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lamoe

1970 - Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort S.C. -  public open house - had an A-4 radar system pointing at a plane across runway rigged to show people what a pilot saw.  Runway access redistricted by ropes and guards.

Back then flashbulbs had one use filaments.  Immediately after use, hot enough to burn skin.

Professional photographers carried then in Bush Jacket pockets (wetting base to insure contact was recommended - remember Blue Dot?) - One newspaper photographer ignored warnings - walked in front of setup, before guards could stop him the unused ones in his jacket  went off setting it afire.

Base and squadron COs reprimanded with slap on wrist. Back then if you ignored warnings it was "it's your fault stupid".

Some radar techs had a  cauterized hole in a finger joint due to not being careful when working on a fully powered  Megneton.

 

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14 hours ago, lamoe said:

Some radar techs had a  cauterized hole in a finger joint due to not being careful when working on a fully powered  Megneton.

Always treat a gun as if it's if it's loaded.  Even if if you just took it apart, cleaned it and reassembled, it's loaded.

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lamoe
1 minute ago, SkyMan said:

Always treat a gun as if it's if it's loaded.  Even if if you just took it apart, cleaned it and reassembled, it's loaded.

Final phase of missile radar school, got to practice on powered systems, output greatly attenuated. So of course someone just had to fiddle with settings.

Got knocked out when he hit the floor. Never saw him again, court martialed, sent to brig for disobeying orders, damaging gov property (equipment and himself ).

Instructor "Now you see what happens if you feck around (could swear back then :biggrin_01:) There's usually one in every session that does that. We don't lock down the settings for a reason - better to find the jerks now then later"

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