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Fire suppression exercise at MacDill AFB 1967.


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Gene Pardee- that's "Kaman"... not "Karman"... :-)

This one was known as the HH-43 Huskie.
ian mcdonell
Great pic thanks Gene
David Mortimer
That boxy little thing set an altitude record in 1959 of greater than 29,000 feet (almost 30k). Mr Kaman maintained one with a dedicated pilot for his personal use to visit companies near his Connecticut headquarters. Thank you Gene for a great picture and for jogging loose some good memories.
Gene PardeePhoto Uploader
Correction: Kaman HH-43 Huskie
David Ingram
I stuck my head in one of these at Aviano AB once and ended up helping the mechanic bleed the brake on the rotor.
Eugene Pierce
We used them in Air Rescue in North Africa
Bruce Crosby
Went on to invent the Ovation guitar ...
Wilber Jeffcoat
Wow, the memories this image brought to life. 3 1/2 years on the Huskie as a flight engineer [Pedro in Vietnam] Loved this bird, was used to save more lives in Nam than any other Chopper, [as per Kaman records].
Joe Sulkowski
I had the honor to train on that helicopter at Hill AFB in the early 70's. Our 43B's were replaced with UN-1N's at Homestead AFB, Fla.
It's an Air Force HH-43B "Huskie" to be precise, built by Kaman Aircraft Corporarion for Local Base Rescue operations primarily at fighter bases.


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