Arleigh Burke

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by scouse, Sep 11, 2013.

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  2. Is that not just the same as the flightdeck grid on all our frigates and destroyers?

    I remember counting the holes during particularly dull gangway watches.
  3. Nope ....and will one of the MODS please move my post to the FAA bad , i don't think the sun dodgers will be best pleased :whew: thank you

    My pleasure .... Sol
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  4. It sounds exactly the same. Care to explain what's so special about it?
  5. mechanical Like this !!! flight deck lock down to hangar !!? opposed to the Tie down , and manual to hangar!!

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  6. He is lashed down and I suspect he has a tie down attached...

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  7. Oh right.

    You couldn't see that in the first phot.

    You Kerrrraaazzzzyyy WAFUs. I bet you dudes have a right giggle in the hangar.

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  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Yeah, yeah... and there was this one time, at Wafu Camp... :shock:
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  9. Who'd have thunk it eh? A chopper that doesn't need to be lashed down and even stows itself in the hangar.

    All they need to do now is invent a helo that cleans itself and that's you ****ers out of job.
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  10. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    They can't be that wonderful, 2DD, or they wouldn't have used us TAS Apes to do the lashings or prep the Air Weapons for them... ("Prepare for Flying, Prepare for Flying - All Air 233 Ratings Close Up!") :roll: :wink:
  11. Fair one. ****ers couldn't even be trusted to look after their own kit and had to rely on the Warfare department to carry them through. ;)
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  12. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    ...and, and, even when I saw the light and became a Reggie, I STILL couldn't get away from them, because they made me an FDO as well!! :shock:
  13. Fixed for you.

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  14. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I'm old school - was the Ops Department when I joined it... :wink:

    Mind you, if the Warfare Department was so wonderful (like garlic bread, it was the future, apparently), how come it no longer exists..? :oops:
  15. It does. What branch do Warfare Specialists and Warfare Officers belong to?

    The branch just had a minor restructure in order to allow the WE gods to go forth and be awesome.
  16. Why have a dog and bark yourself?
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer in, doesn't exist in the way it was intended when the 'Wonderful World of OMing' was created. :oops:

    Shit, I've just realised I'm starting to sound like a PSOF, dripping about the old days. Oh well, it's in the WAFU thread, so I'll just blend in with the surroundings! :thumbleft:
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  18. Though I now little of such things, the RN does have a better system for the small ships and Lynx than just lashings, known as Harpoon. When the Lynx lands a hydraulic 'probe' can be extended from underneath the helicopter. The probe inserts itself into the grid on the deck (known colloquially as chicken wire) and then two 'prongs' engage from the 'probe' into the grid and the Lynx is further pulled onto the deck. When they wish to commit aviation again, the 'prongs' are withdrawn, allowing the Harpoon 'probe' to be retracted back into the helicopter and off they go again....providing someone remembered to undo the lashings as well.

    Scouse's photograph may well have the chicken wire obscured or else it may be a bigger boat that didn't come with that option.

    Edited to add a pic of the grid and it's capabilities.....obviously can't see the Haprpoon:


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  19. Cheers dits, spin us one about doing a FOD plod at Yeovilton.

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  20. That's what I originally thought he was on about.

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