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Old 8 June 2014, 00:50
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4th BN and SBT-12

Little blurb (with pictures) of some training the 4th Bn guys did with SBT-12 recently.

http://theaviationist.com/2014/06/05...oved-by-mh-47/
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Old 8 June 2014, 09:17
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Very cool.
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Old 8 June 2014, 09:42
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Very cool.
Indeed. But I can remember when we didn't advertise that particular capability (and many a long night training on it)....
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Old 8 June 2014, 12:11
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Indeed. But I can remember when we didn't advertise that particular capability (and many a long night training on it)....
Yeah, I was pretty surprised when it popped up on the USASOAC PAO page on Facebook. But hey, if they're putting it out there, might as well share the cool pictures!
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If I may intrude here, I met a guy who was on his way to JBLM from Virginia. He is an Army aviator, not 160th but Guard. He emailed this photo that he said was him flying the -47.

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Old 8 June 2014, 20:52
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MEATS

I don't know how the 160th is doing it, but the boat units have been doing a version of it for a long time. It was done in VN I believe. These are the first pix I've seen with special operations helos though.
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Old 8 June 2014, 23:03
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So, does this make the bird a MEAT hook?
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So, does this make the bird a MEAT hook?
It does. It also makes standers by, MEAT gazers.
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The reason it's so big, is because it ain't meat, it's bullshit!
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The reason it's so big, is because it ain't meat, it's bullshit!
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HAHAHAHA, FirstShirt! Always envied what you flying dawgs could carry in that self mid air contraption.
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Old 14 June 2014, 12:04
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We did something similar years ago in the Marine Corps. CH53 would lift our riverine assault craft and drop it in the water and we would helo cast out the back and swim to it. Worked well until they dropped one from about 500 feet right off Onslow beach.....
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I don't know how the 160th is doing it, but the boat units have been doing a version of it for a long time. It was done in VN I believe. These are the first pix I've seen with special operations helos though.
I always thought the 160th was the only unit that did it. At SBT-22 I don't know of any other unit ever doing it at least.
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Old 14 June 2014, 20:14
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I don't recall ever "towing" a boat that big at HCS-5. We usually did the K-Duck (Zodiac from the cargo hook and extended struts).

Those '47 rotors are really biting that air!
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I always thought the 160th was the only unit that did it. At SBT-22 I don't know of any other unit ever doing it at least.
I'm pretty sure that regular aviation units do it. Especially based on the other pix being of conventional 47s.

At least up to a few years ago, the 160th was way too busy to play with Boat Units. Their time was taken up working with unmentionables. (This is mostly based on second hand sea stories of training cadre down in Tybee.)
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Indeed. But I can remember when we didn't advertise that particular capability (and many a long night training on it)....
Seems like everything is advertised lately. Remember the days of keeping a low profile? At least the good shit is still kept professionally quiet.
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Seems like everything is advertised lately. Remember the days of keeping a low profile? At least the good shit is still kept professionally quiet.
Seriously!
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I remember doing similar back in the 90's with different water craft, a lot of T/E ....
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Old 19 August 2014, 11:34
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I seem to recall there was always tension between the PAO types and the rest over that very issue.
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I remember doing similar back in the 90's with different water craft, a lot of T/E ....
You and I may well be talking about the same events. The phrase "like an E-ticket ride at Disneyland" comes to mind....

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