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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

So I was just reading the latest article on the Coast Guards deepwater site and it was about the first CG crew completing their training flights aboard the HC-235 etc etc... But the pictures caption says...

Quote:
Cdr. Dough Nash in the cockpit of the HC-144A, the official designation issued by the Air Force.

So my question is why does the Air Force designate the Coast Guards aircraft with a different number?


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User currently offlineWingnut135 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

The manufacturer designates the number, the military has nothing to do with that. All the services can do is name it: Galaxy, Eagle, Raptor (lame), Lightning. Maintenance usually comes up with something else shortly after they become operational. Sounds to me like there was a misprint in the article.

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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Quoting Wingnut135 (Reply 1):
The manufacturer designates the number, the military has nothing to do with that.

Well I believe it'll go into CG inventory as a HC-235 (basically just the CASA number). But then the Air Force is giving it a separate serial number I guess for it's purposes. Just like the military 737's are what, C-40's? 757's are C-32's etc... So I dont think it was a misprint. Does the Air Force have some kind of "all encompassing" authority on aircraft designations in the military?



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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

More of a DOD function than the Air Force. Before 1962, each service had their own designations. The Navy labeled the Phantom II the F4H while the Air Force called it the F-110. I believe the consolidation was part of McNamara's plan for commonality.
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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Thread starter):
So my question is why does the Air Force designate the Coast Guards aircraft with a different number?

Because the Coastie number is a DOT number and the Air Farce number is a DOD number.      

Dan in Jupiter

edit for spelling

[Edited 2006-12-16 00:17:53]

User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 4):
Coastie number is a DOT number

Well thats impossible, but perhaps a DOHS number? Big grin



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 5):
Well thats impossible, but perhaps a DOHS number?

Call me old school, but to me they are still DOT.

Hey gotta love the Coasties, patrol the waters from the where the Navy ships touch bottom(God that doesn't sound right) to the shore. Without them surfers would run amuck.

Dan in Jupiter


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