You have to love the esprit de corp you see with military units. VA-25 was no exception. In this case, those fun loving swabbies decided to take a
broken toiled, attach it to a hard point on a Douglas Skyraider and drop it on the VietCong. If you look at the picture they spent alot of time on
details including a arming propeller.
The crews actually managed to keep the airboss from seeing it until right as it was shot off LOL The toilet was dropped and almost hit the plane.
My squadron (602nd SOS) tried to replicate the swabbies' atunt but couldn't find a porcelan toilet in NE Thailand. But we carried averything else:Mark
82s;Mark 84s; napalm, rocket pods; extra fuel; pamphlet pods; bomblet pods. And do it for hours ad hours and hours. They really should update the A-1
for COIN work. Stick a monster PT-6 on it and watch it go. Although there is something magical about the sound of a 3350 starting up. If the
industrial revolution had a sound, it would be a starting Skyraider. I put in 430 S&R and CAS missions in the SPAD (single place AD) and when they
made us switch to the F-4 I wanted my Skyraider back.
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