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  1. Hope you have a great day for your birthday today. Congratulations on your 75th from your older friend! Lee
  2. Another year, another birthday. Congratulations on your 76th. Hope you are staying warm today for your birthday celebration. Lee Sills
  3. Hope you had a great day for your birthday today! It's hell getting old, but somebody's got to do it. Lee
  4. Hope you had a great Birthday today! Hope you have many more! Lee
  5. It's been a long time since I worked on a C-130, but have some info on the trim tab indicators for an E Model. According to the TO 1C-130E-4 (an IPB I do believe), there were three trim indicators on the pilot's main instrument panel: Elevator Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 26, P/N 8DJ49GBV2 Aileron Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 27, P/N 8DJ49GAW2 Rudder Trim Tab, Figure 83 - Index 28, P/N 8DJ49GAY2 Hope this is some of the info you were looking to find.
  6. Must be that time of the year again. Have a great day for your birthday and hope you have many more to come!
  7. Hope you have a great day for your birthday today, and many more great days to come with many more birthdays. Lee
  8. Well as soon as I can grab a pedi-cab, I’ll be right down for a beer and bbq. Those were the days! Lee
  9. Ken Seems like everyone is having a Birthday this month! Have a great day. Lee
  10. Chris When it comes to Birthdays, you just can't have too many! Hope this Birthday is a happy one! Lee
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    Google P-38 can opener. Army-Navy stores have a five pack for $2-3. Lee
  12. I just posted a picture of 62-1802 in my user gallery. This photo was taken at an open house display at Pease AFB New Hampshire in 1964 or 1965 while I was stationed there. The photo was scanned from an old picture of mine that my sister had in a family photo book. The full sized scan is about 1 Meg and I can e-mail it if anyone is interested.
  13. Robert Thanks for the 360 degree tours of the cockpits site. Very interesting, did not know it was available. Lee
  14. Ten miles as the crow flies. I found the arrow at the airport from an internet search and used a satellite map to confirm that it was still there. It was inside a fence around the terminal, so I went inside to inquire if it was OK to go outside the building to take a picture. The fellow I talked with was a pilot and told me about the second arrow as he has seen it from the air. The second arrow was a bonus and is the nicer of the two. I'll bet that not a lot of them are left around.
  15. I found two of the concrete arrows in Indiana. One is at the Shelbyville Airport in Indiana and is at 39 degrees 34 minutes 36 seconds North and 085 degrees 47 minutes 58 seconds West. This arrow seems to be missing part of the tail. The other arrow is about 10 miles east-southeast of the airport arrow and appears to be complete. It is located in someone's front yard just off a country road at 39 degrees 32 minutes 25 seconds North and 085 degrees 39 minutes 31 seconds West. Both arrows show up on satellite maps at the coordinates above. Here is a picture of the front lawn arrow.[ATTACH=CONFIG]3650[/ATTACH]
  16. Is this it? www.armedforces-int.com/article/cargo-towplates.html
  17. Neat item! Got first one at Robbins AB museum. Amazon also has these items at great price.
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    Who is it ?

    Cool new pictures! Will look at them all tomorrow. Spent the day at the Air Force Museum in Dayton. I may be that fellow. 314FMS Leland Sills
  19. I agree. I never noticed the absence of external tanks until I had some of my 35mm slides of Tachi, CCK, and Nha Trang transfered to computer files. I have sent three pictures to Bob Daley to fill in the hole in the production number gallery. I mentioned this absence of external tanks on the aircraft to Bob, but another picture of the rear of 64-0556 and 63-7878 sitting together on the PSP in Tachikawa (was not sure why I took this shot, but upon zooming in it is a picture of another C-130 starting take off roll) and in the picture it looks to me like tanks may be installed. External tanks were sometimes removed for access to repair the fuel quantity instrument system wiring and probes. I have another picture of myself working on the external tank of an unknown number aircraft. I will post both of these pictures in my user gallery. Lee
  20. Casey I probably should have contacted you with this picture. This picture and two others were sent to Bob Daley last month and I have been looking to see if they would show up in the production number gallery. Since they had not, I loaded the picture into what I thought would be the missing spot in the production number gallery and it turned out to be the specific aircraft gallery instead. Sorry for the mix up. Lee
  21. Back one page. http://www.c-130hercules.net/showthread.php?t=3793 Lee
  22. Don Thanks for the info. That sure would have to be the aircraft. I just posted my picture of 55-0012 in the hanger in my gallery and the left wing damage looks to be a match. Your eyes are OK, photo is a little out of focus. I was told the accident was caused by the failure to remove masking tape on the tank venting and the pressure built up enough to cause the wing to fail. Hard to believe that masking tape could cause that kind of damage. Lee
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