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Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Air Force in Southeast Asia: The RF- 101 VOODOO, 1961-1970

The Air Force in Southeast Asia: The RF- 101 VOODOO, 1961-1970, by William H. Greenhalgh, Jr. (1979). 169 pages. – http://www.afhra.af.mil/Portals/16/documents/Studies/101-150/AFD-090529-066.pdf

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I find an example of an aircraft that disappeared without a trace?
  • What sort of recon was done during Able Mable Alpha?
  • Why were photo interpreters unhappy with small format cameras?

Description:

The story of one fighter based reconnaissance program in Vietnam. Chapters include the development of the aircraft and its camera, information about missions flown and factors that contributed to the withdrawal of the Voodoo aircraft in 1970.

Appendix III is a listing of crashed and missing aircraft, which might provide story jump off points for writers.

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