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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Lord Jim » 25 Oct 2019, 13:54

I thought the Chinook "Gunship", programme was deemed a failure?

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby abc123 » 25 Oct 2019, 14:35

But why without AAR probe?
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What's her position about heavily armed, well prepared and overmanned armies?
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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 25 Oct 2019, 15:22

Lord Jim wrote:I thought the Chinook "Gunship", programme was deemed a failure?


Still a pity that a museum piece could not be/ was not brought back
- we've even painted the serials on the front half of another Chinook, while waiting for the "real thing" of our own to reach the pensionable age
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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Jensy » 29 Jul 2020, 00:50

Chinook makes 'unplanned landing' in Carmarthenshire

A Chinook helicopter was forced to make an unplanned landing on Carmarthenshire farmland, Ministry of Defence officials have confirmed.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53575570

Glad to hear the crew is safe, "minor injuries" aside. The Wokka might need a bit of work though.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Scimitar54 » 29 Jul 2020, 13:06

Crew not used to Power-folding Rotors? :lol:

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Scimitar54 » 29 Jul 2020, 13:08

But glad that they are safe as well!

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Ron5 » 29 Jul 2020, 17:16

Scimitar54 wrote:Crew not used to Power-folding Rotors? :lol:


Watt was that all about?

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Scimitar54 » 29 Jul 2020, 20:12

Fly by Wire? :lol:

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Ron5 » 30 Jul 2020, 06:02

Scimitar54 wrote:Fly by Wire? :lol:


Crew was amped up.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 30 Jul 2020, 11:18

The damage:

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby bobp » 30 Jul 2020, 12:20

Looks fixable and good news that the crew survived.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Jensy » 30 Jul 2020, 12:30

The Armchair Soldier wrote:The damage:


Hope they paid extra for windscreen cover...

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby SKB » 03 Aug 2020, 11:08


(ForcesTV) 27th July 2020
RAF Odiham is home to the UK Chinook Force and the Royal Air Force Chinook Display Team. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Hampshire base's helicopters have continued flying, maintaining their flying programme and stepping up to assist in the COVID-19 response. Last month, we went to Odiham to meet the personnel who keep the aircraft flying.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby SKB » 04 Oct 2020, 10:43


(Forces TV) 29th September 2020
Trainee recruits from the Queen's Division in Catterick have received an unexpected lesson in Chinook helicopter deployment. The Infantry Training Centre often requests Chinooks for training, but the RAF is only able to supply them on rare occasions. The Chinooks flew the recruits to where they began the second tactical exercise of their 26-week course, spending four days out in the field.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Little J » 23 Nov 2020, 17:48



Just over 40 years ago, the Royal Air Force took delivery of their first Chinook helicopter. They’ve featured in every major conflict since and proven to be versatile across the spectrum of operations, from deploying troops to rescuing civilians.

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby bobp » 09 Dec 2020, 15:13

Brilliant Flying Display

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby serge750 » 09 Dec 2020, 18:57

Good to see that many helicopters in one spot :D

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 09 Dec 2020, 19:28

serge750 wrote:Good to see that many helicopters in one spot :D

Yeah - but Part 2 missing, the assault at the other end
... I trust that it is in the works

Perhaps not workable for the Chinooks (back door and keeping the way at least 'part clear') but good for filming, with tracers:
- heavy machine gun that fires a .50 calibre round
- but then again we [could] have the Dillon M134,” a multi-barreled mini-gun capable of firing in excess of 2,000 rounds of 7.62 ammunition a minute...those ammo boxes, they don't tick the 'box' of keeping the way 'clear'
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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 09 Jan 2021, 12:04

RAF Chinook 'stuck in the mud' in Oxfordshire after emergency landingImage
An RAF Chinook has been stranded in an Oxfordshire field after making a precautionary landing because of mechanical issues.

The wheels of the helicopter, based at RAF Benson, sunk into the mud when it landed near Wantage on Tuesday.

In a post on Facebook , RAF Benson said engineers had fixed the mechanical issue but the "extremely soft ground" made recovery "very difficult".

It is hoped the helicopter can be lifted free from the mud on Saturday.
Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-o ... e-55590586

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 09 Jan 2021, 12:46

A soft landing!
Ever-lasting truths: Multi-year budgets/ planning by necessity have to address the painful questions; more often than not the Either-Or prevails over Both-And.
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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby SKB » 09 Jan 2021, 13:58

Can a Chinook lift another Chinook?! :mrgreen:

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Pseudo » 09 Jan 2021, 17:34

SKB wrote:Can a Chinook lift another Chinook?! :mrgreen:

Nah, they just need to get a wooden plank or something under the wheel to get a bit of traction. :P

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Little J » 09 Jan 2021, 18:04

...And Bob to get his shoulder behind it :thumbup:

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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Postby Tempest414 » 10 Jan 2021, 09:39

We can't free up Bob from the type 26 program send Paddy with a shovel down there


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