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Stinger Photo 6

"Stinger and Buddy"

AC-119k and A1E fighter Photo 006

Great shot of Stinger TN 0-38121 and its fighter escort "Blood, Sweat, N' Tears" TN 39-608 heading for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The A-1E was the first fighter to be used as an escort for the 119 gunship. The Air Force later switched to using the F-4 jet fighter as an escort.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Hoover, Maj, USAF, Ret., Aurora, CO.)


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