Late to the fore, I know ... but faaaar out, Man! Makes my 300-odd LPs look a bit paltry indeed ... currently sorting out my “Pit” so I can install the Pioneer QX-949 Quad system that’s been languishing in boxes in the garage for a coupla years ... no point rushing, hey!
The crew of Zeplin L34 were all killed during a bombin raid on Hartlepool in 1916. Two were buried at Seaton Carew before being reinterred elsewhere. Three were lost at sea about 800 yards off Hartlepool. The Captain of the airship was rhe uncle of Marlene Deitrich.A few from Cannock Chase German Cemetery on Sunday.
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Speaking of reducing the length of oleos on airframes, I had occasion to insert M-8/17/24/35s various into An-124s to deploy contingents to deepest, darkest to enact some ‘peace’ during my travails a few years ago, and the most efficacious manner was to load the airframes 4rse-first via the forward aperture ... it often came as a revelation that the nose-wheel oleo could be “shortened” by a considerable amount to ensure clearance of the rotor-head. The usual method to guarantee no damage to either airframe was for one of the fitters’ hands to be placed on top of the rotor-head, thereby absorbing any lack of cleance as the helo passes beneath the nose-hinge. A regular omission in the Contingent’s fly-away kit was the appropriate magic to resize the oleos ...The shortening and lengthening of the struts was only adding or removing nitrogen from the oleos, it wasn’t a FAA development, but rather USN.