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  • Laners
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    Originally posted by The Blue Max View Post
    2 walterish questions...... Just curious is all...

    Could with the addition of a harpoon/deck landing system & crash proof fuel tanks allow the 139s some ability to operate from eithne?

    Would the AW139 even fit the hanger or on the pad?
    You would also need an air crew that is not alergic to saltwater .

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  • Scorpy
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    Why does it need different tanks to the ones it has? They already operate to ships in the civvy world without a harpoon and I believe the pitch and roll limits are better than the 365. But sadly it would not fit in the hanger. And the blades don't fold. And probably a million other reasons too. Zee

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  • The Blue Max
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    2 walterish questions...... Just curious is all...

    Could with the addition of a harpoon/deck landing system & crash proof fuel tanks allow the 139s some ability to operate from eithne?

    Would the AW139 even fit the hanger or on the pad?

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  • Come-quickly
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    Ah fair enough, the article posted had mentioned CSAR

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  • Tadpole
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    The Italian HH-139s have only been selected as the Air Forces SAR helicopter, and an interim one at that until the 149 comes on line. Combat SAR will be carried out by the HH-101.
    So is the Italian HH-139 deployable, well yes, but so also is the AW-139 it just depends on where and in what role.

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  • Come-quickly
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    Do those Italian AF 139s meet the GTTC checklist for deployability? Self Sealing tanks etc?

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    So what. Alouettes could lift a 120mm mortar (and sometimes drop them, too)................

    regards
    GttC

    PS: what's so politically inexpedient about getting Blackhawks?

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  • Tadpole
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    But could it do it over any useful distance?
    230 Sqn in NI pulled off a similar PR 'Stunt' a few years ago when one of their 330s lifted NIs first new style Range Rover for Charles Hurst and delivered it to the clients backyard. The only issue was that the entire engine block had to be removed to make the vehicle light enough for the mission to be completed.

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  • A/TEL
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    Originally posted by Meatbomb View Post
    #593..... car to be underslung in Ireland



    Just showing that an AW139 is capable of lifting vehicles!. In the IAC case, Nissan/Pajero etc

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  • Meatbomb
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    #593..... car to be underslung in Ireland

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  • Scorpy
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    Relevance?

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  • Meatbomb
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    Well if true we didn't buy them! Cheers Sofa

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  • sofa
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    Sponsored and Provided by Audi

    http://www.eu2013.ie/ireland-and-the.../our-sponsors/
    Last edited by sofa; 17 January 2013, 23:01.

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  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by Meatbomb View Post
    One of them new ministerial Audis they bought to show how broke we are.
    We didn't buy any ministerial audis.

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  • Meatbomb
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    One of them new ministerial Audis they bought to show how broke we are.

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