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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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brit french helot.jpg

Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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From our Dutch correspondent.

OK, it’s actually from the Dutch ministry of defence website, but it’s a great photograph of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook operated by the Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command. Pictured on exercise in January, this example was transporting troops from the army’s 11th air mobile brigade to a landing zone. We particularly like the paint scheme, very […]

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Dutch threesome (helicopters, that is)

Pictured here are a Boeing AH-64 Apache, Eurocopter AS532 Cougar and a Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the Royal Netherlands Army Air Force on exercises at Volkel earlier this year, photographed by Flightglobal Airspace user Ghostplanes. Credit: Airspace user Ghostplanes

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Happy 50th Birthday Chinook

Although debate rages between the US and UK parts of the office as to whether it’s pronounced ‘shinook’ or ‘chinook’, what is certain is that Boeing’s venerable Chinook turns 50 today. To celebrate this, Boeing has also opened its recently renovated, for a cost of $130 million, production site in Ridley Township, PA. Pictured is a CH-47A belonging to the […]

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