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  • TomcatViP
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    • Nov 2011
    • 6108

    Dutch complete Chinook mission in Mali

    The Netherlands’ last of three Boeing CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters deployed in support of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) will return to Europe in mid-April, with the German army having assumed the role using NH Industries NH90s.

    On 23 March, the second Dutch Chinook was returned to Gilze Rijen air base aboard a Boeing C-17 strategic transport of the NATO Strategic Airlift Capability unit. The remaining example will arrive at Woensdrecht air base in mid-April to undergo scheduled maintenance.

    The Dutch military says its Defence Helicopter Command’s Chinooks accumulated 2,550 flying hours in support of the MINUSMA mission, performing transport duties and medical evacuation services. The nation’s personnel completed 12 detachments in Mali over a period of two-and-a-half years.
    Source:
    FlightGlobal.com

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
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      Pentagon greenlights CH-53K production

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      • Tango III
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        • Sep 2006
        • 25365

        Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Prepares for Inaugural Flights (excerpt)

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        • Tango III
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          • Sep 2006
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          The first three of the UK's new training helicopters for its armed forces have arrived at their new RAF Shawbury home.

          Juno and Jupiter helicopters arrive at RAF Shawbury

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
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            Putin Gives Nod to Joint Venture for Manufacturing Kamov Helicopters

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            • TomcatViP
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              • Nov 2011
              • 6108

              India's Hindustan Aeronautics offers performance guarantee for new helos

              "PBL guarantee will ensure that the operational fleet availability improves from 60 percent to at least 75 percent," according to a senior HAL executive.

              The PBL forms part of a $1.23 billion contract from March 30 for the sale of Dhruv helicopters. However, the PBL has been guaranteed only for the 16 helicopters reserved for the Indian Coast Guard and not for the remaining 16 helicopters set aside for the Indian Air Force.
              Source:
              DefenseNews.com

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              • TomcatViP
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                • Nov 2011
                • 6108

                Video: CH-53K King Stallion: The Modern Solution for True Heavy Lift

                Last edited by TomcatViP; 13th April 2017, 21:26.

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                • TomcatViP
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                  • Nov 2011
                  • 6108

                  Czech Defence Ministry eyes $480M helo deal

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                  DefenseNews.com

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
                    • 25365

                    Leonardo: AW169 Helicopter Selected by the Argentine National Gendarmerie

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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
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                      Sikorsky-Boeing reveal FVL attack helo concept

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                      • TomcatViP
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                        • Nov 2011
                        • 6108

                        The promo vid is here:



                        Interesting that this could be the awnser from LM to the OA-X competition.

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                        • Tango III
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                          • Sep 2006
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                          Blackhawk crash in Maryland golf course.

                          1 dead, 2 injured in military helicopter crash in Maryland

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
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                            Twelve Saudi soldiers die in Yemen 'friendly fire' helicopter crash

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                            • ClanWarrior
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                              • Oct 2007
                              • 303

                              Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                              The promo vid is here:



                              Interesting that this could be the awnser from LM to the OA-X competition.
                              What sort of speed would these helicopters have? I like the armed version as it could possibly replace the Apache when the time comes.

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                              • haavarla
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                                • Dec 2008
                                • 6695

                                http://www.wonderslist.com/10-fastes...-in-the-world/
                                Thanks

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                                • haavarla
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Dec 2008
                                  • 6695

                                  On a generel notice there are limitation on how fast a tradisjon heli can fly
                                  Thanks

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                                  • bring_it_on
                                    2005-year of the RAPTOR!!
                                    • Jun 2004
                                    • 12480

                                    Originally posted by ClanWarrior View Post
                                    What sort of speed would these helicopters have? I like the armed version as it could possibly replace the Apache when the time comes.

                                    The final requirements would probably only emerge closer to actual program start but broadly they are looking at a 2X increase in combat range and 2X increase in cruise speed compared to the crafts they intend on replacing (Apache is one of them). A trade space of around 240-300 Knots has been mentioned in the past for the program.
                                    Last edited by bring_it_on; 19th April 2017, 13:53.
                                    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                                    • Ryan
                                      Senior Member
                                      • Mar 2017
                                      • 609

                                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Lynx

                                      On 11 August 1986 the helicopter was piloted by Trevor Egginton when it set an absolute speed record for helicopters over a 15 and 25 km course by reaching 400.87 kilometres per hour (216.45 kn; 249.09 mph);[2][12] an official record with the FAI it currently holds.[2][13] At this speed, it had a lift-to-drag ratio of 2,[14] and its BERP blade tips had a speed of Mach 0.97.[15]

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                                      • J Boyle
                                        With malice towards none
                                        • Oct 2004
                                        • 9790

                                        Has the record breaking technology used in the special Lynx been used a anywhere else...or is it the helicopter equivalent of the ME-209?
                                        There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                                        • Ryan
                                          Senior Member
                                          • Mar 2017
                                          • 609

                                          I believe the production variant was limited to 324kph, which still makes the list linked. The Wildcat is also similarly fast. Presumably the same tech.
                                          Last edited by Ryan; 20th April 2017, 09:44.

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