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Silver
14th May 2003, 21:11
Which of the above do you think is the current priority for the Air Corps fleet ?

yooklid
15th May 2003, 03:32
can't the Current fleet replacement/purchase of medium lift all come under one choice?

Silver
15th May 2003, 18:59
Ok, almost all of the current fleet needs to be replaced in the coming years, but the question is -

Which are needed most urgently ?

California Tanker
16th May 2003, 19:31
I went with the Alouette/Dauphin helicopter replacement. Search and Rescue saves lives every year, whilst fighters may only save lives in dire emergency.

NTM

Silver
23rd May 2003, 19:07
I'm slightly surprised at the results - I thought there would have been more votes for the Medium-Lift Helicopters.

ranger
24th May 2003, 19:08
silver , there are more than a few juveniles on this and other defence forces boards , perhaps this would explain the high number of votes for the fighter jets .
makes the only sense to me .

yooklid
24th May 2003, 20:00
Yeah, but I have to admit to being a convert from fighter jets to Medium lift

1 Naval Squadron - Refitted and upgraded Dauphin/ or Lynx?
2 SAR Squadrons - S-91
3 Medium Lift squadron - ????

Silver
24th May 2003, 21:46
1. Naval Squadron - Won't exist, as most likely the Dauphin/Alouette/Gazelle will be replaced by the EC135 or Twin Squirrel.
2. SAR Squadron - S92
3. Medium Lift - S92 also.

ranger
25th May 2003, 13:47
Feral' !! ;)

Gunner Al
30th May 2003, 16:40
I'm surprisd at the results too - I thought there would b more votes for 'Purchase of VIP Jets' !!! ;) :D :D :D

Turkey
30th May 2003, 22:33
Al, fianna fail is on 'tudder board, not this one.

'Must admit, both classes of helicopter are probally more important at the moment, but as a 45 year old kid, I still wanna hear the sound of freedom.:flagwave:

ranger
1st June 2003, 16:19
the stupidity of this government ( berties gang ) is beyond belief .
they should have , could have leased any of a number of airbus / boeing
jets , for the six month E.U.presidency and went ahead with the much needed requirement , for SAR medium - lifts , wheather S-92 or NH-90 . the fact that people are still dying , seems to matter little with this gang.
and this situation cannot be over emphasized !!!:mad: :mad:

:flagwave:

Silver
2nd June 2003, 12:40
Well said ranger !

A leased jet along with the Gulfstream would be more than adequate for our EU presidency term.
Bertie has become so arrogant, after been voted in for a second term, he thinks he deserves a new (bigger) "Air Corps One" :mad:

Gunner Al
3rd June 2003, 20:37
Jesus - I see not one but two whole people voted for Purchase of VIP Jets!! :confused:


They must have been joking!!