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    Argentinian C-130 Bomber

    As I recall, during the Falklands war, the Argentinians briefly used a C-130 as a bomber. Does anyone know how they did it? (slung on the pylons, extracted out the back, gravity dropped?)

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    I don't know how they dropped them but here are some pics
    Bob
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    Nice pics Bob. Those appear to be standard U.S. made BRU-41 MER racks we used on our fighters till bout 1990. Each position fired a squib to push the bomb away from the rack. Would be interesting to know how or if they aimed them. Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre623 View Post
    Nice pics Bob. Those appear to be standard U.S. made BRU-41 MER racks we used on our fighters till bout 1990. Each position fired a squib to push the bomb away from the rack. Would be interesting to know how or if they aimed them. Bill

    Old Norton bomb sites?
    Getting old is a bitch but I'm not ready for the alternative.

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    Wow! Thanks for posting those photos Bob!

    I'd guess the Herk was used because of the long range.

    They probably used airdrop computations for release points?

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    The last two or three seconds are amazing, watching the feathers ruffle and the wings swell. See the trailing flaps go down, the rudder correct for displacement from center line, the leading edge devices deploy, the landing gear extend. Interesting to watch the corrections in the flight path as the bird comes in. Seems to be a cross-wind from his right.
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    Huh?
    I'm having one of those days when my middle finger is answering every question.

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    Allen must not be on the correct ILS

    WAVE OFF!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre623 View Post
    Nice pics Bob. Those appear to be standard U.S. made BRU-41 MER racks we used on our fighters till bout 1990. Each position fired a squib to push the bomb away from the rack. Would be interesting to know how or if they aimed them. Bill
    Pretty simple ballistic calculation at C-130 speeds. Or, you could just hang your standard HELLFIRE rack, get yourself a laser designator, and Voila!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen05 View Post
    The last two or three seconds are amazing, watching the feathers ruffle and the wings swell. See the trailing flaps go down, the rudder correct for displacement from center line, the leading edge devices deploy, the landing gear extend. Interesting to watch the corrections in the flight path as the bird comes in. Seems to be a cross-wind from his right.
    Sorry to hijack this thread again, but I thought that verbage sounded familiar.
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