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  • core_pfield_11
    KC130 F/R Flight Mechanic, 1982-1990
    VMGR 152, 252
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  1. I'm out! The wife says no f*&%$#@g way.
  2. That is a lot of work to get it in the barn! One of my units we had to run about 150 feet of cable to the tow bar that ran through a block and tackle to get it into the barn, To pull it out we used a cable bridle attached to the main landing gear. There was a cut out above the door for the fin that closed with a garage type door on it.
  3. We had a hard rule that once a tow bar went on the scissors where disconnected, I'm told that early on the whole tow fitting was sheared off. I was not a Hydraulics guy so unfortunately I have nothing to offer as far as strut issues.
  4. Based on media reports that seems to be the plan.
  5. hlg6016


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj4xvSqwpX9AhWWD1kFHSvABJAQFnoECBEQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lockheedmartin.com%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Flockheed-martin%2Faero%2Fdocuments%2Fsustainment%2Fcsc%2Fservice-news%2Fsn-mag-v11-v20%2FV19N3.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2phgJef06Y2lZ2x121EmRP Not a T.O. but it's a good place to start.
  6. https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/first-kc-130js-arrive-for-vmgr-153 As of this past Friday the Marine Corps established VMGR 153 at K-Bay Hawaii the unit will be part of MAG 24 1ST MAW and will have the tailcode of KB. On a sadder note reserve unit VMGR 452 Yankees tailcode NY out of Stewart ANG base have cased their colors and held their sundown ceremony earlier in December.
  7. We used to have a fitting that fit in the coupling and hooked it to a small tow tractor, Put the tractor in neutral and and it would keep the hose straight enough to wind up with out beating up the hydraulic mechs.
  8. you gotta love how Hummer fanboys are folks who never had to work on them or haul them around.
  9. Looking through Bob Daley's gallery the last H model is a Japanese air force bird tail #85-1086 c/n 5435, Next up is an RAAF J model with c/n 5440
  10. Looks good, Think you can climb up top and tell us how many formation lights are on the wings?
  11. At this point all I can say is go with what the manual is telling you.
  12. I see what you mean there is a difference between wings in the photo. Those arrows are pointing at the form lights on the right wing. also that bird has the original B model wings. Marine birds got upgraded with new outer wings in the 80's but they still had the form lights.
  13. I'm going on memory here, But I remember the wing formation lights being aft of the fuel tank access panels on the outer wings. Size wise they where more like 3 maybe 4 inches at the most. 8 inch seems more the size of a landing light. Those are dry-bay access panels behind the engines they where set into a larger stress panel for maintenance.
  14. KC 130 F (B Models) had tubes in just about everything in the under deck rack.
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