PPRuNe Forums

Go Back   PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Forgotten your Username/Password?

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19th Mar 2012, 13:18   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Yearning for sun and sea
Age: 73
Posts: 236
US Seahawk leaving D32

I was reading Navy News and the article about the new clothing ( I suppose its sensible) and at first glance the Seahawk leaving the HMS Daring looks normal but then I thought that the perspective was a bit strange and surely there would be more deck activity from personnel immediately following a launch. But then I thought so what I'm just being picky!

http://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/4041


Last edited by GANNET FAN; 19th Mar 2012 at 13:20. Reason: To add the website
GANNET FAN is offline   Reply
Old 19th Mar 2012, 13:23   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 735
Maybe it hasn't just launched. The ship looks like she may be in a slow turn to port. The Sea Hawk appears to be in forward flight, which would initially be up the port side wouldn't it?

I can't see any Flag Foxtrot or RAM shapes - or do stealth destroyers not have them?

Not rotary so all of the above comes with an amber 'possibly duff info' caution!
orca is offline   Reply
Old 19th Mar 2012, 13:31   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: NSW
Posts: 1,352
It is an MH-60S Knighthawk....

Last edited by TBM-Legend; 20th Mar 2012 at 02:39.
TBM-Legend is offline   Reply
Old 19th Mar 2012, 16:02   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Green
Posts: 56
You probably meant Flag Hotel (for helicopters), it is on the port side of the ship.
As for crews, nowadays, hidrants and all the stuff is remote controlled. As for lashings, maybe it was just one DL, negative lashings for the photo op.

PS : could be photoshop as well
LeCrazyFrog is offline   Reply
Old 19th Mar 2012, 18:27   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SW
Posts: 73
The T45 Flightdeck is operated unmanned (apart from aircrew) when conducting rotor start or stop and T/O or Ldg. Not sure about the Seahawk's flight phase, they have some different ways of transitioning to the RN. Nothing suggests to me that it's not a launch, a glance at the relatively small flag & ensign on the mast suggest a gentle R20 wind supplied by the bridge. 1st time for everything I suppose!
switch_on_lofty is offline   Reply
Old 20th Mar 2012, 02:34   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South East Asia
Posts: 284
US Seahawk Leaving D32

Seahawk? I though the Seahawk (and Jayhawk) have the tailwheel located much further forward and lots of 'naval bits' bolted under the nose section.
Saint Jack is offline   Reply
Old 20th Mar 2012, 06:00   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: by the Great Salt Lake, USA
Posts: 1,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saint Jack
Seahawk? I though the Seahawk (and Jayhawk) have the tailwheel located much further forward and lots of 'naval bits' bolted under the nose section.
Not all versions:

Quote:
The MH-60S is based on the UH-60L and has many naval SH-60 features.

Unlike all other Navy H-60s, the MH-60S is not based on the original S-70B/SH-60B platform with its forward-mounted twin tail-gear and single starboard sliding cabin door.

Instead, the S-model is a hybrid, featuring the main fuselage of the S-70A/UH-60, with large sliding doors on both sides of the cabin and a single aft-mounted tail wheel; and the engines, drivetrain and rotors of the S-70B/SH-60.
GreenKnight121 is offline   Reply
Old 20th Mar 2012, 20:24   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Sleavegas Baby!
Age: 44
Posts: 408
Here's the landing....
Stitchbitch is offline   Reply
Old 21st Mar 2012, 17:47   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: In the launch queue.
Posts: 120
''The HMS Daring''???
snapper1 is offline   Reply
Reply
 
 
 


Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:26.


vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network