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When VSTOL is a real advantage!


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#1 Ricky

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

Amazing!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-28065288

 


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

Wow ... he must have thanked whoever decided to build that thing on the ship for such occurrences :-)


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

I wonder If the 'fall the last yard' is automaticly done since the pilot didn't manage to place it more soft than that :-/

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:47 AM

There are virtually no soft Harrier landings. They hover, get set, and when they are at about 15 feet, they just basically back off on the throttle and drop in. The trailing link gear absorbs almost all of the apparent "impact". Remember these are carrier aircraft and can actually hit like they dropped without any thrust at all from 10 feet ... without damage. When they drop in from 15 feet, they do so with the jet engine at hover power and it spools down rather gradually, making for a very "soft" landing even if you pull the throttle completely off rapidly.


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#5 Armand

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:42 PM

BTW: I recently read that the use of the jump-hill on British carriers excluded catapulted launch entirely wich excluded the use of AEW (= Fairey Gannets for Royal Navy), wich was accepted whilst NATO partners might stand for the AEW in the foreseen clash.
However there was no NATO back-up when the Brits brought their aircraft carrier to the southern Atlantic at the Falkland crisis =:-o
Actual it was a luck that the Argentine attacks were done by missiles instead of planes as the AEW probably wouldn't have been seeing the missiles in time anyhow :-o

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 07:03 PM

Read Sharkey Ward's account. There was no AEW available. The ships were essentially ASW helicopter carriers with limited accommodation for fixed wing aircraft (Sea Harriers).



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:58 PM

Read Sharkey Ward's account. There was no AEW available. The ships were essentially ASW helicopter carriers with limited accommodation for fixed wing aircraft (Sea Harriers).


I should mean that it was my point: RN deployed HMS Hermes to a clash It wasn't ment for!
And it was well considered as development of a helicopter based AEW was started because of the Southern Atlantic (but never became operational for the Argentinian incident!

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 12:38 AM

Wow ... he must have thanked whoever decided to build that thing on the ship for such occurrences :-)


How could I miss that: It's not a 'thing' - It's a VSTOOL! ;-)
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Posted 06 March 2016 - 11:25 PM

Good one, Armand.






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