Thread: USN 87-93
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Old May 11th, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie M. View Post
That makes sense and I do have a pretty nice KC-10 fly by photo in the old, hi viz paint while we were out there. There were tanking incidents with our birds, but usually A-6s tearing the basket off the hoses.
Yea, I've see that, we had a few birds come back with the basket still on the probe or the tanker package come back with the basket ripped of. We even had to blow the package or hose every blue moon, that's one of the reason we lost that whale in 87. The most common thing was the AE's blowing the basket off on dec. Semed to be a weekly occurance when I was on the Nimitz between us, -86 and -35, between the 3 sqaudrons some one was going to blow a basket that week.

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