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Weasel Pilot

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  1. I believe the 43rd airplanes at Incirlik were Block 20s, were they a mix? Also a mix for the 41st at KKMC?
  2. Another anybody know: The Clean Sweep Low Band Transmit antenna, (without the tripod) was this introduced on the Block 30 or did some Block 20s get it, too?
  3. Anybody know when the Block 30s were introduced? Anybody know what Block number airplanes the 41st had in Saudi for Desert Storm? Thanks! Dave
  4. In a way you did; here's what was posted: Many of the APN-59s are being replaced with the APN-241, a Northrop Grumman low power color weather radar (LPCR). There is a TCTO, but I don't recall the number just offhand. John Doesn't entirely address whether any APN-161s were ever installed and if so, starting when. Did the APN-161 get "thrown under the bus" in favor of the APN-241?
  5. Thanks! REALLY appreciate the info. Actually I've got several TOs that cover it, but none refer to it as H.A. Corporate memory...a good thing! Dave
  6. Think you scared him off!
  7. Another CHECO SEA Glossary question: Here's the entry: HAVE AUGER (S/NF) Highly classified electro-optical sensor installed on SURPRISE PACKAGE aircraft. Anybody know what this was?
  8. That WILL ruin your whole day! Surprised aircraft was recoverable, did door come off?
  9. So you measured from the center, out? Dave
  10. OK, Loadmasters, stupid pilot question about the treadways. Keep in mind memory has served too many times as a beer filter, reducing capacity, but don't remember treadways being marked on floor. If load looked like it wouldn't fall on treadways, did you measure them (If so, from where) or just throw shoring down? Dave
  11. Skip, Didn't the (S) stand for "Swap" rather than "Swamp" or is this another SOF inside joke? Dave
  12. Tried this on the historical forum and wasn't deluged with answers, hoping for more here: Did the Air Force replace the APN-59 with the APN-161? If so when and on starting with which CN? Thanks, dave
  13. The Project CHECO "SEA Glossary" lists Commando Scarf as a "C-130 munitions drop in Cambodia (Special Mission)" Anyone know anything about this? FYI: Most, if not all the Project CHECO reports and most of the USAF History Office books on Vietnam can be downloaded (FREE!) from the DTIC website (http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/search/tr/tr.html) dave
  14. Thanks for the info. Know when they sealed them?
  15. Did the Air Force replace the APN-59 with the APN-161? If so when and on starting with which CN? Thanks
  16. Anybody know if the Navy kept the forward cargo door on their F's operable or did they seal/"disable" them as the USAF did?
  17. At UPT we were taught that hydroplaning occurred wheb your speed was greater than 9 times the square root of the tire pressure. Don't know if this was T-38 specific, seems like weight and number of tires (patch size) should factor in somehow. Dave
  18. Have Auger was equipment fitted to AC-130s, anybody know what it did?
  19. Just got a C-130B-II dash one and it talks about two of the aircraft have an extendable radome between the gear sponsons. Anyone have a photo of this or a drawing...or even a hazy description? Dave
  20. Anybody know, were the winches/cable reels for the two trailing wire antennas both in the aft cargo area? The vertical TW antenna supposedly exited out the bottom of the fuselage, fwd of the sponsons. Area above this had the mission crew, so equipment had to be elsewhere. Dave
  21. What about a photo for those of us not lucky enough to live in the panhandle Dave
  22. Uhhhh, think Rivet Hunter aircraft flew Senior Scout/Senior Hunter/Senior Warrior mission who's name we do not speak. (OK, SIGINT) at 193.
  23. Guess this applies to all the Special Ops modifed 130s, why didn't the designation use a configuration number (EC-130E-III, for example) instead of the modification code name, IE: MC-130E (Y) or here, EC-130E (RH)? yes, I know E-III was already taken, but why not E-IV, or whatever wasn't taken? Also, what did the unit refer to these aircraft as? Dave
  24. A few questions, hopefully someone can enlighten me! 1. When did the mission change from Volant Solo to Commando Solo? yes I know when AFSOC took over, but when exactly? 2. Dash one was LTM 1EC-130E(RH)-1. What did the (RH) stand for? Aircraft mod was Rivet Rider (I thought). Thanks, Dave Mason
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