Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Douglas A-1 Skyraider: This Old Looking Plane Was a Vietnam War Warrior

Via Quý Thanh LE

 U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation 

While it played a crucial role in Vietnam, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider was designed during World War II for the U.S. Navy.

 escribed as a “flying anachronism,” the single-seat Douglas A-1 Skyraider–affectionately known as the Spads, after the French wood-and-wire World War I fighter–proved that a piston-powered, propeller-driven attack aircraft still had a place in the jet age. The aircraft, which entered service in the late 1940s, provided close-air support for American and South Vietnamese troops during the Vietnam War

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