Monday, August 10, 2015

Spring High: Thunderchiefs vs. the SAMs that weren't there

Decades later pilot and filmmaker Vic Vizcarra learned that the SAMs had been pulled out and the AA guns moved in, creating a "flack trap" for American forces.  See the "Summation" that begins at 22:47. It might be observed (perhaps cynically) that the "ruse" achieved in this incident is an allegory for the entire war, characterizing the way the US was drawn into a conflict that was not what it appeared to be.  Click HERE for general conclusions by Robert McNamara.  And click HERE for additional Highbrow assessment.

Animated documentary of "Spring High", the first counter-air Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) mission in history of aerial combat from Victor Vizcarra on Vimeo.

Vic Vizcarra

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