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Old 01-18-2020, 12:29 PM   #11
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Or a flyable Sea King.
Yes, on the one hand it might be even better than the Seasprite, as much more air forces and navies employ the Sea King in reality world-wide. I'd definitely prefer it over a Seasprite.

On the other hand though the Sea King is too large for operations off frigates and destroyers in real life, as they don't fit into the hangars, whereas the Seasprite is not.

I'm not picky though, ANY (western) dedicated naval helicopter would be better than what we have now.

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Old 01-18-2020, 08:15 PM   #12
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The Canadians did exactly that (Not sure about using on-board hangars). I would imagine they do with it’s replacement, as well.

I guess the MI8 is about the closest stand-in for the foreseeable future.
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I guess the MI8 is about the closest stand-in for the foreseeable future.
Not really. The Mi-8 is even larger than a Seaking, so you can't make it take-off on ships smaller than carriers in DCS via Mission Editor. Also, with its russian-style cockpit, flight crew etc. it makes a bad substitute. I think the UH-1 is the best we have at the moment for western naval helicopter ops, with all the deficiencies it comes with of course.
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