A-4 Skyhawk by Lindsay Peacock

By Lindsay Peacock

The Osprey wrestle plane sequence comprised a couple of monographs on smooth US and Soviet army airplane and helicopters. The textual content provided a concise improvement and repair heritage of the plane, however the major appeal of every identify was once the illustrations.

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150. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 9. Project CHECO Report, Igloo White Program: July 1968–December 1969, A Contemporary Historical Examination of Current Operations. Report number 0239388 from the Directorate of Operations Analysis Office. 10. “Air Operations in Northern Laos—1 April through 1 November 1970,” HQ PACAF. Directorate of Operations Analysis, Project CHECO 7th AF, DOAC (January 15, 1971). 11. The Douglas EB-66 Destroyer was an early 1950s era nuclear-capable bomber, converted into an electronic reconnaissance (EB-66C) and electronic jamming (EB-66B/E) platform.

On 10 November, 10 more sensors were air-dropped into the same region. The last flight of Pink Orbit was flown on 26 November 1968. The sensor fields planted in North Vietnam did not produce the results desired; consequently, the orbit was canceled when the sensors became inactive. Continued program successes and improvements in sensor processing, command, control, and communications brought an expansion of operations in Laos during the following year. On 13 April 1969, operational control of aircraft in the Commando Hunt program was transferred from Task Force Alpha to an Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center.

Sensor costs decreased significantly over their years of use in Southeast Asia. The basic unit cost of the air-delivered seismic intrusion detector (ADSID) in 1967 was $2,145. By 1970, sensor unit cost was $975. Sensor reliability also significantly improved, to the point that battery life was the limiting factor in sensor operation. Successes of the Sensor System It would take volumes to describe the many sensor successes during the Vietnam War. The following is just a sampling of various successes attributed to the sensor system.

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