Operation Ranch Hand

Back to the museum till I get more new pics. After a few much needed days off I’m back on the road and heading to south Texas and Brownsville.

For todays entry we continue with the South East Asia gallery at the National Air Force Muesum and a display called Operation Ranch Hand. During the Vietnam conflict the enemy used the cover and concelment of the dense jungle. To counter this the Air Force used special UC-123 transport aircraft to fly low level missions over the jungle and spray defoliant to deny the cover for the enemy. Ranch Hand UC-123s recieved over 7000 hits to their aircraft for flying at low level altitudes and in a straight line giving them the title of the most shot at aircraft during the war.

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