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Wildcat to the Rescue

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Bad CO, Sep 9, 2017.

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  1. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    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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  2. A fridge. Just what they need.
     
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  3. It's actually some of the locals with a much better looting effort.
     
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  4. 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?
     
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  6. You will be glad to know AW head hunter the designer after his successful fixed wing design career:

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  7. 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.
     
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  8. Ugly.But well hung...
     
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  9. Bit of everything on there isn't there!
     
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  10. Couldn't they just build a turboprop Spitfire?.
     
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  11. 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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  12. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    Grey ones don't count

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  13. Err well, the army ones are grey as well!.
     
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  14. But after there REME have had their hands on them they're fifty shades of grey
     
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