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    Does anyone have any good pictures of 50s' to early 60s AF blue tactical vehicles. All the tactical vehicles we had in the USAFSS mobile units were blue from 58-64 as I remember them. I see some AF blue trucks on the net with "US AIR FORCE" on the hood, I never saw any blue AF TAC vehicle in any command with that on the hood except jeeps cause they did not have hard doors so the information normally on the doors was on the hood. In the 6927th RSM we had at least 25-35 vehicles most were 5 ton tractors used to pull our trailers. The 6932nd and the 6917th vehicles were blue too.

    I know I said I was done monkeying with this old stuff. But this time I am really going to quit Clinto.......after this last one honest......RIGHT.. 80 is to old to crawl under this stuff....

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    See if you can get Fifty to send pictures of his M38 in Air Force trim. We know it's colors are correct, he has the full history.
    Well, what are we gonna get to bend, fold, spindle, burn, multilate, or just plain break today?

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    I have pictures somewhere of an AF blue deuce with crane and dump bed I think.
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    [B]I don't have any M35 pics or anything bigger than the M38A1 jeep that you know well with markings from the spec ops unit on Ft Benning.... Basically what you did.....only newer.....because you are old....well....older than me.

    Want me to post some pics of "Lady Maria"???

    Also, good to see you posting again, I thought maybe you had stood your "final watch".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidWymore View Post
    I have pictures somewhere of an AF blue deuce with crane and dump bed I think.
    That would be great if you could post the pics...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear View Post
    I don't have any M35 pics or anything bigger than the M38A1 jeep that you know well with markings from the spec ops unit on Ft Benning.... Basically what you did.....only newer.....because you are old....well....older than me.

    Want me to post some pics of "Lady Maria"???

    Also, good to see you posting again, I thought maybe you had stood your "final watch".

    Still kicking PB. Just that crawling under the old truck is more of a challenge than it was a few years ago. Pics would be helpful if you could.

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    As I remember the markings on the 6927th RSM trucks at Onna Point, Okinawa in 58-60 they looked something like this:
    (this truck is a 1971 so it will be mark as a 71)

    doors:

    US AIR FORCE
    71K xxxx
    FOR OFICIAL USE ONLY (SMALLER LETERS)

    front bumper markings: (as viewed from the front of the truck)

    USAFSS (left side)
    6927 RSM

    TRK (right side)
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    We had TP 50 above the tires

    And that was about all we had. Nothing on the fuel tanks etc.

    I will be doing this truck as a 1971 deuce as the 6927th was disbanded in late 1971 and the troops and other stuff was sent to and combined with the 3rd field ASA unit at Tory station on Okinawa. In those days all the spook units worked for the same boss so we often had joint operations along with USAFSS,ASA and NSG operations.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...curity_Service

    For you military history buffs there is an error in the wicki page. The first AN/FLR-9 was installed and operational at the 6917th RGM at San Vito in Italy not Japan. I know this because I was in the first class of electronic techs trained on the FLR-9 at Goodfellow AFB for maint. of the system. We then went to San Vito and assisted with the installation and did the rest of our year and a half assignment there. We were operational in the fall of 63.
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    I am actually kind of surprised it took you this long to do a Strata Blue truck.
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    1971 Jeep (Gen. Prod. Div.) M109A3 Shop Van and trailer.

    1993 M998 HMMWV



    Past:

    1967 Jeep M715
    1968 Jeep M715
    1965 Ford M151 MUTT...miss it.
    1972 AMG M151A2 MUTT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Junior View Post
    I am actually kind of surprised it took you this long to do a Strata Blue truck.
    It just took a long time to get to it. We should get to doing your van some day.............or better yet you should take my M818 camper van off my hands. In the pics the van is still on the deuce it now has a M818 5 ton under the van. The 5 ton fits perfect as far as spacing for wheel position etc.. The old deuce frame you see sitting on the ground beside the truck I used to extend the 818 frame so the rear bumperettes were positioned where they should be.
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