August 27th, 2011
Ground Attack Flying Day
- On a beautiful sunny Pacific Northwest summers day the Flying Heritage Collectionmuseum at Paine Field, Everett put on another great flying day by to showcase two famous ground attack aircraft, one from WW2: the museums Republic P-47D Thunderbolt “Tallahassee Lassie” (known as the “Jug” by WW2 pilots), and a Korean and Vietnam war era Douglas A-1 Skyraider “The Proud American” visiting from theHeritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, Washington. Both aircraft have huge airframes, powered by propellor driven engines, they could take a lot of damage and dish out even more. It was impressive to see them flying together and they put on a great display roaring low and close over the runway!
The Skyraider had four 20mm cannons and a massive 3.6 tonne weapons payload on fifteen external hardpoints! Even though it was a ground attack aircraft that massive fire…
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