Who needs laser guidance? Sharp-eyed RNZAF air drop.

#2
Good arrow fellas!
 
#4
Good job RNZAF. I hope the Russkies make it ok. They owe the Kiwi's a great night on the lash if they do.
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#5
They don't need lazer guidance because they have a bit of software that works out when to push the kit out based on their relative land speed, height, bearing, wind direction etc against where they want to package to land.

Still, a good effot though. They'd have looked a bunch of mongs if it had ditched in the freezing drink.
 

Forastero

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#7
They don't need lazer guidance because they have a bit of software that works out when to push the kit out based on their relative land speed, height, bearing, wind direction etc against where they want to package to land.

Still, a good effot though. They'd have looked a bunch of mongs if it had ditched in the freezing drink.
Spotter.
 

Fugly

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DirtyBAT
#8
They don't need lazer guidance because they have a bit of software that works out when to push the kit out based on their relative land speed, height, bearing, wind direction etc against where they want to package to land.

Still, a good effot though. They'd have looked a bunch of mongs if it had ditched in the freezing drink.
What's a lazer? Zimulated emitted radiation? Some new German contraption we've not heard of?

(As we're being spotters :D )
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#12
Not that educated; "land speed" :eek:)
Actually it's "ground speed". This has been robbed from elsewhere as I can't be arrsed to type:

Ground speed is the speed of the aircraft in relationship to the ground. So if two airports are 100 miles apart and it takes you one hour of flight time, then your ground speed is 100mph.

Air speed is the speed of the aircraft in relationship to the surrounding air.

Taking the example above, but you have a 30 mph headwind. Your groundspeed is still 100mph but now your airspeed has to be 130mph to acheive that ground speed.

Useful when dropping things from planes. Hope I didn't further confuse you.
 
#16
]They don't need lazer guidance because they have a bit of software that works out when to push the kit out based on their relative land speed, height, bearing, wind direction etc against where they want to package to land.

It's called a (CARP) Calculated Air Release Point. and yes in Hercs fitted with INS/GPS this can be worked out by the computer, but on the older K models we have a crusty old guy with a slide ruler and rate of decent chart who works it out.
(and can still achieve that accuracy.)
 

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