Skip Tannery's Tan Son Nhut Pictures

Fireguard on Number Two
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Here, I'm "fireguarding" number 2 engine, which is ready for start up. Note the J-85 jet engine pod. The C-123K models, had two R-2800 engines and two J-85 jet engines, which were used for assault take-offs and landings.   Interestingly, the J-85 (with an afterburner) is the same engine used in the T-38A Talon Advanced Trainer, which every Air Force pilot of this era flew.
Revised: 03 July 1999