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12 O'Clock at seven miles.

Old 25th Oct 2018, 07:36
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12 O'Clock at seven miles.

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Old 25th Oct 2018, 09:52
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6 o'clock actually but still embarrassing.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 09:55
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Almost as good as the Jag that pickled on time (when a few seconds late!) and put a 4-pounder in Nordhorn high street - or was it Kidwelly?
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 10:00
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Originally Posted by Mogwi View Post
Almost as good as the Jag that pickled on time (when a few seconds late!) and put a 4-pounder in Nordhorn high street - or was it Kidwelly?
What is it with Jags? There was the one that bombed the salmon lake in Alaska too.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 10:27
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And the wrong island off Scotland
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And Hill 60 at Bruggen, much to the disgust of the SWO's working party that were on it filling sandbags.
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They also had a 1000 pounder fell off the centre pylon and onto the apron at Nellis If I remember correctly.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 10:44
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Almost as good as the Jag that pickled on time (when a few seconds late!) and put a 4-pounder in Nordhorn high street - or was it Kidwelly?
There was one put in the range carpark at Nordhorn………….
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 11:27
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Having spent more than a few days at the Fort Bragg Drop Zones.....and nights.....then Missus Sasless almost collected on my Life Insurance.

DZ's during mass drops are not places to hang around day dreaming....as it rains Army Kit of all sizes and descriptions.

The sequence where the Wheel Loader goes for an un-manned tour of the DZ causes me to laugh everytime I view this.


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Or the one that dropped a CBLS + practice bombs at Wainfleet. His mates were there almost before he landed Well first thing the next morning.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 15:09
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
Having spent more than a few days at the Fort Bragg Drop Zones.....and nights.....then Missus Sasless almost collected on my Life Insurance.

DZ's during mass drops are not places to hang around day dreaming....as it rains Army Kit of all sizes and descriptions.

The sequence where the Wheel Loader goes for an un-manned tour of the DZ causes me to laugh everytime I view this.

that is so funny [in a militarily humour sort of way ie f#####g epic!]

you can imagine the PC brigade saying that someone could get hurt, All the whilst there's men and kit whistling down from the skies "Yeah Really"

it's ok. I've stopped crying now...
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 15:54
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SAS, I remember AA62 putting some pictures up on the C130 thread of a UK platform trashing the commanders jeep parked at or near the DZ marker board.
I have heard a few rumours from my time in Airdrop that a few DZs in UK and overseas have been missed by airdropped stores. Never got reported or covered up because it may lead to too much paperwork.
Do they still run the Malfunction conference at Ft Lee? The reports from there were always funny. (Ha ha) Not much of a formal investigation but the assembly would take a vote on the probable cause.
i remember trying to construct the Safety Case for the dash 4a when we first had the J model. The number of inadvertent early releases was staggering. What they never recorded was the number of drops conducted each year. In reality the rate was small. Uk would undertake as many drops in a year as the US did in a day.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 16:23
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Question for Air Despatchers or Loadies. Or even WSOps these days.

In the video clip in the OP, three blokes follow the "chalk" of vehicles down the hold toward the open ramp. They don't appear to be attached to the aircraft at all, with the ramp open and the load gone on that side.

Is that "ops normal"? Or should they have been wearing some form of harness/restraint?
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 17:27
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Long, long ago a Canberra dropped a practice bomb on the Theddlethorpe ranges.

It went rather wide, landing on the "Prussian Queen" pub (to be exact, on the Ladies, luckily unoccupied at the time). It destroyed the porcelain, but the seat was recovered and given pride of place behind the Lounge Bar.

Questions were asked in the House (there is a Hansard record, which I cannot readily trace now). Older readers may recall the incident (1950s).

Just thought I'd mention it.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 18:46
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Then there were the two A10s who, after landing at Shawbury, asked for taxy instruction to be told 'you're not here - you must have landed at Sleap' (civvy airfield 5 nm from SHY with similar runway layout).
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As did OC2 Sqn at Valley in his Gnat......
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Whilst our regular Nav Plotter was away on the anti-honking course, we were issued with some old git who'd been on Lincolns. On one occasion, back in his Lincoln days, they'd been tasked with some night radar bombing practice and had identified the range target, before releasing a significant number of real 1000 lb bombs....

Except that it wasn't the range at all. It was a similar looking European island, but with one crucial difference....

.it was a wildlife sanctuary. Unfortunately several hundred, if not thousand, wildfowl were sadly obliterated. Questions were asked in very high places - but received the usual (for those days) "Shouldn't have lost the war, eh Fritz?" response and the incident was brushed aside with no further ado...
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 19:07
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As did OC2 Sqn at Valley in his Gnat......
He did indeed. According to a mate who was there at the time, the 1 Sqn 4FTS students wanted to prepare a banner to welcome him back to Valley, which read "WELCOME TO RAF ST MAWGAN!", but were advised that this would NOT be a very good idea...
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Great video SASless. The concept of driverless vehicles simply...well, driving off the moment they land, could surely be developed further. Combined with smart technology they could close with the enemy, engage, and run up the appropriate flag when successful. What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 20:43
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Talk about being the topic of discussion for missing your intended target......this crew really got the full attention of everyone that day.


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