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Who designed C-130 skis?

Unread postPosted: 20 Jan 2020, 03:52
by c130doae
There is a photo of Bernt Balchen, then COL USAF, at Lockheed in civilian clothing standing in the slot of a C-130 nose ski, probably for a C-130D. This photo is on gettyimages. I contacted them and they do not have a caption for the photo. There is a man to Bernt's right speaking to him. Anyone know who designed the skis for the C-130D and who improved them for the LC-130F?
Dabney, HERC HERO OF THE SKIES does not cover the ski design in his book or 2nd & 3rd revised editions.