A-1 sky raider crash

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  1. klarmie

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    I havn't had to the chance to ask him yet, but it looks like to me they might have moved it there.....awful close to the buildings for it to had stopped there.


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    Great Pics - any idea what base? I also notice no markings.
     
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    I'll have to ask him....but I know his home base was Vung Tau.
     
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    Interesting how the blades bent.
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Nice pics. VB, the way the prop blades are bent is a sign the engine was under power when the blades contacted the ground. When the engine is stopped, or at idle etc, the blades would bend backwards.
     
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    I think he might have meant how three blades go one way and the fourth goes the other way?
     
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    From the looks of the bending, and the angle (pitch) of the prop, it appears to me that the prop was feathered at the time it was bellied in...

    If it was "windmilling", think that might explain why the one blade is bent in the opposite direction?
     
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    She slid backwards at the end of the landing.

    And FlyboyJ has my vote for the most intriguing question. Why a bird with NO MARKINGS on a US base. That must be a story in itself.
     
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    Oh... and while I have read about the amount of oil the Spad used, man-o-man look at her exhaust streaks. Amazing.
     
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    #12 klarmie, Nov 15, 2009
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    I wonder if it was an ex Navy bird that the Air Force had gotten and not painted it yet?
     
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    That's what I'm thinking, and those "stationwagon" Skyraiders made great spook planes.
     
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    Oops! I didn't look properly, did I!? I had though the blades were bent forward, and they're not. And Dave, you're right - the prop is feathered, and I assume must have been windmilling and hit hard.
    Another thing which intrigues me, concerning an earlier pic, is what was an RAF Beverley doing on an air base in Viet Nam? The area wouldn't be on any routes as a stop-off point, and Britain didn't have any 'official' involvement at the time. Interesting.
     
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    Which picture? Dont forget that the RAAF was active in Vietnam too.
     
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    I'm not sure but the Beverly could have been in Thailand. I know my dad was in and out of Thailand alot.
     
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    Sorry Syscom, I was refereing to a previous post by Klarmie, 'I.D. this aircraft', which showed a RAF Blackburn Beverley. AFAIK, the RAAF weren't equipped with the type, which were used by the RAF in the UK, Germany and the Middle East, being withdrawn from service in late 1967.
    It's possible that one was in Thailand for some reason, but not a normal port of call.
     
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    i was wondering why a Beverley was out there when i I.D'd it Terry, bit suss if you ask me !
     
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