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  1. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    You know Vietnam…recognise the two in the background?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Seen 'em, don't recall interacting them, except to track them with our fifties. (Fast movers bombed time zones.)
     
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    C-123s?

    AFAIK the F-111s were based in Thailand. Of course 123s were all over.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, my brother worked on 'Varks. We met in Bangkok once. He was married at the time so he totally didn't appreciate "A Night in Bangkok."
     
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    2 Caribou…De Haviland
     
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    Been a while and I couldn't have named them when I saw them. Just more trash haulers, like the C-130 except when they shit out a daisy cutter.
     
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    Australia loved its Caribou...We were sad to see it go back in 2009 - Thats right 2009. Amazing STOL abilities...Allowed us to use it in peace time in emergencies here and in the islands above us...Could land almost anywhere.
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    Australia's last Caribou...
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Closer view, yeah, I've seen 'em, STOL planes were in demand for dust-offs as well as cargo.
     
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    .Tree of Life…
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    Mostly right. :p
     
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    I expected to see an OP branch all to itself…
     
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    I'm 1/2 mammal, 1/2 lizard, and 1/2 tiburon.
     
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    upload_2023-11-25_12-47-52.jpeg
     
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    British?
     
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    German…
     
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    German Navy takes a dive? 1918?
     
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    Surrendered dreadnaught?
     
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    Bimbo!
     
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    Just a mere scrapa flow in the larger picture.
     
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    Uncle Don flew the Caribou in late 60's in Vietnam. One quick tale ; I was telling him about watching a C-5 taking off from the local Airport and it looked like it was barely moving. He said, " I flew the C-7 in Vietnam and you can imagine how BIG that was"! And yeah I was impressed, but then later realized this was Uncle Don I was talking to. Still I was in awe and impressed. Years later while walking the static display at an air show spotted a sign by a twin engine mini-C130. Walked up the ramp, started reading the placard discrimination of the aircraft, which told it's History of service in Vietnam and started laughing. One of the crew came over to me rather perplex and not a little pissed and asked me what I thought was funny. I told him the story of Uncle Don and a few of his stories of flying anything from milk cows and Dignitaries, And supplies to forward bases and his remark to a young impressionable kid many years ago.
     
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