I lost count of how many SAMs they saw.
I had the privilege and honor of serving as a crew chief for twelve years on God’s own aircraft, the Huey. If you were not so blessed I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do about that now. Gotta love the refrain in the song, “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Fixed wing are Gay!” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Looking at the photos I can’t believe that no one was killed. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
Update: It sounds like the pilots were able to dump most of their fuel before having to eject and thereby preventing a huge fireball and post crash fire which would have almost certainly cost some lives . If that’s the case they were both good and lucky.
Using the old Caribou for aerial resupply is probably a low cost option but you would think the Army or Air Force could figure out how to do it themselves. Still it looks like a fun job, maybe I’ll check it out.
Hat tip to Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid
Hat tip to The Castle Argghhh!!!
These Guys don’t waste any time.