Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Dave M38A1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:49 pm

Wow , great pictures.
The men in 101st and the equipment had to be tough.
I live not to far from Fort Bragg, and before that Camp Lejeune.
Seen them parachuted, but none free falling.
When I worked in Heavy Equipment, we rebuilt a military loader, completely refurbished it for the Military, and got sent pictures of it flattened, chute didn't open.


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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:12 am

REG wrote: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 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:17 am

Those vehicles made good salvage, Bud Werner used to buy them for their small parts.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:26 am

Ben Dover wrote:Those vehicles made good salvage, Bud Werner used to buy them for their small parts.
Hardly used & only dropped once? :wink:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 am

Bud couldn't resist these. he sent me 7 air drop M-38A1 radiators in turn for a favor a few years ago.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by REG » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:13 am

Here's the French doin the same - with a G503 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:32 am

AIRBORNE!!! What comes out of the sky? Bird Crap!
Not all M-37's qualify, do they? :wink:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:47 pm

Demolish it by air drop, it's OK. Demolish it by reckless operation, get a Statement of Charges. :wink:
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:23 am

They were expendable.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by RedArrow2016 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm

Very great photographs and this was really neat to take a look at here and thanks for posting them...
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:31 am

Ingo wrote:
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camo suit?

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Noticed that as well. The US Military wasn't really into camo uniforms until late Vietnam. They retained & issued that WWII "duck hunter" pattern camo uniform up into the early 1960's. But for only very limited use...

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:34 am

Sometimes the chutes fail, Jeeps do not like that as the wheels push up thru the fenders.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:40 am

Ben Dover wrote:
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I miss the days of the "stand up" cap. :wink:
I believe that cap was known as the "M1961 Ridgeway".

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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:49 am

All I ever got in the early 60's was the PX version we bought ourselves, we did not get genuine GI Issue Ridgeways. Barracks pranksters broke them in.
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Re: Operation Bright Star Pine Cone - 1960

Post by Buggy Man » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:15 pm

Ben Dover wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:49 am
All I ever got in the early 60's was the PX version we bought ourselves, we did not get genuine GI Issue Ridgeways. Barracks pranksters broke them in.
I can only imagine :roll: .

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