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Robert Podboy

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  1. “Some predict that the C-130 will continue to operate well into the 21st century…”
  2. Naha FB group, I just found this a couple of weeks ago. For those of us who were stationed at Naha AB you may want to check this out and consider joining the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/73013675579 Bob Podboy 374th Jet MX
  3. Dennis, I was at Naha with the 374th FMS 69 / 70, 43250, worked C130A's across the runway, easy area, engine conditioning. TDY’s to Vietnam always had orders cut showing who was coming and who was going. (See example) If you remember someone you went with maybe you can look them up and ask if they have a copy of the orders. With the copy of orders… VA accepted boots on the ground and my DD-214 was updated to show Vietnam Service medal.
  4. Sam, I should have said … I was assigned to the 374th FMS and was not directly assigned to the 374th TAW. The 374th FMS did not share in the AFOUA award with the 374thTAW while I was assigned to the unit. Bob
  5. Not sure about TAW, but for FMS at Naha: The 374th FMS received the PUC for the inclusive period of 8 Aug 1967 to 7 Aug 1968. The 374th FMS was not directly assigned to the 374th TAW and did not share the AFOUA. Hopefully, by now, there is a new batch of ‘attendants’ at New Cindy. Bob
  6. Some folks really like Hercules.
  7. But Captain Higgens is looking great…
  8. a film by Alan Stinar https://youtu.be/XSLdee58tLA
  9. Kit Up.... post-production enhancement C-130 MICROVANES® Lockheed Martin has conducted extensive studies to reduce C-130 fuel consumption. Microvanes have proven to be the most cost effective improvement, as they are low cost to manufacture and procure, easy to install and provide significant fuel savings of more than 3 percent on average. The C-130’s at cargo ramp and door give it an exceptional airdrop capability. However, this same feature creates a significant amount of drag due to the abrupt change in air flow from the sides to the ramp/ door. Drag and fuel usage are di
  10. My VFW posts web site www.vfw9678.org now has link to c-130hercules.net How cool is that? LOL
  11. The reporter is Oriana Pawlyk Military.com | 29 Jun 2017 | Picture slide show @ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/06/29/flying-blue-collar-guys-c130-mission-iraq.html
  12. C-130 pilot takes aircrews down memory lane By Staff Sgt. Guy Volb 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Like a time capsule retrieved after 30 years, Lt. Col. (retired) Phillip Collins resurfaced in his old stomping grounds here this month to share experiences gained from his many years in the cockpit during the infancy of airlift. There was a time in the late 50s and early 60s, he offered, when being stationed in Japan meant 25-cent haircuts and an enticing yen rate of 375 to the dollar. During his vacation here the lanky, spry, 63-year-old Collins spoke to Yokota's air
  13. For C-130H-30 Super Hercules front plug 2.54 m rear plug 2.03 m… but C-130Q may be different
  14. Lockheed said: Airlift International’s ground crew in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has a right to be proud. On Oct 25, 1967, just 9 minutes after Flight 603 taxied in from New York, it was ready to leave for Miami – an unofficial world record for cargo plane turnaround. In, that time, the crew unloaded and loaded 44,364 lbs. Ok… is this THE world record. Or have you done better?… and want some recognition.
  15. Turnaround champions: L-100 Hercules and the 9-minute men. Airlift International’s ground crew in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has a right to be proud. On Oct 25, 1967, just 9 minutes after Flight 603 taxied in from New York, it was ready to leave for Miami – an unofficial world record for cargo plane turnaround. In, that time, the crew unloaded and loaded 44,364 lbs. Of course, some credit goes to Hercules L-100 and its timesaving, money-saving features. On / off loading through its large rear doors is quick and simple – straight in, straight out. The L-100’s adjust
  16. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT WE’LL NEED TOMORROW, BUT WE DO KNOW HOW IT WILL GET THERE. LOCKHEED MARTIN
  17. Back in the day, (circa 1957) Lockheed ads said early A models could be “ Loaded / unloaded simultaneously through rear cargo door (9 feet x 10 feet) and forward cargo door (6 feet x 6 ½ feet) at truck and dock level height.” Does anyone remember this actually happening... if so give an example… or was this Lockheed marketing bull.
  18. Feats of Hercules New missile muscle now for NATO bases! The mighty Lockheed C-130 HERCULES can transport 90% of all types of missiles now operational with, and under development for the U. S. Armed Forces. The HERCULES will fly missile cargoes non-stop for distances over 3400 nautical miles, at cruse speed of 305 knots. The rugged “go anywhere, haul anything” capabilities of America’s first prop-jet combat cargo carrier add new strength to NATO supply lines – at a time when these far-flung bases are more vital to the free world than ever before. In additi
  19. No other commercial cargo transport Can perform all these 8 Feats of HERCULES 1. Load / unload simultaneously through rear cargo door (9 feet x 10 feet) and forward cargo door (6 feet x 6 ½ feet) at truck and dock level height. 2. Provide efficient straight-in loading, drastically cutting cargo-dock to cargo-dock time – also readily adaptable to mechanical loading systems. 3. Refuel at 600 U.S. gallons per minute with single-point refueling system (while cargo is being loaded / unloaded). 4. Take off from short (4700-foot) runways at
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