Wildcat to the Rescue

#1
Not sure how they got there but nice to see the world's ugliest helicopter getting used (source) to help with the recovery post hurricane Irma.

I also wonder if this is the first time that Wildcat has been used on operations?

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#4
Not sure how they got there but nice to see the world's ugliest helicopter getting used (source) to help with the recovery post hurricane Irma.

I also wonder if this is the first time that Wildcat has been used on operations?

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This Wildcat HM.2 (ZZ530) is deployed on the RFA Mount Bay-so I'm told.
 
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#5
Someone who claimed to be an aeronautical designer drafted the plans for that thing, and someone who claimed to be his boss, or a responsible adult, or indeed someone with a pulse, approved it?

Okay, good joke, guys. Where's the real helicopter?
 
#6
Someone who claimed to be an aeronautical designer drafted the plans for that thing, and someone who claimed to be his boss, or a responsible adult, or indeed someone with a pulse, approved it?

Okay, good joke, guys. Where's the real helicopter?
You will be glad to know AW head hunter the designer after his successful fixed wing design career:

 
#7
Not sure how they got there but nice to see the world's ugliest helicopter getting used (source) to help with the recovery post hurricane Irma.

I also wonder if this is the first time that Wildcat has been used on operations?

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Delivering a whole 1 tonne of water, that'll help, about 20 people for 5 minutes. Im pretty sure they have water, it tends to use gravity to deliver it doesn't it? They would have been better delivering a tonne of soapboxes for the locals to stand on and moan how UK isn't helping them.
 
#11
I also wonder if this is the first time that Wildcat has been used on operations?
Wildcat has been on Ops for more than a couple of years.

What you meant was, "is this the first time the Army has noticed they're on Ops"...?
 
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#17
Not sure how they got there....
Does the ROYAL NAVY on the side give you a clue?

Grey ones don't count.
Grey Wildcats or Grey operations?

Having spoken to a Wildcat WAFU a few months ago, the RN is pleased with the added power (compared to Lynx), ergonomic cockpit, sensors, and weapon capability.
 
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#18
...the RN is pleased with the added power (compared to Lynx).....
Give it a couple of years, and they've bolted on the usual sort of lardy add-ons, that power premium will soon be gone
 
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