Specific question about VF-162 F-8 Crusaders aboard USS Oriskany

Joined: 7:52 PM - Nov 15, 2005

3:05 AM - May 19, 2018 #1

Hey folks,

Does anyone know if during Rolling Thunder the F-8E Crusaders of VF-162 aboard the USS Oriskany ever carried Mk. 82 bombs on wing-mounted triple ejector racks (TERs)?  .  I've seen a couple of pics on what looks like a single Mk. 82 on a single bomb rack under the wing but haven't come across any showing three bombs mounted on TERs.

Any information would be very much appreciated as always.

TIA!

Rick 
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Joined: 12:52 AM - Mar 01, 2010

5:21 PM - May 19, 2018 #2

Here is what VMFA (AW) - 212 did while they served on the Oriskany during the same time VF-162 did:

https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/repositorie ... cts/228925

click on the pdf icon and scroll down to get detailed info including weapon loads. 

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Joined: 11:44 PM - Oct 22, 2009

6:21 PM - May 19, 2018 #3

Hello RRman ... I sent your question to someone who may have the answer and I will check my GULF OF TONKIN YACHT CLUB book ... George Campbell
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Joined: 12:52 AM - Mar 01, 2010

6:28 PM - May 19, 2018 #4

Here is one:



the caption says 1967.

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Joined: 7:52 PM - Nov 15, 2005

2:15 AM - May 20, 2018 #5

Gents,

Thanks for the replies!  II have a correction to make; the bombs with the kit (Monogram) are actually Mk. 117, not Mk. 82.  However, I do have some Mk 82 bombs from a weapons set so my inquiry has now expanded to either both the Mk. 117 and the Mk. 82.

Finn- It looks like the above pic shows the smaller Mk. 82, is that correct?

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Joined: 12:52 AM - Mar 01, 2010

4:54 AM - May 20, 2018 #6

Yes those are Mk-82 Snakeyes, you can tell by the notch in the tail of the bomb.

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