March - April 1966 [Inclusive Dates: 3/1/1966 - 4/1/1966]
Michael J. Morea Collection
Forward Air Controller Association
An O-1 at the FAC's primitive parking area adjacent to the Tan An Airstrip which was a wide spot in a road, 2,100 feet long, some short distance outside Tan An. The camouflage scheme was someones "harebrained" idea of how to protect the O-1 from air attack while on the ground. There was not air threat! Worse, the camouflage made the FAC invisible to the fighters who always saw the FAC form above and against the background of the jungle. The dayglo panels on the wings were to help the fighters see the FAC against the pattern of the ground. Fortunately, this concept lasted only a very short while and the paint scheme was changed back to the more familiar light blue-gray.
Slide VAS023987, March - April 1966, Michael J. Morea Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 6 May. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VAS023987>.
Pub. Credit Line
VAS023987, Michael J. Morea Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 17 Aug 2004[Updated: 1 Nov 2004]