Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby RichPittman on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:43 am

Hi all a few Merlin photos.
First up from 31st October at Westland,
Merlin Hc4

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The 25 Merlin helicopters are in the initial stages of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) at an estimated cost of £445 million which includes converting the current HC.3/3As into the HC.4/4A standard. This not only provides ship optimisation with folding main-rotor blades and tail boom, but more importantly, a life sustainment package to solve obsolescence issues. It will also provide an avionics upgrade to provide a 'glass' cockpit common to the RN's Merlin HM.2 (Lewis Gaylard)

Followed by a test flight of primer Merlin for Norway,

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Early November saw me visit 751Esquadra in Montijo, Portugal
I'm happy to tick off another operator of the EH(AW101)
A report from my trip,

http://www.rotorblur.co.uk/751esquadra_pumas.html

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Cheers Rich
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby capercaillie on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:12 am

Portuguese ones always stunning, fabulous camo scheme. :up:

Is the navy HC4 trialling a new scheme or is that going to be adopted fleetwide? Nasty. :sick:
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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby Ouragan on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 12:48 pm

Cracking shots. :up:

That is the rather dull colour scheme chosen for the Merlin HC.4, unfortunately. There were rumours that it would be a two-tone disruptive pattern similar to the Wildcat but, alas, it seems not.
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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby danoz on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 5:44 pm

Lovely stuff as always Pitters. Love those Portuguese Merlins.
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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby Tommy on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:26 pm

Nice one, Rich. Loving those Portuguese shots! :worship: :up: :up:
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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:56 pm

Fabulous to see :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Grey, Yellow and camo....... EH(AW)101s

Postby ridgmeister on Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:03 am

All very nice, Rich!
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