Caribbean wrote: not heard of the Bays supporting that many at the same time before
ArmChairCivvy wrote:accommodating, not operating
Gabriele wrote:Wonder if it is meant to provide some lift and reduce fuel consumption. Wildcat's legs are notoriously not very long...
RunningStrong wrote:I've always wondered how on earth you can create lift off a stub wing when you've got a rotor blade directly above!
Jensy wrote:As an aside I was lucky enough to visit Yeovil a few years back with work and see the Lynx/Wildcat production line. Amazing chaps down there, although they all had a strange speech impediment which meant they skipped over the 'Agusta' part of AgustaWestland.
Lord Jim wrote:You won't be seeing two wildcats operating from any RN escort. It is a single Wildcat or single Merlin. Whether some sort of VTOL UAV, if small enough is also operated is another matter, but those are on the "Nice to have", wish list at the moment.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Wiki tells us what came before the Lynx, before the Wildcat (1970s were are talking about):
For the West the biggest winged helicopter loss (apart from the AH-56 which was more correctly a compound) was the winged Chinook (BV-347). Quite why it's never been adopted in the 3 upgrades since is beyond me, the benefits from it were huge.
http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/histo ... 07992.html
ArmChairCivvy wrote: great find! And right next to the Flying Banana in the museum.
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