Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited



  • First Name


  • core_pfield_11
    Crew Chief
    Little Rock AFB / 314 EMS- 92-94
    Rhein-Main AB / Ramstein AB / 37 AS- 94-98
    Hurlburt Field / 15 AMU - 98-2004
    Hurlburt Field / HQ AFSOC - 2004-2009
    Retired / Student 2009 -2010
    BAE Systems / Student 2010-2012
    SSAI / Student 2012-
  • core_pfield_12
    Fl Panhandle

HeyChief's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)



  1. Great list! Only suggestions I have: 1) Reflect that the MC-130Ws were redesignated as AC-130Ws and 2) I believe the AC-130Hs were designated AC-130Es until they were upgraded and redesignated AC-130Hs.
  2. The 37th was there from the start until the very end. The unit didn't even stand-down when we moved from Rhein-Main to Ramstein. Usually 3 aircraft daily doing 3 turns from Split and then later from Ancona for Provide promise. Later during IFOR and SFOR it was usually the same sort of schedule except turning back to Ramstein for concurrent servicing/cargo load for sortie 2. 37th aircraft took fire and damage on several occasions, from simple skin damage to nose-to-tail system damage from multiple rounds. I have a piece of cargo compartment floor in my shadow box from 0947 after recovering it with damage. Guard and Reserve definitely worked their asses off, just wanted to remind folks of the good work the 37th did every day during the Bosnian effort.
  3. Why would that matter? I don't know many Crew Chiefs that would give that bunk up.
  4. Universal Aerial Refueling Receptical Slipway Installation = UARRSI..and yes..it's a mouthful
  5. Railrunner..I believe you are talking about wing flex and how having the externals on helps as far as severity factor is concerned. The last thing I remember is that SPO engineering did not have the engineering model to accurately reflect external pods off and for refueling pods (Sargent Fletcher or MCARS) on or off. I believe they just took the weight of the pods and counted that as fuel weight at that wing station. That's 3 years ago, maybe someone on here has updated information on that
  6. That was the other course of action they were considering at the same time. Sounds like scrapping was the winner
  7. Someone needs to confirm this, but when I retired, Eglin was in talks with the 7th Special Forces Group to use as a jump trainer in preparation of their move down to Eglin Range. That info is about 3 years old though.
  8. May they rest in peace http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/ceremony-51625-slideshow-.html
  9. Here's a report and some pics of the NP2000 on the LC-130's http://www.polarfield.com/blog/tag/np2000-propeller/
  10. You probably saw one of the LCs that was modded with the NP2000 props and new electronic gear box. This is pretty much the same set up the Navy is using on their E-2s. From what I remember, the LCs were looking for more power on the ICE due to being unable to source RATO (JATO) bottles for when they take-off in the Antartic. Not sure if they fully bought off on doing their entire fleet in this configuration. There should be an NP2000 string somewhere on here..big discussion a couple of years back.
  11. The MC-130E's, MC-130H's and MC-130W's (AC-130W's?) all have the beefed up rear chine that runs up the outside of the rear fuselage. They were also equipped with buffer boards, and the beefed up ramp and door.
  12. Yeah..Whiskey was the other one that was kicked around HQ quite a bit..but got the kabashed fairly quickly by the boss in the 3rd floor office. I do know that the origional MCW unit at Hurlburt used Whiskey fairly liberally though.
  13. Lol..Like that mattered when they came up with it's official "Combat Spear" name..everyone still called it the Combat Wombat. I have a feeling that the "Wombat" will have staying power.
  14. The magical mystery machine..do you want CLR training aircraft..presto..C-130H...do you want an operational aircraft..presto..MC-130W..you say you want a gunship..presto change-o..AC-130W. Well..I guess they finally put the combat in Wombat.
  15. HeyChief


    There's still a fair number of HC's out there..from D/M and Moody to Patrick Air Reserve, New York ANG and Alaska ANG. CA ANG are the only ones that are flying the MCP as a rescue aircraft that I know of. Would love to hear from the Rescue guys on this.
  • Create New...