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Old 9th Feb 2012, 15:36
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Mmmm ...

Brian .... vaguely remember discussing this very question (soooooo many) years ago with a mate who was Ex 161 Recce.

Apparently when ordered the CA32 (B206B1 Kiowa) the powers that be decided the beastie should come with the 'LongRanger' M/R blades and this then required the longer LongRanger T'boom as well and the slightly upgraded engine, Tailrotor and T/R G'box.

I believe the T/R g'box and longer T/R blades required the ratio change in the Xmsn (was prob also a LongRanger M/Xmsn .. I don't really know?)

At the time of said discussion we were also comparing the merits of various alcoholic beverages so accuracy of memory storage unit is doubtful ?? I would be happy to be corrected on the above blurry data???

BTW kindly say 'Hi' ... to Ross M if you happen to see him ... Cheers
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