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Aircraft Call Signs

The list below was taken from the 619th TCS Training Manual and is only a partial list of aircraft call signs in SEA.  For a list of call signs  that includes ground sites, operations, etc. in SEA, go to http://members.tripod.com/chancefac/

What they really called them

Besides the official names of aircraft like Skytrain for the C-47, most had other names given to them by the men who flew them (Gooney Bird for the C-47).  Air Force Magazine published an extensive collection of nicknames going back to the 1914 Curtis JN4 (Jenny).  Go to the AFA website at  http://www.afa.org/magazine/sept1990/0990airplanes.html to see the entire article.

a. Reconnaissance Aircraft

 

Call Sign

Type Aircraft

Base

1. Strobe

RF-4C

Tan Son Nhut

2. Sage

RF-4C

Tan Son Nhut

3 Polkadot

RF-101

Tan Son Nhut

4. Moonglow

RB-57

Tan Son Nhut

5. Steel

EC-47

Tan Son Nhut

6. Vanguard

RU-6

Long Thanh

7. Vanguard

RU.-21

Long Thanh

8. Vanguard

RU-1

Long Thanh

9. Vanguard

RU-8D

Long Thanh

10. Prong

EC-47

Phan Rang

11. Uptight

OV-1

Vung Tau

12. Blackpony

OV-10

Vung Tau

 

b. Strike Aircraft

 

Call Sign

Type Aircraft

Base

1. Hawk

F-100

Bien Hoa

2. Hawk

A-37

Bien Hoa

3. Ramrod

F-100

Bien Hoa

4. Dice

A-37

Bien Hoa

5. Rap

A-37

Bien Hoa

6. Falcon

F-5 (VNAF)

Bien Hoa

7. Dog

A-37

Bien Hoa

8. Buckshot

F-4

Bien Hoa

9. Cobra

F-4

Phu Cat

10. Warhawk

F-4

Phu Cat

11. Blade

F-100

Phan Rang

12. Bobcat

F-100

Phan Rang

13. Devil

F-100

Phan Rang

14. Yellow jacket

F-100

Phan Rang

15. Magpie

RAAF Canberra

Phan Rang

16 Tide

F-100

Phan Rang

17. Boxer

F-4

Phan Rang

18. Hammer

F-4

Cam Rahn Bay

19. Sharkbait

F-4

Cam Rahn Bay

20. Phantom

F-4

Cam Rahn Bay

21. Whiskey

 

Cam Rahn Bay

22. Dusty

F-100

Tuy Hoa

23. Limit

F-100

Tuy Hoa

24. Litter

F-100

Tuy Hoa

25. Sabre

F-100

Tuy Hoa

26. Misty

F-100

Tuy Hoa

27. Icon

F-100

Tuy Hoa

28. Elect

F-100

Tuy Hoa

c. Gunship

 

Call Sign

Type Aircraft

Base

1. Shadow

AC-119

Tan Son Nhut

2. Spooky

AC-47

Bien Hoa

3. Stinger

AC-119

Phan Rang

d. Rescue Aircraft

 

Call Sign

Type Aircraft

Base

1. Pedro

HH-43

Tan Son Nhut

2. Pedro

HH-43

Bien Hoa

 
 
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