W Daily Press: "Wildcat Helicopter Replacing RN's Lynx Passes First Major Test"

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    "The newest helicopter in the Royal Navy's arsenal came through its toughest test yet as it spent a fortnight taking part in Europe's biggest naval war games.

    Wildcat – which will provide the aerial eyes and punch of the Royal Navy's frigates and destroyers for the next quarter of a century – joined HMS Dragon on Exercise Joint Warrior. It is the first time the helicopter – normally based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset with 700W Naval Air Squadron – has spent such a concerted time at sea, and the first time it has taken part in the exercise aboard a ship."

    Wildcat helicopter replacing Royal Navy's Westland Lynx passes first major test | Western Daily Press
     
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  2. All it needs now are some weapon systems and it will be fine
     
  3. It's got the ships flight and three cans!


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  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    WTF does it need weapons for? So long as it can carry 30 mailbags in the back, it's paid for itself... :wink:
     
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  5. Only 2 required for a small ship, just amazon parcels. Everyone does letters by wire these days


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  6. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    What, like a RAS? Crikey, that's a feckin' long piece of wire..! :shock:
     
  7. Skimmers don't go that far out these days, 1 drum of 3 core will suffice ;)
     
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