Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by Joint_Force_Harrier, Jan 22, 2010.
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Bit of both really.
Joint_Force_Harrier. Dry your eyes; it won't be for much longer.
FAA SAR sorties will still happen at extreme range but might not be so successful so often. I'm sure that will get loads of publicity.
Fair one, still like to see a nimrod pull someone out of the water!!
Any excuse to slag of the junior service
[video width=250 height=200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5GJ4cu311o[/video]
It was good enough for James bond to be rescued by.
I'm sure if they wanted to retro-fit a Nimrod to do this they could.
After all didn't the crabs retro fit the Dimrod with AS12's.
Surprised they never attempted to fit a winch/hoist on with a very long cable!!!!!
Joint_Force_Harrier. You might find this interesting http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/403029-nimrod-anyone-2.html
So the Hercules is to take over SAR duties from the Nimrod it should be more capable as it has VTOL capabilities 8O unlike the Nimrod :wink: couldnt find film of that
I have never seen a Herc take off vertically (VTOL vertical take off and landing) maybe just STOL (short take off and landing)
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