Air International 2018-11
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I.Harding, K.Wills - Royal Navy rescue /Military/
A Merlin HC3A flying with a Sily Powietrzne Mi-24 Hind en route to the exercise area.
A Merlin HC3A flying with a Sily Powietrzne Mi-24 Hind en route to the exercise area.
A Merlin HC3A quickly off loads its ground extraction force who spread out in search of two isolated persons.
A Merlin HC3A led a mission with the rescue mission commander onboard who is in constant discussion with ground forces and other helicopters in the formation.
With a high threat level posed by surface to air rounds, a Merlin HC3A lifts quickly from the landing zone.
Commando Helicopter Force aircrew use a gate process to de-risk the demands of conducting dust landings by setting up a gate, 50 feet above the ground, and flying a continuous decelerating descent approach to the target.
Merlin HC3As uploaded enough fuel to enable them to remain airborne for two and three quarter hours.
Lima Company 42 Commando, the ground extraction force, board a Merlin HC3A at Gilze-Rijen Air Base.
A Merlin HC3A descends into a landing zone amidst a cloud of dust.