Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

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Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by 338Edge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:55 am

Anyone have any pictures of mules that were with the 101st Airborne? Bonus points if anyone has some specifically to the 187th Infantry Regiment or the Rakkasan's!

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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by YLG80 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:07 am

Not too difficult for the 101st AB M274 with the proof on the photo :)!
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by 338Edge » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:24 am

Awesome! Thank you!

I'm asking for pictures, because I'm restoring a mule that was with the 101st. It would be awesome if someone had a picture of my mule in "action". I'd like to get my mule to look somewhat similar to what it used to look like.

Thanks again!

If anyone else has any, please post! :D

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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by YLG80 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:34 am

You are welcome.
This one is from the 127th Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by YLG80 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:44 pm

101st AB mule.
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On the next photo, it seems that the second soldier has a 101st AB patch.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by crankshaft45 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:56 pm

Awesome! Especially the mule driving with just three wheels.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:30 pm

I wonder if the mule rode any smoother with the wheel off under the driver? :lol:

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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by crankshaft45 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 am

The manuals say in case of a flat tire run with the right tire off.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by markrdje » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:50 am

I'd think it would be relative to what tire is flat, maybe the quote is worded wrong, maybe the flat tire should be removed
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by crankshaft45 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:57 am

Yes, the flat tire is removed and for balance the right front is left without a tire.One time on a trail ride I clipped a stump and tore the right front drop axle off. Had no problem driving out of the woods and up on the trailer.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by Auto Shop teacher » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 am

crankshaft45 wrote:
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Yes, the flat tire is removed and for balance the right front is left without a tire.One time on a trail ride I clipped a stump and tore the right front drop axle off. Had no problem driving out of the woods and up on the trailer.
Wow, do you have any photos of the damage? Must have been some stump!

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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by crankshaft45 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:42 am

I was watching the clearance on the left side and clipped the brush covered stump on the left. Didn't feel like much of a bump, but broke the outer casting off and bent the axle. Left the wheel hanging on by the tie rod. Didn't get pictures. Got the repair parts from Bill Watson at a much lower price than I expected.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by jeeptj1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 am

Before I made it a marine mule.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by jeeptj1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 am

After I made it a marine mule.
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Re: Pictures of mules from 101st AB?

Post by 338Edge » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:35 am

You did a great restoration! Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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