Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

At Pochentong, date is unknown, soon after defected and crash landing on 27th February 1962.

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added 08 Jul 08:49

27-02-1962 — 1970 year

The first VNAF Skyraider defected to Cambodia, it arrived on February 27, 1962, its pilot 2nd Lt. Nguyen Van Cu belly landing at Pochentong due to heavy battle damage, after a coup-attempt against President Diem and South Vietnamese Independence Palace bombing. It was not repaired and probably still wore VNAF painting and markings.


Aircraft model

AD-6 (A-1H)

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_cambodia.svg Kingdom of Cambodia (1953–1970) | Military > Aviation Royale Khmere (AVRK)

Registration number

C

Serial number

BuNo.134495

Aircraft

Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

At Pochentong, date is unknown, soon after defected and crash landing on 27th February 1962.

Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

At Pochentong, date is unknown, soon after defected on 27th February 1962.

Douglas AD/A-1 "Skyraider" | AD-6 (A-1H) | BuNo.134495 | C

At Pochentong, date is unknown, somewhere after 1964.

The aircraft on the background is ex VNAF A-1H BuNo.134495 defected to Cambodia on 27th February 1962, on the foreground is A-1H with unknown[...]