The Special Mission Aircraft That The Government Doesn’t Want Us To Know About

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It’s November 21, 1970, and two specially modified Lockheed MC-130 U.S. Air Force planes have just taken off from a Thai airbase en route to a Vietnamese prison camp. The MC-130E craft – known as Combat Talons – are part of Operation Ivory Coast: an audacious attempt to rescue 61 American prisoners of war from the communists. And the highly specialized planes are bristling with top-secret equipment.

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