Sunday, September 3, 2017

1975: Thais Wouldn't allow US to retrieve SVAF F5's

Via Quan Nguyen Thanh

So much for our "ally" who sent troops to join us in the fight.

"The Thais would not let us fly the F-5s off the base as they owned it and we were just paying a lease. The USS Midway was stationed off the coast and they tried hoisting them out to the carrier. It didn't work very well, we dropped a few in the ocean and finally gave up. So, to answer your question, yes the Thais ended up with most of the aircraft."
Photo and caption by Bob Phillips.

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