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22nd Jul 2021, 10:19
Replies: 114
Views: 19,564
Posted By ancientaviator62

mogwi, you owe me a new keyboard. The...

mogwi,
you owe me a new keyboard. The bit about hiding in the drinks section of Tesco was priceless and caused me to spill my coffee. Worth it though.
27th Jun 2021, 07:31
Replies: 15
Views: 4,600
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x662/hercules_jatfor_taxy_aeebb986a3546fe121fdaf93a5096ec6cc08271c.jpg
If you were further back then 4 or 5 then oxygen for the taxy and take...
21st Jun 2021, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By ancientaviator62

SASless, thanks for the video. Spent...

SASless,
thanks for the video. Spent most of my 30 years on the RAF C130K doing airdrop and have seen my fair share of 'MALDROPS' as we called them. Especially when I was with the trials...
21st Jun 2021, 08:03
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By ancientaviator62

SASLess, thanks for the info. I have been to...

SASLess,
thanks for the info. I have been to Pope AFB and dropped at Fort Bragg during my C130K days both equipment and para. As you say all those DZs are quite large and can accommodate the larger...
20th Jun 2021, 08:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By ancientaviator62

SASless, how long would the DZ...

SASless,
how long would the DZ have to be to drop all those in one pass !
19th Jun 2021, 08:11
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By ancientaviator62

VX275, what height do they jump using the LLP ? I...

VX275, what height do they jump using the LLP ? I assume if it is that low then the reserve would be dispensed with.
17th Jun 2021, 12:07
Replies: 1,139
Views: 472,301
Posted By ancientaviator62

Old Chinese proverb. 'It is better to travel...

Old Chinese proverb. 'It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive'.
15th Jun 2021, 13:01
Replies: 49
Views: 9,303
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/740x503/hercules_scorpion_drop_9979e1880ab66066bc1d8e822d64e0e50bdb9e39.jpg
We used to airdrop said Scorpion from the RAF C130K. Tracked Rapier came...
15th Jun 2021, 08:17
Replies: 53
Views: 15,689
Posted By ancientaviator62

CT, thanks for the link to the book. It is...

CT,
thanks for the link to the book. It is on the wish list.About time the groundcrew got a shout. When I was on 92 a rigger mate taught me to rivet, with pop (?) rivets. I became quite good but...
14th Jun 2021, 07:18
Replies: 53
Views: 15,689
Posted By ancientaviator62

Very impressive BDR by the technicians and great...

Very impressive BDR by the technicians and great thinking 'outside the box'. Begs the question how would the modern 'plastic' a/c fare in similar circumstances ? Genuine enquiry from an ex 'techie'...
5th Jun 2021, 07:34
Replies: 20
Views: 3,977
Posted By ancientaviator62

Very brave indeed. And how typical of the staff...

Very brave indeed. And how typical of the staff to send then out the next night with the enemy now fully awake. During the Falklands War the RAF had a minelaying role for our C130K a/c which no doubt...
31st May 2021, 12:35
Replies: 19
Views: 5,447
Posted By ancientaviator62

Is entering via what on the C130 would be the...

Is entering via what on the C130 would be the crew entrance door the norm for the A400 ?
18th May 2021, 13:01
Replies: 16
Views: 4,524
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x754/hercules_gemini_night_drop_bcca7af7b987fbb6e6fe7868f372773aa3bfb134.jpg
This is how we did it in the RAF C130 in the early days with the...
18th May 2021, 07:03
Replies: 49
Views: 7,038
Posted By ancientaviator62

Later in the war they were used on supply...

Later in the war they were used on supply missions to drop kit to the resistance in France. Several were lost this way
13th May 2021, 10:42
Replies: 84
Views: 11,763
Posted By ancientaviator62

A 'shrug of the shoulder' by one of the larger...

A 'shrug of the shoulder' by one of the larger volcanoes will render any discussion of Climate Change and the causes null and void. The expert 'consensus tell us that it is not a matter of 'if ' but...
8th May 2021, 10:39
Replies: 84
Views: 11,763
Posted By ancientaviator62

Whenever I hear the words 'scientific consensus'...

Whenever I hear the words 'scientific consensus' I am reminded of the countless times in history that this proved false. Two examples are Copernicus and the Heliocentric world and Wegener for his...
6th May 2021, 13:04
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By ancientaviator62

Megan, thanks for the correction. My recall...

Megan,
thanks for the correction. My recall from Bridgeman's book was at fault although he did have a 'don't drop' drop ! Can anyone confirm or otherwise that the B29 engines as reverse engineered...
6th May 2021, 13:00
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By ancientaviator62

Megan, thanks for the correction. My...

Megan,
thanks for the correction. My recall from Bridgeman's book was at fault although he did have a 'don't drop' drop ! Can anyone confirm or otherwise that the B29 engines as reverse...
6th May 2021, 07:02
Replies: 38
Views: 6,245
Posted By ancientaviator62

megan, I seem to recall the pilot who...

megan,
I seem to recall the pilot who requested not to be dropped was Bill Bridgeman who route to test flying was rather unusual.
5th May 2021, 12:33
Replies: 35
Views: 10,977
Posted By ancientaviator62

NutLoose, about sums it up !

NutLoose,
about sums it up !
5th May 2021, 08:30
Replies: 35
Views: 10,977
Posted By ancientaviator62

Fareastdriver, I think you...

Fareastdriver,
I think you are correct. But I have spoken to a pal who passed out from his fitter's course just after the change and he is adamant that he wore the single upside...
4th May 2021, 12:25
Replies: 35
Views: 10,977
Posted By ancientaviator62

Fareastdriver, my recollection...

Fareastdriver,
my recollection is at odds with yours as even when the rank badges changed the J/T still retained the single inverted stripe and this was not changed to the four blade...
4th May 2021, 06:55
Replies: 35
Views: 10,977
Posted By ancientaviator62

I remember the bonkers fiddling with the rank...

I remember the bonkers fiddling with the rank structure. I went from Cpl Tech to Cpl when it all changed again. The visible difference was that the 'Tech' trades wore their 'stripes' upside down....
29th Apr 2021, 13:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By ancientaviator62

tredigraph, thanks for the...

tredigraph,
thanks for the confirmation. My thought was based on a recollection of a conversation with a NS who had worked at AW before his call up. Many moons ago !
Now where did I...
29th Apr 2021, 09:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By ancientaviator62

Was not the Argosy wing essentially that of the...

Was not the Argosy wing essentially that of the Shackleton ? If so that may help with the wing structure at least.
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