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From the 2013 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show, Douglas AD-4 Skyraider "Naked Fanny" makes a pass down the show line. This aircraft began life as an AD-4NA, with the manufacturer's construction number 7759. In its brief service with the U. S. Navy, it was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid.
At about the same time, the French Government began looking for a replacement for their aging Republic F-47 Thunderbolts that had been used in the ground attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) role during their continuing disagreement with rebels in Algeria. The Skyraider was selected, based on the excellent ground attack capabilities it had displayed in Korea. No fewer than 113 of the type were surplus to American needs at the time, and were shipped to France beginning in 1959. This particular Skyraider was delivered to the French Air Force on 7 December 1960.

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Here is one of my images from this year's Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

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This F-100 is based at FWA in my Hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

From Wikipedia: The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series collection of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The F-100 was originally designed as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter.

Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 would be supplanted by the Mach 2 class F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam. The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the Air Force's primary close air support jet until replaced by the more efficient subsonic A-7 Corsair II. The F-100 also served in several NATO air forces and with other US allies. In its later life, it was often referred to as "the Hun," a shortened version of "one hundred"

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[These photos are under a Creative Commons license. If you wish to license them for commercial purposes, want to purchase prints or are interested in commissioning me to take photos, please send me a Flickr mail or visit my website, www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com/, for contact information. Thanks.]

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