Vietnam War

A walk around tour of the iconic Bell UH-1 ‘Huey’

In the second of our Huey Flight Experience videos, chief pilot Neil Airey takes us on a tour of Huey 509 ‘Miss Joe’…

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How effective was the Phantom in the skies of Vietnam?

Ghosts of the east: The Phantom found itself facing stiff opposition in the skies above Vietnam. Confusion over ‘kill’ claims continues to fog the picture of just how effective US air operations were in the war. Christopher Miskimon details the combats and sheds light on the bigger picture…

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US Air Force AC-47s in Vietnam – the first gunships

One of the more unusual tasks for the C-47 was as a gunship. The AC-47 Spooky saw extensive service in the Vietnam War as Philip Chinnery detailed in the June 2015 issue of FlyPast

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What was it like to fly the F-4 in combat over Vietnam? 

Former USAF Phantom pilot Jonathan A Hayes recounts the sortie he helped defend his base from attack in Vietnam…

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Flying the F-4 Phantom in Vietnam

Colonel Richard H Graham (ret’d) is best known as an SR-71 Blackbird pilot – but he earlier flew 210 combat missions in the F-4 during the Vietnam War, some of which were in the Wild Weasel role.

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Inside photo-recce Phantom missions over Vietnam

Bill Cahill profiles the vital work of photo-recce Phantoms in the high-threat skies of Vietnam

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Legendary ace Robin Olds in Vietnam

“The most courageous leader I ever knew”: What were the qualities that caused a Vietnam War comrade of the late Brig Gen Robin Olds to say that of his former commander? The success of Operation ‘Bolo’, the momentous aerial engagement between US Air Force F-4 Phantom IIs led by Olds and North Vietnamese MiG-21s on the second day of 1967, provides ample evidence

Huey 509: The iconic Bell UH-1

Did you know you can fly in Bell UH-1 Huey right here in the UK? FlyPast recently took a spin this Vietnam combat veteran and this is how they got on…

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The daring Vietnam Jolly Green Giant Phantom crewman rescue

After F-4 Phantom crewman Roger Locher was shot down in Vietnam, a Jolly Green Giant made one of the most audacious rescues in USAF history. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver investigates

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THIS IS THE END

COLD WAR HISTORY Saigon evacuationIn 1975, America’s war in...