Outrun Change

We need to learn quickly to keep up with the massive change around us so we don't get run over. We need to outrun change.

UH-1 Huey gunship.

Photo by James Ulvog.

The UH-1 Huey has been used by the U.S. military for decades.

Photo by James Ulvog.

For your viewing pleasure, check out these photos of the restored aircraft on the flight deck of the Midway Museum.

Photo by James Ulvog.

The Midway has their Huey configured as a gunship.

Photo by James Ulvog.

In such configuration, it was armed with two pods of two 7.62 mm miniguns (in other words equivalent to a .308), two M-60 door guns, and two pods of 2.5 inch rockets, with seven rockets in each pod.

Photo by James Ulvog.

Door gunner positions above with what appears to be reproduction of either a .50 machine gun or perhaps .30. I’m a bit fuzzy on machine guns. Sure doesn’t look like an M-60 to me. I’ll make a guess that lots of units reconfigured with .30 or .50.

Left pod:

Photo by James Ulvog.

The Huey was a workhorse during the Vietnam war for med-evac, carrying troops into battle, providing support as a gunship, or as observation platform.

Photo by James Ulvog.

It was used for security, cable inspection, and transport of security teams when I was on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Occasionally used to transport missile crews to and from the field.

Photo by James Ulvog.

Right pod:

Photo by James Ulvog.

 

Photo by James Ulvog.

 

Photo by James Ulvog.

Fuzzy view of co-pilot position:

Photo by James Ulvog.

View of crew positions:

Photo by James Ulvog.

One final view:

Photo by James Ulvog.

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