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Old 09-26-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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27 years old: the Chinook from the Falklands STILL serving in Helmand | Mail Online

http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/oldstuf...a718/za718.htm

Good luck to all her fly in her?


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Old 09-26-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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One and a half, actually, theres a cut n shut chinook floating around somewhere that has been to afghan, the back half of which is an argie chinook captured during the falklands war.

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Old 09-26-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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I see no reason that a well done job in merging two airframes is a bad thing. Assuming the job is done well, a weld can be stronger than the original material...

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Old 09-26-2009, 12:25 PM   #4
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I was kind of disappointed. I thought a soldier from the Falklands was still going strong in 'Stan, not a Chinook. But still, cool?

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Old 09-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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Same here. I dont know if they would allow a 45+ year old man to still fight on the frontline(which he would have to be if he was 18 in the falklands), but that would be a hell of a hardened veteran

Anyway, a little something to honor the Chinook:

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Old 09-26-2009, 08:22 PM   #6
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GPMG has been going longer!!!


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Old 09-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #7
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GPMG has been going longer!!!
In terms of when they were first produced (neither of them in the UK), it's about half a decade older if even. Sources seem to vary....

But in terms of use within the British Military, then yeah by twenty years or so


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Old 09-28-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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Add this one to the list.

Love the zimmer comment.

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A retired Royal Marines helicopter pilot, now a reservist, says there is still some life in the old dog yet and has just deployed to Afghanistan to fly the fearsome Apache attack helicopter.

Lt Cdr O'Brien has more than three decades' flying experience under his belt, including receiving the Distinguished Flying Medal for his role in Operation Corporate in 1982 in the Falkland Islands.


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Old 10-02-2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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Thats a one hell of a tough bird!

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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Ah Bravo November, there was an article about her in the air cadet magazine a while back


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