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  • Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

    Hey guys, just trying to learn this myself. The thing is I remember reading in a MEDEVAC/CASEVAC reference material that there was a specific way to use VS-17 panels to mark landing zones. For the life of me I cannot find that documentation again. So I ask anyone with first-hand military experience to assist me in figuring out the pattern and standards for the use of the panels as landing zone markers. Thanks!
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    Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

    3 ways to do it:

    One panel on the Ground

    Three panels in a "Y" shape

    Three panels in an "H" shape


    Thats pretty much the whole shabangy.

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    • #3
      You can also do a T shape with 4 panels. Each panel should be 10 metres apart. 3 on the top part of the T and one for the bottom part. The T bottom should indicate wind direction. The distances between each panel should increase depending on the helo. 10m is for black hawk. I will send you a diagram BP when I get home.
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        Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

        Also, while i'm on a similar topic. The ACE Devs added VS-21 panels and added functionality to all the panels to be placed upright on posts. What is the purpose of the 21's.

        So far we have:

        One with a triangle, rotatable 360 deg, 90 deg at a time.
        One split into three sections, outside bars are orange, inner green, rotatable 90 deg
        One with Medical Symbol
        One with checkerboard, 4 boxes
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          • #6
            Lol, Bol becomes part of the wiki leaks scandal as he posts australian government material labeled as "RESTRICTED" on the public interwebs :)

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            • #7
              Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

              Exactly what I was thinking.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Balfa View Post
                Lol, Bol becomes part of the wiki leaks scandal as he posts australian government material labeled as "RESTRICTED" on the public interwebs :)

                Pretty interesting read, bol, thanks. I'm sure it will be hugely helpful for bp, too. Although the strange triangular and other panels are still shrouded in secrecy and mystery :)

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                • #9
                  So keep any search words out of the thread. :p



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                  • #10
                    Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

                    Or just crop that little bit out of the pictures?

                    Pepper

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                    • #11
                      Oops. That was supposed to be an edit not a magical quote that changed what was quoted. Dirty tapatalk!

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                      • #12
                        Those photos aren't restricted btw. This document is unclass covering restricted therefore every page must have restricted on it. Australian restricted is the same as US unclassified.
                        I wouldn't post stuff that could cause harm to our national security. 2 pictures about panel marker dimensions is nothing.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

                          Just don't answer the knock at your door... ;)
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                          • #14
                            Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

                            Originally posted by ThirdSin View Post
                            Just don't answer the knock at your door... ;)
                            Please do, I just want a beer..

                            Also bol, did you get that from the internet? I'm interested in reading the whole thing.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Question: How to use VS-17 Panels for Marking

                              nah mate, its my personal handbook
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