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Old 07-07-2013, 07:17 AM   #141
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This is what they are doing with the MRAP's now, after what happened. My buddy took this at home station not too long ago.


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sketchy ass palletization right there That'd never fly like that on a airforce bird
I took the photos of the 2 land cruisers being loaded onto the aircraft on a 20foot pallet. As soon it is locked into place, you then strap it down using a 2.6G fwd 1.5G aft 1.5G lateraly each side X WEIGHT formula to figure out how many straps are needed. Then you strap the piece of cargo to the floor. So the pics may have looked shady, but you jumped to conclusions thinking that it was the end of securing the freight

I also load AMC freight also....463Ls and T2s tied down w chains, so I understand that also. Both strapping mechanisms(being AMC or Civilian) have it's flaws and advantages, but I don't want to start an argument. I just wanted to share my Toyota experiences while shipping the freight.

I also just lost 7 good brothers flying freight out of there, may they RIP.

Let's get back to enjoying these nice rigs.
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My favorite looking Toyota I found here so far. There are plenty of options though!
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This is what they are doing with the MRAP's now, after what happened. My buddy took this at home station not too long ago.


When did they get away from chains???
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This is what they are doing with the MRAP's now, after what happened. My buddy took this at home station not too long ago.


Holy shit! Looks like each one is snared up in a spiderweb...
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #146
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I took the photos of the 2 land cruisers being loaded onto the aircraft on a 20foot pallet. As soon it is locked into place, you then strap it down using a 2.6G fwd 1.5G aft 1.5G lateraly each side X WEIGHT formula to figure out how many straps are needed. Then you strap the piece of cargo to the floor. So the pics may have looked shady, but you jumped to conclusions thinking that it was the end of securing the freight

I also load AMC freight also....463Ls and T2s tied down w chains, so I understand that also. Both strapping mechanisms(being AMC or Civilian) have it's flaws and advantages, but I don't want to start an argument. I just wanted to share my Toyota experiences while shipping the freight.

I also just lost 7 good brothers flying freight out of there, may they RIP.

Let's get back to enjoying these nice rigs.

We do the formula a little different. 3.0 Forward, 1.5 Aft, 1.5 Lateral, and 2.0 vertical.
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When did they get away from chains???
We still have the chains, it's just that this is a civilian company hired by AMC that takes the vehicles out or brings them in. The way they do things is different from how we do things on military aircraft.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:40 AM   #148
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We do the formula a little different. 3.0 Forward, 1.5 Aft, 1.5 Lateral, and 2.0 vertical.
I understand things are a little different, but all I was trying to do is give an example how civilian aircraft secure freight. With a few comments back saying "no wonder civilian cargo planes crash", it kind of unsettled me when all I do is fly on these tin cans 20 days a month.

We are as safe as flying freight on a military C5 or C17 any day. In fact, 75-85% of our flight crews are ex air force pilots, mechanics, and loadmasters.

Stay safe!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #149
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Hey everyone. Been a while since I last posted something. Good news is, real early next year, I will be going back to Afghanistan and plan to grab more shots of what they like to drive. And I've been told I may hop around the country a bit and look forward to that if the rumors are true.
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This is what they are doing with the MRAP's now, after what happened. My buddy took this at home station not too long ago.


america!
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america!
I believe its pronounced " 'merica "

Fuck yea!
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Great thread! Lots of cool pics of the high-end friendlies but what about the sketchy old war horses? Some of those rides fought the Soviets first! Further who is the guy who volunteers to hold on to the box mounted 50cal at 100km/h cross country?! One guy doesn't know how to drive and the other how to shoot. Neither guy survives but the truck does!?

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T13B beats the f*#k out of me... all three probably. Keeping eyes on and 120 ready. Out.

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T13B, T13 Confirm contact! Over.

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:56 AM   #154
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Don't understand why they raised the ass end of this truck and not the front.

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Don't understand why they raised the ass end of this truck and not the front.

Put more load in the back, guns & ammo weigh a lot for there size...? idk
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Put more load in the back, guns & ammo weigh a lot for there size...? idk
That's what I'm thinking too.
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You are an aerial porter, so I'll defer to your judgement. However, in light of the 747 that crashed due to a load shifting, those cargo straps with no chafe protection do look sketchy. Especially if you add a 30-40 degree climb angle into the mix.
that crash was the scariest thing i have ever seen. and real creepy to run by the site every morning, mrap pieces and charred everything. pretty nuts that just the tails remained.
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Subscribed to this. I was hoping there would be a thread like this. Just returned home @ end of December from a deployment to RC South.

I have a few pictures of a BADASS Land Cruiser that was all done up by the Slovak Army.

Will post when I get home.
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Don't understand why they raised the ass end of this truck and not the front.

The Afghans don't care about weight ratings. I have seen a Ford Ranger over here with so many water bottles in the back that it couldn't turn because the front wheels kept popping up off of the ground. Then they stacked some ANA soldiers on top of that.
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This is an Arctic Truks land cruiser down in KAF. I see it at the PX or chow hall. It is parked outside the gym in this pic. The front has dual king coil overs to hold all the weight of the armor. It never leaves the base.
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