In this issue:
- Caribou Debut
In 1958 the U.S. Army purchased five DHC-4 Caribous from the DeHavilland Aircraft Company, makers of the Beaver and the Otters. In October 1959 the United States Army Aviation Board at Fort Rucker received its first Caribou (Army designation YAC-1) and user tests were started immediately.
- Fueling with JP-4
The Army's new utility HU-1A helicopter is powered by a gas turbine engine requiring a relatively new hybrid type of fuel called JP-4, which is essentially a mixture of aviation gasoline and garden variety kerosene.
- Unit IP
The major, who is a hardboiled artilleryman from the old school, let me have it easy. He invited me up to the club for a drink after duty hours. "Captain, I've got a problem. You used to be an instructor at the school," he said. "I need a unit IP. Orders will be cut tomorrow."
- Sir, Where Can I Find…?
Searching for information and reference material is a toilsome task. On any particular duty day at any Army installation there will be one or more officers seeking the written word. The officers' quest will usually take the form on inquiries directed to several people in various offices.
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