Merlin Helicopter

#2
What are you on about? Its not to replaise the Sea King at all.

We are riding about on both at the moment, there are no plans to get shot of the Sea King.
But you are right, good bit of kit, carries a lot more weight, and getting on and off the back ramp is a lot better. Unless your are wearing all your kit, then the angle can be a bit much.
 
#3
saw the Merlin at the Portrush airshow last summer, cracking piece of kit, flew in from Scotland did a bit of showing off and flew away again.
 
#4
The Merlin Mk1 is to replace the Sea King in the ASW role. There is still no real progress in the plan to replace the HC 4 troop carrying Sea King with anything.
 
#5
dutybooty said:
The Merlin Mk1 is to replace the Sea King in the ASW role. There is still no real progress in the plan to replace the HC 4 troop carrying Sea King with anything.
Yes that's what I did mean to say in my first post. However the Sea king is getting a little dated now.
 
#6
Filbert Fox said:
saw the Merlin at the Portrush airshow last summer, cracking piece of kit, flew in from Scotland did a bit of showing off and flew away again.
Got a squadron of them just down the road from me, get to see them most days.
 
#7
Merlin? It's a pile of cack. Over priced, over complicated and built by a garage door company. Its the aviation equivalent of the CET.
 
#8
Kaiser_Sose said:
Yep, great bit of kit. Fast, agile, efficient, reliable and........... operates a great taxi service from BAS to SLB!

:lol:
You don't get around much do you? It also does a nice journey to the Shatt and to Al-Ahmarah and other less renowned places.
Not bothered if it is over priced, It has saved me on a lot of road moves, which I am very thankful for.
 
#9
nice pice of kit; but the four point seat harness is a pain in the aaarrrrrse when you've got kit on......... also lots of breakable plastic bits, methinks.................... got to give it time though......
 
#12
#13
Using all my extensive (and expensive) BAT training, I like the colour, the rotory things and the fact that there are THREE engines so it's even harder to chop the wrong engine but the most important thing apart from my coffee going cold is, does it have any fcuking tri-wing screws?
 
#15
Lovely looking machine.

Shame it can't fly in the heat of the mid-day Iraqi sun come the summer months.

Of course, if we'd been able to buy more Chinooks this wouldn't be such a problem. Granted they get affected by the heat, but they don't croak at quite the same temperature as Merlin.
 
#16
#19
pentwyn said:
india-juliet said:
Check the Merlin that will replace the Sea King. A lovley bit of aviation kit.

http://www.aberdeencoastguardcrt.co.uk/GalleryAirMerlin.htm
In my oppinion its like opening package you are looking from the out side not the inside
1. If you're going to insist on giving us your opinion every time you post, could you at least learn to spell the fcuking word?
2. If you are going to post, could you try to make sure it makes sense as far as grammar and syntax is concerned? We all know that logic is beyond you, so I'm not going to ask for that much.
3. And FFS, sort out that b@stard signature block of yours.

Saw it when it was doing weapons trials. Was very surprised at how quiet it was- especially for its size.
 
#20
I am in love with British Soldiers. I will support them in their defence of the Constitution of the United Kingdom. I proudly stand by the ones I love with Honour, Courage and Commitment. I am committed to supporting my soldiers and the British Army

HINT.

BTW, the only person that can refer to "my" soldiers is HM The Queen, unless of course you are in a position of command within the Army.

Oh yeah, it also implies that you do not stand by the ones you do not love.

just put something rude in the block, on reflection.

( Nice one DB!! )
 

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