SKB wrote:The Chinook is a fast heavy-lift helicopter. Could it be adapted into an air-to-air F-35B refuel tanker role based aboard the QEC?
MRCA wrote:Yes chinook would be fine as a tanker a/c if you wish the receiving aircraft to consume fuel faster than it is receiving it. This idea and a v22 tanker are self licking lollipops of no strategic use what so ever.
Pseudo wrote:rhodes76 wrote:yeah just tow the airship attached to one of the ships in the task group
You could attach it to a tanker and run a fuel cable up along the attaching cable for constant fuel replenishment.
Aethulwulf wrote:hovering in a rock steady position for what seems like hours.
Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-43285331The RAF has been called in to fly food and supplies to areas in Cumbria cut off by huge snow drifts.
Cumbria County Council said a Chinook helicopter would be flying aid to snowed-in communities in Fellside, South Stainmore and Alston.
Supplies include food, coal, logs and electrical heating appliances.
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