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  • #31
    Morph..i think you'll find if you read again that they will probably not be painted red or white.

    BTW,Gazelles have carried dpm liveries in the past for short periods,and the Hurricaines of the 40s were also painted in camo colours.


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

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    • #32
      Imshi pictures an airambulance picking up a critically ill child, he blinks aside his tears and his eyes widen as he realises he's sharing the cabin with an ARW assault team
      Last edited by Come-quickly; 14 January 2005, 22:37. Reason: calmed down
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      • #33
        So were not the only Military wing (Excluding Police services) to order the AB139

        From Janes

        The AB139 intermediate helicopter will be joining the UAE Armed Forces in the next few years. In a major contract award announced at the show yesterday, the US/Italian joint venture company will be supplying the 15-seat helicopter in a multirole configuration, beating strong competition from Eurocopter, which had also been shortlisted with its equivalent EC 155 B1. The contract is valued at Dhs 308m (US$83.7m).
        "Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn't float too well." -Craig Stadler

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        • #34
          Will we be getting the run of the mill civilian version of the AB139 but painted green, or are we getting the proper military variant?

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          • #35
            Sigh...

            If you read the thread,you will see that we are getting the fully armed version,with air to air missiles,anti tank missiles,25mm chain gun,flir,and of course whisper mode...


            READ THE THREAD


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

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            • #36
              We're getting the military version pym, I don't have the time to read 7 pages so I'm assuming that Goldie is being sarcastic, something not often seen around here...
              "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

              Otto Von Bismark

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              • #37
                There is no military version as such. It is being equipped as per the tender,which has been discussed at length here over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over


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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish
                  Well yes and no....we are the First customers for the military variant,but it is similar to that due to be delivered to the USCG,though not the same.
                  No military variant??
                  "Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied."

                  Otto Von Bismark

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                  • #39
                    I thought you said you hadn't the time to read 7 pages?


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

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                    • #40
                      http://www.agustawestland.com/products.asp

                      Notice the lack of the AB139 in the military range? What we are getting is a LAW ENFORCEMENT version.

                      (again we have been over the whole military/civilian thing already,over and over. Use the search function)


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                      • #41
                        Maybe it's my eyesight, but I can't seem to locate the rotar in the picture above.

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                        • #42
                          It's a mock-up, not a real heli.
                          "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Goldie fish
                            http://www.agustawestland.com/products.asp

                            Notice the lack of the AB139 in the military range? What we are getting is a LAW ENFORCEMENT version.

                            (again we have been over the whole military/civilian thing already,over and over. Use the search function)

                            The reason I asked was because of this page: http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/ab139/

                            Granted it was a "mock up" of the military variant, but I was of the understanding we were the first military customers for it....

                            "The AB139 military version is capable of carrying up to 15 troops or six stretchers with four medical attendants. It can be fitted with gun pods, rocket launchers and air-to-air missiles attached to two removable external supports."

                            I apologise for irritating you so much

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                            • #44
                              Also this might be of note:http://forums.military.com/eve/ubb.x.../m/21000911713

                              If it is to be believed it looks like the USCG wont be getting the AB-139. Its interesting to note some of the contributors werent too keen to be the launch customers.

                              Please dont let this turn into the Dauphin debacle.

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                              • #45
                                PYM,

                                What, exactly, do you think makes a military helicopter different from a civillian one?

                                The majority of things you'd expect from a military helicopter (crash-proof seating, military comms fit, weapons capability, NVG cockpit) were mentioned in the tender document. Even if they weren't it would be relatively easy to retrofit them to a 'civvy' heli.

                                We're not the launch customer for the AB-139, it's already in service with the Namibians & civillian customers.
                                "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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