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A Forward Observer aircraft landing on Luscombe Field

Forward Air Control Aircraft (FAC) landing on Luscombe Field.


These unarmed light aircraft were used to mark VC and NVA positions with smoke then direct air strikes onto the target. They were greatly exposed to enemy ground fire. Very cool aviators. A line of 'Slicks' can be seen along the apron of the runway. The Nui Dinh mountains, a VC stronghold, can be seen in the background.


 

 

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