To all the visitors from the US: Happy independence day ! I´ve been thinking about a good way to celebrate and have come to the conclusion that this jet may make the cut. This A-4C Skyhawk of VA-76 “Spirits of ´76” (get it ? ´76…;) ) shot down a MIG-17 while being piloted by Lt CDR Theodore Swartz. The MIG-17 was the only MIG to be shot down by a Scooter…and also the means to which the MIG was brought down was unique: The MIG was shot down with Zuni rockets ! The kill took place on May 1st, 1967.
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A-4C Skyhawk, VA-76 “Spirits”, 1967