5RAR Tiger Logo aircraft in support of 5RAR

 
An American Forward Observer aircraft taking off from Luscombe Field

Forward Air Controller


This FAC (forward observer aircraft) aircraft or 'Bird dog' as some affectionately called them, is lifting off from Luscombe Airfield. These aircraft would spot enemy positions and them mark the location with smoke so that air strikes would have no doubt about Charlie's location.





 

 

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