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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by Yammer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:25 pm

photos of Twitter show a AAC Apache and Wildcat arriving at DSEI on the back of flatbed lorries and then exhibited indoors
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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by Yammer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:36 pm

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by TonyO » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:00 pm

ZM701 is the AH-64E inside the hall, one of 10 AH-64Es now delivered into the UK.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by slogen51 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:02 am

I still haven't had a chance to get down to Docklands. I could go Friday morning but Saturday would be much better , less Friday traffic. Do you think the US Army Apache will still be there on Saturday? The event runs until 17/9 so there has to be a good chance of that?

Might even drag the Army AH-64E out!

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by tommc » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:31 pm

We've just been down there. The local roads are very quiet and the Wildcat, AH-64D, CH-47 and UH-60 are all readable from the Connaught Bridge.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by slogen51 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:22 pm

Cheers

I have made arrangements so I am fingers crossed for Saturday

I guess the Army AH-64E was roaded in from Wattisham - sounds crazy

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by simongrigor » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:56 pm

It was. (I'm open to correction, but I'm not sure that any of the new Apaches have yet flown?)

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by Yammer » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:09 pm

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by tommc » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:44 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Cheers

I have made arrangements so I am fingers crossed for Saturday

I guess the Army AH-64E was roaded in from Wattisham - sounds crazy
The AAC Apaches that have exhibited at ExCel have ALWAYS been roaded in. The main rotors have to be removed to manoeuvre the helicopter into some of the tighter entrances, before being re-attached. So, they may as well just remove them at the home base and road move them, and have less work to do at ExCel.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by tommc » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:46 pm

simongrigor wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:56 pm
It was. (I'm open to correction, but I'm not sure that any of the new Apaches have yet flown?)
All the delivered AH-64Es have flown, just not in the UK.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by slogen51 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:46 pm

Oh yes, of course they go inside the exhibition halls

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by colt99 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:57 pm

The Royal Navy ships are all due out tomorrow at 12.30. No word on the Belgian.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by neil305 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:05 am

Any clue on the US Army helos yet?
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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by the monk » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:07 am

I'm sat here at the moment and crews are now around all three helicopters.

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by Kurnass » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:36 am

The US Army choppers expected at 15:30 CET in Brussels

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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by neil305 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:40 am

Thanks for the updates chaps, lots of ground activity around all three. And lovely weather to boot!
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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by ZackG » Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:49 pm


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Re: DSEI 2021 London

Post by pg1610 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:08 pm

ZackG wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:49 pm
https://youtu.be/hIQXKW1jtU8
Nice bit of video,
Pilots must have had some work to do taking off from confined space with tall buildings, lamp posts and unsecured fence panels to contend with, good training for them I guess

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