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Re: Gunning the Lightning

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 20:13
by sprstdlyscottsmn
forgive a young punk, '100 over the north?' 100 missions over North Vietnam?

Re: Gunning the Lightning

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 20:24
by sferrin
outlaw162 wrote:The F-105 was a tired, old nostalgic piece of history when I flew it in 79-80. Not quite the 750-800 knot beast it had been.

Fastest I ever saw was 1.2 at 10,000 which is around 680 KCAS....this was with CL tank on it. Shook and wobbled like crazy. :shock:

We had a bunch of '100 over the north' Thud drivers back from the war as instructors at Del Rio when I was a 2/Lt T-37 instructor in the mid 60s. As far as I was concerned, these guys could walk on water. :salute:

One of ours (near the end):


As a kid growing up near Hill AFB, they had F-4s and F-105s. F-105 was my favorite aircraft for years.

Re: Gunning the Lightning

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 21:18
by outlaw162
forgive a young punk, '100 over the north?' 100 missions over North Vietnam?


Yep, I was always in awe of that patch. Had the honor of flying with a bunch of 'em in AFRes.

Re: Gunning the Lightning

Unread postPosted: 10 Feb 2020, 21:40
by sprstdlyscottsmn
:salute: