CH-53E HMH 772

jeffhuey1n

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Woot woot!!! I’m in heaven! My old squadron dropped by the local airport. Haven’t seen these guys in decades. One thing never changes: if it ain’t leaking, there ain’t any oil left. Pics:
 

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M813rc

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That is one grubby bird!
Back in the day, our Delta models got pretty dirty but they were dark green so it didn't show as much (HMH-462) .

The only thing capable of replacing the CH-53D was another CH-53, the Echo. And the only thing they could come up with to replace that one is yet another CH-53, the Kilo. :) They just keep getting stronger.

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jeffhuey1n

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That is one grubby bird!
Back in the day, our Delta models got pretty dirty but they were dark green so it didn't show as much (HMH-462) .

The only thing capable of replacing the CH-53D was another CH-53, the Echo. And the only thing they could come up with to replace that one is yet another CH-53, the Kilo. :) They just keep getting stronger.

Cheers
Back in my day, we still had the A model. Big pain in the tookus but I learned how to be a mechanic and I had the best teachers in the world. My bird was 487.B5E4793B-FC16-4BBF-ACB6-8FC0C9058BBA.jpeg48D387D5-E0EE-416D-89F1-9F0E675C5A27.jpeg2523686B-B15C-46F3-B029-81685D598E1B.jpeg90E36341-8673-4A2C-B7C2-3E2CA78C337A.jpeg
 

M813rc

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Nice! What boat?
That picture in formation looks like Bridgeport?
(Definition of helicopters flying formation - two going the same direction on the same day)

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jeffhuey1n

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Nice! What boat?
That picture in formation looks like Bridgeport?
(Definition of helicopters flying formation - two going the same direction on the same day)

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Not sure what ship it was. I think it was the Inchon but I’ll have to ask one of my friends who went on the trip. The first two were taken in 1986, 6+/- months after I left the Marine Corps and three months after I joined the Air Force. I would have been on that trip if I’d re-enlisted. The third was taken somewhere out towards Bridgeport. I might have been on that trip. And the last picture was taken several years after I left. I pretty sure it was around the same time as Desert Shield/Desert Storm. I’ve got pictures of me and my bird, MS 487 somewhere. I’ve got hundreds of pictures to go through before I’ll find them.
 
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