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So remmeber that time a USN Skyraider dropped a Toilet bomb.......

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posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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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.






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posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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Great for a laugh when the boy are 1000s of miles from home.



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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Brings new meaning to "everything but the kitchen sink."



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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I remember seeing an actual print of that photograph on the wall of VA-25's Ready Room when I toured the Ranger in 1984.



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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edit on 8-9-2017 by intrptr because: redacted, Gut beat me to it...



posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: FredT

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.



posted on Sep, 9 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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Almost as good as the MkIX Spit carrying beer kegs to Normandy from England.



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