Air Operations at Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon, Vietnam, during Operation Market Time, in the Vietnam War.
Saigon Vietnam Date:1965, May Duration:2 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Views of aircraft operating at Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon, in the period of Operation Market Time. A yellow Follow-Me vehicle is moving along a taxiway. Parked behind it are three U.S. Air Force EC-121D "Big Eye Task Force" aircraft from the 552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing. (Aircraft from that unit rotated on 90-day temporary duty assignments, from their home base at McClelland AFB, California.) A number of C-123s and C-47s can be seen parked on the flight line in the background. A USAF B-57B aircraft taxis along the taxiway (where the Follow-Me vehicle had led). Next, a C-123 taxis on that taxiway, in the opposite direction. An O-1E Bird Dog observation plane taxis past the noses of the EC-121Ds as a U.S. Army UH-1E Iroquois helicopter flies overhead and lands behind them. U.S. Navy A-1H Skyraider with Tail Code Z, taxis past the camera, followed by another with Tail Code V. In background, another UH-1E helicopter lands and an ambulance takes wounded away. It is followed by yet another one, also met by ambulance. A U.S. Navy Lockheed SP-2H aircraft of Patrol Squadron Four (Tail Code YD) taxis fairly close to the camera.
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