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  1. Bob,

    I used Google Earth and looked all around North Island NAS and don't see a Herk anywhere. I located where 1832 & 1836 are parked at AMARG. I'm thinking maybe the Herk at Harvey Point could be 1791.

  2. Bob, that Herk setting at Harvey Point is definitely an ABCCC aircraft. It has the chiller boxes and the wing HF antenna, you can also see the UARRSI receptacle. Would be interesting to know which tail #. Notice it has no propellers installed.

  3. Bill, you're correct on this being an ABCCC bird. However those things that appear to be sticking out from the leading edge are in fact HF antenna's. They're mounted on the outer wing stations used for mounting fuel tanks, and other such things.

  4. ACL – Allowable Cargo Load,

    ACC-Air Combat Command,

    ARA – Airborne Radar Approach,

    APN59 – Weather Radar,

    DEROS – Date Estimated Rotate Overseas,

    ETIC-Estimated Time in Commission,

    JSOC – Joint Special Operations Command,

    PAR – Precision Approach Radar,

    MAC – Military Airlift Command,

    HERK – Hostile Environment Repair Kit,

    UARRSI – Universal Aerial Refueling Receptacle Slipway Installation

    In defense of GACGuy’s post about being able to discharge a fire extinguisher bottle without a Fire Handle pulled is not entirely false – On early A Model’s this was the case, but on B’s, E’s and H’s the Fire handle has to be pulled to power the agent discharge switch.

  5. USAF Colonel, (Ret) Jerry Figgins passed away of cancer they found back in June. Colonel Figgins was the 61st TAS Commander, 1979-1980 and a Lockheed Martin Instructor for many years after his Air Force retirement.

    The viewing/visitation is Saturday 1000-1100 at Powell Funeral Home, West Beebe Capps Blvd.,

    Searcy, Arkansas. Funeral services at 1100 at the Funeral Home.

    His request was that instead of flowers, that we consider the less fortunate children that Jerry always tried to help. The Searcy Children's home was his favorite charity and so he wanted us to care by donating to this children's home.

  6. No word through channels yet as to why they ended up with #1 & #2 shutdown. Flaps looks like maybe 20%, possibly to get high rudder boost from Booster Hyd system. Pulling Wing Flap CB and setting handle to get HRB seems a better solution but again don't know all the info. Yes he may have been a little fast on touchdown; Vmca 2 Engine high boost would be about 145 and normal (low) 185

  7. Bob - Yeah guess I wasn't thinking about those when I wrote the post - there's some 68 H's too.

    acSensor1 - mostly the difference in designation comes from the avionics package and then other system upgrades. I could list some things but I'm sure I'd miss something.

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