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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
a reply to: Zaphod58
Have you ever seen a hundreds of thousands of dollars in parts fall into the ocean? I have.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Phage
No idea. It was the first and last time I ever got involved in it. I was just low-rank muscle for the clipboards.
I heard stories though, of mechanics burying tool chests out in the field so the could order new ones. I am pretty sure that is unspoken SOP because in one field exercise we were digging fox holes and came across some equipment that was obviously buried that looked like parts to the old jeeps.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: charlyv
There used to be guys running around with $50,000 in parts in scrounge bags. They would do the same thing, only they'd carry them with them, because they'd travel with the aircraft. It was always really oddball crap, that was ridiculously expensive too.