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Chinook filling in the dam breach

Old 2nd Aug 2019, 14:49
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Chinook filling in the dam breach

That's a heck of a lot of strops they have dropped, I pity the poor sod that has to try and recover them eventually. Nice work guys..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49201467
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 16:37
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Pick the strops just coming up life-ex!
 
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I believe the bags of aggregate will eventually be lifted out to effect a permanent repair.
The strops will be very useful for the crane lifts...!
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Not liking the proximity of the rotors to that railing.
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Picking up strops? Gives the Puma something to do next week........;-)
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Gives the Puma something to do next week........;-)


Ouch, that hurt!
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Well, it took the Germans about 4 months to repair the Mohne Dam, so allowing the UK PLC to hold an inquiry then repair the dam, what are we looking at, 2024 at the earliest?





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400 tonnes in 2x1 tonnes Agbags lift = a lot of strops. Looks like they’re using some kind of paracord/ bodgetape disposable line?
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The Damfixers - à cause de moi pas de déluge (Hopefully)
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I thought that the 'bomb' aiming was very good!
Those bags must have weighed a lot looking at the way the Wokka rose when they were released.
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The Damfixers - à cause de moi pas de déluge (Hopefully)
I was thinking 'The Dambuilders' and that a tonque-in-cheek limited edition Sqn patch might appear soon......
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Picking up strops? Gives the Puma something to do next week........;-)
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Lovely bit of PR. Now the public know we have an Air Force, can we increase the Defense Budget? No, I'm not waiting for an answer
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Lovely bit of PR. Now the public know we have an Air Force, can we increase the Defense Budget? No, I'm not waiting for an answer
Talking of PR, I'm surprised the Navy haven't got there yet, bearing in mind all that water....
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Well, it took the Germans about 4 months to repair the Mohne Dam, so allowing the UK PLC to hold an inquiry then repair the dam, what are we looking at, 2024 at the earliest?





But to be fair, we don't have enough slave labour (except the RAF Chinooks of course).
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Question for Wokka types...

Being ex-MAOT, I have spent rather a lot of time hooking loads etc under Wokkas, but it was 25 years ago. I *think* I recall that the Wokka had a special strop that released at the far end, rather than just the hook. Am I imagining that? Or was it just the center hook? Or a figment of my imagination?

First thing I noticed with this was that they were dropping 3 strops per lift, which is going to get expensive real quick. In my day, we'd have just sent the junior siggie to recover them, but in the duty of care age, if the dam breached and the lad went for a swim, that's a no-no. Of course I am jesting, we had a duty of care back then. But we'd still have recovered the strops
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Precision flying on display . Did wonder why one load seemed to drop off target . Just curious .
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Question for Wokka types...


First thing I noticed with this was that they were dropping 3 strops per lift, which is going to get expensive real quick. In my day, we'd have just sent the junior siggie to recover them, but in the duty of care age, if the dam breached and the lad went for a swim, that's a no-no. Of course I am jesting, we had a duty of care back then. But we'd still have recovered the strops
Yup, they could get dead stroppy if you sent him or her in...
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also a discussion over at Rotorheads
RAF go from Dambusters to Dam builders
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