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CAG 1920 Aug 2013 2:00 a.m. PST

While doing some scenario work for a July 1965 game involving the pick up of Dogwood 02 near Hanoi, the use of the B57 in North Vietnam has come up. The Osprey Canberra book corroborates another article about a pair of B57 being deployed from Da Nang (actually two pairs on RESCAP with the first pair returning to Udorn for Refuel and being replaced on station by the second pair – One of the second pair is damaged during the rescue) and meeting up with the Navy A-1 which both then cover the pick up of Tullo.

I am trying to make sense of whether these were camouflaged or not. The Book seems to make the case that Camouflage was introduced at the same time as Farr becomes CO and Farr is one of the pilots of the first pair.

Can anyone throw me the BuNos and thoughts on whether these should be Camouflaged or not.

Kaoschallenged20 Aug 2013 2:23 a.m. PST

Two different B-57s based out of Da Nang. One in bare metal and the other in camouflage. Robert

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I also posted this in a thread I created too. If you missed it tou might fine it interesting,

One of the lesser known aircraft used over Vietnam during Operation Shed Light. And one of my favorites,
B-57G--Tropic Moon III, 1967-1972
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CAG 1920 Aug 2013 3:11 a.m. PST

Thanks Robert,
Looking for 1965 Info specifically, but as I have a pair of these I will do one of each using 33908 for the silver one if I can't get any other info

Kaoschallenged20 Aug 2013 3:31 a.m. PST

I wonder if this might help. Robert

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CAG 1920 Aug 2013 3:37 a.m. PST

Do like :)

commanderroj20 Aug 2013 6:13 a.m. PST

I cant quite read that. Do you have a link? I had a pair (or three?) of these undercoated for months!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2013 8:29 a.m. PST

Thanks.

Fatman20 Aug 2013 9:33 a.m. PST

Dude paint them as Pakistanis and bomb some Indians!

Fatman

Kaoschallenged20 Aug 2013 11:39 a.m. PST

Here ya go commanderroj,
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Robert

Mako1120 Aug 2013 11:41 a.m. PST

As you can see from the pic above, black was used as well, for their night ops.

commanderroj21 Aug 2013 3:23 a.m. PST

Here ya go commanderroj,
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Robert

Thanks Robert!

CorpCommander31 Aug 2013 4:18 p.m. PST

Kaos, the 2nd picture is reversed.

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