Dad really disliked the 105's Lead Sled as he called it, some called it Thud, after that and what he witnessed with them in Nam. They had some real issues and a lot of good pilots (some Dads friends) lost over there. The 100's they started with weren't much better but after that they went to the new 100D's until the F4's.
Found a couple of write up this morning before answering. One is by Capt. Devlin's son and has some interesting pictures I don't remember seeing before. Another was a Check-Six with some detail. And a Tribute article on Warbird News about Rick Dale "Rick's Restorations" restoring it from T-Bird Alumni funds.
In all this it's nice to run across someone else that was there, and a bit of catharsis, but as I stated 3 is enough for me and hopefully new tech will save a few more of these Precisionist's. You can watch all the video of this stuff you want, but it never has the impact of seeing the real event real time.
‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
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