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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
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Booty003

UH-1 Vietnam Dust Off

Hi Guys,

 

I have a few Hueys in the stash and will be building at least one as a 'Dust Off' bird - can anyone shed any light on how the litters / stretchers were configured and if this were different across the various Huey types that were used?

 

Cheers,

 

Phil

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Pictures are consistent with my recollection. Left to right across the back of the cabin. UH-1 wasn't long enough in the other direction.

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Cheers guys - I have already scoured Google images but haven't found any images that show the detail of the inside of the cabin.  Were they stacked 2 or 3 high Trenton Guy?

 

Phil

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Booty,

Sorry for the long delay, been asleep at the switch. Two high. The UH-1 cabin wasn't very tall either. Can you tell I spent a fair amount of time in them during that wonderful year, 1968.

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On ‎30‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 3:33 AM, Trenton guy said:

Booty,

Sorry for the long delay, been asleep at the switch. Two high. The UH-1 cabin wasn't very tall either. Can you tell I spent a fair amount of time in them during that wonderful year, 1968.

 

Thanks buddy,  the more I read and learn about that particular war the more I am in awe and deep respect.

 

Phil

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Posted (edited)

50 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Phil,

You must have read Chickenhawk by Robert Mason?

Still one of my top ten reads.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickenhawk-Robert-Mason/dp/0552124192/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499202346&sr=1-1&keywords=chickenhawk

One of my favorite AirCav books. The other 2 worth finding are "Lest We Forget: The Kingsmen, 101st Aviation Battalion, 1968" by William C. Meacham and "Wings of the Eagle: A Kingsmen's Story" by W. T. Grant.

 

Ironically, those books actually reference each other as Grant became a wingman of Meacham. 

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6 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Phil,

You must have read Chickenhawk by Robert Mason?

Still one of my top ten reads.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickenhawk-Robert-Mason/dp/0552124192/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499202346&sr=1-1&keywords=chickenhawk

 

I used to correspond with a pilot who flew with him and he said some of it was made up and other members of his sqn disowned him for the book?

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Now that's a shame to hear that.

Maybe a touch of the Pierre Clostermann's?

It still manages to convey what it must have been like though.

And I'm very glad I didn't have to be there.

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I have read Chickenhawk and Low Level Hell and will look up the others recommended by Intruder - Cheers guys.

 

Have got the mammoth 'The Cat From Hue' to make a start on when I get some free time! 

 

I am in 2 minds as to buy a kit to use the stretchers from or just do a bit of scratch building to make them - won't be anything too difficult to do (sprue and foil).

 

Phil

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7 hours ago, andyf117 said:

The AB-205 Ambulance version of the excellent ESCI UH-1 provides two stacks of three stretchers, to be fitted one each side, as visible in the box art:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/135912-esci-9006-ab-205

 

The configuration with 3 stretchers on the side was and still is used by the Italian Army AB-205s, although generally there are only stretchers on one of the sides leaving the rest of the cabin available for medical personnel. The same helicopters however also employ the 2 stretchers on the rear configuration as recalled by Trenton Guy

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I've ended up buying the old 1/72 Revell UH-1D SAR kit, comes with 6 stretchers so I can do a B and D flavour Dust-Off Huey, already have the decals.

 

Phil 

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