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RISINGER Raid – It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

This two-seat F-100F with 335-gallon drop tanks is similar to that flown by the Mistys. The F-100s used in Vietnam were all painted with a brown-green camouflage scheme. (Photo by John Dibbs/
I AM APPROACHING THE AGE at which we begin to lose our faculties. I no longer run; I creak when I walk. Hair grows in all the wrong places. My eyesight, once as sharp as an eagle’s, is hopelessly blurred without bifocals, and I am useless for almost all things after 9 p.m. I am probably also boring (except to my grandchildren when I do magic tricks) and perhaps at the point of becoming a...


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RISINGER Raid – It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Article in October 2022 Issue

ON THE COVER: You can almost hear the roar from The Fighter Collection’s ultra-rare, Merlin-powered P-40F as it comes in close to the camera ship. This aircraft was found on the South Pacifi c island of Espiritu Santo after it had been lost for nearly 40 years. (Photo by John Dibbs/

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