I am just beginning the restoration process at Flying Leatherneck Museum at MCAS Miramar. She is in pretty sad shape but hopefully I'll be able to spiff her up a bit. Anyone in the area who'd like to help, come on down.
What I'd really like is to hear from anyone who had any personal ( or not so personal ) history/info on this airframe. We'd like to end up finishing it off with new paint from one of the old A model squadrons she spent time with. Any, repeat...any info will be a huge addition to the project. So far, one of the tail rotor blades bears an HMH-462 stamp near the hub...but blades move around so who knows.
Oh, one more thing...could use some help finding maint. manuals, and not that I'm pushing it or anything, but the cockpit was gutted and a couple of front seats would be awesome.
Thanks and as always...