Helicopter Gunships

Helicopter Gunships

Postby Airwolfhound on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 6:02 pm

Well, as my username suggests I love helicopters with guns and missiles, fact or fictional :lol:

Therefore, in the vain hope of RIAT getting anything rotary with some ordnance hanging off them, how about sharing some of your shots with these glorious machines in ?

I haven't been lucky enough to shoot anything major in the variety stakes, but here's what I can offer so far :-

ImageApache - RIAT 2006 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageMangusta - RIAT 2005 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageMangusta - RIAT 2005 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageLynx - RIAT 2006 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageMil Mi 24 Hind - RIAT 2008 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageBO105 - RIAT 2008 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageAH64D Apache - RIAT 2013 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr

ImageMil Mi 24 Hind - RIAT 2006 by Airwolfhound, on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Pringles on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 7:34 pm

If Lynxs count, then just the one from me. I really hope for more gunships next year :biggrin:
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Tommy on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 8:43 pm

I was thinking of creating this very thread earlier today, as a matter of fact. Great minds 'n all that :grin:

I really don't have as many shots as I'd like of this subject, but here's a few:

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Airwolfhound on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 9:29 pm

Lovely shots guys, if it has guns or rockets or both then I count that as a gunship ;-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Jetnoise on Sat 24 Jan 2015, 10:46 pm

How about some Cubans?

Mi-8

ImageCU_AF_H-85_Mi8_pres_Havana_20070203 by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

And a Mi-24

ImageCU_AF_12_Mi24_pres_Havana_20070203 by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Plus a Mi-17 for good measure.

ImageCU_AF_101_Mi17_pres_Havana_20070203 by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 11:33 am

Very tasty :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Timc on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 1:47 pm

First up some 1990's Gunships, some of these if not all were taken by Andy63 so hopefully he will be able to give more details.

Just realised, I've uploaded them to Flickr with my watermark unintentionally, if anyone objects I will remove them and re-post.

Cheers
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ImageGunships-2 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-3 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-4 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-5 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-6 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-7 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-8 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-9 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-10 by Timc63, on Flickr

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ImageGunships-14-2 by Timc63, on Flickr
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby keithnewsome on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 8:21 pm

I Hope these are acceptable .... Duxford, December 2007.

Keith :smile:

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Andy63 on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 10:45 pm

Nice thread and some fabulous images so far. OK, just taken a look at the images posted by Tim and some are indeed familiar. Here's the gaps I can fill regards details:

1. AH-1W 160107 taken at the D-Day photocall at RNAS Lee-on-Solent on 4/6/94. What a day that was, no less than 2 different photocalls to go to on the same day as part of the D-Day 50th anniversary celebrations. The other venue was Yeovilton. Weather wasn't great but the quality of the participants at both airfields was truly breathtaking. No less than 6 x Tomcats and 4 x Greek Phantoms at Yeovilton amongst others. That day could be a thread in it's own right but I digress!

2. AH-64A 86-8961 at RNAS Yeovilton 15/7/95

3. AH-1W 165046 at Middle Wallop 14/5/94

5. Mil Mi-24V 0839 at Fairford 19/7/97

7. Mil Mi-24D 0411 at Volkel 1/7/95

10. Rooivalk ZU-AHC at Middle Wallop 14/5/94. One and only example I've ever seen but I don't think they built many!

The remainder of the photos I can't say as they weren't taken by me. Sure wish I had taken them though :grin:
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Stagger2 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 3:16 am

These are only 'best' guesses:-
6) the Dunsfold Relic in better times??
8) With those cabbages, must be Koksijde??
What do you think?
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Maisie on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 12:08 pm

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby shaggy101 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 12:18 pm

Here are my humble efforts, they're not of the best quality but the content more than makes up for that IMO.

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ImageRussia 2013 248 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr

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ImageRussia 2013 323 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr

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ImageRussia 2013 470 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr

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ImageRussia 2013 3217 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr

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ImageRussia 2013 3368 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr

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ImageRussia 2013 3416 by Dan Reeves2, on Flickr
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 5:21 pm

Some great shots so far guys, keep 'em coming :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Andy63 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 6:49 pm

I think you're probably spot on with No.8 Stagger2, with those cabbages, must be Koksijde. Possibly savoy :lol:

Not sure about No.6. I thought the Dunsfold example was ex Hungarian but quite happy to be corrected on that one.

Some more fab photos here guys, keep 'em coming. I'll take a look later to see if I've got some worth posting.
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby gary1701 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 10:02 pm

Hi,

There can only be one type from me, the locals;

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What I guess would be the only time that a Mil-24 variant flew into Suffolk; Wattisham, 2006.

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Andy63 on Tue 27 Jan 2015, 6:07 pm

Not quite in the same league as some of the stunning shots on here but a few of hopeful interest.

Firstly AH-1W 165289 at Andrews AFB - May 2008

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Also at Andrews, MH-47G 04-03750

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Then a couple of Hinds taken at Kleine-Brogel - September 2009 during the Tiger Meet

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Ewart on Wed 28 Jan 2015, 6:51 pm

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Airwolfhound on Wed 28 Jan 2015, 8:31 pm

Great shots guys :-). I only have more Apaches and Hinds in my collection lol may add them soon :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Timc on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 7:28 pm

With a certain Prince Harry in the front seat no less!
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby DeanW on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 9:14 pm

A random selection from the last few years..

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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby Jetnoise on Fri 06 Feb 2015, 9:48 pm

A few more Eastern delights - from the 1989 Helitech show at Redhill.

Mi-28 Havoc.

ImageMi-28_032 by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

and a couple of the Mi-35F.

Image1989_045_EDS by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Image1989_047_EDS by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
Cheers,
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Re: Helicopter Gunships

Postby TJJ on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 9:58 am

Apaches at North Weald

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