R-KITTY WANTED

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:41 am

Been trying, these were purged from the system in the late 50's. I am going to look up a couple old National Guard R-Cat officers who might have taken one home.
I'll find one.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:17 pm

Still looking, here, Kitty, Kitty. :wink:
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:50 am

Does an R Kitty have some other designation ?
I have tried to look it up with No Joy.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:44 am

It has been 55 years since I have seen any manuals for the R-Kitty, they had an FSN. Am going to chase the obituaries of some former R-Cat officers as I have a sneaking suspicion that some of these became souvenirs when the Army declared these excess.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:45 am

:lol: :lol:
When doesn't the Army have an excess of something.
The trick always seem to be able to get it when you needed it or getting so much you didn't know what to do with it all.
But I guess that is better than ending up short. 8)
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:12 am

These were declared obsolete in the late 50's and the AA Guard units that were issued them were notified that they could expend them.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:44 am

Just had an RC flying club start up about 3 miles from me.
Don't know when they meet.
Probably not until the weather gets above freezing and the snow melts.
I might stop by and say " HEY !".
Who knows what may turn up.
I have wanted to stop by and check them out anyway.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:32 pm

Have NOS Griswold 2nd Model 1943 dated Paratrooper Bag to trade. Also have a pair of original GI Issue NOS WILLYS WO A-2536 SAFETY STRAPS for trade.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:55 am

Here Kitty, Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:14 am

No joy with the RC club.
Some of the guys knew what a target drone was but never heard of an R-Kitty.
Your still looking !
It was an interesting visit.
I still prefer the real thing. I like to ride along ! :D
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:21 am

They've been out of the system since the late 50's. I'll find one. Will start checking retired R-Cat Officers, am sure a few of these found homes.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:47 am

Let me expand on that.
I preferr riding in the real thing, as long as someone is not shooting at me !!
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:00 am

Here Kitty, Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:26 am

Here, Kitty, Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by clintm20 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:17 am

Time for a new brand of cat food.
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