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Return of the Tarhe?

Old 25th Feb 2021, 17:38
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Return of the Tarhe?

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Old 25th Feb 2021, 19:50
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Originally Posted by spitfirek5054 View Post
Don't see why not. More modern materials and processes could reduce the weight of the pods and make them more robust.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 21:02
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Agreed after all they did similar with the Twotter.
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Old 25th Feb 2021, 21:33
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Why do Chinooks and Super Stallions need freeing from their heavylift duties under operational conditions"? Isn't that their role?
Wouldn't a better and more modern solution be to simply buy more Chinooks and Stallions?
If the new Tarhe fills a gap that isn't covered now that's clearly a different matter but that doesn't seem to be what they said.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:15
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I would think this is for real outsize loads rather than the conventionally considered heavy lift of the underslung load..................

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Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:37
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Bring it! If for no other reason that they make awesome firefighting helitankers. And as we saw last summer, we need more (and locally based) of these fine assets.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:45
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Agreed after all they did similar with the Twotter.
Except that made it less robust and weigh more!
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 11:43
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
Why do Chinooks and Super Stallions need freeing from their heavylift duties under operational conditions"? Isn't that their role?
Wouldn't a better and more modern solution be to simply buy more Chinooks and Stallions?
If the new Tarhe fills a gap that isn't covered now that's clearly a different matter but that doesn't seem to be what they said.
The Tarhe would allow the old new again concept of delivering pods to areas - ready kitted out to do their job. You could fit out a Chinook or Stallion with the kit in those pods (med stations or drone or missile/rocket batteries for example) but that would not be a very good use of very expensive and scarce resources. A pod you can drop off and pick up though...today, this could be a genuinely useful utility.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 12:28
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 12:33
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I was thinking more along the lines of the Eagle transporter.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 14:58
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I was thinking more along the lines of the Eagle transporter.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 17:06
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I would imagine it would be ideal for disaster relief lifting in generator pods, pump units and medical units.
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