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January 20, 2007

Alternate Bronco Bombers

The real Bronco Bomber, for you aviation enthusiasts. Apparently, not a reliable piece of equipment.


Or, if you prefer, here's the most famous Bronco, bombing.

Posted by annika, Jan. 20, 2007 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Science & Technology & Sports


Love the OV-10. It was my favorite aircraft to jump out of. We'd load four in the back, and they'd remove the back hatch which was part of the fuselage. The last man would ride with his legs dangling out the back. Since it was a tactical insertion method, we'd fly in at 100', and then pop up to release at 800. When your canopy opened, you'd look up at it, and the ground at the same time, then swing down underneath it. Very kewl.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 20, 2007

Actually, my recollection is that they were very reliable, and most incidents were due to pilot error. A buddy of mine, Slussear, was the AO when they flew into some power lines at Pendleton in the 80's. They were part of our close air support backbone for 25 years, carrying everybody's friend, the airborne FAC (forward air controller). Usually they carried rocket pods for marking targets.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 20, 2007

By the way, I'm not sure that Cal has won a game since then...

Posted by: shelly on Jan. 20, 2007

Did the announcer survive the experience?

Posted by: Mark on Jan. 22, 2007

shelly: Right. That's why Cal does things like end the 2006 Season ranked in the Top 15 and graduate a class of seniors who have never lost to Stanfurd.

As a former Cal Bandsman, it's nice to see the Stanfurd Banned take one in the shorts (note the trombonist @ the end).

And how's this for degrees of separation... My ex from the band had a sister, who lost her precious Walnut Creek virginity to some boy named Rob, whose dad was none other than... Joe Starkey!!!

Posted by: Jihad Jimmy, Minister of War Crimes and Chief Defender of the Faith on Jan. 22, 2007

Dude, you're not nearly seperated enough.

Posted by: Casca on Jan. 22, 2007