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Rockrivr1
January 11, 2006, 01:16 PM
To keep this gun related. When flying into a hot area, what type of firearms are these air crews issued?

LOL - I bet someone is riding a desk because of this.

NORFOLK Naval Air Station Virginia -- One of the military's largest
transports got stuck at the end of a runway atop the I-564 overpass
for more than 16 hours. It was unable to turn around at the West end
of Chambers Field at the Norfolk Naval Station. The incident forced
the closing of the field to all but helicopter traffic and made for a
dramatic sight for hundreds of motorists passing beneath it during
morning rush hour.

"That thing's like a big building sitting there.'' said motorists.
The nose of the aircraft actually stuck out and OVER the Interstate!

The aircraft's nose was so far over the end of the ramp, the crew was
unable to see the runway where it was supposed to turn around so the
pilot simply had to leave it at the end of the runway. The Air Force
C-5 Galaxy, largest airplane in the free world, is almost as long as
a football field and as high as a six-story building.

Weighing 420 tons with a full load, it uses a system of 28 wheels to
distribute its weight. The aircraft had to wait for a specially made
tow bar trucked in from Dover, Delaware! When the tow bar arrived,
it was used to hook the C-5 to a tractor that then turned the
aircraft around. The plane was not damaged.

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Ric
January 11, 2006, 01:34 PM
You can always stop short
But never stop long:banghead:

Fly320s
January 11, 2006, 01:41 PM
Just put that baby in reverse. :D

Rockrivr1
January 11, 2006, 01:58 PM
Can you imagine what would happen to the traffic on the highway if that aircraft went into full reverse thrust. :what: Cars and SUVs turning into flying missiles.

ScottsGT
January 11, 2006, 02:13 PM
My Dad was on the C-5 test team back in the '60's. He's got some real funny stories of this big bird on test runs. I'm suprised they just didn't stop traffic and throw it into reverse. Any idea how long ago this happened? Pic looks familiar.

Old Dog
January 11, 2006, 02:17 PM
Don't know about Air Force aircrew ... but some Navy aircrew are fortunate enough to get to carry M-11s (the SIG 228) ...

gonzo_beyondo
January 11, 2006, 02:20 PM
Looks like a proud parking space to me?

hso
January 11, 2006, 02:31 PM
I've always been a bit skeptical of this since it first came out in 2003. It's always puzzeld me that an airfield that these things land on wouldn't have the tow bar for it and why wouldn't they just reverse engines and pull her back? Regardless, Snopes consideres it a real event.

pax
January 11, 2006, 02:37 PM
Cool photo, and I hate to be a drag, but ...

Closed as off topic.

pax

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