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Operation Atlantic Resolve

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GoldenPlane
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Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by GoldenPlane » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi Guys!

Over the next 9 months, the 1st ACB will take over the 10th CAB in Europe. The 1st ACB would have to come with 70-89 helicopters to Europe, where 19th October should arrive by boat. From Zeebrugge, the helicopters will first take a short flight to Chievrés, after which further direction can be taken to the East.

Furthermore, I do not dare to say if the boat is already on the way with helicopters, maybe someone with info from America?

In the media was talked about 70 helicopters, while the next link it has about 89 pieces.

http://www.eur.army.mil/organization/fa ... 1stACB.pdf

12x CH-47
38x UH-60
15x HH-60
24x AH-64

Also, there is nothing known from me from where the current operating unit leaves.

Jordy
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Mark
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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by Mark » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Well they aren't being transported by ACL. Mores the pity.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_holt_photography/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by GoldenPlane » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:56 pm

Mark wrote:Well they aren't being transported by ACL. Mores the pity.....
I would say they arrive with ARC, as they mentioned on their website an arrival of 16th oct in Zeebrugge.

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by slogen51 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:58 am

Just out of interest do the choppers arrive intact and ready to fly?

It is so tempting to go to Zeebrugge but would you see anything let alone get any serials?

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by plmc135 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:58 am

There were numerous pictures posted of the last batch of helicopters that arrived taken on the dockside after disembarkation, for the life of me I cannot currently find them. The helicopters were almost ready to fly when disembarked and serials were easily readable.

You may be interested in the current following thread on Scramble.

http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... 12d67ac66f

The helicopters of the unit that is being replaced came in via Bremerhaven where all the photos were taken; due to return home in November.

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by Thunder » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:44 pm

MV Endeavour is currently South of Plymouth, UK. It's due into Zeebrugge tomorrow the 15th approx 1400 hrs.

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by GoldenPlane » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:27 pm

The Endurance & Patriot are now at the port of Zeebrugge..

The Endurance should be doing civilian cargo first they told on Scramble.. So if the choppers on one of these, we will see it in the coming days..

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by GoldenPlane » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 am

Inbound BRU today is a United B747, most likely bringing some crew.

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by Keflavik69 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:06 am

Slogen51, the helicopters do not arrive intact. The get their rotors attached after being towed out of the ship. I visited Zeebrugge yesterday and although you can see the ship, the ramp where they prepare the helicopters for flight has been made spottersproof by a fence of ship-containers, 2 stories high. So the only way to see and photograph them is when they depart for their flight to Chièvres and appear above the wall of containers.

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Re: Operation Atlantic Resolve

Post by mikee115 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am

Morning, does anyone have any more information with regards to this deployment?
Thanks
Mike

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