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You may find this strange, but I have a love for the C2 Greyhound and E2C Hawkeye. I noticed that when flying, the C2 Greyhound often opens its cargo doors. Is this for a better view, training, or other reasons? Thank you.

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    $\begingroup$ Where have you observed this? $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Nov 22 '21 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ This video: youtube.com/watch?v=IAGEu_X_zoo $\endgroup$ Nov 22 '21 at 23:49
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    $\begingroup$ And this one: youtube.com/watch?v=48jZgc1-O-o $\endgroup$ Nov 22 '21 at 23:50
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    $\begingroup$ It's clear in both those videos that the doors are opened for the benefit of the cameras. I don't think you need look further than that. $\endgroup$ Nov 23 '21 at 0:05
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the clarification Linus. I would point out that two videos do not constitute "often", but rather "sometimes" :) Youtube and other such media seldom present run of the mill operations, the usually focus on some kind of special shenanigans. $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Nov 23 '21 at 9:53
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I think that they just did this for air to air photography. I just did some research, and the only reason I could find was for airdrops.

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    $\begingroup$ These are the main reasons. Cargo bay doors are not opened just for shits and giggles, photoshoot was the reason in the first linked video, others would be actual airdrops or crew training/familiarization. $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Nov 23 '21 at 9:51

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