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by 63pioneer  Aug 15, 2014

I don't remember the range anymore, but they used them in Viet Nam to spot rounds for the battleship. They mounted a TV camera with a zoom lens to the hard points where the torpedos were hung. They would fly it tracked by radar to the target area & hover so they could view the target area. It was small enough & high enough so it could not be seen as is was so small. There a TV monitor in the fire control central so the weapons officer could adjust his rounds in real time. Worked like a charm and didn't require a spotter to be physically there! There system was known as "DASH", Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter!

by gocatgo  Aug 15, 2014

Having fun is good advice any day, you do the same.

by 63pioneer  Aug 14, 2014

It is a QH-50D, co-axial drone helicopter used by the Navy in the sixties for anti-submarine protection. It was a stop-gap stand-off attack system while the Navy was installing the ASROC system on destroyers. This bird could carry 2 MK-44 or 1 MK-46 anti-submarine torpedos. It had a 300 hp Boeing jet engine, could lift and carry almost it's own weight, which was close to 1200 lbs. and fly in combat 100 kts+ and it was a "Drone"

by jjdm  Aug 13, 2014

Thanks for noticing my 2,500 consecutive days!

by BluWahoo  Aug 07, 2014

want a good laugh...watch this video on the latest herding >>> turn on your sound >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_CLVYBEs84

by NoGasLeft  Aug 03, 2014

Congratulations on posting for 1,256 consecutive days.... I like your quote....... Care to be buddies?....

by KySarge  Aug 02, 2014

Thanks for your birthday wish, Lighting!

by BluWahoo  Jul 30, 2014

Thanks for the 500 days wishes. I had a nice girls day out with DixieQ and her mom in New Orleans. Just got dropped off here at home and catching up on GB. Have a nice evening.

by lela827  Jul 29, 2014

Hey Lighting!! All is good with me and I hope all is well with you. About to take a trip up north for the summer. Washington DC and NYC. I need to get away from this South Florida heat. It was REALLY HOT yesterday. 6 pm it was 100 degrees. I hope your staying cool for the summer. Take it easy until the next time.... :o)

by always2bnaked  Jul 29, 2014

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