ccc:
Chance, which tail section of BLU-27 was mostly used in Vnam? your pic show two configuration.
Trip C: Which ever one is easier. One on the left is early model, on right is the later version.
Chance
by chance
2002-08-21, 08:36:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

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by chance
2002-08-21, 08:11:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

quote:Originally posted by ccc: btw..what airborne weapon we haven't modeled for Vnam theater? BLU-27? i can't find pic or drawings of its rear section. I still haven't figured out how to post a pic so go to BLU-27 for a drawing. BLUU-1 and 27 are both 750 napes, the 27 is finned while the BLU-1 is...
by chance
2002-08-20, 09:52:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

ccc
Saw some Lau 68's hanging on a A-10 Hog this weekend. Look about the same as the Lau 59 except it's a few inches longer and the firing contacts are much heavier duty. For modeling purposes the diferences won't matter.
chance
by chance
2002-08-16, 12:40:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

quote:Originally posted by ccc:


btw i model rocket pods with one front fairing.
Good show, I only remember seeing rear fairings a couple of times.
by chance
2002-08-16, 12:29:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA
Replies: 60
Views: 35672

Re: Vietnam SP v0.8 PUBLIC BETA

quote:Originally posted by 172ndhamm: re: location of "Yankee" & "Dixie" stations As far as I know Yankee and Dixie stations werent at fixed positions- I've never seen anything suggesting they were... With two and sometimes as many as four Carrier's in the AO there was often 50 or more miles betwee...
by chance
2002-08-15, 11:46:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Questions for Vnam experts
Replies: 18
Views: 8562

Re: Questions for Vnam experts

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ccc: 1. i've done three rocket pod models -- LAU 61/68/10. i'd like to know if vnam-era a/c carry these pods with front cap fairing/or with both front and rear cap fairing/or never use cap fairing ? and what's the color painted on these pods? ccc I don't know the numbers ...
by chance
2002-08-03, 07:24:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: B52 forces in SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 11148

Re: B52 forces in SEA

quickies: Vietnam Theater Airbase list : Thailand: PAK SANE - should read Laos Thailand: VIENTIANE - should read Laos Thailand: SAVANNAKHET - should read Laos Laos: NAKHON PHANOM - Should read None of the "L" or "LS" sites were suitable as emergency recovery strips for fighter a/c, first stop coming...
by chance
2002-08-02, 03:49:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: B52 forces in SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 11148

Re: B52 forces in SEA

Some UT Units: U.S. Navy Fleet Air Support Unit FASU, Western PAC Satellite Communications Station TSC-54 SATCOM Site U.S. Strategic Communications Command U.S. Communications Command *Changed in 1973* 6th Aerial Port Squadron (APS) 6th Aerial Port Squadron, Detachment 3 (APS) 7th Bomb Wing (BW) TDY...
by chance
2002-08-01, 08:58:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam OOB
Replies: 22
Views: 24057

Re: Vietnam OOB

Golf 33 sends quote: There were also some RAAF squadrons in the theatre, flying the UH-1 (not sure which version). RAAF flew C-7s, Porters, B-57's and other misc a/c. There were also RAAF FACs attached to the 19th TASS operating out of Vung Tau, DiAn, Xuan Loc, Quan Loi and other places besides Nui ...
by chance
2002-07-31, 08:15:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: B52 forces in SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 11148

Re: B52 forces in SEA

quote: Please help, what airbases should I place Buffs and how many? Squadrons hamm listed look about right for Linebacker II. The SAC weenies pulled TDY's and rotated in and out so things get a bit confusing. That is also the reason for the Provisional designations. a/c #'s at begining of LB II UT...
by chance
2002-01-11, 08:05:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Vietnam Update
Replies: 27
Views: 10665

Re: Vietnam Update

Red Dog sends: - I need a list of all airbases in the theater. (by airbase, I mean airstrips, airbases, highway strips,...) - From that list, I need to know which names actually correspond to airbases. The other names will be considered airstrips. _____________ Are you aware of the scope of what you...
by chance
2002-01-05, 10:21:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: navaids info for VietNam
Replies: 5
Views: 6252

Re: navaids info for VietNam

Red Dog

If you are still up this freq, go to www.members.tripod.com/chancefac/TACANs.htm TACAN Channels, T/V/C#s, Locations and comments, some tower freqs, etc. I have more detailed info such as co-ords, etc if you need them. Contact me direct at larryh@w-link.net

Cheers
larry (Chance) hughes
by chance
2002-01-05, 09:55:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

re A-1 TC 803 pics. 803 was assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron, NKP Thailand. 4 A-1s were sent to Bien Hoa in Apr 72 during the Easter Offensive but since Bien Hoa was a F-100 parking lot suitable weapons for the Spads were hard to come by. This is the only example of Zunis on an A-1 I ...
by chance
2002-01-05, 06:26:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

Snakeye Test 2. Sorry guys but this code stuff over my head
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If this doesn't work, direct line is
snakeye
by chance
2002-01-05, 06:12:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

Test pic:

Mk-82 w/MK 15 TRD, retarding device (fins)
aka "Snake" Image
by chance
2002-01-04, 05:00:00 PM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

ccc Will send you the pic bc. If someone can explain how to post pictures here, I will post it. By about 1974 the Paveway Program was zipping right along and all the conventional bombs were being fitted with LGB/EOG systems and getting new names. In the field nobody cared about the new designations ...
by chance
2002-01-04, 08:15:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

hamm cites M-118(E2):

M-118s were later upgraded and given "brains" as part of the Paveway Program. The E-1 (KMU-370/B)was a 118 fitted with the LGB kit while the E-2 got the Electro-Optical guidance kit and became the KMU-390/B.
by chance
2002-01-04, 02:50:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

M1A1 Fuze Extender ("Daisy Cutter") 36" This fuze extender, commonly called the "Daisy Cutter" consists of an explosive filled length of steel tubing. The extender is installed in the nose fuze well adapter booster and an instantaneous fuze, M-904, is installed in the forward end of the extender. An...
by chance
2002-01-04, 12:55:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

M-118 - The real deal per USAF T.O. 1-1-26 from retired Weapons Weenie, HU-1G (20th Helicopter Sq, Green Hornets) gunner, and AC-119G Gunner Jim Green. Jim has more normally useless crap stored in his cranium than most Weapons Troops learn in a lifetime, plus the fact that he probably stole a copy o...
by chance
2002-01-03, 06:44:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

A fairly good, if incomplete, list of USAF Units, Locations and assigned a/c is posted on my web site at: http://members.tripod.com/chancefac/TailCodes/Tail_Codes.htm What are you looking for in the way of Weapons listings? If you want a simple list of a/c ordnance with brief description, some pics,...
by chance
2002-01-03, 04:03:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

ccc sends: "i think i can figure out the size of that "bundle of rods". As stated it is the SUU-14A/A, but everybody referred to it as the CBU-14. SUU stands for Suspended Underwing Unit and is generic for any CBU container. The normal CBU used in the 14A/A was the BLU-3/B (Bomb Live Unit), 114 each...
by chance
2002-01-02, 03:32:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?
Replies: 35
Views: 12459

Re: Weapon/Vehicle/Unit in Vnam war?

The pic of the M-118 is correct. M-117 and 118 were both "fat bombds" from the era before the low drag MK series (81, 82, etc.
The label is a mistake though, the M-188 is a GP (general purpose) bomb, not HE. Construction was a cast steel case with 1,975 lbs of Tritonal, total weight 3,049 lbs.
by chance
2001-02-24, 03:09:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: missiles and bombs for Vnam theater?
Replies: 40
Views: 25029

Re: missiles and bombs for Vnam theater?

Snake Man URL is http://206.129.85.147 Not: this is a private, useless site for my low class friends. Somer material is in poor taste which is about all they understand. Thanh Hoa Bridge is in the lower left. As I run this from my very own puter, be patient. Warning: If you don't sign the guestbook ...
by chance
2001-02-24, 02:42:00 AM
Forum: Vietnam
Topic: missiles and bombs for Vnam theater?
Replies: 40
Views: 25029

Re: missiles and bombs for Vnam theater?

brewski

The Mavericks were first used in Apr 72 during the seige of An Loc. Other than that I knows nuttin. They belong to the next generation