Aircraft in Vietnam

C-130 Speed Offload
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I don't know what the C-130 drivers called this, but we called it "speed offloading".  The cargo compartment deck is covered with rollers so that the pallets of cargo may be moved fairly easily.  In this offloading technique, the cargo ramp is lowered and the aircraft moves forward slowly as the pallets are pushed out the back and drop to the gound.  Photo taken at An Thoi on the island of Dao Phu Quoc in the Gulf of Thailand.
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Revised: 24 March 1999