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Height of a Merlin HC3??

Old 23rd Jun 2011, 17:34
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Height of a Merlin HC3??

Not that Im a spotter you understand....but....

I would like to know what the height of the RAF's HC3/HC3A are.

A bit random I know and if anyone who does know and is curious to why I would want this information please feel free to pm me.

Needless to say its not for my personal gain, or that of Ivan, its to do with the hangar doors at my work!


Many thanks

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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 17:38
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6.62 meters


Bugger, I meant meters...Doh, metres.


Note to self. Avoid drinking wine at lunchtime reunions and then trying to type!


Thanks Runaway.

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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 18:15
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Can you provide that in British Metres?
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 20:21
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Are you a Taliban Int Officer? Ask bloody Google!
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 21:14
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Jesus H Christ the guy asked for a simple ****ing dimension. Any reason for the usual smug bullcrap? No, is the answer, since no-one 'round here seems to understand a rhetorical question.
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 07:49
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Mmmmmm interesting!!!

You could always ask a C-17 Loady, he would be able to tell you the exact contact height!!! no names no pack drill.....sozzer couldnt resist it.."saw the shot an' took it!"

I'll get me jacket....
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 12:03
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WW. To quote Wikipedia:

A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply.

Me thinks you might not know the meaning. Case closed! Post something of bloody interest. Or ask Google or a C17 loadie for the answer!!! I'm off; with Back of Bus!

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Old 24th Jun 2011, 12:58
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Given Red Phos' question & location - is this part of a secret plan to move the Merlin Fleet to ISK????

Well c'mon, this is a rumour site after all.......

I'll get me coat & join the other 2!!
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 14:15
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Why ask a loadie? He won't know, as it will be packed up to go in.
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 14:28
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The clue is in the name 512........ LOADie.

With regards to being 'packed up', ever heard the phrase
"if you have a dog, why bark yourself?"

but thanks though, it does save coming in even earlier in the morning.
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 15:01
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the answer is...

the same as a Mk1!!

(or as has been suggested try google)

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Old 24th Jun 2011, 15:14
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Hangar Doors

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The original question posed by Red Phos referred to hangar doors. Which is why I was asking what has a C-17 loadie got to do with the answer?
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 15:23
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Fair enough 512, it is an 'in joke' that BEoTB was referring to. Not my place to explain it I'm afraid!!

The point still stands though, the 'Loadie' (Crewman is the modern parlance!) should(!) know the dimensions to the cm, along with the rest of the crew.
So hangar doors or C17, it matters not.
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Old 29th Jun 2011, 19:56
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"You could always ask a C-17 Loady, he would be able to tell you the exact contact height!!! no names no pack drill.....sozzer couldnt resist it.."saw the shot an' took it!"

I'll get me jacket...."


HAHA you got it in one...Im quite sure he didn't know the height before he got to belize but I bet he does now!!!! haha

Thanks gentlemen for your help (and sarky retorts) I have my answer....and it will fit!

cheers,


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