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    Greetings from New Zealand!

    This is a pretty random question but I'm hoping you can help.

    I have a mate over in Iraq at the moment who is managing the effort to digitally map Iraq for the US government. In a recent email he set me a challenge. I have pasted it below in its original form

    "US Marines Chinook are my preferred option, lots of space and wind in your face. Iíll leave you with a mystery, see if you can find out what phrase is written in bold black letters under a US Marines Chinook."

    Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated and I have a copy of the entire email bulletin so if you are interested in reading about his exploits let me know and I will email it to you.

    Have a great day

  • #2
    Trick Question????

    It appears to me mate that it's a trick question. The Marines don't have Chinooks, we have Sea Knights/Phrogs. Look in the Iraq photo section to see if you can find a Chinook with Marine markings!!!!

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    • #3
      Good to know thanks mate.

      Could he have got it wrong in the sense that it wasn't a USMC Chinook but the ones he rode in had the bold black writing on the bottom? Are US military units allowed to paint phrases in bold black letters on the underside of their Chinooks?

      I have attached the actual document he sent me to see if that helps but the picture of the Chinook doesn't appear to have any writing on it.

      Thanks!

      Originally posted by Larry Zok View Post
      It appears to me mate that it's a trick question. The Marines don't have Chinooks, we have Sea Knights/Phrogs. Look in the Iraq photo section to see if you can find a Chinook with Marine markings!!!!
      I just popped into the Iraqi Freedom gallery and found 2 pictures of what I assume are Marine Chinooks one is Photo #11182 and the other is Photo #10291

      I'm a little confused
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      Last edited by accs; 07-15-2008, 22:21.

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      • #4
        Confused???

        OK, a few hints here. The Chinook and the Phrog are both Boening Vertol products. The Chinook has 2 nose wheels and the engines mounted externally and are much larger than the Phrog. The Marines only have Phrogs, the Army has Chinooks. So when you refer to Marine Phrogs as Chinooks -we get confused. I have no idea what is painted on the bottom of one.

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        • #5
          Ok...Ive got it...

          Originally posted by Macsta View Post
          Good to know thanks mate.

          Could he have got it wrong in the sense that it wasn't a USMC Chinook but the ones he rode in had the bold black writing on the bottom? Are US military units allowed to paint phrases in bold black letters on the underside of their Chinooks?

          I have attached the actual document he sent me to see if that helps but the picture of the Chinook doesn't appear to have any writing on it.

          Thanks!



          I just popped into the Iraqi Freedom gallery and found 2 pictures of what I assume are Marine Chinooks one is Photo #11182 and the other is Photo #10291

          I'm a little confused
          I see now! The Sea Knight could be confused with a Chinook for a non-aircraft type person with no previous exposure to either. I'm an ex-NZ Army boy so all I've seen first hand are Black Hawks and Vietnam era Iroquois (which we are still in service over here).

          The original question still stands but replace the Chinook for a Sea Knight

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Marine "Chinook"

            Larry is correct, no such animal in our aircraft inventory. What you are seeing is indeed a CH-46 Sea Knight or "Phrog", a relative of the CH-47 Chinook, but not the same bird. Both were designed and built by Boeing Vertol, and from a bit of a distance one might be mistaken for the other by one not familiar with them.
            Hope this helps. Have no idea what our Air Crews have thought to letter on the bottom side.....Bet it's not printable here....
            Semper Fidelis
            Joe


            Phu Bai tower:
            YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
            Remember, These are "A" models!
            YW-11 BuNo-151939
            '65 Model CH-46A

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            • #7
              "US Marines Chinook are my preferred option, lots of space and wind in your face. Iíll leave you with a mystery, see if you can find out what phrase is written in bold black letters under a US Marines Chinook."
              Marines fly the CH-46E "Sea Knight"; the Army flies CH-47 "Chinooks". The phrase underneath the fuselage is "MARINES".

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              • #8
                Thanks for all your help

                Thanks for all your help so far Larry and Joe! It has been a very swift learning curve so far and I'm sorry for the confusion. I have been looking around online and can see the differences when I compare the two side by side.

                I agree Joe, It probably isn't repeatable hahaha!

                If anyone has any ideas though, they would be much appreciated. It would be nice to prove he isn't as smart as he thinks he is and although mistaking a Chinook for a Phrog is a great start!

                It would be brilliant if I could find out why he is being so smug

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                • #9
                  Message

                  OK, I just found out the Foxes are in Iraq, so the writing on the bottom of the bird probably reads "Give A Sh*t"

                  Shoot that back at him.

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                  • #10
                    Brilliant!

                    Originally posted by Larry Zok View Post
                    OK, I just found out the Foxes are in Iraq, so the writing on the bottom of the bird probably reads "Give A Sh*t"

                    Shoot that back at him.
                    Thanks for your help Larry! I have emailed him and I will let you know if we got it right.

                    That should quieten him down some hehehe

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                    • #11
                      So everyone has something to say !! All sounds good to me,cuz I know
                      people here in USA that don't know any better. Then take this too! Some have been in the Service also,so I'm not surprize that any one could mistake
                      CH47 with the CH46es , see I just made it come true ! 2 numbers even make it sound like the same or close to the same 46 ,47. Both like has been said "Built by Boeing for differ missions in mind. Marines (Air,Land and Sea)
                      Army was for troop and resupply on Land . Just some of my 2cents!! JJ

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                      • #12
                        We Have a winner!

                        Larry got it! thanks very much for your help. He couldn't understand how I found out what it said and was even less impressed when I laughed him for calling them Chinooks instead of Phrogs and with my newfound knowledge proceed to explain to him why he was wrong

                        He wanted to know where I had gotten the information so I told him I had to give all the credit to a few USMC guardian angels who had helped me out.

                        Thanks guys!

                        Hats off and full credit to the United States Marine Corps, you guys do a great job and always with a sense of honor, respect and pride

                        "Ooh-rah!"

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                        • #13
                          Give a Sh!t

                          With the Purple Foxes of HMM-364, some things are a given and expected of them! They are a good outfit!
                          Semper Fidelis
                          Joe


                          Phu Bai tower:
                          YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
                          Remember, These are "A" models!
                          YW-11 BuNo-151939
                          '65 Model CH-46A

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                          • #14
                            Paul

                            All credit goes to Stephanie Hanson, author of "A Corpsmans Legacy", who sent me a heads up about the Foxes being back in the sandbox. You might want to check out her book. Her dad was KIA in a Purple Fox bird on a medevac before she was born and it's her search for answers. Good read.

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                            • #15
                              A Photo Speaks a Thousand Words

                              The SgtMaj of the Foxes asked me to post this picture for him, so all could see.
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                              Stephanie Hanson
                              A Doc's Kid

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