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  • "Naval" AW139

    Potential?



    If/when the EPV goes ahead, it's nice to know that there may be a "cheap" way to put aircraft aboard.

    IAS
    Last edited by ias; 25 September 2010, 19:36.

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    Pissing around in the Med is some what different to the North Atlantic. Given the AC have a higher priority on the Helo acquiring stakes the NS will never see it own helo in my life time.

    The bast we l may ever end up is ship with a fight deck and fueling capabilities but never one operated from a ship with hanagerage,its a pipe dream
    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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    • #3

      This is the Italian OPV that the AW139 landed on, just shows you they can land on a LPV size hull (with a flight deck that is!!)

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      • #4
        HPT, when I saw this I was more thinking of the optional roles of the EPV, troop deployment, disaster relief, etc., rather than the patrolling role. So no permanent on-board deployment, only deployments for training and for specific missions.

        I do not see aw139 being converted to a "full" naval aw139, more a "navalised" aw139 with the ability to operate close to shore, deploying troops/supplies from ship to shore and/or pick up suvivors on-shore and bring them back to the ship.

        IAS

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        • #5
          Any helicopter can land on an open deck close to shore, even those currently in service.


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            Given with a an extra two metres the Eithen could have handled a seaking. lets just say that size doesn't count.We did HIFRs with RAF and RN sea kings , Dauphins landed on Eithne along side as did Gazelles and Allouettes.

            Operating as opposed to facilitating a helo are tow different concepts. The provision of flight decks for limited heli ops is possibly an overly expensive option.

            While with the EPV scenario its a probability and could even be considered a neccesity to be able to take a helo of some description in some format I don't see it happing any time soon as at this point in time a EPV is but a pipe dream.The Army can rent deck space cheaper than they could operate a ship .
            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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