By David A. Anderton
A nice resource of data at the info (inside and out) of Boeing's Chinook helicopter.
I used to be stationed at feet. Hood with B Co., 2/158th Aviation, sixth Cav Bde (AC) whilst the photographers took the pack up pictures for this publication. It used to be enjoyable escorting them round for the images and it's an excellent stroll down reminiscence lane to turn via them virtually two decades later.
Some of the diagrams pulled from the operator's handbook are small and feature TINY textual content. the photographs are terrific and the extent of element is such that you could be desire a magnifying glass to get all of it. total an excellent ebook.
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Flight Test Naval Air Test Center was painted on the lower rear fuselage. (NMNA) -1 s to the Atlantic Fleet began in nl 1952. On 23 April 1952, Patrol uadron 44 (VP-44), based at rfolk, became the first squadron to ive the new Marlin. VP-49, based ermuda, received its Marlins on 2 ptember 1952, and VP-56, also ed in Norfolk, officially transied to the Marlin in May 1953. The r e squadrons then engaged in . ensive aircraft familiarization and W training exercises. The first rlin crash occurred on 13 July 53 when VP-44's BuNo 126503, Ing out of Norfolk on an ASW exer, lost power and was forced to mpt a landing in the open-sea.
This time we were jumped while we were trying to get "Elint" by flying low off the coast and then pulling up fast to catch the radars and other signals before they turned them off. Again, I was in the tail and sighted a speck at our 4 o'clock high and closing. This time, it was a lone MiG 15, but it came around to our six o'clock and slowed till it seemed to just be hanging on our tail about 100 yards out. At that distance, the cannons in the nose looked like a double barrel shot gun at 10 feet staring me straight in the face.
Left above, VP-47 insignia 1946-to-present. Above center, VP-46 insignia 1952-1955. At right above, VP-46 insignia 1955-1988. (insignia via Doug Siegfried) Below, VP-46 P5M-1 BuNo 130274 off San Diego on 19 November 1959. (LeCours via NMNA) No crewmen were 59: 1959 was the worst loss year In Marlin history. Five crashes were xperienced, one in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific. On 1 January 1959, VP-48 lost two crewmen when a training flight from San Diego in P5M-2 BuNo 135483 experienced an engine fire.