National Day Parade

National Day Parade

Postby Bogdan on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:01 am

December 1st is the National Union Day in Romania. Usually a military parade is organized on this date. I had the opportunity to fly with a IAR-330 Puma NAVAL and a IAR-330 Puma SOCAT at this event.

So, the photos:

1. My ride, IAR-330 Puma NAVAL.
ImageIMG_3594 by johnny13783, on Flickr
2. IAR-330 Puma SOCAT
ImageIMG_3541 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3478 by johnny13783, on Flickr
5. Puma "53" is my other ride.
ImageIMG_3474 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2833 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2990 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2952 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2951 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3692 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2599 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_2535 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3933 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3868 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3862 by johnny13783, on Flickr
21. House of Parliament.
ImageIMG_3181 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3851 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3722 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3750 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3658 by johnny13783, on Flickr
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ImageIMG_3951 by johnny13783, on Flickr
Game over, man!
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Bogdan

Re: National Day Parade

Postby Wes_Howes on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:13 am

Fantastic stuff Bogdan :rock: those Pumas with rocket pods just look badass
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Re: National Day Parade

Postby st24 on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 12:33 pm

Wes_Howes wrote:Fantastic stuff Bogdan :rock: those Pumas with rocket pods just look badass


Yeh the SOCATs are a bit special :heyhey: Navy ones are nice too, in fact a great selection :up:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: National Day Parade

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 12:42 pm

I do love the SOCAT, a great selection of shots.

Come on Romania, send a SOCAT or two to next year's RIAT :wink:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: National Day Parade

Postby Bogdan on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 12:54 pm

Systems-wise the Naval and the SOCAT are very similar. The Naval lacks the GIAT 20mm Canon and some parts of the weapons targeting system, but the avionics are almost identical (the Naval is a little bit more higher tech). They have the same EOP sensor attached to the nose of the helo. The Naval has an extra anti-rust coating, because it's operating in a marine environment.

As a piece of advice: if you ever have the chance to fly with a Puma, bring ear protection gear. I didn't have it, and after two hours of flight I was a deaf leopard :lol: :rock:
Game over, man!
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Bogdan

Re: National Day Parade

Postby Bogdan on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 1:01 pm

Airwolfhound wrote:I do love the SOCAT, a great selection of shots.

Come on Romania, send a SOCAT or two to next year's RIAT :wink:



Don't I wish :)

Every year there's an airshow here, Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS). If you search the forums you will find a lot more photos posted by me that I think will convince you to come and see it. At mid day they hold a CSAR exercise where a fighter pilot is forced to eject and needs to be extracted from the danger area. So imagine, Pumas in both variants SOCAT and Medevac, MiG-21 Lancer flying above securing the area against enemy fighters, IAR-99 Hawk ground attack aircraft circling too....pure madness.
Game over, man!
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Re: National Day Parade

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 5:52 pm

Sounds like heaven to me :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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