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The RAAF loads an army Eurocopter Tiger into a C-17
« on: June 25, 2009, 02:41:37 PM »

The Royal Australian Air Force has conducted a trial loading of an Australian Army Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter aboard one of its Boeing C-17 strategic transports.

Performed at Amberley air base in Queensland earlier this month, the trial saw one aircraft winched aboard a C-17 and secured, requiring the removal of three of the Tiger's main rotor blades and the barrel for its 30mm cannon.

 The air force's Air Movements Training and Development Unit from Richmond air base in New South Wales was involved in the activity, which would support any future decision to deploy the Tiger on an international operation.

Australia's Army Aviation has now received 11 of its 22 Tigers, according to Flight's HeliCAS database, with the aircraft involved in the recent trials - A38-003 - having been received in March 2006.

The RAAF operates a fleet of four C-17s, assigned to its 36 Sqn at Amberley.






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Re: The RAAF loads an army Eurocopter Tiger into a C-17
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 06:13:06 PM »
Hopefully this means they'll deploy to Afghanistan somewhere in the next few years, so the Dutch Apache community can get some rest.
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Re: The RAAF loads an army Eurocopter Tiger into a C-17
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 01:23:43 AM »
Hopefully this means they'll deploy to Afghanistan somewhere in the next few years, so the Dutch Apache community can get some rest.

Bloody hell no! These are just expensive toys for the boys to play with at Amberley Air Base Brisbane.
Notice they have never been used and are polished with wax. We're not going to risk getting these babies dirty in some dusty, scumbag place.

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Re: The RAAF loads an army Eurocopter Tiger into a C-17
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 02:26:03 PM »
You reckon the load-masters would be good at Tetris?

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Re: The RAAF loads an army Eurocopter Tiger into a C-17
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 09:26:45 AM »
Think they're hooked on Far Cry 2 like I am.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 02:10:48 PM by AVIATOR »

 



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