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Old May 15th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #16
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Takes a good helmsman on all the ships to perform unreps with out problems. Good bunch of pros there.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #17
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Fun, there is nothing fun about underway replenishment on an aircraft carrier. 300 man detail and 15 hours of back breaking work. Yes they use the m14 and its cool. But that always meant for me was the work detail. I hated being reliable and always doing my job it earned my the detail privilege. At least that's what my LPO said when I lost my mind with these details.
Thanks for your service, commo! I thought the video was magnificent. A few of those sailors actually looked happy... something you never see on that miserable Russian aircraft carrier, the Kuznetsov. I bet replenishment day on that garbage scow are the best days they have on deployment.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 10:51 AM   #18
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Takes a good helmsman on all the ships to perform unreps with out problems. Good bunch of pros there.
Doubt there's much of a helmsman involved. I would expect the formation navigation to be automated at this point. Full throttle and heading control all synched up with computers and PID controllers.

'Course, it takes some chops just to pull the thing into position. Full credit there.

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Old May 15th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #19
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I thought F18's and EA6B's were on all types of carriers?
They were on the three I deployed on (Connie, Indy, GW).........both variations of the A6 Guppies, F18 Gnats, S3 Hoovers.......and the best of them all the F14 "Tomcats Baby!"....; )

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I thought F18's and EA6B's were on all types of carriers?
Not the Wasp class (LHD), followed by America class. These carry Marines and their Ospreys. They are conventionally powered (non-nuke) so they do UNREP for their own fuel as well as aircraft fuel.

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Not the Wasp class (LHD), followed by America class. These carry Marines and their Ospreys. They are conventionally powered (non-nuke) so they do UNREP for their own fuel as well as aircraft fuel.
That's "Gator Navy"........most people are not familiar with Amphibious Assault Ships and don't really classify them as "Carriers".

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Here's a photo from a little folder I keep: USS Missouri and USS Wisconsin performing simultaneous UNREP in the 80's.



Sorry, no M14's in this photo, just battle wagons.

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I still have a couple of rolls of orange shot line in my garage. We also used a "monkey fist", but that took a lot of practice.

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