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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Arsenal | The F-104C Starfighter

      In December 1951, after Lockheed Corp. aircraft designer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson returned from meetings with U.S. Air Force pilots fighting over Korea, he was committed to developing the world’s fastest and highest-flying...

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    Mr. Stewart Goes to Vietnam

    WWII Veteran Jimmy Stewart flew his last bombing mission in Vietnam on February 21, 1966, while on Air Force Reserve duty—and it almost ended in disaster....

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    Arsenal | The RF-101C Voodoo

    On Oct. 23, 1961, the commander of the Thirteenth Air Force ordered the RF-101Cs of Task Force Pipe Stem to fly a reconnaissance mission over Tchephone airfield in Laos to confirm reports of a North Vietnamese and Soviet presence. The...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Arsenal | HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant

    The HH-53's armor, heavy lifting capability, maneuverability, range and speed made it ideal for CSAR and special ops during the Vietnam War...

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    Arsenal | EC-121 Warning Star

    Based on the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, the EC-121 Warning Star carried the long-range and height-finding radars required to provide coverage and warning to U.S. aircraft operating over North Vietnam...