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Mar 08, 2011 13:50 |  #1

These ure the civil versions of the Blackhawk. For some reason I'm not sure of we bought S70 instead of UH60. What's the difference ??

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Mar 08, 2011 14:18 |  #2

Good set, #2 is best for me.

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Mar 08, 2011 23:36 |  #3

Thanks Ian


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Mar 09, 2011 03:34 |  #4

Kind of digging the framing on #3...

Looks like you had a good day all around Peter!


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Mar 09, 2011 04:18 |  #5

Thanks Jay
Still a lot to learn especially moving sun :(
Also not to use so much zoom all the time. Got carreid away with it a bit.
Still was a great show but for a few let downs.


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Mar 09, 2011 18:21 |  #6

According to wikipedia you guys purchased the S70:

S-70A-9 Black Hawk: Export version for Australia, assembled under licence by Hawker de Havilland. First eight delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, subsequently transferred to the Australian Army; remainder delivered straight to the Army after rotary-wing assets divested by the Air Force in 1989.

In most export variations of US military equipment you are changing out avionics, engines, or trading fuel for cargo, etc. Every service has their favorite pet peeves.




  
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Mar 09, 2011 23:12 |  #7

Yeah Australia tends to Australianize things and stuff them up


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Mar 10, 2011 03:24 |  #8

True Pete, however regretfully we have the Defence Materials Orginisation that stuffs up every buy from a biro to a billion dollar aircraft!


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Mar 10, 2011 04:44 |  #9

One wonders who writes these contracts :(


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