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Rcaf Receives Delivery Of First CH-149 Cormorants  
User currently offlineSturak From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

The Royal Canadian Air Force has received its first two (of 15 ordered) CH-149 Cormorants (aka EH-101 Merlin) which will replace the CH-113 Labrador in the SAR role. The first two Cormorants have been sent to CFB Comox in British Columbia where they will be used by the Air Force’s SAR training programme.

For pictures of the new Cormorants you can visit this RCAF official link.
http://www.airforce.forces.ca/equip/cormorant1st_c_e.htm


Regards,
Sturak

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User currently offlineMh772 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Finally PM Chretien buys replacements for the CH-113... didn't cancel orders for these CH-149's sometime during the early 90's... that guy seriously won't make it alive out of the next election whenever that is... anyway, cool looking planes but only 2 have arrived so far eh.... we need to retire this CH-113 really quick their dropping from the skies nearly every year...

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Hopefully, the Canadian goverment will swallow it's pride and buy some ASW versions too, and a few for troop transport.
Here in the UK, the RN will require some more to add to the 44 ASW versions, and the SABR requirement to replace RN Commando transports, RAF Puma transports and RAF Sea King SAR variants. The requirement is for between 50-100 airframes. The RAF are already getting 22 transport versions.
Hopefully, the greater part of SABR will be filled by the EH-101, with maybe some V-22's for the 'high-end' of the Commando choppers replacement.


User currently offlineSturak From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Another photo:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Oscar Bernardi



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

The grey one in the above photo looks like it's in a combat-SAR configuration, can anyone shed some light?


User currently offlineSpectre From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

GDB
The grey one is, I believe, the NH90 Naval Prototype (PT5)
http://www.nhindustries.com/page7.htm

regards
Dave


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

That Chopper is looking great! Too bad we are still using Sea Kings for ASW, thank you Chretien (idiot Big grin).

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

What a dumbass I am! Thanks for info Spectre.

User currently offlineSpectre From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

GDB
Don't worry about it, makes up for my boob on the BAF Alpha jet in another topic

Regards
Dave


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

The biggest crime was that more of this aircraft isn't Canadian made.

The EH-101 is further proof that the Canadian government will do everything in it's power to destroy their own aviation industry.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

I agree L-188, the original order for SAR and ASW EH-101's, cancelled 1n 1993, involved substantial offsets for Canadian industry. Maybe if they follow up with ASW and transport versions, but the fact that Canada still has a good industry is no thanks to successive goverments, just like here in the UK.

User currently offlineMh772 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

How can the Canadian gov't destroy it's aviation industry when they don't even have an aviation company that builds helicopters.... and doesn't the Air Force and Air Canada buy and use Canadian made planes from Bombardier and DeHavilland in their fleets. I'm also hearing on the news that the gov't will help any of these companies out if they get in any kind of financial trouble due to the recent attacks on America.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Bell make helicopters in Canada.
Large parts of the original cancelled SAR/ASW EH-101 order would have been made in Canada.



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Mh772.

Please read up on the history of Avro Canada and the C.102 and the C-105 programs.

Canada put itself behind the eight ball when it nixed those two. Those cancellations really have held Canadian aviation back for the past 50 years. Only in the past 10 years have you seen some modern designs to come out of the Canadair and DHC barns.


At least as far as I can tell all the EH-101 cancellation did was cost the Canadian taxpayer a lot of money and prevent a lot of jobs from being sited in Canada.

Boeing Vertol, Bell, Pratt&Whitney all have major operations south of the border in Canada.




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