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#2706344 - 04/10/09 08:27 PM 670426 Song Cau Smugglers  
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Tchepone, Laos
You can read the Briefing and check the maps in the regular forum section. This is the action portion.

Engine is running when the mission starts. I remember that 5 opens the canopy so I do that before rolling out of the chocks.

I guess I am supposed to turn right to get to the south end of the runway.

I think that dirt taxiway beside the tank is where I am supposed to go. A couple of guys coming down the taxiway.

I guess I have to hold for those two clowns. Lead will leave without me.

Yep. There he goes. I have locked my view onto Python 11 so I can follow him with my eyes.

Got past those two A-4's and am in the air looking for Lead.

Got Lead and turn hard to cut him off so I can end up on his wing and not in a tail chase.

Fighter pilots check one another over after takeoff. Lead looks good.

I move into loose route formation. Busy day in the sky today on the coast route.

"And if you will look out right side, you will see two Marine attack aircraft nearly running us down."

Vietnam has beautiful beaches. Nice day for sailing, too.

This one is convenient for people landing weapons and supplies.

Dallas FAC is in on the mark. He will hold northwest above strike altitude. Cleared in hot.

Lead has the smoke. In hot. Two, take spacing. Green 'em up. (HEY! It DOES look like the map and satellite photos!)

This is a bomb's eye view of an airstrike.

A quick peek. Ooooo! Nasty.

That boat. Tracers coming up from it. 51 Cal. Dangerous gun.

I got the boat. In with rockets. Coming off right.

This time it was them. Next time it might be you.

One more pass with 20mm. They are shooting a lot now. Time to go home.

Well, not home...Chu Lai. Ugh.

Short final. Ease it back. Hold it off. Got an audience. Don't want to bounce it.

Canopy open (5. Remember?). Taxi to our ramp. Looking for the Chief.

Okay, Bulldog. You're done for now.

Shutdown. Pins in. I need a beer. Those Air Force guys in Thailand have Singha. All we have is Bud.

Last edited by zerocinco; 04/10/09 08:35 PM.
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#2709777 - 04/17/09 06:45 AM Re: 670426 Song Cau Smugglers [Re: zerocinco]  
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Norway, but proud Spanish
Great report!

I love all the detail you guys have put in the people on the ground. We should have binoculars in the cockpit!



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