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Arteis Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 12:09 a.m. PST
45thdiv11 Jul 2011 3:26 a.m. PST

well done!

Andrew May111 Jul 2011 4:19 a.m. PST

Nice one Kiwi soldiers!

OldGrenadier at work11 Jul 2011 4:54 a.m. PST

Ingenious! This is the definition of thinking 'outside the box'.

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 5:34 a.m. PST

Geeze. How far did they have to tow it like that? Seems like a pain.

Thanks, though.
-Kle.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2011 6:16 a.m. PST

Possible captions:

Look what we found in the desert ma, can we keep it?

It was just sitting there and it didn't look like anyone else was using it…

Memo to self, when requesting close air support, also request flight crew.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2011 7:55 a.m. PST

If they were Australians, they WOULD have kept it and paintd a kangaroo on it.
It worked for Italian tanks…

Personal logo Grunt1861 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2011 10:00 a.m. PST

True Allies.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 10:09 a.m. PST

Proving wheels are superior to skids.

How'd they'd hitch it to the helo?

quidveritas Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 10:45 a.m. PST

Article said they manufactured a tow bar

Arteis Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 10:56 a.m. PST

Would make a neat diorama, wouldn't it!

Brian Bronson Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 11:12 a.m. PST

Drat. Now I have to update my modern vehicle charts to include the LAV towing capacity of 1 helicopter.

adub74 Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 11:57 a.m. PST

Hmmm… I don't think the specifications call for the aircraft to be pulled by its tail over uneven road. Wonder if it's still air worthy.

Neotacha Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 12:42 p.m. PST

It took two days to fully repair the helicopter before it could return to its home base.
Presumably they wouldn't call it 'fully repaired' if it were not air-worthy.

I suspect the specs for air-craft don't generally include towing them over uneven road. You do what's necessary, though.

miscmini Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Jul 2011 4:42 p.m. PST

Once you get it going make sure the Apache is in gear and then pop the clutch and give it some gas.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member11 Jul 2011 8:23 p.m. PST

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Jul 2011 8:41 p.m. PST

Clearly the "4 by 2 and No. 8 Wire" special rule still applies to Kiwi forces. And they say that FoW isn't accurate.

Wyatt

carne6812 Jul 2011 3:13 a.m. PST

It took two days to fully repair the helicopter before it could return to its home base.

Presumably some of that time was spent enjoying the hospitality (read: BEER) of our allies.

Personal logo richarDISNEY Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2011 7:49 a.m. PST

Nice job NZ!
beer

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2011 2:23 p.m. PST

Thanks, Kiwis!

thumbs up

Tom Bryant Inactive Member13 Jul 2011 8:47 a.m. PST

Nice work Kiwis! First rate job on bringing the chopper in and helping to fix it. Glad you're on our side guys.

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