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Sargent Barry Sadler, Ballad of the Green Berets.

"Ballad of the Green Berets" is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. It is one of the very few songs of the era to cast the military in a positive light and yet it became a major hit.

The song was written by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, while the latter was recuperating from a leg wound suffered as a medic in the Vietnam War. Moore also wrote a non-fiction book, The Green Berets, about the force.

The recording of the song was the number one hit in the United States for five weeks in 1966 and was the number twenty-one song of 1960s, despite the later unpopularity of the Vietnam War. Refer to United States Army Special Forces in popular culture

It has sold over nine million singles and albums. It was the top single of a year in which the British Invasion, led by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, dominated the U.S. charts.

It is currently used as one of the four primary marching tunes of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band.
 

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Bell X-5 built on Messerschmitt P.1101 airframe. Unsuccessful, swing wing design, the wing movement could cause an unrecoverable spin. Killed one test pilot before being cancelled.
 

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A B-36 used as a mother ship carrying a conventional Republic F-84 Thunderstreak fighter. This was after the Air Force dropped the XF85 Goblin as a parasitic fighter. Not successful as in-flight refueling had made it unnecessary to carry a fighter in the bomber.
 

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XB-70 The forward fuselage was constructed of riveted titanium frames and skin. The remainder of the airplane was constructed almost entirely of stainless steel. The skin was a brazed stainless-steel honeycomb material.
 

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Looks like a B-50, a B-29 fitted with turboprop engines after WW-2. Successful as a transition between the prop bombers and the jets. They were later (with the addition of two jet engines) used in refueling jets up into the Viet Nam war
 

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Clyde wins!

Douglas A2D Skyshark
1950 turboprop engine
A notable failure was the Skyshark, which was a satisfactory airframe design that suffered terribly from problems with the XT-40 engine. In particular, making the gearbox work reliably proved impossible. Other problems included bearing failures and overheated skin around the exhausts.
 

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While the vehicle looks like an early experiment the road wheels look more modern, some sort of armored tractor from one of the British subject countries I would guess.
 

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I think the area marked stern is actually the bow as the far end looks more sternish (if that is a word) the large keel would keep it upright however it would be hard to turn (steer) so it would probably be towed. It still looks like some sort of target sled to me.
 

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#3 Vibrator - C-130 Hercules - just ride in one.

#4 White Rocket - T-38 Talon - fast narrow trainer (at least it is fast compared to the T-37)

#9 Tennis Court - F-15 Eagle - "twin tailed tennis court" large area between the tails
 

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Hunted around a bit and found references of Double Ugly applied to both F-4s and EA-6s. HAven't found Tennis Court, though and can't recall ever hearing it.
Clyde, look for "twin tailed tennis court" or "flying tennis court". I had never heard of tennis court without the adjectives.
 
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