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I remember watching Thuds do combat sims over my house as a 10 year old. I guess they were at 25 - 30 thousand feet or higher.  My vision was probably about 20-10 or better back then, and I swear I could see smoke puffs from under their wings. They couldn't have been shooting blanks, though.

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1 hour ago, gwalchmai said:

I remember watching Thuds do combat sims over my house as a 10 year old. I guess they were at 25 - 30 thousand feet or higher.  My vision was probably about 20-10 or better back then, and I swear I could see smoke puffs from under their wings. They couldn't have been shooting blanks, though.

Where was this and how many years ago? I, too, have a minor memory of "aircraft overhead" but don't recall what it was all about. I was in OK and it was back in the very early '60s. I was about 5.

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1 minute ago, Bish1309 said:

Where was this and how many years ago? I, too, have a minor memory of "aircraft overhead" but don't recall what it was all about. I was in OK and it was back in the very early '60s. I was about 5.

Yep, mid 60s. I was in western GA. I was a modeler and I remember being able to ID the 105s by their intakes.

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