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C5 jump certified ?
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M***@hotmail.com
2009-12-04 06:29:07 UTC
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The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?


The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.

Did this ever happen ?

In combat ?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
Matt Wiser
2009-12-04 07:51:12 UTC
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C-141s did drop paratroopers, both in exercises and in combat: see the JUST
CAUSE jumps by both Rangers and 82nd Airborne in Dec '89. The planned
division-sized jump into Haiti in 1994 would've had C-141s alongside C-130s.
(the Haiti jump would've been the largest combat jump since MARKET-GARDEN in
1944-two Ranger Battalions and the entire 82nd Airborne Division)
Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:53:03 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:57:18 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:57:20 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:57:22 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:57:23 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 19:57:24 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 22:23:27 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 22:23:27 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 22:23:28 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
g***@gmail.com
2015-04-25 22:23:28 UTC
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Iwas on the jump in 88 _89 when we dropped a duece and a half and hummer plus a couple other vehicles I believe.It was ,long ago.we sat upstairs in airline seats. After dropping the vehicles out the back we did a racetrack and jumped out the side doors.I was a stickpusher and hurt between my legs and got a bloody mouth.my suspension lines were twisted to the top and I recommended to the general that we should jump at a higher altitude.the plane had to speed up because they have to fly slow enough to jump.I happened to catch full thrust on exit when they lost altitude.Not fun.
frank
2009-12-04 09:01:51 UTC
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Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
Yes, so is the C-17 though its more useful as a cargo hauler. Airborne
do like having some decent tanks running around when they go out and
play. Flying an M1A1 in is a big deal rather than shipping it on a
Panama flagged ship. (remember the old 'you want that when' cartoon
that was around all the USAF data shops in the 80s).

Note how the Airborne guys do look for airfields to secure.
John Szalay
2009-12-04 13:54:48 UTC
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Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
C-5 history:
May 6, 1973 A C-5A returned to Edwards AFB, Calif., after a 15,000-mile
flight that included a low-altitude cargo drop by parachute and an in-
flight refueling.

Jun 7, 1989 A C-5 set a world record by airdropping four Sheridan armed
reconnaissance vehicles, weighing 42,000 pounds each, and 73 fully combat-
equipped paratroopers. The total weight reached 190,346 pounds.


As for the C-141, Yes it was paratroop certified
I've got 3 C-141 parachute jumps on my logbook from the 1966-67 time
period.
MajorOz
2009-12-05 05:14:05 UTC
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Post by John Szalay
Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
May 6, 1973 A C-5A returned to Edwards AFB, Calif., after a 15,000-mile
flight that included a low-altitude cargo drop by parachute and an in-
flight refueling.
Jun 7, 1989 A C-5 set a world record by airdropping four Sheridan armed
reconnaissance vehicles, weighing 42,000 pounds each, and 73 fully combat-
equipped paratroopers. The total weight reached 190,346 pounds.
As for the C-141, Yes it was paratroop certified
I've got 3 C-141 parachute jumps on my logbook from the 1966-67 time
period.
The original idea was that the C-5 could drop a big bunch of troops
AND all their equipment. We used to put out static displays of the
package loads at Edwards open house weekends. The troops would be on
the second deck and the cargo below.
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut. That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.

Don't know what enabled the doors to be used again for the 1989 drop
cited. That was long after I left the program. How did they get
around the bad press (the mechanicals were never really a problem),
allowing them to resume ?

cheers

oz, the guy who co-signed the paper accepting the C-5A
John Szalay
2009-12-05 17:58:15 UTC
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Post by MajorOz
innews:gtahh5
Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut. That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
Don't know what enabled the doors to be used again for the 1989 drop
cited. That was long after I left the program. How did they get
around the bad press (the mechanicals were never really a problem),
allowing them to resume ?
cheers
oz, the guy who co-signed the paper accepting the C-5A
Who knows, but they are airdrop rated again..
althou, I myself would think twice before putting myself aboard
such a huge slow target on approach to a DZ. (course I'm way too
old to be doing that sort of thing again..)

also
They are continuing to upgrade the C-5, latest is the C-5M
with new engines and Avionics


http://www.airforce-magazine.com/DRArchive/Pages/2008/December%
202008/December%2010%202008/FirstSuperGalaxyDelivered.aspx
tankfixer
2009-12-06 03:28:34 UTC
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In article <48f7d436-fc57-4a4f-855a-
***@o10g2000yqa.googlegroups.com>, ***@centurytel.net
says...
Post by MajorOz
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut. That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
I hope you don't mean the welded up the rear cargo doors...
Becasue I've loaded vehicles through them...in the 1980's
John Szalay
2009-12-06 12:55:01 UTC
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Post by tankfixer
In article <48f7d436-fc57-4a4f-855a-
says...
Post by MajorOz
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut. That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
I hope you don't mean the welded up the rear cargo doors...
Becasue I've loaded vehicles through them...in the 1980's
I was wondering about that statement too, I remember walking through a C-5
with the kids at the Dayton Air show in the late 80's. in the front ramp
and out the back. lots of folks took shelter from a thunder storm in the
bird during the flying section of the day.
Typhoon502
2009-12-06 15:36:53 UTC
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Post by John Szalay
Post by tankfixer
In article <48f7d436-fc57-4a4f-855a-
says...
Post by MajorOz
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut.  That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
I hope you don't mean the welded up the rear cargo doors...
Becasue I've loaded vehicles through them...in the 1980's
I was wondering about that statement too, I remember walking through a C-5
with the kids at the Dayton Air show in the late 80's. in the front ramp
and out the back.  lots of folks took shelter from a thunder storm in the
bird during the flying section of the day.  
"Operationally" welded shut...maybe meaning the ops manual forbade the
doors from being unlocked and openable while airborne? I've never
heard of C-5s not being able to use the rears for load/unload.
tankfixer
2009-12-06 17:08:33 UTC
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In article <ff84ce26-6600-4422-b6d0-6267e95ccc07
@n13g2000vbe.googlegroups.com>, ***@gmail.com says...
Post by Typhoon502
Post by John Szalay
Post by tankfixer
In article <48f7d436-fc57-4a4f-855a-
says...
Post by MajorOz
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut.  That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
I hope you don't mean the welded up the rear cargo doors...
Becasue I've loaded vehicles through them...in the 1980's
I was wondering about that statement too, I remember walking through a C-5
with the kids at the Dayton Air show in the late 80's. in the front ramp
and out the back.  lots of folks took shelter from a thunder storm in the
bird during the flying section of the day.  
"Operationally" welded shut...maybe meaning the ops manual forbade the
doors from being unlocked and openable while airborne? I've never
heard of C-5s not being able to use the rears for load/unload.
Were thre doors that exited the upper passenger section ?
I don't know, all we did was load 2 1/2 tons and 5 tons and HMVEE's in a
practice exercise.

That rear ramp could use some texture so one doesn't stall trying to
climb it... ;')
John Szalay
2009-12-06 18:31:59 UTC
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Post by tankfixer
Were thre doors that exited the upper passenger section ?
I don't know, all we did was load 2 1/2 tons and 5 tons and HMVEE's in
a practice exercise.
IIRC:
there were emergency doors with escape slides on the upper deck.
access to the upper levels was by interior folding ladder.
think there were two, one forward and one aft.

I remember on the C-124 when we used the upper deck for troops
it was a real bitch to get downstairs wearing full gear..
troops with PAE bags and rucksacks were always on the main deck.
tankfixer
2009-12-06 22:25:54 UTC
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Post by John Szalay
Post by tankfixer
Were thre doors that exited the upper passenger section ?
I don't know, all we did was load 2 1/2 tons and 5 tons and HMVEE's in
a practice exercise.
there were emergency doors with escape slides on the upper deck.
access to the upper levels was by interior folding ladder.
think there were two, one forward and one aft.
I saw the ladders and the crew cheif briefed us on that part. I think a
few did go up just to see..
Post by John Szalay
I remember on the C-124 when we used the upper deck for troops
it was a real bitch to get downstairs wearing full gear..
troops with PAE bags and rucksacks were always on the main deck.
MajorOz
2009-12-07 01:59:00 UTC
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Post by tankfixer
In article <ff84ce26-6600-4422-b6d0-6267e95ccc07
@n13g2000vbe.googlegroups.com>, ***@gmail.com says...
Post by Typhoon502
Post by John Szalay
Post by tankfixer
In article <48f7d436-fc57-4a4f-855a-
says...
Post by MajorOz
After the fiasco wherein all the kids got killed by the alleged
failure of the rear doors during an evac from VN, the doors were,
operationally, welded shut.  That pretty much put the skids to any
cargo drops, making the C-5 a big flying truck with ONLY a front end
entry.
I hope you don't mean the welded up the rear cargo doors...
Becasue I've loaded vehicles through them...in the 1980's
I was wondering about that statement too, I remember walking through a C-5
with the kids at the Dayton Air show in the late 80's. in the front ramp
and out the back.  lots of folks took shelter from a thunder storm in the
bird during the flying section of the day.  
"Operationally" welded shut...maybe meaning the ops manual forbade the
doors from being unlocked and openable while airborne? I've never
heard of C-5s not being able to use the rears for load/unload.
Were thre doors that exited the upper passenger section ?
I don't know, all we did was load 2 1/2 tons and 5 tons and HMVEE's in a
practice exercise.
That rear ramp could use some texture so one doesn't stall trying to
climb it... ;')
Stairs / ladder front and rear. The fore and aft sections of the
upper deck were NOT connected. If the a/b troops rode above, they had
to come below and rig up before jumping. There was seating for 120
troops, two galleys, and four heads in the aft upper compartment (plus
a hayloft the size of a basketball court). Forward was a six bunk
room, two conference "booths" and I forget how much airline seating,
along with heads, galleys, etc. Comfortable travel.

Cargo volume for 140 VW bugs.

The 141 jocks had to get used to thump, thump, thump on landing,
rather than thump, thump. Caused a few comical moments.

cheers

oz, yes the "welded" term was a figure of speech.
r***@gmail.com
2019-06-19 01:48:51 UTC
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Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco" after the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot prevented more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was the failure of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the aircraft pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore free. Both primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close proximity of the door. When the door tore towards the port side, it sheared all the hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of flight surfaces and only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and descend the aircraft into a crash landing in the jungle short of the Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed and the Air Fkrce initiated an immediate fix. All the pressure door locks were modified and all the hydraulic lines were rerouted through a bulkhead for further protection. I worked C5s from the very first test plane up onto the early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever being "welded shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
David E. Powell
2019-06-19 19:20:56 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco" after the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot prevented more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was the failure of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the aircraft pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore free. Both primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close proximity of the door. When the door tore towards the port side, it sheared all the hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of flight surfaces and only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and descend the aircraft into a crash landing in the jungle short of the Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed and the Air Fkrce initiated an immediate fix. All the pressure door locks were modified and all the hydraulic lines were rerouted through a bulkhead for further protection. I worked C5s from the very first test plane up onto the early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever being "welded shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
Agreed. The efforts to get people out of South Vietnam bordered on the superhuman.

Lots of flights into and out of places that were difficult to say the least.
David E. Powell
2019-06-19 19:22:46 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco" after the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot prevented more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was the failure of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the aircraft pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore free. Both primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close proximity of the door. When the door tore towards the port side, it sheared all the hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of flight surfaces and only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and descend the aircraft into a crash landing in the jungle short of the Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed and the Air Fkrce initiated an immediate fix. All the pressure door locks were modified and all the hydraulic lines were rerouted through a bulkhead for further protection. I worked C5s from the very first test plane up onto the early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever being "welded shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
Agreed. The efforts to get people out of South Vietnam were in the realm of the superhuman.

Lots of flights into and out of places that were difficult to say the least.
Jim Wilkins
2019-06-20 16:06:28 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco"
after the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot
prevented more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was
the failure of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the
aircraft pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore
free. Both primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close
proximity of the door. When the door tore towards the port side, it
sheared all the hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of
flight surfaces and only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and
descend the aircraft into a crash landing in the jungle short of the
Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed and the Air Fkrce initiated an
immediate fix. All the pressure door locks were modified and all the
hydraulic lines were rerouted through a bulkhead for further
protection. I worked C5s from the very first test plane up onto the
early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever being "welded
shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
Agreed. The efforts to get people out of South Vietnam were in the
realm of the superhuman.

Lots of flights into and out of places that were difficult to say the
least.

https://www.amc.af.mil/Portals/12/documents/AFD-150325-043.pdf
David E. Powell
2019-06-19 19:23:10 UTC
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Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco" after the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot prevented more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was the failure of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the aircraft pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore free. Both primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close proximity of the door. When the door tore towards the port side, it sheared all the hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of flight surfaces and only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and descend the aircraft into a crash landing in the jungle short of the Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed and the Air Fkrce initiated an immediate fix. All the pressure door locks were modified and all the hydraulic lines were rerouted through a bulkhead for further protection. I worked C5s from the very first test plane up onto the early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever being "welded shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
P.S. Word up to everything you said and thank you for your service.
Peter Stickney
2019-06-20 13:38:19 UTC
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Not sure how the crash during Operation Babylift was a "fiasco" after
the valiant and super human efforts of the pilot and copilot prevented
more lives being lost. The official cause of the crash was the failure
of the pressure door locks being fully engaged. When the aircraft
pressurized, the locks failed and the pressure door tore free. Both
primary and secondary hydraulic systems ran in close proximity of the
door. When the door tore towards the port side, it sheared all the
hydraulic lines. The flight crew lost all control of flight surfaces and
only by them jockeying the throttles, turn and descend the aircraft into
a crash landing in the jungle short of the Tan Son Nhut runway. Lockheed
and the Air Fkrce initiated an immediate fix. All the pressure door
locks were modified and all the hydraulic lines were rerouted through a
bulkhead for further protection. I worked C5s from the very first test
plane up onto the early 90s. I am not aware of the pressure doors ever
being "welded shut". "Fiasco" is an insult to all of us involve d.
The very concept of "Pressure Doors being welded shut" is nonsense on the
face of it.

The lost doors were found by sidescan sonar systems built up and shipped
out in a rush order by a company I was working for at the time.
--
Pete Stickney
“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many
bad measures.” ― Daniel Webster
john szalay
2015-04-25 22:51:22 UTC
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Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
C-141, got 4 jumps from the Starlizard in my logbook..
e***@gmail.com
2017-07-24 15:46:09 UTC
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I jumped out of a c5 once in the ranger bat, in 2000, we were told we were the first large group to try it.
a425couple
2017-07-25 13:41:14 UTC
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I jumped out of a c5 once in the ranger bat, in 2000, we were told
we were the first large group to try it.
Interesting.

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a***@gmail.com
2017-09-18 01:11:27 UTC
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Yes, I jumped from a C-5B experiment when stationed on Ft. Bragg in 1989.
j***@gmail.com
2018-05-14 02:41:53 UTC
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SFC Bradford parachute rigger jumped C5 test 7 second
DZ , Fort Devens,MA. 7 paratroopers in 7second.Time
frame 1987 to 1989. From the door. No tail gate because
of static line problem.
d***@gmail.com
2018-06-09 21:54:20 UTC
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I jumped out of a C-5 in 1998. We rode upstairs, then came down to the cargo hold and did in flight rigging.
The opening shock was so bad I thought I would end up being sterile and people had broken suspension lines and ripped sections of gore because the plane couldn't slow down at 800 feet as much as a C-130 or C-17.
d***@gmail.com
2019-12-14 16:19:27 UTC
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Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
As far as I know the first C5 personnel drop was on 6 August 1971. I jumped with about 160 paratroopers (including the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander) from a C5B in 1992. I also jumped from a C17 during testing in September 1993 - we were having issues with jumpers hitting the side of the aircraft during exit so we extended the 12 foot static line on the T10 to 15 feet and that solved that particular problem. I counted 14 jumps from C141s in my logbook including one into Germany after flying nonstop from Ft Bragg and another into Ft Wainwright for a Brimfrost in January (again nonstop from Ft Bragg). I was jumpmaster on two of those jumps. BTW I was also a navigator on C141s in my misspent youth... There are lots of videos on you tube of C17 jumps, fewer from C5s. The 173d Airborne Brigade (with attached USAF elements) jumped onto Bashur Airfield from C17s in 2003.
d***@gmail.com
2019-12-14 17:20:54 UTC
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Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
Oh, as far as I know there was never a combat drop from C141s. Somebody correct me if I am wrong (which is always possible the older I get). I thought that only C130s were used in combat drops in Panama (again, I could be mistaken here).

We almost used C141s in a combat jump during URGENT FURY. 2d Brigade of the 82d went into Grenada on 26 October 1983 in C141s - about halfway down there from Ft Bragg they were told to chute up for a combat jump onto the airfield at Pt Salines but about 30 minutes out it was changed to an air land so everybody took off their chutes. After landing, the C141 lowered its ramp while still moving (unusual) and the paratroopers (with supporting USAF elements of Det 1, 507 TAIRCW, my unit) 'jumped' off the tailgate (maybe 'hopped' is a better word - the C141s never even stopped moving). When all the 'hoppers' were off the aircraft, the C141 turned around and took off over the heads of a bunch of bemused paratroopers.
Jim Wilkins
2019-12-14 17:43:02 UTC
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<***@gmail.com> wrote in message news:53fc05be-0160-40d4-9ce6-***@googlegroups.com...
On Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 10:29:07 PM UTC-8,
Post by M***@hotmail.com
The C5 - was it able to drop paratroops and did it ever do so ?
The Starlifter was designed to take paratroops.
Did this ever happen ?
In combat ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi_Taxi
Oh, as far as I know there was never a combat drop from C141s.
Somebody correct me if I am wrong (which is always possible the older
I get). I thought that only C130s were used in combat drops in Panama
(again, I could be mistaken here).

We almost used C141s in a combat jump during URGENT FURY. 2d Brigade
of the 82d went into Grenada on 26 October 1983 in C141s - about
halfway down there from Ft Bragg they were told to chute up for a
combat jump onto the airfield at Pt Salines but about 30 minutes out
it was changed to an air land so everybody took off their chutes.
After landing, the C141 lowered its ramp while still moving (unusual)
and the paratroopers (with supporting USAF elements of Det 1, 507
TAIRCW, my unit) 'jumped' off the tailgate (maybe 'hopped' is a better
word - the C141s never even stopped moving). When all the 'hoppers'
were off the aircraft, the C141 turned around and took off over the
heads of a bunch of bemused paratroopers.

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