Me and a Vietnam Vet flew in the same aircraft 50 years apart. [505x284]


Then the tank is empty if it's not leaking. This is certainly the maxim of every Landrover owner. Old Jeep owners also. Appears like the F-4 too. haha--same on a '53!! Ages ...



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  • If it's not leaking, then the tank is empty. This is the maxim of every Landrover owner.
  • Old Jeep owners also.
  • Sounds like the F-4 too.
  • haha--same on a '53!!
  • Ages ago I ran into a buddy from Boot Camp who had gone to the air wing while I was serving as a Grunt. He had managed to become a Crew Chief on a CH-53. One day he showed me copies of the old maintenance logs for his airframe. The damned thing was more patches than helicopter! Multiple major (not catastrophic) damage issues from small arms fire, bad weather on the flight line, engines falling apart, frame stress... and he says "My bird is actually on the LOW side of the issues history." The fact is though, these aircraft have nearly none if ANY original metal of any kind on them. You could probably build several complete copies with all of the parts which have been taken off and replaced from one airframe in the last 40 years.
  • Ah, the Aircraft of Theseus.
  • This particular aircraft was flown by Major Pat Donovan and I believe he won two Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Silver Star on that aircraft. His daughter joined the marine corps and eventually flew that same aircraft some 40 years later.
  • 46?? Very cool. That woulda blew my mind. Love to see the logbook on that thing, no telling how many hours are on the airframe.
  • 12000 or 13000 Im not really sure
  • Have a nice flight!
  • i fouuuund youuuuu
  • wut.
  • Gotta love the Corps, they'll keep using an airframe even if it's older than anyone on on board.
  • 64*
  • No, it's a CH-46 or "46". Doubt the guy somehow confused Vietnam as being just at the end of WWII.
  • whoops, thought it was a typo. thanks.
  • Its not your Grandfathers Marine Corps, But it might be his aircraft.
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