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Old 08-03-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The South
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The M1 Garand 30-06. And “C” Rations
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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The M1 Garand 30-06. And C Rations
How could I have forgotten C-Rations... When I was on a missile site, the cases of C-Rations had to have the matches removed.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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How could I have forgotten C-Rations... When I was on a missile site, the cases of C-Rations had to have the matches removed.
When I was in Marine Corps bootcamp we had to give those C-Ration four packs of cigarettes up to our drill instructors.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:10 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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When I was in Marine Corps bootcamp we had to give those C-Ration four packs of cigarettes up to our drill instructors.
We got to keep ours!!!

Somewhere I have some original packs stored away.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Grease pencils. Also known as china markers. I used them on the canopy of the A-10 to obtain CAS info and to draw out routes on a LATN map, but they contain a small amount of an abrasive and craze the transparencies these days. Nowadays they use water markers. (Vis-A-Vis)
No kidding? Grease pencils were the go to for a lot of things.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Chasing horses and watching circuses in Atropia.
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No kidding? Grease pencils were the go to for a lot of things.
Grease pencils are still used. Alcohol markers tend to replace them in most outdoor stuff.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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Can Europeans play?

In 1986, I was still issued Pattern 37 webbing and packs - and while it had its drawbacks, once you had the webbing fitted, it was like a second skin. (The packs, OTOH, were horrible.) Still, being able to buy kit that you were issued in a WWII store is a bit weird.

The AN/PRC 25 radio I used to carry has long been phased out, and while it was not a pleasant beast to lug around, it was reliable and nigh indestructible, which counts for a lot in my book.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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I work with a retired USAF navigator. He says they don't use sextants anymore.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I work with a retired USAF navigator. He says they don't use sextants anymore.
Did the Air Force do away with learning celestial navigation? The Navy did and is now reinstating it.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Did the Air Force do away with learning celestial navigation? The Navy did and is now reinstating it.
The USAF did, and has largely replaced navigators as well.
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