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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #200 on: December 08, 2016, 08:49:54 AM »
Last pic is camp Meir, Rainier at 10,000 feet
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #201 on: December 08, 2016, 08:51:18 AM »
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #202 on: December 08, 2016, 08:52:24 AM »
First contact, send your best!
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #203 on: December 08, 2016, 08:55:50 AM »
Nose art...Gotta love nose art

My favs were:

Wierd Science B Co. 2/160 SOAR
Home sick angel, Innkeepers, An-Jin-Ri, Korea
Mammas Boys  A co 2/160 SOAR
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #204 on: December 08, 2016, 08:59:51 AM »
True

Just had a thought

Ever notice how nose art tends toward images of our ladys?

So how exactly does that sync up with a military embracing gays and transvestites

My opinion: The military is here to kill our enemies, hopefully without getting sweaty while doing it. We ought to reverse the policies allowing gays and the sexually confused to openly serve.

But that's just me (and several million others)
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« Reply #205 on: December 08, 2016, 09:09:23 AM »
Let me tell you about this guy in the pic. His name is Gary, a friend of mine. That pic was taken in Afghanistan in 2008. He had just returned from an assault. He had this dash cam thing set up. I watched the film. In it you can see a hajji setup and fire an RPG at Gary's aircraft. The streak goes right over the nose, pretty close. You can hear someone saying Oh F__k audibly. Keep in mind that front office has noise levels around 130 db.

So Gary was in the desert war. He was also in Vietnam, in 1969! He was a Marine infantryman, an enlisted guy. When Ka-sang was overrun by NVA forces, Gary was one of 4 guys who lived to tell about that. four men survived from an entire company of Marines! Gary went on to serve another tour as a Marine sergeant, again in Vietnam. He served from the 1960's and as a sixty something year old, was still flying combat sorties in Afghanistan!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple years later, while I was the lead for my organization flying helos in Kandahar, Gary showed up again as a contract pilot, flying H-3's for what was left of Black Water. The man is a Spartan. A legend, A true, down to the core Warrior. And he lives in an underground house in Tennessee that has shooting ranges all around it. I deeply respect this man! He literally served over 40 years
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« Reply #206 on: December 08, 2016, 11:20:56 AM »
That's inspiring Don. Reminds me of Sam Elliot's portrayal of Basil L. Plumley in We Were Soldiers. Just too tough to die.
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #207 on: December 08, 2016, 12:32:08 PM »
Very cool about Gary. We are fortunate to have men like him in the USA.

Don I have a stupid question....the engines on the back of the Chinooks....do they provide any thrust or is that simply exhaust and all forward power is from the rotors? I had never thought about it before but for some reason one of the ones on the last page made me wonder? I suspect not as the Canadian version seems to have the exhaust angled up a bit but just figured I would ask.

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« Reply #208 on: December 08, 2016, 02:20:32 PM »
Very cool about Gary. We are fortunate to have men like him in the USA.

Don I have a stupid question....the engines on the back of the Chinooks....do they provide any thrust or is that simply exhaust and all forward power is from the rotors? I had never thought about it before but for some reason one of the ones on the last page made me wonder? I suspect not as the Canadian version seems to have the exhaust angled up a bit but just figured I would ask.
No forward thrust per-see. Upward angled exhaust found on the Lycoming L-714 version of that engine deflects hot gases up to both reduce the IR signature (A joke, really) but more importantly, to prevent troops disembarking from being roasted on the spot. Yes, that does happen. I think upwards of 500F air can get all the way to the ground with straight back exhausts, whereas the upward tilt negates that somewhat
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« Reply #209 on: December 08, 2016, 11:42:44 PM »
Smores! Right out the tail. Selfie stick, smore stick.


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« Reply #211 on: January 05, 2017, 08:12:46 PM »
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #212 on: January 05, 2017, 08:16:43 PM »
Why fix whats not broke?

I imagine the day will come when a male in a speedo will be nose art. 
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« Reply #213 on: January 05, 2017, 08:19:58 PM »
Why fix whats not broke?

I imagine the day will come when a male in a speedo will be nose art. 
I hope I never see that on that honorable bird!
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« Reply #214 on: January 05, 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
I for one completely agree.
Same subject...but different. Been a LOT of those Chinooks wandering around on weekends around here. My grandson hears one he always yells "gramps a twirly bird" He's 3 LoL

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« Reply #215 on: January 05, 2017, 08:27:32 PM »
I for one completely agree.
Same subject...but different. Been a LOT of those Chinooks wandering around on weekends around here. My grandson hears one he always yells "gramps a twirly bird" He's 3 LoL


Twirly bird...Love it!
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« Reply #216 on: March 18, 2017, 08:36:52 AM »
This "Hooker" thing is a movement!
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« Reply #217 on: March 18, 2017, 08:38:45 AM »
Magnificent!
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« Reply #218 on: March 18, 2017, 08:40:23 AM »
Lightening strike...Timing is everything!
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #219 on: March 18, 2017, 08:42:27 AM »
Many nations now operate this amazing aircraft

Sitting on the ramp in flight is an out of body like feeling. How many people get to experience views like this?
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #220 on: March 18, 2017, 08:45:13 AM »
Aft wheel landing training...Nerve racking...
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« Reply #221 on: March 18, 2017, 08:48:06 AM »
Guns-ah-Go-Go

Specially designed gunships from Vietnam

"Birth-Control" how appropriate!
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« Reply #222 on: March 18, 2017, 08:50:54 AM »
Is that Bobby or Blaine junkin' out over all that snow?

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Actually, Jumpin-grunts...Special variety of the blunt instrument!
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« Reply #223 on: March 18, 2017, 08:53:02 AM »
Sometimes things go "Crunch"
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« Reply #224 on: March 18, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »
Sante-Klaus!
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #225 on: March 18, 2017, 08:58:02 AM »
I think that last photo is of the bird that was lost on Roberts Ridge during Anaconda, Afghanistan
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« Reply #226 on: March 18, 2017, 11:06:26 PM »
Don, do you have full size copy on the one showing the rain and lightning out the back? My kid loves it!!!!

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« Reply #227 on: March 19, 2017, 05:45:00 PM »
Don, do you have full size copy on the one showing the rain and lightning out the back? My kid loves it!!!!

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No, I copied that one, I think, from the CH-47 Chinook Crewmembers facebook site, which is a closed, member only site
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Re: Chinooks
« Reply #228 on: April 01, 2017, 08:49:26 PM »
...And some days the bear eats you!

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« Reply #229 on: April 01, 2017, 10:37:11 PM »
Was that yours?
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« Reply #230 on: April 02, 2017, 09:55:13 PM »
Was that yours?
No
I never flew for Big Windy
And the one we pancaked just tore the under carriage all to heck and back. It remained right side up.
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« Reply #231 on: April 03, 2017, 06:18:12 PM »
Found some more:
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« Reply #232 on: April 03, 2017, 06:20:04 PM »
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« Reply #233 on: April 03, 2017, 06:25:39 PM »
The thing with wings was an experiment.

Called the Boeing 347 it is a stretched chinook with a variable geometry wing and two 4 blade rotors.

An aerodynamic principal called retreating blade stall and another force called "Compressibility" are physical factors which limit a helicopters maximum forward speed. Somewhere around 180-195 knots is pretty much it, well at least it used to be.

Today paddle blades, rotor blades with spoon looking apparatuses on the rotor tip delay the boundary layer separation which sets up the stall and improves forward speed somewhat

But this thing pushed 200 knots once if memory serves me correctly
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« Reply #234 on: April 03, 2017, 06:51:41 PM »
Was that winged exp real? The fuse looks longer, 4 blade heads and there is a hump above the rear wheels.

Looks like a static display too with the wheels mounted up and no markings.
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« Reply #235 on: April 03, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »
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« Reply #236 on: April 03, 2017, 09:20:38 PM »
Yep, its real!
Retractable landing gear (dumb idea for a combat aircraft) and that gondola thing...That was a really bad idea
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« Reply #237 on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:01 PM »
Parthenon?
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« Reply #238 on: April 05, 2017, 08:30:03 PM »
Cool bird
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« Reply #239 on: April 08, 2017, 08:58:24 AM »
Sunset from the ramp:
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« Reply #240 on: March 06, 2018, 11:33:54 PM »
Talkin' about the nose low takeoff!
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« Reply #241 on: March 06, 2018, 11:36:36 PM »
I think I did my first roof top aft wheel landing only on a rooftop in LA in 1984...Stretching but I think it was on the Long Beach Holiday inn...
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« Reply #242 on: March 06, 2018, 11:42:32 PM »
Not a hook, but I remember a great time I had while training new Spec Ops recruits. We went to Jacksonville NAS in Florida. Everyone had a dunker day in the sim, then it was out into the bay where the candidate would jump into the water then be picked up by a little bird. I demonstrated how to do it. THen a little bird cane in and I hooked in. Later on you had to toe/heel climb the caving latter into the bird then was flown back to shore.

I'm waiting in the water and the LB arrives. I look up and see Col. Chuck Gant, the guy who did my book endorsement hanging out of the right seat with this big grin on his face. I hooked up and gave him a thumbs up and away he goes...Not according to plan there Colonel! He flew me like a mad dog, twenty feet below that LB then lowered me back in the surf not far from the navy ramp, I swam to shore. I guess he did that to scare the crap out of the recruits.

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« Reply #243 on: March 06, 2018, 11:50:33 PM »
Not a hook either, but I saw this in the NightStalker page and thought of CW5 Randy Jones.
He was likely he single best gun pilot the US Army ever created. Wounded twice in Mogadishu, Somalia during the blackhawk down engagement, he would have been nominated for the Congressional medal of honor, but sinde MSG Shughart, and MSG Gordon were nominated, the SOAR backed off so as not to pull any honor from those gallant men of Delta.

It was a right of passage in the 160th to take a "gun Ride" with Randy. HE was the best!
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« Reply #244 on: March 06, 2018, 11:51:49 PM »
I see the boyz are still holding some high standards

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« Reply #245 on: March 06, 2018, 11:55:55 PM »
If you happen to have hijacked this ship, then this is the last sight your mortal body will ever have. Two seconds from this moment, you'll be dead!
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« Reply #246 on: March 06, 2018, 11:58:28 PM »
No Sir, BlackHawks are not gunships

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