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    thebig C
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  • thebig C
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    Originally posted by The real Jack View Post
    So you suggest infantry support the Heli's? Then who supports the Infantry?

    No, I was suggesting putting armour on the helicopters, and/or providing armed escort helicopters. Some of the earlier posts about the fitting of door guns to the AW139s seemed to get a little over-excited and disconnected from reality.

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  • The real Jack
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    Originally posted by carrington View Post
    But the Italian experience does suggest that if tactical troop transport helicopters are to be used in a combat environment, they may need armour and/or armed escorts. This of course is a lesson that was also learned the hard way in Vietnam.
    So you suggest infantry support the Heli's? Then who supports the Infantry?

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  • thebig C
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    Originally posted by Barry View Post
    You heard him lads, if any of the Air Corps door gunners happen to find yourself flying over Afghanistan, be careful, someone might shoot at you.

    Carrington, what would we do without you?
    No gratitude needed, glad to be of help.... But since the Air Corps doesn't deploy overseas, there's probably no need to worry.

    But the Italian experience does suggest that if tactical troop transport helicopters are to be used in a combat environment, they may need armour and/or armed escorts. This of course is a lesson that was also learned the hard way in Vietnam.

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  • Barry
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    Originally posted by carrington View Post
    Word of warning for AW139 door-gunners:

    The Italian government has recently announced that AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta attack helicopters will be deployed to Afghanistan to boost Italian forces already there. Mangustas had earlier been sent to Iraq after an Italian helicopter gunner was killed by ground fire as he flew in an AB412 over Nassiryah in southern Iraq.
    You heard him lads, if any of the Air Corps door gunners happen to find yourself flying over Afghanistan, be careful, someone might shoot at you.

    Carrington, what would we do without you?

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  • thebig C
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    Helicopter Aramament

    Word of warning for AW139 door-gunners:

    The Italian government has recently announced that AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta attack helicopters will be deployed to Afghanistan to boost Italian forces already there. Mangustas had earlier been sent to Iraq after an Italian helicopter gunner was killed by ground fire as he flew in an AB412 over Nassiryah in southern Iraq.
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