Air-Ground in Vietnam

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Unread post09 May 2012, 07:16

For any Thud pilots that care to answer....
I have always been curious about the mindset of 105 pilots when enemy air activity was reported to be vectoring towards your flights.
Was the standing orders of the time to stay in formation and let the package CAP intercept them or did every element have it's own authority to pickle bombs and turn into the enemy or egress?

Follow up....
The Thud appears to be clearly an energy fighter and not a device to take into a turning fight with the Migs of that era. What air engagements can you relate and what tactics were most effective for the mix of aircraft and weapons that were available.
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