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Military History Buffs......Chainsaw Help Needed

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Stihl 041S, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Stihl 041S

    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    My brother is setting up a display at a military museum.
    Just volunteering.......on his own dime so folks can know what a fire base looked like.
    Needs to know what Chainsaw would be right for 60s to early 70s US Army.

    many thanks.
     
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    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    A couple of his setups.
    Airborne Artillery......82nd
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    Remington 745G were used in the mid 60s

    He takes it to various Vietnam Vets setups.
    He wasn’t in then. He did Jump Granada in Operation Urgent Fury.
    He is a Great Guy. As CO of a Battery he had to show his troops how to hot wire a Soviet truck to move stuff around.
    So they let him in.

    The outside picture is at the Carlise Museum.
     
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    How about a Homelite XL-12-powered XLMB-1 mist blower?[​IMG]

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    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    If proper time period I’ll be passing thru Missouri within a year.
    Lol
     
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    CJ Brown "I learned this from a hockey card..."

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    Wow! A homelite that will turn the air white to match your fingers lol.
     
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    CJ Brown "I learned this from a hockey card..."

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    Notice they had to put spring anti vibe on it to keep it from vibrating past the troops!
     
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    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    And yes I want to find one I can paint for him.
     
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    For spraying Agent Orange?
     
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    CJ Brown "I learned this from a hockey card..."

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    I wouldn't be surprised if @heimannm might be able to answer your question.
     
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    The Stihl Contra was used in the early to mid 60`s. Brad had one and likely still does.
     
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    Stihl 041S Tree Freak

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    Really???!!!!????
    I knew the West German Army did.
    Thanks Ol Buddy!!!!
     
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    C 130 spread that.

    Made the trees loose their leaves so Chuck couldn’t hide.
     
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    Conquistador3 Le Comte de Frou Frou

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    Remington sold the US Army thousands of 754G for use in Vietnam between 1964 and 1969. They are a relatively common sight a memorabilia fairs and swap & meets.
    It was a gear-driven version of the standard Super 754, came with a 18" bar (what will some folks here think? :laughing:) and was painted olive drab with a sticker reading
    "Remington" and riveted brass plaques bearing instructions and serial numbers.

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    These things are extremely loud, so keep that in mind if they want to have some occasional event to demonstrate equipment from the period, and while spare parts exist they are getting harder and harder to find as time goes by.
     
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    Thanks !!!!!
    I’d seen them and I guess that’s what I’ll be looking For.

    It can be Inert....it doesn’t have to be ert.....

    Now to look.
     
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    Conquistador3 Le Comte de Frou Frou

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    Actually Operation Ranch Hand overwhelmingly used Fairchild C-123, of which the USAF had a large number sitting idle because the C-130 was generally preferred for transport operations.
    The C-123 was very much used in dirty operations: a few were modified for electronic intelligence and flown from U Tapao and Takhli (Thailand) over China by Kuomintang (Taiwan) aircrews, just like the infamous "Black Cat" U2 flown from Taoyuan. While much has been written about covert operations carried out directly by the US, the story of those "outsourced" to Cold War allies such as Iran, the UK, Pakistan or Taiwan herself remains quite hazy.
    One thing is certain though: these Taiwan-operated overflights drove Chinese government officials wild and they were a high priortiy target. Most of the U2 were shot down (the remains of at least one are in a museum in Beijing) but relatively little is known about the C-123's fate. At least one was shot down near the China-Thailand border.
    In 1986 a civilian-registered C-123 operated by a CIA front company was shot down by Nicaragua and found to be carrying weapons and ammo for the Contra rebels. The two pilots were killed and the loadmaster escaped without injury but was captured and was freed a few months later, after making a full confession in front of the cameras. It was what blew over the Contra Scandal.

    Now back to our lovely chainsaws.
     
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    Sorry but a ordinary grunt can’t tell the difference between a 123 and a 130.
     
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    I do know that when calling in close ground support, I much preferred a Skyraider over a Phantom. Accuracy and saturation being the difference.
     

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