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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Sun 18 May 2014 - 12:02

This topic is reserved for members to post their military pictures. All military members take pictures to document their time in the military. Be proud of you're heritage and show us you're military history.

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Sun 18 May 2014 - 12:11



This was a Cobra crash due to an overloaded weight and a tail wind take-off...do you're weight and balance. I lifted the survivors out of the crash zone and took them back to Heidelberg Germany.


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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Sun 18 May 2014 - 12:17



An East German Out Post

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Post by (B/229) NeF on Mon 19 May 2014 - 2:05

More please! Very Happy I wonder what caused the overweight on such a bird?
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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 20 May 2014 - 14:38

Thats a great photo Flyer, i bet the crew celebrated a close call there.

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Post by Guest on Wed 21 May 2014 - 0:13

(B/229) NeF wrote:More please! :DI wonder what caused the overweight on such a bird?
Too much breakfest? Wink

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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Thu 22 May 2014 - 2:23

Poorly trained pilots, gunship weights are generally consistent, so there is no excuse for an overweight helicopter.

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Post by (D/229) Xtra on Thu 22 May 2014 - 5:56



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Post by (B/229) NeF on Thu 22 May 2014 - 6:02

Flyer was it pilot error ? Or was it overloaded with weaps, fuel and armor ? The pit looks heavy.
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Post by (B/229) NeF on Thu 22 May 2014 - 6:05

nice xtra!
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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Thu 22 May 2014 - 6:57

Had to go back and check some twenty four year old records to give you the answer but the entry I made back then was: 1st Lt. in front seat, CW3 in back seat, Crash occurred May of 1987 at Grafenwoehr, W. Germany, Weather was overcast, viability 2+ miles, Temperature is 45 F. Armament fully loaded with full fuel load. In route to gunnery range 301.

Pilot reported little to no forward air speed, 100% power applied with a rate of decent of >800 ' per minute, Tail wind component had negative effect on aircraft...It sounds to my like a settling with power situation. I don't really remember the "official" results but my info came straight from the flight crews immediately after the crash and was recorded in my personal logs.

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Thu 22 May 2014 - 7:07



Sling loading Junk Cars into the Grafenwoehr range for the AH-1 to shoot at...

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Post by (B/229) NeF on Thu 22 May 2014 - 7:15

(HHC/229) flyer wrote:Had to go back and check some twenty four year old records to give you the answer but the entry I made back then was: 1st Lt. in front seat, CW3 in back seat, Crash occurred May of 1987 at Grafenwoehr, W. Germany, Weather was overcast, viability 2+ miles, Temperature is 45 F.  Armament fully loaded with full fuel load. In route to gunnery range 301.

Pilot reported little to no forward air speed, 100% power applied with a rate of decent of >800 ' per minute, Tail wind component had negative effect on aircraft...It sounds to my like a settling with power situation.  I don't really remember the "official" results but my info came straight from the flight crews immediately after the crash and was recorded in my personal logs.  

I always appreciate your accurate answers Wink

And that car looks like a screenshot from operation flashpoint Very Happy
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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Thu 22 May 2014 - 7:34



Here's the second picture of the cars being slung in...at splashdown.  The sensation you get in DCS when sling loading felt the same when we were picking up cars...Almost as if something was trying to take control of the aircraft because it would do gyrations that were not of your making.  All of your turns had to be nice and smooth and when you released the load you could feel the rapid climb...notice the craters around the car...

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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Thu 22 May 2014 - 8:43

Overloading an aircraft is always pilot error. Great sling load pictures!

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Post by (B/229) NeF on Thu 22 May 2014 - 8:44

(HHC/229) GunfighterSIX wrote:Overloading an aircraft is always pilot error.
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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Thu 22 May 2014 - 12:48

Nice pics, keep them coming...

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Thu 22 May 2014 - 14:57

Just some happy snaps i took on my holiday in Somalia in 93 during Operation Restore Hope courtesy of the US 10th Mountain Division that my Australian Light Infantry Battalion was under command of. I was the Platoon Sergeant of the Heavy Weapons platoon and got to play with all the good toys.

Heres a fellow (in the blue shirt) you all might probably recognize, i got to help "body guard " Charleton Heston for a day from the angry skinny fuzzy wuzzies..: and the nice big CH 53 that was our noble chariot.







and heres what the Somali Airforce looked like close up:





in the hangar behind theres a hole in the roof roughly man shaped where some Somali tried the ejection seat whilst still in park.  afro 



Our bunker that we lived in for a while - it was an old soviet GCI radar operations bunker. Im on the right side sitting down back against the wall , third from the right next to the window. And no we "all" didnt live in it, we were spread around the area in a defensive position, much like a traditional Fire Support Base.

I had to put these in, these are pics of the famous "Green line" in Mogadishu, i still have shivers up my back remembering the joint.








US Marine Headquarters Mogadishu








My platoon - This is 1 Sect Callsign Six Four Alpha ready for night ops. Notice the thermal imager (ANPVS 6A) on the back behind the gun, we also had IR spotlights, PAS 5a's, 2 x MAG 58 7.62mm Machine Guns ( Americans call them M240) and we carried 2 x 84mm Carl Gustav MRAAW (nicknamed Charley Guts aches ) heres a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGJWNn72Nw8. We could move up to about  60 kmh at night with no light, sometimes faster when needed.

Heres a pic of our "weps", multiply that by 6 and thats what we had, as well as our personal weapons.


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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Thu 22 May 2014 - 16:20

Very Cool Pictures Strut...

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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Fri 23 May 2014 - 4:55



This is my Warrant Officer Entry Course (WOEC) photo, I'm in the third row from the bottom, first on the left side. Three of these guys went to the 11th ACR with me. That TAC officer in the middle was one of the meanest SOB that I've ever met...ahh great times

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Fri 23 May 2014 - 11:16

ahhhhhh Flyer - The dreaded "end of course" photo, usually conducted after the "End of course" piss up , with lots of ugly mugs and aching heads lol.  affraid 

I got to say that the old "Woodland Camouflage" brings back memories- we used to wear those in my old "Recon" days. We didnt get cams till about 1988 or 89 used to look like this -


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Post by (C/229) LiveBait on Fri 23 May 2014 - 16:19

Thanks for sharing, some great photos there.

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This is exactly how I imagine you look.......even after leaving the service.

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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Tue 27 May 2014 - 5:55

Here are some random picture from being a cadet, IOBC, Iraq, flight school and Guatemala.





















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Post by (HHC/229) flyer on Tue 27 May 2014 - 8:12

Nice Six...great pictures...I see you were also a cadet in a military school...I was a cadet at Georgia Military College...which school were you at??

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Post by (HHC/229) Strut on Tue 27 May 2014 - 10:10

Great pics Six, i still miss it, especially being Infantry, just like that first pic , it says it all,  you carry your house on your back and anywhere there's a clear piece of ground is good for a gonk. I still remember our "role " "creed" of infantry - "To seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture him, to seize and hold ground and to repel attack, by day or night, regardless of season, weather or terrain" and the unofficial one was" Give third eye and say goodbye".  Twisted Evil

Just added some more of mine that i have found - its not a "pissing competition", just thought you all would be interested.

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