412th MMS - Cam Ranh Bay

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412th Munitions Maintenance Squadron

Cam Ranh Bay - Vietnam


All Photographs shown on this page are graciously provided by Ken Hopkins.  He is the "Young Man" you see in the photographs.  In the future we will have more information on the important mission performed by the MSS troops.


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412th MSS Orderly Room

Close up of 412 MMS Logo

The Airman's Barracks

Note:  412MSS member Wesley C. Martin reports there were a total of "Four" Airman's Barracks

On to the Bomb Dump

Bomb Dump Gate

Nice shot of the Line-Delivery Yard

Another View of the Delivery Yard

MJ-1 Bomb Lift with 500 lb Bombs

Cap, Tung, Ken Hopkins and Beu.  The locals were helpers in the AMMO Yard

500 pounds and 2.75" FFARs (Folded Fin Aerial RocketS)

Checking for "Loose" Rockets

Fuse, Delay, Booster and Pts

Preload Area.  Note the Sign:  "Sand for Fire use Only"  It was written on the sign not once but Twice!!  You will note there is sand everywhere.

Preload area.  Trucks and Bomb Trailers in the Lot
Attaching Arming Wire
40 Foot Trailer with Wired 750's
Truck, Trailer and Driver
H-11 Crane and 500 Pounders
Prehold Area, Rows of 750's
Holding a Preload TER (Triple-Ejection-Rack)  This rack would attach to one wing hard point or station and allow the placement of three munitions. 
Uploading 750's.  You Gotta like the Headgear
A Cradle load of 750's
A Cradle load of 500 Pounders
500 Pound HD (High Drag) "Snake Eye" Bombs  In free fall the fins would open slowing down the fall rate of the bomb.  This allowed the dropping aircraft more time to exit the drop zone
Off loading Snake Eye's

Photo by Dave Hartin

F-4 #726 "XC" Tail Code with 750's and a 2,000 pounder
F-4 #726 Fully Loaded - Left Side
F-4 #726 Front Shot
F-4 #706 "XT" Tail Code - Right Side  Loaded with 500's and 2.75 FFAR's
F-4 #707  "XT" Tail Code - Right Side  Loaded with 500's and Gun also with Ground Cart
  The photographs shown below were taken by Dave Hartin, the pilot in many of the photographs.  Ken Hopkins provided them to us.  They show us what happens once AMMO has completed their job
Dave Hartin on Take Off Roll
Two Chicks Looking for Gas
F-4 #726 "XC" Tail Code - Right Side.  Nice In-Flight Shot
Taxing Back to the Revetment
Dave Hartin Returning from a Mission
Mission Complete
  Coming Soon -  Terrifying Mission in Vietnam
Note the missing panel on the right side of the aircraft

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