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Posted: 3/23/2006 10:38:19 AM EDT
Does the H model Herc have a liquid or gaseous oxygen system?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:55:18 AM EDT
LOX.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:19:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
Does the H model Herc have a liquid or gaseous oxygen system?



Depends on branch of service actually, I know the USMC hercs have GOX, and I think the Navy ones do too, but the AF H models are Lox, as was previously stated.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:15:51 AM EDT
How does the gaseous system work? I'm familiar with the LOX, MA shop back in the late 60's. I think it's AES shop now.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:49:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motorep:
How does the gaseous system work? I'm familiar with the LOX, MA shop back in the late 60's. I think it's AES shop now.



The -130s I have seen with GOx on them had big green bottles (you know the ones, like on old school O2 carts) strapped along the cargo compartment at the ceiling to wall joint. It takes a lot of gas volume to equal a few liters of LOx. It is safer though, I guess.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:20:15 AM EDT
That's kind of what I pictured, thanks.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:30:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By motorep:
How does the gaseous system work? I'm familiar with the LOX, MA shop back in the late 60's. I think it's AES shop now.



The -130s I have seen with GOx on them had big green bottles (you know the ones, like on old school O2 carts) strapped along the cargo compartment at the ceiling to wall joint. It takes a lot of gas volume to equal a few liters of LOx. It is safer though, I guess.



Green bottles are for high pressure GOX, low pressure GOX (such as the KC-135) is stored in yellow bottles.

The other plus side of GOX over LOX is that LOX will boil off at room temp and will need constant refilling to keep filled. A good GOX system can go weeks without needing a top off.
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