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Old 15th May 2016, 20:29
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Dougie M
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: M4 Corridor
Posts: 553
I have no photos of the freight bay when rigged for split stick AGE but my recollection of the festoons of lines and rigging must have been an AD nightmare. Every effort was made to drop the load because of the palaver in unloading the aircraft after the sortie so some HTS puke could do circuits for an hour. The climb technique for 1 tons was only 300ft to 400ft approx. (500 to 600 at night)and one presumed that the DZ area was secure. The vid of 30Sqn which I also can't run looks as if the aircraft is significantly higher than the night heights.
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