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TAN SON NHUT AIR BASE, SAIGON, VIETNAM 1966 Photo guys recovering an RF-4C after a mission

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CHRIS ROBEY
Great shot of an early C model Phantom with crew. Looks like airplane was being worked hard...
Dave Sheehy
Fantastic! 5* Thanks for posting..
96flstc
RAT doors are open
SAM PIERCEPhoto Uploader
I have been giving this picture some thought and while I do not remember specifically taking the it, something about it rang a bell. When the crews returned from a sortie they weren't interested in seeing the camera bay opened. However, when they had a problem with the cameras on a mission they were not happy campers, understandably so. I believe that is what was going on in this picture.
SAM PIERCEPhoto Uploader
Actually those were not Ram Air Turbine doors. That was the photo flash ejection system for night photography which ejected cartridges to light up the night.
SAM PIERCEPhoto Uploader
Thanks to everyone for the views, votes and comments, they are appreciated.

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