The United States Air Force (USAF) produced films reporting the results of air strikes flown over North and South Vietnam. This film, produced by the 1532nd Photo Group and reporting on air airstrikes that took place during early 1968, features both familiar and unfamiliar strike camera footage. North American F-100 Super Sabre, Republic F-105 Thunderchief, and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter bombers, along with Douglas A-1 Skyraider and Cessna A-37 Dragonfly attack aircraft, are seen delivering ordnance. The film was uploaded to YouTube by PeriscopeFilm. Spoiler Alert: A bonus video lurks below the rest of the story.
Air Force units mentioned in the film include the 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) Screaming Eagles of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW), the 355th TFW Fighting Falcons of the 37th TFW, the 14th Air Commando Wing, the 309th TFS Wild Ducks of the 31st TFW, 308th TFS Emerald Knights of the 31st TFW, the 604th Air Commando Squadron (ACS) Mattel Marauders, the 389th TFS Thunderbolts of the 366th TFW, the 559th TFS Billy Goats of the 12th TFW, the 557th TFS of the 12th TFW, and last but certainly not least the 8th TFW Wolfpack.
Interestingly the air strike footage is a mix of gun camera and strike camera pod footage. The narrator refers to napalm as “incindigel.” Several types of gravity bombs and munitions are seen in the film, among them M117 750 pound general purpose (GP) bombs, Mark 82, Mark 83, and Mark 84 high-drag bombs, CBU-25 cluster bombs, BLU-23 and BLU-27 napalm canisters, and 2.75 inch folding-fin aerial rockets (FFARs) launched from LAU-3 rocket pods.
Bonus Video: A similar US Air Force summary film reporting on airstrikes from early 1966 uploaded by PersicopeFilm