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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.
 
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Nope ....and will one of the MODS please move my post to the FAA ......my bad , i don't think the sun dodgers will be best pleased :whew: thank you

My pleasure .... Sol
 
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Shipboard landing for some helicopters is assisted though use of a haul-down device that involves attachment of a cable to a probe on the bottom of the aircraft prior to landing. Tension is maintained on the cable as the helicopter descends, assisting the pilot with accurate positioning of the aircraft on the deck; once on deck locking beams close on the probe, locking the aircraft to the flight deck. This device was pioneered by the Royal Canadian Navy and was called "Beartrap"


It sounds exactly the same. Care to explain what's so special about it?
 
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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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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:
 
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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:
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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...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:
 

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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:
 
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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:
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.
 

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...as 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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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:

f122_7.jpg

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