Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

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Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Luis » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:43 pm

Operation Bright Star Pine Cone 111 For Military Affairs Dept. J. Dille - 1960

Enjoy it!! :D

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by gerrykan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:06 pm

A sad ending for the Dodge. :cry:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by gearhead » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:43 pm

Wow, gravity active that day!
32 ft per second? without chute?

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by geargrinder » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:05 pm

Thanks for posting these photos.
The picture of the Dodge reminds
me of a story a old Veteran told
me once. His unit was out training
and he witnessed a airdrop of a
Dodge truck. He said when the
truck hit the ground the wheels
flew back up 50ft or better.

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:29 pm

I have witnessed M-38A1 Jeeps that had the wheelhousings and fenders shoved up out of place. The Gov't shrugs it all off.
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Post by Ingo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:21 pm

camo suit?

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by GIJOE » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:16 pm

Sweet Photo's. 8)

face it, the Dodge wussed out; it got scared of jumping (being shoved out the back of the aircraft) and imploded (shyt on itself) on impact, and was subliquently washed out of the Army. Unlike it's little cousin, the ever strong, adgile, and fearless A1! "GERONIMO" :mrgreen:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by gerrykan » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:22 pm

I wonder how far the locking ring from the rear tire went?
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by GalenHorton » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:14 pm

Wow, great series of pictures!! Seems like it's so much harder to find pics of M38A1's in service now than those of MB's. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by GIJOE » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:16 am

GalenHorton wrote:Seems like it's so much harder to find pics of M38A1's in service now than those of MB's.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Luis » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:03 am

A 434th C-119 being loaded for an improved serial delivery system named "Alamo Slingshot," that was tested by the Air Force to enable Air Force cargo aircraft to re-supply ground units with almost pinpoint accuracy. With the slingshot system, the C-119 aircraft could catapult its complete cargo load from the plane in just four and a half seconds. This official U.S. Air Force photo was released August 1966.

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by GalenHorton » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:31 pm

Looking at those fenders & grill drooping, I wonder how many times that particular A1 got sling-shotted out the back of a plane!
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:51 pm

This is what real men do for a profession. Go ARMY! :wink:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by REG » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:37 am

Guys, that wasn't an accident with the Dodge. It was a top secret, prototype inflatable

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:52 am

I miss the days of the "stand up" cap. :wink:
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