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Posted: 6/24/2001 9:27:20 PM EDT
Does anyone know what type aircraft Sen. McCain was flying when he was shot down over Vietnam? The reason I ask,(and this probably sounds a little corny), is that I would like to send a nice picture of that aircraft to him and ask him for a personal autograph. No matter what you think of his politics, you have to give him credit for his service to this country.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:28:53 PM EDT
it was an a-4 skyhawk. you might wanna double check, but id bet money on it.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:28:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2001 9:26:31 PM EDT by Aviator]
Dunno, but I see a lot of pics of him around an A4 Skyhawk. Maybe that's it. Aviator [img]www.dredgeearthfirst.com/aviator.gif[/img] Edited to spell "Skyhawk" correctly
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:32:47 PM EDT
I think you guys are right. Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:17:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2001 10:15:45 PM EDT by ClearFire]
He was attached to the US Navy A-4 Squadron VA-163, The Saints, out of NAS Lemoore, California. [url]http://www.skyhawk.org/va163.htm[/url] [img]http://www.skyhawk.org/va163.jpg[/img] They in turn were attached to the USS Oriskany [url]http://www.ussoriskany.com[/url] On October 26 1967, A Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 149959) (Side Number AH 300) was shot down by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) during a combat mission over North Vietnam. The pilot Lieutenant Commander John S. McCain III, successfully ejected and was made Prisoner of War. Here is a shot of an A-4E, 149656 at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fl. [img]http://www.skyhawk.org/149656.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:25:01 PM EDT
That's correct. It was an A-4E model.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:45:17 PM EDT
[img]pacificcoastairmuseum.org/images/A41_020101.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:48:34 PM EDT
more pics:[url]http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/images/a4/a4.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 10:49:48 PM EDT
[img]pacificcoastairmuseum.org/images/A4020101.jpg[/img] The two pics I posted are not from the Boeing site.... John
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:05:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2001 11:02:44 PM EDT by Phoenix5]
Originally Posted By Beagles747: [img]pacificcoastairmuseum.org/images/A4020101.jpg[/img] The two pics I posted are not from the Boeing site.... John
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Looks like Davis-Monthan, no? How old are these pics?
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:09:12 PM EDT
I don't know I got them of the pacific coast air museum's website. Right click on the pic then select properties. BTW---I'm now...... [red]Evil-Beagles[/red]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:35:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Beagles747: I don't know I got them of the pacific coast air museum's website. Right click on the pic then select properties. BTW---I'm now...... [red]Evil-Beagles[/red]
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Evil-Beagles? Cool! Although my favorite breed is German Shepherd Dog.[:D]. Anyway,it looks like the A4 and F4 are intered at Davis-Monthan. Also,looks like a Tomcat at lhe lower left of photo. Cool shot Evil-Beagle!!
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