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  1. Beware! there is Wounded Warrior and Wounded Warriors, two different charities.
  2. You can checkout there rating at http://www.charitynavigator.org/
  3. http://www.aasurplus.com/Products/99-gi-army-stretcher-medical-litter.aspx Has them for sale for 50 bucks
  4. Any military hospital should have a room full of them, the newer ones may still have the FSN on them.
  5. The twin engine did exist. Check out page 20 http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/aero/documents/global-sustainment/product-support/Service-News/V7N2.pdf
  6. There was a two engine version of the 130 made by Lockheed but was so under powered it garnered little interest in the military or civil aviation fields. Ever picture I remember seeing of Credible Sport they were all four engine. I don't see a 2 engine herc getting out of a soccer stadium even with rockets. I can't explain this picture unless both inboard engines ar3e remov3ed for MX or "Photoshop".
  7. Don, I think the FE's rode backward like in the B-29's
  8. http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/media/062/B-36J%20Engineer.html
  9. Ralph Good to hear your back with us. I used to work on GE cardiac imaging equipment and saw some really weird stuff. Bob Woods
  10. Ronc, Changing the blade angle so the prop rotates the correct way allows the oil pump to pump oil to the engine, this allows oil lubication and precludes one more problem, overheated engine/gearbox parts. That's what I remember being told back in '66.
  11. I guess they don't teach resetting the T handle to restore oil to the engine oil pumps and bumping the condition lever to air start to stop the rotation now days.
  12. Don, Thanks for the update, but I remember his wife as Slyvee a cute French girl. She and my wife came to Thailand at the same time. Your right in that he was a great guy, bit of a party animal in his younger years.
  13. The worst check ride I ever survived was from a examiner that was getting a check ride from a real hard ass.
  14. I had email contact with Norm for a while, he became a Headmaster at a private school back east, Virginia I think. Norm and I threw back a few bottles of French wine at Ubon.
  15. Giz, I recall that it took 20 combat missions for one air medal, but 35 combat support missions for one air medal.
  16. Reliability in a combat environment?
  17. I think it right before Tet 68, we were hauling special munitions from Guam into in country, I asked the briefing officer if there were any special fire fighting procedures, his reply was, " there ain't a fire extingister big enough, so don't worry 'bout it". Thus we were introduced to WP/CBU's Does any one remember that load of ww2 vintage ammo that got shuttled back and forth that nobody wanted?
  18. Subject: COCKPIT DUTIES A few years ago on a long Air NZ flight; I asked if I could visit the cockpit.. When I got up there, I found four crewmen. I asked the first what he did, and he explained that he was the navigator and what his responsibilities were. I turned to next one and asked what he did. He explained that he was the engineer and his job was to monitor and troubleshoot any system problems; To keep the flight operating smoothly. I turned to the next one and asked what he did. He explained that as the captain he was responsible for everything on the airplane and the functioning of the crew. So I then turned to the young first officer and asked "Well young man, what is your job?" He replied " Sir, I am the captain's sexual advisor." Somewhat shocked, I said "I beg your pardon, what do you mean by that?" "Very simple sir. The captain has told me that when he wants my fucking advice, he'll ask for it."
  19. Wing limiting fuel was calculated based on cargo load, the idea was to limit the amount of wing flex, the heavier the payload the more fuel we needed to have to keep wing from bending up and over-stressing the wing.
  20. The true maximum on an E model was or is 175K, flying ABCCC out of Udorn we were damn close to that with 62k fuel and a capsule that weighted 20k plus, we would use all the runway for those 5PM lauches. The heaviest I remember for TO was 179K it took forever to get airborne
  21. I recall the postion of the prop blades were used by the crew chief to indicate if the bird was in commision or not
  22. If you do a search for ABCCC you will find some sites devoted to the mission.
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