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A plane the North Vietnamese shot down like clay pigeons.....
Fish, That's untrue. Unless you equate it to your lack of skill at skeet.
That comment doesn't tally with what I read of the Thud loses during the Vietnamese War. This issue as I understand it was the Thud was designed for supersonic in and out atomic bombing of the Soviet Union. It's role in Vietnam was close in subsonic missions and this is what made this plane highly vulnerable.
F-100s were tactical in usage. Close quarter ground support, hitting trails supplying the VC and NVA in the South plus rescue operations. There were few missions over the North. I was there in 67 and 68.
Those "Thuds", are F-100 Super Sabres.
Yes the 'THUDS' were the Republic fighter-bombers.........
The 'Thud' was the F-205 Thunderchief. These are F-100 Super Sabres.
The Hun was a notorious saber dancer.
242 Huns lost in Vietnam
That’s why the Huns were sent there. They old and surplus...screw the pilots. The Air Force was so practical.
One of the few Reserve units called up was the Colorado Air Guard and their F-100s. Their skill at delivering ordnance close in was unmatched. As an aside, a couple of smaller airlines nearly went out of business as too many of their pilots were in the Guard.
Legend had it that the surest way for ex-Mil pilots to ace their job interviews with Delta, back in the day, was to end the interview by asking "Sir, I'm still in the reserves by obligation; if I were hired by your fine airline, would I be able to get a leave of absence to go and kill godless communists if a war were to break out?"