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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 21:38:48 »
I have never, ever been a fan of the LSVW of the helicopter world.

UH1Y or Black Hawk.

One does not want anything bigger for the utility role, for the same reason that one does not want 20-30-man APCs/IFVs for following tanks onto objectives.

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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2016, 22:24:23 »
I have never, ever been a fan of the LSVW of the helicopter world.

UH1Y or Black Hawk.

One does not want anything bigger for the utility role, for the same reason that one does not want 20-30-man APCs/IFVs for following tanks onto objectives.

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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2016, 23:48:56 »
I have never, ever been a fan of the LSVW of the helicopter world.

UH1Y or Black Hawk.

One does not want anything bigger for the utility role, for the same reason that one does not want 20-30-man APCs/IFVs for following tanks onto objectives.

That's why I liked the Lynx/ Sea Lynx: the Sh&t off a shovel-copter :)
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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 16:45:17 »
Don't we have 6 or 7 ex-us-101 that could be made airworthy for an Ocean air group?

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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 17:12:48 »
New airframes grounded by politics and lack of bits as I recall

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Re: Purchase HMS Ocean?
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2016, 06:35:28 »
Don't we have 6 or 7 ex-us-101 that could be made airworthy for an Ocean air group?

They are the ex VH-101 US VIP aircraft, bought after they cancelled the program, explicitly for parts for ours.  It might be more expensive to get them flying to then to get new ones...