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Spectre623

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  1. OK Alan, just reread your post I see it was an H model not a tanker at that time.We had 65-971,973 and 987 H's bast as I can tell.
  2. Hi Alan, I was a crew chief / expediter (Hotel 2), at Hill in the 1550th at that time. Do you remember the tail number or if it was an H ,P or N model? Best tour of my career there,Twice!
  3. Spectre623

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    Thanks Sonny. I see in Lars book it has -15 engines and strengthened wings and yep it is still in the South Africa AF. I'll bet that sucker is a real hot rod! The B model was my favorite of all the Herks I worked on.
  4. Spectre623

    405 oops

    Do you know the Lockheed SN or AF tail # ? I crewed B models at Clark 69-70.
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    It don't appear to be an A model as it has fuel dump masts on the wing tips. I can only see one drain mast on the bottom of the engines also as the A model has two drain masts.
  6. Staying in, doing honey -dos, cleaning out stuff. Good time to do spring cleaning. Can't do much else, can't go to the Air Museum to work. Better days ahead😄
  7. Don I belive that was the Robins AFB museum. Ours is off the north west corner of the Lockheed plant in Mariette,Ga. Dobbins AFB. Google earth it.😁
  8. Also Don check out the Aviation Wing, Marietta onthe net and facebook which has pics of Ghost Rider our gunship and the C-141 and others.
  9. Don, I can't remember what CRS is.....ha ha. Saw your bio where you were on C-141's. We are about finished restoring 0186 the first 141 to be streached. It's at the museum just out the back gate at Dobbins air base. Go to C-141heaven on the web and check it out. Bill
  10. Those were the days , huh Don? Whatever anybody thought of the war it was the adventure of my life as a young kid. Bill
  11. Didn't know him but I was stationed at Clark as a C-130 crew chief in 1969-70's and know the routine of the flight crews as the crew chief went with his aircraft. Standard rotation of the 40 some odd C-130's and crews were as follows: Bag drag to aircraft and take off around 0600 hrs. Stopped at Subic Bay Navel base P.I. and onload pax and cargo. Flew into Vietnam and stopped at several bases to off load pax and cargo. Flew on to Cam Ranh Bay AB which was the home base while in Vietnam. Crew debriefed and went into crew rest. Crew chief inspected acft. ( BPO/Preflight). Refuel and reconfigure acft., climb up on crew bunk and sleep till 0400 when new air crew arrives. Officers file flight plan FE pulls -1 preflight with crew chief. Loadmaster waits for cargo and waits and waits. Cargo is loaded and officers arrive. Engine start and aircraft backs out of revetment. Crew chief gets sand blasted marshalling aircraft out. Sometims crew chief goes with aircraft but most times not. Crew chief and asst. split up for rest/ work schedule. Airctaft returns around 1700 hrs. Crew boards crew van goes to maint. debrief then to squadron operations debriefs then into crew rest. This routine was for a standard 15-21 day rotation to Vietnam. Some maint. support troops had a 55 day rotation to CRB also. There would be trips to other countries and some R&R but the main function of the C-130's and air crew/ maint. crews was in support of Vietnam. Normal tour of duty to Clark was 18 months but was shortened to 15 months in 1970. 24 months if you took your family to Clark. This gives you a thumbnail shot of life as an aircrew at Clark.
  12. Looks mean for sure, just wondering how long it would take to open the main radome or better yet, to change it.
  13. Pallet loaders are used mainly because a full aircraft load of pallets can be weighed and C/G of the load can be worked out and can be loaded on the K loader(AF lingo) and brought to the aircraft in one trip. Saves a huge amount of time loading the aircraft. K loaders have vertical movement and power rollers to move the pallets onto the aircraft. One at a time forklift loading and unloading is for small bases or airfields that don't have large cargo handling facilities. Bill
  14. We in the AF Reserves started using Mil-83282 around 1997-98 time frame. Everything that used hyd. fluid on our 81-84 H model C-130's was serviced with 83282 fluid. Serviced all landing gear struts with 83282. Never saw anymore 5606 after that. Retired in 2003 and were still using it then. Bill
  15. Hi Larry, good to hear you are doing pretty well. Lots of guys our age aren't. Keep posting and good health on ya , friend.✈️
  16. Hi Larry, how you been doing? That hyd. panel would be off a B model or newer as the A models didn't have an AUX pump. I remember having to hand pump the ramp and door open the 3 years on A models at Sewart AFB TN. UGH!!! Thought I was in Herky heaven when I went on B's at Clark AB P.I.
  17. Thanks Metalbasher☺️
  18. Sounds like a good time was had by all Sonny. Did you get to shoot the .50 ? That would have been icing on the cake.
  19. Anyone have the Lockheed serial number of the new L-100J demo bird?
  20. Hercinherit, I have a hand written letter signed by your dad that he sent along with an unbound 30th edition, which I had bound. If you would like the letter just PM me your address to this website. I thought a lot of Lars and how much he meant to the C-130 community. RIP Lars. Bill
  21. Your animation of the C-130 ramp and door is incorrect. The cargo door does not lower WITH the cargo ramp as in your animation. You should look at the ramp and door opening and closing operation on a real C-130. This would give you more info to help you design your unloader. The ramp angle when lowered is much sharper in real life and you need a transition ramp such as the vehicle ramps carried on most C-130's which attach to the edge of the ramp for vehicle loading/ unloading.Just a few details I noticed while looking at your clip. Good Luck.
  22. Where are these straps located and what are their measurements? What model C-130 are they on?
  23. Wow Don, never seen that before! Been on the ramp in flight before but never thought about hanging out in space. Couple of wild and crazy guys as old Steve martin used to say. Thanks for sharing .
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