December 1966

Sea Knight

Volume 49, Issue 12
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The big helicopters have become the workhorses of the air in Vietnam. They're known as HMM-164, and they'll haul anything they can get off the deck.

HEAT WAVES danced crazily, seemingly suspended in midair. It was noon, and the sun beat mercilessly on the steel matting.

The temperature was 152 degrees in the sun. The rays beat down, hitting the metal, magnified, and lifted up, hanging lazily.

Over 150 degrees in the sun! It was impossible to take a reading in the shade, for there is no shade on the flight line.

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