Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thunderchief Emergency Departure over Gulf of Tonkin, Another View

Yesterday I posted Joe Kline's clever photoshop image of Ed Larson and Mike Gilroy ejecting from their stricken F-105 Thunderchief over the Gulf of Tonkin after sustaining hits from three SAM missiles and 57mm AA fire. Joe used a 1/72 scale model as the basis for the image.

Commissioned by Mike Gilroy, Joe has made a painting of the event as seen from the altitude of the aircraft, and here it is:

Other Highbrow posts on the F-105 Thunderchief can be viewed here and here.

 "Watch your six!"

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