Quote from: THRAWN on March 17, 2016, 09:22:36 PMThere was a JAG episode that featured a Herc trapping on the SEAHAWK. I learned about Pardo's Push in 1967 after randomly watching a JAG episode.
There was a JAG episode that featured a Herc trapping on the SEAHAWK.
It was a sneak attack ...
I believe Dec. 7, 1941 was called "a day of infamy" for a purpose.
Garibaldi, your efforts are not succeeding. Turn on the heat!Anyway, how do you know the pilot was a former member?Give us more info! Spaatz, Mitchell? When did he join, left? Etc...
Well, he died a while back. He is known to several members of my unit, and 2 of his sons were in the program. He actually was GAWG CC in 1968. Ted Limmer, his name was. Here is a link to an article, complete with pictures, of the actual test: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/025982d.pdf
Does anyone know whether the C-130 could use RATO at this time?
use of the RATO ever contemplated for this type of event?
If so, use at the carrier would have been dangerous?
I don't think at the time they used JATO or RATO, but it was a tech used in the B-47 if memory serves. The only JATO C-130 I know of is Fat Albert of Blue Angels fame.
The question I made was whether at the time of the C-130 landing and taking off from the USS Forrestal there were C-130s using RATOs. This happened in 1963...
On their C-130's? This is a 1950's aircraft! So are you telling me the Germans created and designed the Hercules? Wow! I knew the United States used a lot of technology that Germany came up with, but this is a first for me!I am astounded!
I had quite a discussion with my unit historian on the way to a joint SAREX, at about 0615 this morning. Turns out that there were several tests done with RATO on C-130s during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980. Not sure how classified the info is, but apparently, one other option besides the Desert One fiasco was to outfit a Hercules with some rockets, to facilitate a very short landing and takeoff in a soccer field. Lockheed did some testing, and due to the nature of the rockets, culled from various sources, had several arranged for landing, some for vertical, and some rear facing. The test was less than successful, but the idea carried over somewhat. Some of the older model Hercules still have the wiring but not the hardpoints for the rockets, apparently.