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Offline apophenia

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2385 on: December 04, 2018, 06:18:47 AM »
443 SQN based at Patricia Bay just north of Victoria BC had it's Sea King retirement ceremony flypast yesterday. Three of their four A/C were flown.

Nice to see, thanks! The 'plain jane' CH-124s seemed to be squeezing in a few extra hours lately (saw one flying low along the Sunshine Coast. It was a bit of a reminder of how much quieter the 'Sea Thing' is compared with the new Cyclones.

Actually, a recent overflight by a CH-149 reinforced that impression. So, Canada now has a steathily-quiet SAR chopper and a growly-noisy ASW helicopter in service  ???
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2386 on: December 04, 2018, 11:27:11 AM »
The 'plain jane' CH-124s seemed to be squeezing in a few extra hours lately (saw one flying low along the Sunshine Coast. It was a bit of a reminder of how much quieter the 'Sea Thing' is compared with the new Cyclones.

Actually, a recent overflight by a CH-149 reinforced that impression. So, Canada now has a steathily-quiet SAR chopper and a growly-noisy ASW helicopter in service  ???
It probably would help if the CH-149 had more than four rotor blades and could run at a lower rpm while maintaining the same solidity factor.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2387 on: December 04, 2018, 09:48:06 PM »
The 'plain jane' CH-124s seemed to be squeezing in a few extra hours lately (saw one flying low along the Sunshine Coast. It was a bit of a reminder of how much quieter the 'Sea Thing' is compared with the new Cyclones.

Actually, a recent overflight by a CH-149 reinforced that impression. So, Canada now has a steathily-quiet SAR chopper and a growly-noisy ASW helicopter in service  ???
It probably would help if the CH-149 had more than four rotor blades and could run at a lower rpm while maintaining the same solidity factor.

Evan    Shuuush!    it's taken nearly 20 years for the RCAF just to get the nine "pre-production" CH-148's that have been delivered, don't give the Government any new ideas ---  :P
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2388 on: December 06, 2018, 08:50:28 PM »
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De Havilland Canada CS2F Trackers were converted to aerial tankers for use as chemical or water bombers by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests in the early 70’s. All were former RCN aircraft that became surplus after the ‘Bonaventure’ was scrapped.







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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2389 on: December 06, 2018, 09:50:42 PM »
S-2 presents well in that scheme.
Our P-2 flight line was shared with S-2, C-54, C-119.  Some might have come from there.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2390 on: December 06, 2018, 10:50:49 PM »
Back in 2001 or 2002, I had gone to the Abbotsford Airshow for the weekend. Just off to the left of the RV parking area we were in, was a fenced off compound which had about 20 or 25 Trackers parked in it. Some were parked with the wings folded and others had the wings removed. I asked a airshow volunteer why they were there and was told they were going to be converted into water/fire bombers. Looking at a satellite view of the airfield now, I see that the compound (and aircraft) have gone.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2391 on: December 07, 2018, 02:45:04 AM »

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2393 on: December 08, 2018, 05:15:15 AM »
 :smiley:  Yep, Vangelis's music goes well there.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2394 on: December 08, 2018, 07:48:37 AM »
Evan    Shuuush!    it's taken nearly 20 years for the RCAF just to get the nine "pre-production" CH-148's that have been delivered, don't give the Government any new ideas ---  :P

 ;D ;D ;D

And, of course, it depends upon how you're counting ... DND's original Sea King Replacement (SKR) Project began in 1977; the New Shipboard Aircraft (NSA) Project in 1985; becoming the combined NSA/New SAR Helicopter Project in 1991; and, finally, the Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP)  first mooted in 1994 with Project approval in November 2004. Next step: FOC in 2025. Whoo, no flies on those guys!!
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2395 on: December 08, 2018, 10:10:31 AM »
File under

"Extraordinarily Bad Ideas"


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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2396 on: December 08, 2018, 10:53:00 AM »
Would be a tad safer as a pusher prop, but still a fall with either runs the risk of being chopped up.  That definitely fits that file title.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2397 on: December 08, 2018, 10:30:34 PM »
Would be a tad safer as a pusher prop, but still a fall with either runs the risk of being chopped up.  That definitely fits that file title.

Comment from a friend - "Look at laid back Unterfeldwebel Poorly Camouflaged of the Bergfliegerkorps. He's not worried about being diced up by a Rotax-powered mixmaster, so why should you?"

I have enough Tamiya bits and pieces to cobble this up in 1:35th scale. Only thing I'd need is a 1:144th Stuka nose or somesuch.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #2398 on: December 09, 2018, 01:18:19 AM »
Put that in the "I want to die" file!
Are there snow covered regions in Afghanistan or Pakistan? We could manufacture those and issue them to the Taliban.

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