Ship's Flights

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  1. BVGS01

    BVGS01 Midshipman

    Does anyone know how the helicopter type that embarks on a ship is decided? Or is there a specific rule? eg. Lynx for gulf deployments and merlin for the Caribbean or merlin for frigates and lynx for destroyers.

    Sorry it seems a strange, random somewhat pointless question - I'm just curious!

  2. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    There is, but it's complex, and I don't know enough detail to ensure I don't drop a bollock!
  3. chrismonc87

    chrismonc87 Badgeman

    Atg, gone on have a go, I am sitting ready for the story :)
  4. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

  5. Montigny-La-Palisse

    Montigny-La-Palisse War Hero Moderator

    It's also open to an possible OPSEC faff!
  6. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    And fleets within fleets, and aircraft transition, and, and, and....
  7. BVGS01

    BVGS01 Midshipman

    Go on! Please! I'd like to hear what you think it is - even if it's not 100% correct.
  8. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    Nope - as pointed out by MLP, there are OPSEC considerations, and I don't know where the vital ground is.
  9. BVGS01

    BVGS01 Midshipman

    What's OPSEC? Sorry I'm relatively new.
  10. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    Operational security. Secrets for want of a better word.
  11. Be aware most frigates have an Apache in kit form just in case!

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  12. BVGS01

    BVGS01 Midshipman

    Do you know if the Merlin usually has 2 pilots or just the 1?
  13. Kin ell, would you like a copy of the software too?

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