By David A. Anderton
A nice resource of knowledge 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) while the photographers took the pack up photographs for this booklet. It used to be enjoyable escorting them round for the photographs and it's a good stroll down reminiscence lane to turn via them virtually twenty years later.
Some of the diagrams pulled from the operator's guide are small and feature TINY textual content. the photographs are marvelous and the extent of aspect is such that you could be desire a magnifying glass to get all of it. total a superb e-book.
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Note radar antennas mounted on sides of fuselage. MIDDLE'- HlJ-16B, 51-7143, in blue and white scheme, see color section, by Swisher on 3-11-68. Plane is a triphibian. BOTTOMHlJ-16B, 51-5279, triphibian in 1969, via Jansson. ABOVE AND AT RIGHT - HlJ-16B, 51-7144, triphibian of the 305 ARRS via Menard. BELOW - Overall grey HlJ-16B, 51-476, of 1st Aero Commando unit at Otis AFB on 5-17-69, by Lionel Paul via Besecker. • • ~ . - -y"".. _,-~~~:---- PHOTO AT LEFT· HU-16B, 51-7163, in all aluminum scheme with light beige fin tip and blue PAN AM sticker on nose, note aircraft is not equipped with de-iceing boots, photo via Menard.
Two aircraft from the ~1st ARS were stationed at Da Nang and two aircraft from the 33rd ARS were stationed at Korat, Thailand. In Oct. 1964 mote HU-16s were deployed to Bien Hoa, Vietnam. By the end of 1965, all five of the HU-16s were stationed at Da Nang. 1966 would bring the replacement of the HU-16s by the Lockheed HC-130H in the rescue communications role. Sept. 30, 1967, marked the Hu-16s last water-borne sortie. The HU-16 had rescued a total of 47 airmen, 26 Air Force and 21 Navy, during its carear in Viet Nam.
It was on a Sunday which is usally a very quiet card playing and sleeping d~y. One of our crews assigned to SAR duty for Vice President Nixon's VIP visit through Africa was standing strip alert at Khartoum. One of their engines sheared an oil pump shaft, which put them out of commission and us in. We flew into Khartoum to replace the other SA-16, and while there were invited to meet the Vice President and Mrs. Nixon. This meeting left me very impressed with Mrs. Nixon. The second incident occurred on Sunday, Oct.
Boeing Helicopters CH-47 Chinook - Aerofax Minigraph 27 by David A. Anderton