ROLLING THUNDER Missions over the North By In addition to the F-105 "Thud," a variety of Air Force aircraft flew over the North during ROLLING THUNDER. F-4 Phantoms provided air cover against enemy MiG fighters and occasionally conducted bombing missions too. RF-101s and RF-4s took reconnaissance photographs of the North. B-66s conducted reconnaissance and jammed the enemy's radar. Aircrews flying in the aircraft described above flew most of the 100-mission tours. Even so, there were other USAF Airmen who also completed 100 missions over North Vietnam. Click here to return to Badge of Honor: 100 Missions Up North.