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  • Slick
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    Thread Closed

    Believe the posts have expanded well past the intended purpose and scope of the thread

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    The AIB re-opened once

    Lurch, hope they reopen it again. It needs it with a complete new Safety team. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    V-22

    Off Subject. Thought this was for posting about the V-22, not the 46, or 363. READY-APP.

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  • Joe Reed
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    Ojt cc

    In August of 66 they transfered all the short timers and we received kids from A school but they learned quickly and most made real good Crew chiefs. SF
    Walt,
    I just WISH I could have learned the bird with you. I was in 365 in 66 and we were just beginning to get the new Super "D"s. My "trainers" weren't nearly the Marine you were/are! Still, we got the job done on some old Alphas and we learned fast as well! Nothing like a trial by "combat"! LOL!

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  • Walt
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    Joe if you had come to 262 August of 66 you could have been a crew chief right out of A school thats where most of our crew chiefs xame from. We got 265's trash when they where getting ready to go to Nam. Took them on a carb cruise and had mostly short timers. We took 20 AC we where so short handed we only had 2 sections. I was one of the section leaders only had enough crew chiefs for 9 but was lucky the Captain's gig got loose and hit one of my AC causing rework damage. We used that bird for spare parts. Before the cruise was over I had both sections as the other section leader had to go home . When we got back to New River In August of 66 they transfered all the short timers and we received kids from A school but they learned quickly and most made real good Crew chiefs. SF

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  • Joe Reed
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    CH46As

    Joe,you & I go back a ways. Coming out of NAS,ADJ & BASHEL school.,I was cut orders for LTA,Santa Ana.,HMM 164.
    Mike,
    I had a harder row to hoe than that...I went to AD(R) school and no bashel! Went to HMM-365 which had UH-34Ds and was just beginning the transition to new CH-46 Super Ds. ALL OJT for me. Never turned a wrench on a 34 but did get to FAM school on the 46 and got to fly there some prior to RVN, which is why I REALLY appreciated the D and F models after the "A" models! Spent a lot of nights/weeks on Check Crew learning the bird before I was allowed to fly even as gunner! Was really glad to get to the Flight Line, most took it for granted, I never did!! HATED Check Crew!
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  • lurch
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    The A I B been reopened once already !

    and they changed the crash speed to 75-80Knots IFAS .Shakespeer read the AIB report when IT came outta DENMARK ! ! . Off topic ? GET EM Ace !cause what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander sf kc

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    Air Force Crash in Theatre

    This thread is off subject. The nacelles had been in the vertical position for a hover to a spot landing, I would believe. I was wrong about the 45 degree position. The right engine failed, after an improper start the first time, and one had flamed out, and re-started in flight, not determined which in the report, as it was Not reported then. Never will find out from the black box as it was lost as stated. Wouldn't show the start of the mission, but could have been possible, if the mission had not been a long one. As in Helicopters, an engine loss of power wouldn't have caused a droop condition(a drop in Nr). The first reason of suspect after hard starts, and flame-outs, is Fuel contamination. They can find that out if they want to still, but believe the report will stand as is, unless command is changed, and the investigation is re-opened. I would hope the Marine Corps would be more through, as the reputation of Good Pilots, and crew is at stake. The contaminated Fuel should have been found in the Pre-flight, if that was the cause of engine malfunctions. Looks like its a done deal now though. At the First sign of engine malfunction, had I been the Pilot, would have aborted the mission, for an immediate landing else where in a Friendly spot if possible. READY-APP.

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  • Walt
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    Well the front is here and the wind is humming goes right through you . With all the humi air here 40 here I think is worse then 25 in Ny. SF

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  • timothy
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    I'd like to see the flexing flick of the AK-47, I'm going to do a Google search.
    Found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_E_GJayano
    Last edited by timothy; 12-23-2010, 07:37.

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    Ak-v-22

    I do agree Lurch. I'm glad it has that problem of jumping around, on auto fire. I realize why Dale felt it wasn't effective. I agree with him now, because of that. I too am still pulling for the 22, don't like it, but it has a place in the Mission of the Marine Corps, BUT it can not replace the Helicopter, wether its the 46, or some other Bird. Hope it turns out to be a very good system. It had better be, as much as has been spent on it. Hate all that water is coming your way. It'll be a good deal more snow for you being at the altitude you are. It'll be very much more colder as well. Hate that. I'm not against women being CO's either, its just I hate to see one promoted ahead of more deserving men that has earned the right to Command. But the Services has changed a lot over the last 40 plus years, and people like me hasn't. I believe I know a lot about Fixed Wing, and Rotor Aircraft, as well. It all doesn't matter though. It would be nice to sit around with a Bourbon and coke, maybe a beer, and put down posts, but I don't. Can't even take cough syrup. You stay warm, and Dry. As cold as it is there, you won't have to worry about mud slides. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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  • lurch
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    Ace

    I guess the AK was good enuf though huh Ace ?glad it wasn't/isn't better !and I'm still pulling for the V-22 usedin the proper mission rolewith the CH-46X! but I know it's just a dream ! I still don't care to go up in the wild blue any more ! sf kc

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    eng nacell placement

    Lurch I believe its something they can't do anything about. I followed the 22 pretty well, and was pulling for it, but lately I don't care about it one way or the other anymore. Semper Fi, and READY-APP..

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    yes Sir Tim

    Lurch, I've seen slow motion of the ak-47 firing auto. You can see the barrel flex pretty good. Thats why its not very accurate, in my opinion. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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  • lurch
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    Eng nacell placenment

    what about the supposed design flaw of low press air being feed into the rotor of the V-22 ? faster you try to go into a zone the worse it gets !just asking ? any one know ? as usual. sf kc

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