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Air War 1967 November by WS-Clave Air War 1967 November by WS-Clave
In 1967 the Vietnam War was slogging on and the US forces were struggling to deal with incursions across the borders with Laos and Cambodia.

Troop-supporting ground attacks had been been carried out by Douglas Skyraiders, but they were large and slow-moving, so losses were high.

A jet powered replacement was needed for close air support, and the tiny Cessna A-37B Dragonfly was chosen.  The Dragonfly flew 160,000 sorties with 22 losses by the end of the war.

The aircraft shown are from the 604th Special Operations Squadron flying a ‘lights out’ mission, which required a dive down 100 feet altitude in the dark before releasing their bombs.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional
nice
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Thanks! :D
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. :clap:
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Thank you! :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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