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Was this Helo in Vietnam??

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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:10
    Ore-Wan Beach Camp Schwab, Okinawa summer of 1964. One of these landed on the LZ over by the beach. I think it brought in the CO 3/3. Everyone went over to see it. The props cress-crossed? Looked wrong and the thing crashed on take off. He pulled it up and backwards towards the ocean. It went all funny and parts flew all over. Blades cut the tail off. Pilot died. Messed up way to go. He looked like a happy guy as he got in the thing. The beginning of the end of my love affair with choppers. -Submitted by: Terrence W Dawson [Dawson_TW@Q.com] 2012-01-10
  • theduke43 - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:10
    I rode in the HOK at Camp Pendelton 6/61, my brother was the pilot, he was killed 08/15/1961 as an HOK caught fire and my brother flew over in an OE and crashed in hells canyon I beleive.
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was there when that happened. They were flying over grunts observing, Actually I believe we lost three a/c that same day on the same thing. The one we sent up to examine the accidents, went down also,. -Submitted by: John [mickdamutt@yahoo.com] 2011-01-31
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I WAS WITH VMO-1 JACKSONVILLE, NC 1959 TO 1961 WE HAD HOK-1 AND THE 0E-1 FIXED WING. NOT AWARE OF ANYTHING AFTER 1962. -Submitted by: Ernest Leasure Leasure [leasuree@bellsouth.net] 2011-07-31
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I would like information from any one who was with VMO 6 camp Pendelton 8/61, a HOK and OE crashed the same day. -Submitted by: John Mc Duff [jwmd43@hotmail.com] 2010-12-06
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    The picture is a recp engine, therefore an HOK. I was in VMO-1 1961-63 and transfered to HMM-261 for a tour in Nam. We never had any at Da Nang when I was there. Would like to hear from old VMO-1 guys. Joe Ray -Submitted by: Joe Ray [jr597@yahoo.com] 2008-10-28
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    In the late summer of 1967 I flew in one of these contraptions from Khe Sanh to Da nang. It was, and still is, the strangest thing I have ever seen flying. -Submitted by: Steve Johnson [sajohnson@netsync.net] 2009-05-17
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    The helicopter in the photo is not the Kaman HH-43. What you see is the HH-25, the Piston engined fore-runner of the HH-43. The HH-25 can be identified by the triple tail. The HH-25 had a Radial Piston engine driving the counter-rotating intermeshing rotor blades. On the HH-43, the radial was replaced by a Gas-Turbine engine, which necessitated a long exhaust pipe that extended from the rotor pylons to above the horizontal tail plane, then angled downward. This necessitated the removal of the center vertical tailplane, and resulted in a quad-tail design. The only HH-25 I know of is sitting at The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona and is painted in U.S. Marine Corps markings. Lucklily, they have both the HH-25 and the HH-43 for comparison. I hope this helps. Wayne -Submitted by: Wayne Coulter [coulterww@yahoo.com] 2007-11-10
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I worked at Plantation Army Airfield as an ATC Tower Operator 70-71 We were 6 miles east of Bien Hoa Air Base. Among all the Army Helicopters flying around an Air Force H-43 Husky would Fly by now and then It was Gray colored with bright USAF lettering and white numbers. It sure looked odd among all the green Hueys, Cobras, Kiowas, Chinooks. Ron Ex SP/5 12th Avn Group 1st Avn Bde. -Submitted by: Ron Reinauer [rondiego31@yahoo.com] 2007-07-11
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I worked Marble tower in 1969 and 1970. On a couple of occassions, one came in to refuel in the east pits. -Submitted by: Dennis Bradford [padrebucky@yahoo.com] 2007-09-03
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    The helicopter in the photo is not the Kaman HH-43. What you see is the HH-25, the Piston engined fore-runner of the HH-43. The HH-25 can be identified by the triple tail. The HH-25 had a Radial Piston engine driving the counter-rotating intermeshing rotor blades. On the HH-43, the radial was replaced by a Gas-Turbine engine, which necessitated a long exhaust pipe that extended from the rotor pylons to above the horizontal tail plane, then angled downward. This necessitated the removal of the center vertical tailplane, and resulted in a quad-tail design. The only HH-25 I know of is sitting at The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona and is painted in U.S. Marine Corps markings. Lucklily, they have both the HH-25 and the HH-43 for comparison. I hope this helps. Wayne -Submitted by: Wayne Coulter [coulterww@yahoo.com] 2007-11-10
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    This is an HOK. VMO6 and VMO2 had these , and they also had the HUK. The only difference in the two was if the Navy got it drirect and then transferred it to the Marines, it was an HUK. If it came direct from Kaman to the Marines, it was designated a HOK. I kept the books on all aircraft for both VMOs from 1961 to 1964, Camp Pendleton and Futema and Atsugi Japan. Charlie Cadre 1962. Nice to see us old uns still around, By the way, 2 HOKs were transferred to HMM-362 , DaNang, 1962 with crew and pilots. TAD. -Submitted by: John Benson [mickdamutt@aol.com] 2006-11-09
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Was a crew chief on this (HOK-1) A/C in Okinawa from 62/63. We had fixed wing (OE-1 & 2) stationed at Da Nang at that time, if memory serves me, but HOK only in Futenma & a sub-unit at Atsugi with 2 A/C. -Submitted by: Rhys R Talbot [rrtalbot@sti.net] 2006-04-13
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Dave is correct, this is a HOK manufactured by Kamen Corp who went on to manufacture high end guitars. Luckily we didn't use these things in country since the blades were wood and the engine didn't have much power. It was a fun bird to fly but with its limitations it would have been a disaster in combat. -Submitted by: Bill Kelley [pbkells2@mybluelight.com] 2006-04-15

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