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  • core_pfield_11
    KC-130 F/R powerline mechanic 2004-2007 VMGR-152 Okinawa, Japan.

    KC-130 T powerline mechanic 2007-2010 VMGR-234, Fort Worth, Texas.

    KC-130J powerline mechanic 2010-2013 VMGR-252 Cherry Point, North Carolina.

    Lockheed Martin, 2013 - Present.
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  1. [ATTACH=CONFIG]3840[/ATTACH] This is a rare photograph of a Marine KC-130A on its first test flight. The tail says "5046" and I'm trying to find out what Lockheed ship number this aircraft was. Photo was taken in August 1957 at Lockheed Georgia's facility in Marietta. Can anyone help me out with this?
  2. I appreciate the support and all the emails. -Sgt. Stinar
  3. Man I hope you know what it is cause it's pretty important.
  4. We (the Marines) are testing this software to see if we like it or not, Powerline does, but it's up to the bean counters.
  5. in all seriousness though, Johnny did you bang on it with a hammer first. you know that works 60% of the time, all the time
  6. PCU pressure switch (Pitch Control Unit) it's a J-model component Beta Cal, the J-models don't have mechanical rigging, it's all built into the software in the computer and a beta tube that runs from the forward tip of the prop, through the prop, through the PGB (propellar gear box) into the PCU that controls blade pitch. the sarcasm comes from Johnny use to be my old boss on Marine Corps KC-130T models, and about the time he got out of the corps I was forced to transfer to a J-model unit.
  7. Johnny, change the PCU pressure switch, or redo the beta cal.....*sarcasm, he use to be my old boss*
  8. My Commanding Officer, LtCol. Morris gave the speech on behalf of the Marine Corps KC-130's on the 19th. The video played in the beginning was my work, as was his power point presentation. I stayed back and got a grand tour of the Lockheed gift shop since I wasn't able to go to the tour on.
  9. Thought all you C-130 enthusiasts might get a kick outta this Silver Line Productions, LLC a Savannah GA based video production company, and KC-130 historian Alan Stinar are pleased to announce that Dale A. Dye, Captain, US Marine Corps (ret) is slated to host the documentary MARINE BATTLEHERKS: A LEGACY. Dale Dye is no stranger to the Marine Corps. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1964. He served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970, surviving 31 major combat operations. He emerged from Southeast Asia with numerous decorations, including a Bronze Star for valor and three Purple Heart medals for wounds suffered in combat. He spent 13 years as an enlisted Marine, rising to the rank of master sergeant. He was chosen to attend officer candidate school and was appointed a warrant officer in 1976. He later converted his commission and was a captain when he was sent to Beirut with the multinational peacekeeping force in 1982-83. He is the founder and principal of Warriors, Inc., which provides technical advisory services to the entertainment industry worldwide. Services included performer training, research, planning, staging and on-set advisory for directors and other key production personnel. Captain Dye’s screen credits include among many others, Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, and Band of Brothers. The documentary will explore the 50 year history of the KC-130 aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps. The hour long documentary is scheduled to start shooting immediately. MARINE BATTLEHERKS: A LEGACY is scheduled to be released March 1st, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the delivery of the first KC-130. Pre-sales of the DVD will be available here on the MARINE BATTLEHERK website www.marinebattleherk.com
  10. Does anyone know where I can find the video of the crash?
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