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 Post subject: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 20:36 pm 
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I was playing old libs and found your Korea lib.
Can you send me a file 50cal.JT that is missing from the B26 and B29?

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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 20:38 pm 
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That library has a few files missing.

You could always take other files and rename them the missing file.
i.e. take MK12.JT and rename it 50Cal.JT

In my weapons folder, I have M3.JT which is supposedly 6 50cal
You can use that file and rename it 50cal.jt

ftp://ftp.frontier.com/pub/users/usnraptor/Fighters%20Anthology/Weapons/


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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 19:33 pm 
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Thanks much.
It is an interesting lib.

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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 23:13 pm 
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My favorite from that lib is the shape/texture that looks like an H-19, aka Sikorsky 55.

In 2000-2001, I worked on, and flew crew in, a Sikorsky 58, aka H-34.


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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 am 
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How did you work that?

H 19 saved a few downed aviators and was useful for the Marines.

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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:02 am 
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I used to work here:
https://midwesthelicopters.com/home/

The company uses helicopters in lieu of cranes. They can lift up to 4,500 lbs. However, when loads reached near the max weight limit, we would drain most of the fuel, start the chopper, and remove the battery (yes, you read that correctly). Our choppers use the PT-6T turbine engines. If the H-34 has a square nose, then it has the turbine engines. If the nose is rounded, then it has the old piston engines.

When we flew, the crew was one pilot, one A&P mechanic (myself), and one non-A&P. One non-pilot sat in the cabin with the pilot while the other crew member sat in the cargo area. The non-pilots coordinated the ground crews/activities.

The job itself was fun & adventuresome, but the treatment of employees was subpar. I also had a conflict with one of the pilots. His safety was so poor that I refused to fly with him. We both ended up leaving. The company had a staff of around 14, yet I watched 17 employees come and go during my 10 (?) months there.

A year and two months later, my replacement was killed on the job. Another goof-ball pilot struck powerlines flying too low over a popular lake in Indiana. He tried to climb over the powerlines, but the tail wheel caught the cable and ripped the chopper in two. The replacement crew was in the cargo area.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2002-07-12-0207120256-story.html

I'm the one who made the accident entry on the wiki page for the H-34.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_H-34

In case you're wondering, I have about 15-20 minutes of 'hands on stick' in two of the choppers.


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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 14:59 pm 
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Those were Korean War birds you flew!
Sounds like quite a job, hours of boredom followed by seconds of sheer panic!

Thanks for sharing the story.

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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 17:49 pm 
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The S 58 / H-34 came out after Korea.

It was the S 55 / H-19 in Korea.


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 Post subject: Re: Korea Lib
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 08:59 am 
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Thanks for the info.
Your bird flew in Vietnam?

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