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Witty Wings A-7 Corsair II 354th TFW Korat RTAFB 1972 1/72 WTY-72024-007

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Witty Wings LTV A-7D Corsair II  354th TFW Korat RTAFB 1972  Linebacker II    Limited edition- 1 of 800 pcs. world wide. 1/72 scale diecast metal and plastic parts.. Fully assembled. WTY-72024-007

USAF A-7Ds entered combat over Indochina in October 1972 with the deployed Tactical Air Command 354th TFW from Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina and attacked targets as far as 800 km from its deployed base at Korat, extensively utilizing mid-air refueling. The A-7Ds were quickly assigned the "Sandy mission" of providing air cover for Combat Search and Rescue missions of downed pilots. Taking over for A-1 Skyraiders (and adopting their call sign of "Sandy"), the A-7's higher speed was somewhat detrimental for escorting the helicopters but the aircraft's high endurance and durability were an asset and it performed admirably.

Beginning on 18 Decemebr, 1972, A-7Ds from the 354th took part in the massive strikes on North Vietnam dubbed Linebacker II.  For 10 days, US Airpower broght the North Vietnamese to their knees.  Had the civilian leadership in Washington kept up the onslaught for 2 more days, the NVA would have surrendered unconditionally. This admission was made by the upper NVA Military leadership years after the war came to a close.

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