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The venerable Sea King

Old 10th Apr 2008, 23:42
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The venerable Sea King

An appreciation of the venerable Sea King video



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Old 11th Apr 2008, 02:25
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Fear God.

Honour the King.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 08:10
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Excellent.

Bonus points for identifying this one........





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Old 11th Apr 2008, 08:48
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Sea King HAS Mk6 (CR)?

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.5608
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 09:16
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No! But vintage wise you're close. Hint - you'll never see the MoD admitting to this one. Too embarrassing.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 13:55
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Is it a cut-and-shut?
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Something to do with the Boscombe Down Dynamic Rollover Demonstrator?!!!!
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Dumped in Chile?
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 17:41
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G_V wrote

Dumped in Chile?
ZA290 in Chile was an HC.4.

http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=ZA290&u=reg

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Old 11th Apr 2008, 18:35
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Looks like an ASaC Mk 7 - no radar on top. The Searchwater radar is on the opposite side of the fuselage and is raised in the shot above.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 18:53
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Replacement for the 2 we sadly lost in 2003?
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 19:02
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Photo taken on 14th January 2000.
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Old 12th Apr 2008, 14:33
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OK tucumseh, we give up. What’s the story?
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Old 12th Apr 2008, 23:29
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How about:

'Today, 14 January 2000, at Boscombe Down, the first flight of the new* Sea King ASaC Mk7.'


*new: no way would we admit that this particular aircraft first flew in late '69, has over 10,000hrs on it and is already older than some of the crew flying it.

Not sure if that is embarrassing or not given its supposed OSD!
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Old 13th Apr 2008, 23:24
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This is a wild one... but it wasn't originally an Argie cab was it?
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 12:23
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If it was an ex-Argie cab, then that has been kept quiet for over 25 years!

Is is an HU.5?
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Old 14th Apr 2008, 16:40
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Nah, s'obvious innit, its one of them Mk 3 Chinooks after they corrected all the faults.
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