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Old 16 August 2019, 18:11
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Originally Posted by RemTech View Post
Most of the old guys had crewed F-4s and F-105s when I got to the line in '86. Most of the 0-4,5,6 pilots had flown them as well. All loved the airframe but the crew chiefs loved working the 16 due to ease of maintenance. We would have F-4s drop in every now and then, they were awesome to watch take off spewing fire and smoke - great aircraft. I've seen the Cunningham, Olds and Ritchie shows on AHC and Smithsonian - studs.
Olds is a full on bad ass, if you haven't read Fighter Pilot I highly recommend it. Not a fan of Cunningham or Ritchie for various reasons.
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