Steve Wilson's Takhli Gallery
Page One - Takhli RTAFB - Flight Line Images 1969 - 1970
Emergency Landing - due to battery failure from extreme heat. Note the smoking battery on the concrete and scorches on fuselage behind the empty battery compartment. Not an uncommon occurrence.
The Thud's J-75 engine. Hot - dirty flight line work
J-75 engine swap - four hands wrestle the 26,500 pound thrust turbojet into position
After returning from an F-105 mission flown on his birthday, Col. Charles T. Watkins, Chief of Maintenance for the 355th TFW, displays an American flag he took with him, with the help of the flag's owner, TSgt. Wayne E. Easter. Easter obtained the flag from his Congressman, who had it flown over the nation's capitol.
(US Air Force photo by A1C Steve Wilson published in the Takhli Times Feb 21st, 1970)
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