RAF Puma celebrates 40th anniversary

Discussion in 'Royal Air Force' started by MoD_RSS, Oct 6, 2011.

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  2. Translation -it's old and knackered, most of the crews are younger than the airframe and there's no replacement on the horizon - FFS trying to turn an embarrassment into a news story......
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  3. Nothing to celebrate. They'll be about to have a 100th aniversary.
  4. I thought that the Puma was popular with DSF et al? Fast, manoeuvreable, reliable - the Blackhawk isn't known as the 'Splatthawk' for nothing.
  5. Clearly it's a design classic...

  6. Look!, We're spending just over £10 million a cab to tart these old clunkers up so don't be so negative!
  7. I loved my time on Pumas. Absolutely fantastic heli to work on.
    After 40 years these are a bit like 'Triggers broom' - hardly anything of the original aircraft left.
  8. What always used to concern me when flying in these things was hearing the tail boom (?) creak under the torque of turning.