EC-130s maintain constant presence in Afghanistan 15 years later
All around the dimly-lit tent are enduring symbols of a constant presence. A name scrawled across a wooden wall, a lengthy list of deployment dates written underneath, updated year after year. A library stacked with books and games to pass the time. A built-in couch labeled “Snooze Town.”
23 Jan 1979
C-130H #MM62000 of the Italian Air Force (46 Aerobrigata) jumped chocks during engine run-up, hit tree, written-off.
Quote of the Day
Firewall: (1) The part of the airplane specially designed to allow all heat and exhaust to enter the cockpit. (2) The act of pulling 69 inches of manifold pressure, out of an engine designed to pull 60.
-- Bob Stevens, 'There I Was'
C-130 Hall of Fame
Airborne Early Warning prototype
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
We had a female WSO we named once we RTBd to AK. She was at Brooks Medical thingy prior to flight training. In the spirit of the ROK and their awful local drink, we named her SoJu - Sister of Juggler (See callsign Juggler)!! That and she got shifazzed at her naming and puked up enough for 3 people.