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Lynx Wildcat

Waspie

War Hero
scouse said:
WhizzbangDai said:
Thats the bunny.

MM, forgive which may sound a stupid quesiton, but why is it being too close to Merlin that bad? It's smaller, more Puma sized, than the Merlin - which is 6 metres longer? And its only a little bigger than Lynx - 1m longer and taller. Greater capability than Lynx, while not stepping size wise on Merlin? Or is it something else I have (very likely) missed?
:wink: :wink: Wouldnt you prefer this bunny??? :wink: http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/50261-01(1).jpg

Too vulnerable to all American Hero's. I mean if John Rambo can shoot one down - well!!!!!!!
 

onlinebacon

Lantern Swinger
Waspie said:
onlinebacon said:
Hmm, so the new engines that are supposed to be better makes it slower?

Surely that would mean it would have less power... and then be able to carry less?

I'm probably wrong... could someone enlighten me?

In aviation, all things are a trade off. Yes it is quoted as having more power, but it's needed to lift more weight, (weapons/armament). As a consequence speed has suffered, but endurance has increased.

Like I said a trade off.

Ah cheers, I think I understand, so to put it in a kind of car analogie it would be like more low range pulling power in a land rover compared to a top speed lambo with the same kind of engine size?
 

Waspie

War Hero
onlinebacon said:
Waspie said:
onlinebacon said:
Hmm, so the new engines that are supposed to be better makes it slower?

Surely that would mean it would have less power... and then be able to carry less?

I'm probably wrong... could someone enlighten me?

In aviation, all things are a trade off. Yes it is quoted as having more power, but it's needed to lift more weight, (weapons/armament). As a consequence speed has suffered, but endurance has increased.

Like I said a trade off.

Ah cheers, I think I understand, so to put it in a kind of car analogie it would be like more low range pulling power in a land rover compared to a top speed lambo with the same kind of engine size?

Basically - Yes.
 

Magic_Mushroom

War Hero
WhizzbangDai said:
MM, forgive which may sound a stupid quesiton, but why is it being too close to Merlin that bad? It's smaller, more Puma sized, than the Merlin - which is 6 metres longer? And its only a little bigger than Lynx - 1m longer and taller. Greater capability than Lynx, while not stepping size wise on Merlin? Or is it something else I have (very likely) missed?

Capability wise it falls almost exactly half way between Wildcat and Merlin which makes it very difficult to sell to the Treasury as they look at it as neither one thing nor another.

Remember that Wildcat is a programme attempting to meet the requirements of both the Army recce/utility and RN small ship roles. Ironically, it would better fit the Army’s utility needs but NH90 would be far too large for the recce task and arguably too capable for RN small ship tasks. The AAC recce role in particular would need another type to be considered, or greater Apache hrs employed (which is quite pricey to operate) which just will not happen.

FLynx will, I suspect be ideal for RN small ship tasks but far from suited to either of the Army’s requirements and they appear far from impressed. The cost of Wildcat also appears very poor value for money when compared to off the shelf options such as SH-60 or KA-27.

Unfortunately, in the real world neither of those options are good for Wastelands.

Regards,
MM
 
Right, this quote from the Navy News has me confused:

"The Wildcat is slightly slower than its predecessor (a top speed of 184mph rather than 200mph), but its more powerful engines means it can carry a heavier load and it has one third as much range".

Surely that should read has a third more range as that sentence would suggest that it's range has reduced by 2/3?

Fcuking mong NN, can we bin it and get the bods from soldier to write our mag?
 

chockhead819

War Hero
whatever happened to us buying blackhawks the junglies must be well past retirement age - probable answer is it would close westlands
 

WhizzbangDai

War Hero
I believe that these aren't anything to do with SeaKing, and Blackhawks would be too small to replace Seaking's. I'd back Merlin for that.

Although, thats a good point, would 847 be getting these FLynx's to replace their AH9's?
 

Waspie

War Hero
The article quotes 'cut price'.

Is that Thales 'out' for when it doesn't meet it's service date or fails to function as advertised!!!!!! :?
 

scouse

War Hero
The system will also be offered with a family of warheads to provide maximum effect against the wide target set out to ranges of around 8km. Initially the missile will be offered with laser beam riding guidance but there will also be a semi active laser (SAL) variant. :wink: :wink: ASI2 range 5.5km in the 70s so not a lot of improvement their, from those bad old days :wink:
 
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