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  • #91
    Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    the rotors are turning! Look again....the 139s have to wear skis because the tiny tyres they came with are no good for anything other than very firm ground.
    and the S92 doesn't suffer from the same problem???

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Liachta Cultaca View Post
      Something you may have over looked from the photo is that fact that the EC135 is not being loaded in hot mode, ie the rotars are not turning,
      It is rotors running as there is no "droop" in the blades that you would see when the aircraft is shut down & if you look at the blade directly above the cabin you can see there is some blur on the blade which indicates it is running, its just the way the picture was taken (settings).

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      • #93
        AW139 lifting from the Reek without sink pads on the main gear

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zwyjgXX1PE

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        • #94
          The S92 has bigger tyres and is designed for miltary or hard civil tasks from day 1; the 139 is a millionaire's runabout and is not, which is why Agusta have considerably modified every successor "military" helicopter not to be a millionaire's runabout, with puny tyres designed for hard pads. The fuel burn is considerable when an aircraft with retractable gear has to fly with it's gear extended and draggy skis fitted, so it reduce the aircraft's utility.

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          • #95
            The AW-139's are not suitable for the job and should be replaced with something that is, 'doubt if I'll see it in my lifetime all the same...
            "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
            Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
            Illegitimi non carborundum

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            • #96
              From Facebook.
              Cross-border tasking last week.

              Late Friday evening we received a call about a need for a critical piece of life-saving equipment in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Unfortunately the only one available was in University Hospital Galway.

              In stepped #302Squadron, and two pilots and a crewman flew a H-135 helicopter to collect the equipment, which was driven by An Garda Síochána to Athlone Barracks, and bring it to Belfast for collection.

              The Airbus Helicopters H135 is the smaller of our two types; however it is highly flexible, and capable of getting airborne in seconds from tasking. The total time from launching the mission to the delivery of the equipment was just under 2 hours.




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              • #97
                Way back when, they wanted the Bo105, because they saw that Irish Helis had them and loved them and the Donners were jealous but the DoD was immovable...and now the wheel has turned full circle and they are flying grandson of Bolkow, complete with hatchback ;-)

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                • #98
                  Defence Forces deliver first Covid vaccines to islands


                  The vaccines were handed over to GPs on arrival, to be administered to residents on the islands (Image: Defence Forces)

                  The Defence Forces have delivered the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines to islands off the west coast of Ireland.

                  Following a request from the HSE, Defence Forces personnel delivered the consignment to the Aran Islands, and to Árainn Mhór in Co Donegal.



                  Three shipments of the Moderna vaccine were flown to Inis Mór and Inis Oírr, and Árainn Mhór from Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, by two EC-135 helicopters.

                  The vaccines were handed over to GPs on arrival, to be administered to residents on the islands.



                  The Defence Forces have said it marks a significant milestone in the roll-out of vaccines across the country, and highlights their support to the health service in the fight against Covid-19.
                  https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/202...ovid-vaccines/

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                  • #99
                    Interesting to note the island hopper lacks the floatation gear fitted on the Athlone-Belfast delivery in the previous post.

                    Also interesting is the usefulness of the clamshell doors for cargo.

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                    • Originally posted by Jetjock View Post
                      Interesting to note the island hopper lacks the floatation gear fitted on the Athlone-Belfast delivery in the previous post.

                      Also interesting is the usefulness of the clamshell doors for cargo.
                      The Type the lads trained on in the US also has the clamshell doors, only larger. Almost as practical as a heli with a rear ramp.
                      German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
                      German 2: Private? I am a general!
                      German 1: That is the bad news.

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                      • "Delivery of COVID -19 vaccine to the Aran Islands"

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