Arrser in Apache?

#3
A flashing white anti collision light, eh? Well, that should differentiate it from all the rest!
 
#4
If it was being flown in a bullying, supercilious and superior manner.... Flash.
 

chrisg46

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#5
egad! What are the odds? A helicopter? in the sky??? Was it going wocka wocka wocka as well?

Mind you, i am outraged it isnt supporting the troops out in the stan!!!
 
#7
sfub said:
If it was being flown in a bullying, supercilious and superior manner.... Flash.
Can something as hideously ugly and dangerous as an AH64 be flown in any other manner?

I think the designers were trying to convey a 'What the fück are you looking at?' message when they conceived it.
 
#8
I was in Aldershot last week. I saw a Land Rover. It was green. Was the driver a member... oh, never mind.
 

chrisg46

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#9
Well, i saw some bloked walking around a big square a few years ago on tv. They were wearing red jackets, and big tall furry hats and had guns. Anyone?

P.S. they must have been naughty cos someone kept shouting at them.
 
#11
walt_of_the_walts said:
I thought anti collision lights were usually red.

And for clarity...
I thought the lights were red so the pilots could read their maps tac at night, and so not to spoil their night vision :roll:
 
#13
Anti-colls can be used in 3 different ways, Red (at night or tactical day) White during the day (Non tactical) and IR (Night Tactical and formation Flying). If fromation flying the IR lights are usually switched off and the last A/C in the formation only will show a Red Anti-coll.

However the above can depend on SOP's.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#14
sfub said:
I was in Aldershot last week. I saw a Land Rover. It was green. Was the driver a member... oh, never mind.
What day and time? I saw a green Land Rover on the A9 at the weekend. Is there more than one of them?
 
#15
timex said:
Anti-colls can be used in 3 different ways, Red (at night or tactical day) White during the day (Non tactical) and IR (Night Tactical and formation Flying). If fromation flying the IR lights are usually switched off and the last A/C in the formation only will show a Red Anti-coll.

However the above can depend on SOP's.
[Pedant Mode on/] AH must show two anti coll as in isolation they don't cover all FOV - as opposed to Lynx which can get away with leaving the underside one off at night. [pedant mode off] :D
 
#16
Just to add to this very sensible thread.

A couple of years ago mi brother says down the phone, Get me a large pencil drawing of Geronimo, it's the one of him with a rifle.
So just to humor Big Brother I goes down the local Market and finds an Artist and say I want a 18 by 24 inch drawing of Geronimo the Apache' with a rifle and he says yes and pulls out the Photo shown above.
Gobsmacked I says how did you know which one I wanted.
He laughed and says there are only three genuine photos of Geronimo and this is the only one of him with a rifle.
john
My My a Flying Apache', just wait till they get the new Lynx.
 

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