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by JetMechMD80
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lets Talk Drag Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

RE: Lets Talk Drag Racing

For our culturally challenged friends who don't seem to know that there are other forms of motorsport besides NASCAR on this side of the pond, and F-1 on the other side, A Drag Race is a sport where two cars attempt see which one can cover a 1/4 mile, 1320 ft in the shortest amount of time. Some of ...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armor Of The Alaska Defense Forces
Replies: 48
Views: 2696

RE: Armor Of The Alaska Defense Forces

M-551 Sheridan. Light weight, air delrivable, quick, with a up-dated 120mm main gun. I would think the Alaska Defense Force would have very little need for tanks. They would be a Air Mobile Force, Light Infrantry. I would think they would need a pretty good Air Force, lots of fighters. And a Navy eq...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lets Talk Drag Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

RE: Lets Talk Drag Racing

<b>Does anybody else make a block/head combination that conforms to the Top Fuel/Funny Car rules?.... Low volume hurts this business idea...</b> The only rules in the Fuel Class's are that the engine can not be over 500 cid. So anyone could build one, but as T-prop has pointed out, no one has been a...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

The APU on the J-STARS E-8 is located in the aft pit.

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A Day At LAS! Government Is After Me!
Replies: 44
Views: 9044

RE: What A Day At LAS! Government Is After Me!

<b>Just be careful and watch for falling debris...I hear the maintenance over at Allegiant is really shoddy...</b> And where did you hear that from? You should be careful about making accustations like that in a public forum. But for the record, the average number of years of experience of the mecha...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lets Talk Drag Racing
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

Lets Talk Drag Racing

I don't know how many fans we have of the purest from of motor sports, but if there are any on here, lets talk about 2005. Is their anyone who can stop John Force? The man has dominated the Funny Car ranks, like no one else has ever done. In any motor sport. I think the only person who can stop John...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A Day At LAS! Government Is After Me!
Replies: 44
Views: 9044

RE: What A Day At LAS! Government Is After Me!

I don't think anyone, including the <acronym title="Japan Asia Airways">EG</acronym>&G security have any problem with you taking pictures of the Janet flights, or any other for that matter. The reason they don't like people sitting next to the Janet terminal, Is because in the past, people including...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Moore's BodyGuard Arrested For Illegal Gun
Replies: 29
Views: 3919

RE: Michael Moore's BodyGuard Arrested For Illegal Gun

Michael Moore is a typical limousine Liberal. He doesn't think that you or I should be able to carry a gun, yet he has an armed bodyguard. That's ok because he is part on the ruling class. He is above it, and deserves protection, from the common people. And knows what is best for us, the common peop...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Boyd On The A380
Replies: 97
Views: 13283

RE: Mike Boyd On The A380

<b>Are you seriously trying to compare a Dodge to a BMW? </b> Sure, why not? They are both cars, not a car vs a truck as your 172-747 comparison. And I feel, having owned and driven both, it makes me as qualified to compare them as anyone. The Dodge has a. Lasted longer, B. been much less expensive,...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Boyd On The A380
Replies: 97
Views: 13283

RE: Mike Boyd On The A380

<b>Chrysler? Can't you hear a little aid-bell ringing ?</b> No, Are you talking about the Government BACKED loans they received in the early 1980's? The loans were made by private banks, they were only guaranteed by the government. BTW: <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Paner...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Boyd On The A380
Replies: 97
Views: 13283

RE: Mike Boyd On The A380

<b>Boeing is perceived as the symbol of US predominance in the world skies, and it's why you see so many threads trying to explain for which reasons the A380 is a bad thing, F-ugly, won't fly, if it ain't Boeing bla bla ..., unfair competition ... Even a US newspaper (the <acronym title="Lan Chile"...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9G Bulkhead V/s 9G Net
Replies: 9
Views: 2831

RE: 9G Bulkhead V/s 9G Net

Its just 2 different philosophy's in the cargo mod. I always liked the net, it was much easer to get though. That net is not as light as you think.

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catholic Church At It Again - Rape Coverup
Replies: 86
Views: 2794

RE: Catholic Church At It Again - Rape Coverup

<b>But it's not happening in other religions. Only the <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym> church. ROTFL. Horse shit. It is, and you know it. 777236ER just has to get in his fix of anti-Catholic, anti-God rhetoric every now and then, lest he goes nuts.</b> Falcon, We have our di...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics
Replies: 53
Views: 3476

RE: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics

<b>Because frankly, I don't think anyone can be that certain.</b> Thats strange, its hard to understand someone who is not certain of their own convictions. And this is not meant insult you. Through out history people have been certain in their convictions, and many have chosen certain death, rather...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics
Replies: 53
Views: 3476

RE: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics

<b>Sorry, friend, but until you were going through it, and reached that point of desperation, you don't have a clue as to what you would or would not do. You would fight an invader to this country any way you could.</b> Wrong answer, you might have no idea what I would do. And I am telling you that ...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 8695

RE: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?

No door, the system consists of a ram air duct, the opening of which you see in the photos. The air passes throughout the Heat Exchanger Cooling Air Fans, which run, during pack operation on the ground. In flight the fans windmill. The air then passes through the Heat Exchanger, and into the Ram Air...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics
Replies: 53
Views: 3476

RE: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics

<b>Imagine if China invaded the U.S. and your friends and relatives where being treated this way, how would you feel then? Would you want people in other parts of the world to be aware of your blight? If you felt the invaders of your country were unwelcomed and unjust, would you fight back?</b> Sure...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's In Your Glovebox?
Replies: 32
Views: 1293

RE: What's In Your Glovebox?

1 pint of Wild Turkey
3 packs of cigarettes
Uzi 9mm.
200 rounds of ammo
$10,000 in emergency cash.
My attorneys business card.





Just kidding, if I told the truth, that would be boring.

Owners Manual
Proof of insurance
Flashlight

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 8695

RE: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?

SlamClick,

I once had one of the guys who wash our planes ask I if I wanted him to cover the "machine gun on the tail" up.  Smile

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 8695

RE: Hole In The MD-80 Tail: Purpose?

Ram air inlet. The packs get thier cooling air this way in flight.

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

11,500 30,000 11,500. I should have known that. It has been a while. I do remember we used to put on 7,000 7,000 7,000 for test flights. I have another one, 11,500= How many tries it will take you to get the bolts started when changing a windshield wiper motor on a 727. 30,000=How many times you wil...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Had A Choice:Where Would You Live?
Replies: 92
Views: 5038

RE: If You Had A Choice:Where Would You Live?

The fictional town of Cicely Alaska. As for real, I would like to move father north, Reno, or Tahoe. Vegas has become too big.

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe/US Parent's/Grandparent's WW II Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 2706

RE: Europe/US Parent's/Grandparent's WW II Stories

Jan, What you have said makes sense. I don't know what motivated your grandfather to join. But I do feel that there were millions on honorable soldiers on both sides, and I am glad that we have reached the point that we can honor all of them. At the last Nellis AFB open house, there was a tribute to...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe/US Parent's/Grandparent's WW II Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 2706

RE: Europe/US Parent's/Grandparent's WW II Stories

One unforgettable story from my father. They were on a <acronym title="Launceston (LST / YMLT), Australia - Tasmania">LST</acronym>, Omaha Beach, D-Day. Just as the craft approached the beach, an explosion occurred at the front. (mortar, mine, 88MM gun, not sure, nether was he) The explosion damaged...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "A380 Is Flying Into The Headwind Of Reality"
Replies: 57
Views: 11925

RE: "A380 Is Flying Into The Headwind Of Reality"

What's truly bizarre is that A380's, B-747's, and Southwest Airlines are being discussed in the same thread.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> And, even though I am one of those "if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going" types. I congratulate Airbus, on building a truly remarkab...

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by JetMechMD80
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Funny But Harmless Office Pranks
Replies: 20
Views: 10852

RE: Funny But Harmless Office Pranks

Once while we were on a road trip, my friend and co-worker who is always playing jokes on people left his badge "unattended" in the hotel room one night. We were downstairs drinking in the bar. It was the night before we were to go home. Someone left a Time Magazine on the aircraft, and it had a sma...

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by JetMechMD80
Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

Pilotpip, I am going to say that what you are seeing on the Kitty Hawk birds are ADF Sense Antennas. By your description they are in the right place. 11,500 30,000 11,500 11,500= The number of mechanics who have fell asleep in the E&E compartment, and missed clocking out at the end of their shift. 3...

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by JetMechMD80
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

One of the funniest things I remember was dealing with the Saudi Rep. They wanted "new" tires put on the aircraft. The ones that were on it were still well within limits. Okay, so I ordered 4 new mains. When you get them, they may be Goodyear, <acronym title="Aero Service (Congo-Brazzaville)">BF</ac...

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by JetMechMD80
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics
Replies: 53
Views: 3476

RE: New Iraqi POW "abuse" Pics

Soldiers are NOT jailers, nor are they cops. This is the problem. And it has ALWAYS been a problem. Not just in Iraq. Look back at history, anytime an Army has had to occupy a civilian population, there has been abuse. It doesn't matter who the country is. But unlike others at least we haven't been ...

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by JetMechMD80
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

Amtrosie, Yeah the "S" duct. Have you ever had the pleasure of removing one? Many years ago, we were doing a D Check on a -100 that belonged to the Saudi Royal Family. The aircraft had a really bad corrosion problem. And we had to pull the "S" duct to access the corrosion. After doing that, I honest...

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by JetMechMD80
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

Ryan Intl also had a Heads Up Display in thier 727-100's. That were on the postal contract. I don't know if anyone ever used them.

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by JetMechMD80
Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms
Replies: 40
Views: 17135

RE: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms

The Allegiant MD-80's that we got from SAS have a window in the FWD Lav.

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran
Replies: 84
Views: 4251

RE: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran

<b>actively assisting the Americans in the rape of first Afghanistan and now Iran</b> The rape of Afghanistan? Excuse me, do you remember what happened September 11th? I guess we should ignore the fact that the organization who planed the attacks was in Afghanistan because it is a Muslim country. It...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do Pilots Do During Long Hauls?
Replies: 58
Views: 14242

What Do Pilots Do During Long Hauls?

<b>What Do Pilots Do During Long Hauls.</b> Sleep. I was riding in a jumpseat once of a DC-8 freighter, of a company which shall remain nameless. We were going from <acronym title="Toledo - Express (TOL / KTOL), USA - Ohio">TOL</acronym> to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRD...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

You got it 2H4, From the Boeing site, in 1972 the King of Morocco, awarded the 727 the Medal of Honor for "surviving a strafing attack by fighter planes.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Very cool photo, I have been up there more than once. You have to be careful sliding...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran
Replies: 84
Views: 4251

RE: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran

<b>ROTFL. This seems to corroborate the very thing you scoff at! </b> A little sarcasm there, I guess it was over your head. <b>Who else would leak it to him? Bush's barber?</b> Like I said before, you have no proof ANYONE leaked anything to him. Pure speculation at this point. However, like most pe...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bose Stereo And Home Systems? Experience?
Replies: 53
Views: 5165

RE: Bose Stereo And Home Systems? Experience?

I am waiting on MattD or Superfly to tell you to go out and get something 30+yrs old with vaccum tubes.

I already did.  Smile

Vintage Dynaco ST70, with the updated boards, and fresh tubes, you can't beat them.

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran
Replies: 84
Views: 4251

RE: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran

<b>Right. Why don't you blame those inside the administration who leaked this to him, instead of blaming him? Seems to me he's done the country a great service, blowing the lid on another ill-conceived plan to kill more of our <acronym title="Air Guinee (Guinea)">GI</acronym>'s, and make us even mor...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran
Replies: 84
Views: 4251

RE: More Info On The Possible US Action On Iran

Pentagon lashes out at Iran claim By Peter Spiegel in London Published: January 17 2005 09:01 | Last updated: January 17 2005 19:55 Pentagon officials on Monday lashed out at a US magazine report which claimed they were preparing for possible strikes on Iran by carrying out secret reconnaissance mis...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

Ok, here is another one. The B-727 was actualy awarded a medal, by the King of Morocco.

What was the medal? Why was it awarded? And when did this take place?

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bose Stereo And Home Systems? Experience?
Replies: 53
Views: 5165

RE: Bose Stereo And Home Systems? Experience?

Go and listen to some Bose speakers and if you like them, by all means get yourself some. I agree with what lakobos says about the human ear being subjective. Having said that, the Bose speakers are not for me. I had a pair off 201's and they didn't do anything for me. I now have a pair of vintage J...

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by JetMechMD80
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!
Replies: 60
Views: 9627

RE: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!

Birdwatching,

My mistake, I went back and re-read the post. Makes sense now Smile

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5923

727 Trivia Thread

Since I don't know squat about the C-172, I have decided to start one on the B-727, my favorite airplane. I have not worked one in years, but it still is, and will always be my baby. So, I guess I will start with this, which is pure hearsay, it was told to me many years ago. Does anyone know why the...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!
Replies: 60
Views: 9627

RE: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!

<b>I thought D.B. Cooper who became the stuff of 70's folklore ended the use of ingress and egress from that bottom 727 door. Cooper hijacked a 727 back in the early 70's and parachuted to oblivion with a lot of ransom money. Wasn't that access sealed off? At least here in the States?</b> No, it was...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD83 Empennage.
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

RE: MD83 Empennage.

They are the exhaust louvers for the tail compartment. The tail compartment builds up a lot of heat. The APU exhaust runs forward of it, and the A/C packs and Heat Exchangers are also in the area. Without them, you would get a "tail Compartment overheat" warning. Which you should not get unless you ...

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by JetMechMD80
Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Courageous American Soldier
Replies: 39
Views: 1854

RE: A Courageous American Soldier

Had to chime in on this, and I am sure a couple of people on here are not going to like what I say, but what the hell, here we go. When I joined the U.S.Army, we filled into a small room, and we were given a speech, one last chance to get on the bus, and one last chance to get rid of any contraband....

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq
Replies: 132
Views: 6275

RE: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq

ROTFLMAO!!!! God, I have tears in my eyes I am laughing so hard. The buffer story about made me fall out of the chair. Same with the pushups, and I can relate to that, somewhat. One last story and then I have to go. My Drill, was a guy named SFC Goard. He was about 5' 2" tall, and it seemed almost a...

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by JetMechMD80
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq
Replies: 132
Views: 6275

RE: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq

Jan, The Bundeswehr can't use these vehicles in a combat theatre because they don't have a current smog check? Your kidding right? Man, times have changed. ANCFlyer, I was definitely a big FAN of the M240. Especialy the one the Loader had. Man, what a blast that was to shoot. That was one sweet mach...

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by JetMechMD80
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq
Replies: 132
Views: 6275

RE: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq

D1021, Good points, It was a sad day when we had to turn in the 1911's. I still have one as my personal weapon, in the nite stand at home. I really wish the Army would bring them back. I seem to remember, the justification was that the rest of NATO was equipped with 9mm's, so we needed to be. And th...

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by JetMechMD80
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Largest Paved Runway In The World?
Replies: 7
Views: 8723

RE: Largest Paved Runway In The World?

Add LAS 25R-7L 14,510X 150 to your list.

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