3 thoughts on “OK Foam!”

  1. The foam is a good soap / cleaning agent now, many years ago it would have been a foam with a high content of cows blood and a pain to clean up after. The old stuff was still better than fire damage.

  2. Colonel James Kyle, the air mission commander at Desert One, always maintained that some of the mechanical issues they had with the RH-53s was because they had this exact same scenario happen on the USS Nimitz in the weeks before they launched the rescue mission. According to Kyle, the foam used on the carrier was highly corrosive and there was no time to thoroughly clean the helicopters with fresh water. I’m pretty sure he describes the episode in his book, “The Guts to Try.”

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