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Did you mean the BO-105?

 

xvii-Dietrich has been gathering up the various MilTech-5 and Razbam Discord news and pasting here in the BO-105 subforum.

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1 hour ago, Tengu said:

Did you mean the BO-105?

No, there's an additional helicopter either planned or under work from Razbam in addition to the Bo-105.

 

I remember in a recent podcast interview, prowler (Razbam's CEO) said that they'll make S-61 Seaking but don't know if it's that mystery helo. But it probably is 🙂

 

Apparently Razbam wants to make more helicopters as time goes too.

 

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I don't think the S-61 Seaking is the mystery helo. They have said they are making one heavy US helo and two European helos. I think the US one is the S-61 Seaking but the European helos no one knows. I really hope they are working on an Alouette III because they would fit perfectly with the Falklands map and it's one of my favorite helicopters. It has good armament as well.

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11 hours ago, IcedVenom said:

I don't think the S-61 Seaking is the mystery helo. They have said they are making one heavy US helo and two European helos. I think the US one is the S-61 Seaking but the European helos no one knows. I really hope they are working on an Alouette III because they would fit perfectly with the Falklands map and it's one of my favorite helicopters. It has good armament as well.

 

Despite Argentine use, the Alouette wouldn’t be high up my list for a Falklands helo…

 

How about:

 

Lynx

Wasp

Sea King (WS-61, not S-61)

Wessex

Puma

Scout

Chinook

 

and Gazelle, which we already have…

 

 


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14 hours ago, rkk01 said:

 

Despite Argentine use, the Alouette wouldn’t be high up my list for a Falklands helo…

 

How about:

 

Lynx

Wasp

Sea King (WS-61, not S-61)

Wessex

Puma

Scout

Chinook

 

and Gazelle, which we already have…

 

 

 

 

It's confirmed we are getting the Sea King one day but most of those that you mentioned were primarily used by the British. I understand that's what you prefer and there's nothing wrong with that but I personally would like to see Argentina just as fleshed out as the British will be. The Argentinians did not use their two Lynxes from what I understand while they did use their Alouette III's very much. I would hope that RAZBAM sees the value in a full-fidelity Alouette III just as much as a Lynx or Puma, but I mean... Chinook above Alouette III? Seriously?

 

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8 hours ago, IcedVenom said:

 

It's confirmed we are getting the Sea King one day but most of those that you mentioned were primarily used by the British. I understand that's what you prefer and there's nothing wrong with that but I personally would like to see Argentina just as fleshed out as the British will be. The Argentinians did not use their two Lynxes from what I understand while they did use their Alouette III's very much. I would hope that RAZBAM sees the value in a full-fidelity Alouette III just as much as a Lynx or Puma, but I mean... Chinook above Alouette III? Seriously?

 


I only did a bit of wiki research, but didn’t get the sense that the Alouette saw much use???  How many were deployed?
 

For me, it’s only really the first 3 that are important - and that’s based on usage / relevance rather than any personal preference.  
 

Happily do without the Chinook and Puma, although I believe the Puma was used by both sides. 

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4 hours ago, rkk01 said:


I only did a bit of wiki research, but didn’t get the sense that the Alouette saw much use???  How many were deployed?
 

For me, it’s only really the first 3 that are important - and that’s based on usage / relevance rather than any personal preference.  
 

Happily do without the Chinook and Puma, although I believe the Puma was used by both sides. 

Argentina used about 10 Alouette III's during the war and lost one. They were crucial for inserting troops into the Malvinas and doing other tasks. It was also used by many other airforces world wide and I've always wanted to fly one 🙂

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A sea King would be great.

High on my list.

 

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Alouette III's not my favorite rotorcraft, and she probably isn't the prettiest girl in the room.  But she served in multiple smaller conflicts.  In addition to Argentina above, Wikipedia claims Pakistan used them in '71 and that Rhodesia and S Africa both used them extensively in their Bush Wars.  South Korea apparently sank a spy ship with one. 

 

The Portuguese used them effectively in their Guerra do Ultramar.  The PoAF fielded several versions, "cannibal" troop carriers to insert paratroopers and "big bad wolf" gunships as they experimented with fighting insurgencies on a budget.  I wouldn't mind having them alongside IndiaFoxtEcho's coming G-91 Gina.

 

This post isn't intended to argue it's DCS superiority to any of the other candidates in rkk01's list, only to show that the Alouette III may have done more than people give her credit for.

 

On 8/24/2021 at 2:25 AM, rkk01 said:

Despite Argentine use, the Alouette wouldn’t be high up my list for a Falklands helo…

 

How about:

 

Lynx

Wasp

Sea King (WS-61, not S-61)

Wessex

Puma

Scout

Chinook

 

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