Lockheed P2V Neptune

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    It was quite an airplane. Still in use as a fire bomber. I saw one last summer fighting a fire near Flagstaff.
     
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    #3 tyrodtom, Feb 1, 2011
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    I was at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand in 1967. There was a Navy unit there with P2Vs, they were used to make precision low level drops of sensors near the Ho Chi Minh trail.
    They had a chopped off tail and small auxilliary jets out near the wing tips.

    Of course at the time we weren't given a clue about what they did. We just thought a Navy aircraft at a air force base that far from the sea was strange. One went down over Laos, it's whole crew of 12 still missing.

    I never found out about Igloo White and Nakhon Phanoms part in it till years later.
     
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