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AmericanSoldier15U
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Re: Afghanistan

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some more shots from my tour in Afghanistan. All my shots were taken at FOB Sharana, unless otherwise noted

CH-47 Chinook shots

CH-47D in very early morning light
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CH-47F running late at night, UH-60Q and AH-64D running visible in background
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4 X CH-47F night time run
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CH-47F landing
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winter CH-47F flightline
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de-icing blades on a CH-47F for an early morning mission. notice ice on ground in front of lens
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middle of the night work on a CH-47F
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CH-47F Taxiing in the snow
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Re: Afghanistan

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Re: Afghanistan

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Re: Afghanistan

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last group for now

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Re: Afghanistan

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Once again, a great set of wonderful shots !
You're spoling us!!!!

I guess the An-28 is one of the 10 ordered by AFSOC?!?!

:respect: :toppie: :scramble:
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Re: Afghanistan

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Great set again (all of you by the way!) Really operational stuff, kudos!!


one thought slips to mind; billions are spent developing new advanced helo's, and all I see here doing the heavy work are old designs like the 'simple' Mi-8/17, S-61, Puma, H-53 and vintage (though updated ofcourse) Chinooks, all very "mature" designs...
I have never drunk milk, and I never will . . . .
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Re: Afghanistan

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TAZZ wrote:Once again, a great set of wonderful shots !
You're spoling us!!!!

I guess the An-28 is one of the 10 ordered by AFSOC?!?!

:respect: :toppie: :scramble:
technically, its a PZL M-28, not the Antonov An-28, although they are similar. But yeah, its one of the ASFOC ones.

oh and thanks Tazz and Polecat!

I have appx. 50 GB of photos from the deployment, possibly more, but only the last 4.5 months of the deployment I have access to! My computer decided to ==censored== out and I can get back to all the photos once it is fixed. The ones I have shared so far are all since February.
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Re: Afghanistan

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Thanks for sharing - some very interesting stuff in there and I love the head-on Chinook shots. Also the MH-47 shots are very nice. Stay safe out there!
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Re: Afghanistan

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Helicopter heaven!!!!!! :lol:
Flown C172,C177,Citation,B747,DC10,dash8,737,MD11,AL3SAR,B105,MD902,EC-135P2i(police)Lifeliner.
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Some from my time in 'The Stan'

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To start things of :

Sky Way Air Mil Mi-8T (c/n unknown)

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more to follow
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Re: Some from my time in 'The Stan'

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USAIR wrote:To start things of :

Sky Way Air Mil Mi-8T (c/n unknown)

more to follow
hey USAIR, any clue where the Sky Way Air Mi-8Ts are based out of? I have shots of YA-KHC and YA-KHD from my time there, same paint scheme.
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Re: Some from my time in 'The Stan'

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AmericanSoldier15U wrote:
USAIR wrote:To start things of :

Sky Way Air Mil Mi-8T (c/n unknown)

more to follow
hey USAIR, any clue where the Sky Way Air Mi-8Ts are based out of? I have shots of YA-KHC and YA-KHD from my time there, same paint scheme.
Sky Way Air.

Don't have any information about this Afghan Helicopter Operator either, the carrier remains a mystery.

Here's another gem :

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Re: Afghanistan

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Yup, 261F S-61N is a regular where I was based at while over there. Actually stayed there overnight most nights while I was there. Got tons of shots of it. Will share some tomorrow maybe.

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Re: Some from my time in 'The Stan'

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USAIR wrote:
AmericanSoldier15U wrote:
USAIR wrote:To start things of :

Sky Way Air Mil Mi-8T (c/n unknown)

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Sky Way Air.

Don't have any information about this Afghan Helicopter Operator either, the carrier remains a mystery.

Here's another gem :
Ooh yeah i heard those CH-46s were on the way over, cool to see em. Where are the operating out of?

here is a shot of YA-KHC from Sky Way Air
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and YA-KHD from Sky Way Air
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and a shot of one of the red/black/yellow Mi-17s
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and some of N261F
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Re: Afghanistan

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:shock: I didn't even know there existed such a thing as civil CH-46's.....Great stuff again!

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