Integrated Review - Changes to Rotary Fleet

riksavage

War Hero
As all our/UK pilots train on the H135M, it would seem a sensible decision.

Nice to see it uses the Fenistron tail. I do like a nice Fenistron ;) .

Hopefully no VSO will be allowed near the specification sheets !!
Less likely to chop your head off when you accidentally run into it at night!
 
It gets better as AAC looking at Airbus Helicopters H135M to replace Gazelle in surveillance role.


cheera

As all our/UK pilots train on the H135M, it would seem a sensible decision.

Nice to see it uses the Fenistron tail. I do like a nice Fenistron ;) .

Hopefully no VSO will be allowed near the specification sheets !!
Five of them! :muhaha:

By the by, the Lynx - Mark 1 to 10 - was always the best maritime helicopter the Army ever had, nothing has changed there.
 
I thought Puma, Gazelle & SF, Belize, Cyprus helicopters were going to be replaced by a single model to save on cost and logistics?

The size appears closer to the ‘little birds’ flown by the US TF160 in support of SF operations. Maybe ‘them’ applied a bit of pressure. Small, agile platforms able to squeeze into tight spaces.
But you need trooping taskings And SAR so Little Bird size be out of the equation.

LaughIngly airborne law enforcement operators in stateside R known for utilizing small airframes like Bell 206/407 and MD/ Md500/530 for limited Medevac. I went to visit LVMPD air support at North Las Vegas Airport a few years back so one of their Little Birds assists with pulling stranded hikers or the aircrew can load a litter in the back wi5 a victim (My pics below).

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cheers
 
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