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    Collector of WWII through Vietnam Aircrew clothing.<br />Willy's/Ford jeep restorer/owner<br />Warbird Restorer<br />Licensed Private Pilot<br />Licensed A&P mechanic
  1. Appears to be a APH-6C or APH-6D. APH-6C and APH-6D On 25 April 1969 the MIL-H-22995(Wep) specification is updated to MIL-H-22995A(AS). As a result two new versions of the APH-6 series of helmet, the APH-6C and APH-6D are introduced, APH-6C being a double-visor version and APH-6D a single-visor version. The main changes introduced were a new two-part styrene energy absorbing liner, smaller earcups with plastic-covered earpads and smaller fitting pads. r.Gy Dan
  2. Good catch Artu, I too have seen the "repro" BOYTS with a very clear "Y", this one has a deep "V" and would make it very near "mint" There is some verdigris (the green growth from the metal and leather treatment) but not much.....could have been stored very well though. r/Gy Dan
  3. As a helicopter Crewchief I love this patch, where could I get one? Awesome! r/Gy Dan
  4. Well i am a "caveman" and I can do it. :thumbsup: I agree with Bob here (Forum Support), I have been on eBay since '93 and hav eonly one package go missing. shipping overseas is hard, but I don't ship to Italy or Viet Nam. everything else goes just fine. I state in my "Boiler plate", which is not very long, that I don't charge hidden handling fees, or hidden shipping fees at all. Why? the USPS will for FREE drop off as many boxes as you like, you can buy a $30 digital scale, I got one like Bob, weigh everything up to 100lbs on it, and make sure you are charging true shipping to your customer. With the new USPS boxes there are certainly a box for most of our needs. You can schedule a pick up for FREE from your postmen (women, gotta be PC), so you don't have to drive to the post office. With a UPS/FedEx account they also will pick up at your residence, don't have to be a business, I have both accounts. so what is the "handling" charge? the cost of the scale? The cost of the labels? The cost of the internet connection? I have an internet connection already, I recovered my scale costs long ago, and the labels are cheap and easy to use. Printer ink? :think: Well, take all those costs into consideration in your selling price if you have to. Also the eBay fees, PayPal fees etc. if you are one of the "big" eBay retailers then I get some of the prices they charge, but "hidden" shipping and handling is just that "hidden". I guess however that no mater what we do on eBay some buyers are gonna complain :pinch: And, some sellers are going to complain...... But for all of the items I have won there...I still go back! r/Gy
  5. I guess it is what the eBay market will allow for a WWI item. I agree with everyone else I see them at gun shows for less then that, but these guys are going after it! :pinch: I used to work at a gun store in AZ. A lot of "Snow birds" in that community, (For our friends overseas, that is retired folks who live up North in the summer months, and travel south for the winter months) and it always amazed me when they would come in and look at our surplus M-1 Garands, Carbines, and 1911's. The comments were always: (Normally a nice Remington Rand, or Ithaca) And, my favorite, and always commented on was when I would park my '44 Willys out front with a dummy 1919A4 up on it: I always laughed at that one. Then one day a very nice older gentlemen from Canada came in with a IN THE BOX NEVER BEEN FIRED O3-A4 "SNIPER" IN THE BOX. He said his son didn't want it because the front sight post was knocked off it....... He had bought it back in the '50's when he was a salesmen in California. It came with the sling, in wrap, and the Lyman scope in a beautiful case. He paid...............$85.00 for it and still had the hand written receipt for it in the box. Well I couldn't resist since the normal crowd of old guys buying plinking ammo were in the shop I said rather loudly: He just looked at me and the other retired guys looked at me.......but, I said I was kidding and asked what he wanted out of it and he said around $1000 + a new shotgun for his RV. We paid him every bit of $1500 CASH for it (Since it had the scope and original sling and all... ) And the owner gave him a brand new Remington Home defense shotgun free. The old guys in the shop learned their lesson that day, as our newly found Canadian friend walked out with $1500 bucks in his pocket and a new shotgun under his arm. So if the market will bare $200 for an old .45 ammo pouch, then the guy who got it at a swap meet 5 years ago for .25 cents is dancing on his key board. Like someone of the forum said before Christmas, DCU's and the like are going for cheap now.......but 15 years from now what will the same DCU badged up or not go for? r - Gunny Dan
  6. Gordy, Here is my source: They were listed at the bottom of the post. It is from a fairly reputable P-40 site. But you have serial numbers so what do I know :thumbsup: r/Dan
  7. Simply amazing. Semper Fidelis! r/Gy Dan
  8. Brig, Looks "outstanding". Love the EGA's for sure your area of interest. Always like to see a room full of Marine Gear :thumbsup: Semper Fi Brother! Thanks for posting your room! r/Gy
  9. I guess they (NAVY) didn't like the new Navy Cammies.......
  10. Jon, still chewing on that twin engined bomber proto, but try this one out:
  11. All, I am sorry for posting a "Non-military" aircraft. The birth of the HH-1 had come from the design competition of the 70's PAVE-COIN program. Sorry if I offended any one. r/Gunny Dan
  12. No and I logged on eBay a few minutes ago. You for sure need to run some sort of anit-virus or malware program. Ad-aware is good too :thumbsup: r/Gy
  13. Tom, thanks for reading that long thread! I would love to hangar fly with you and hear your stories of flying those great airplanes. I will always remember my first T-6 flight !!! Wow what fun, from a Aeronca Champ to a T-6, talk about a blast!! If you couldn't tell, my Dad is my hero. I began flying with him at age 4 and have never got out of the cockpit since. I am very blessed and lucky he and I can still share in aviation. I am sure you are a fine Pilot and your Dad is very proud of you. Take care my friend. I am glad we could share some aviation memories, even if they were not "entirely" Military related! Merry Christmas and Happy 2010! r/Gunny Dan
  14. Well, it depends on who you talk to, the Army or the Marines Taxi Service.....too funny. I wouldn't go saying that around the marines that do the job. Especially when for every 1 hour the President flies it takes 8 hours of polishing and wiping down the aircraft. r/Gy Dan
  15. Tom, Wow, you are a hard sell. Hmmm , where do I start. well you could google my Dad Robert H Hammer (Bob) and that would for sure put to rest the design issue. This aircraft was WAY ahead of its time. It was run through wind tunnel testing, and it was designed by the top 1% Aeronautical Engineer in the world. Oh, you think because he's my Dad I am biased. Here is part of the designers Bio from Me-262 website : The design was not flawed by the high mounted engine, or the flying V tail. the V-tail gave us the stability we needed because of the long wingspan. So much so that the V tail on Global Hawk and countless other very successful designs in UAS/UAV aircraft is the norm today. Again ahead of its time. At high altitude, we needed as much "clear" air into the intake as possible. Thus the high mounted engine. Gee, another Global Hawk attribute, they have their inlet mounted high to ensure proper air flow at higher altitudes..... As far as a slew of parts thrown together to make an aircraft....well you have not been around Experimental aviation much. But, you have a valid point, the wings were from a Tele-Dyne/Ryan drone, the landing gear was from a Mooney, and the J-85 was from a F-5E. so we started with those parts, and everything else was fabricated by hand in our garage. Sears band-saw, Sears radial arm saw, bending brake, and all the rest hand tools. the aircraft was done completely in what is called "matched hole" tooling, one of the most difficult way to produce aircraft, let alone a homebuilt one. In 1977, when dad was consulting for Dupont and still working at Boeing he was using polymer carbon composites in his design. Graphite composites, Kevlar composites. As far as I know he was the only builder at the time working these into his designs. Hence his patents on the B-2 wing fabrication. Dick and Burt Rutan were still working on their Vari-Eze, Mojave, Veri-Viggen, and they were all foam and fiberglass not polymer composites/Kevlar. what contributed the to the accident is dick began to refine a aerobatic routine that he was going to debut at the Reno airshow in the fall of 1980. He had been the star attraction at Reno for years with the "Super Pinto" routine he did. I will post a picture of that aircraft as well. during the routine he went into the vertical for a hammerhead stall, instead of kicking the ruddervator over he would fall onto his back and fall flat and then rotate out of the maneuver. he did this maneuver in the Pinto and the F-104. Well this time he entered into an inverted flat spin, we had pulled the "drag chute" off and fitted a tail cone on for some high-speed runs Dick was going to do. this proved fatal as Dick di not recover out of the spin in time before impacting the water. the drag chute would have saved him and the airplane. My Dad knew he was practicing aerobatics, he as the design engineer was not ready for the airplane to move into this stage yet, but dick being the ever-go-getter Fighter Jock he knew he could do it. We had over 150 hours on the aircraft when we lost her. Every flight Dick came back more and more pleased with the airplanes performance, hence why we think he was so comfortable putting the airplane in to the aerobatic routine. It was truly a phenomenal achievement to build a high performance jet aircraft in ones garage. This was before home computers, before computerized water-jetting manufacturing like you see on Discovery Channel making very nice motorcycles, before any of that "reality" building toys shows. A slide rule, pencil, paper, drawing board, and determination of 2 men to fulfill their dream. Not to mention a whole lot of rivets. Here is "Tango-Tango" the Messerschmidt foundation's flying Me-262: Here is a shot of the "Seafire" Amphib he built from 1981 to 1998 and won Grand Champion at Oshkosh: Dads first love and first built airplane, Thorp T-18, 1965: Super Pinto: More shots of the HH-1 My Dad bob Hammer and LtCol Dick Hunt Photo by Jim Larson of HH-1 in engine test: fabrication in our garage: Hope you all find this interesting. thanks for the jog down memory lane Tom :thumbsup: r/Gy Dan
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