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New WAPOL Chopper

Post by scoreed » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:34 am

Page 16 of Todays West

WAPOL want a new chopper to work with the old Polair 61:
Range - 1852km
Max Speed - 241km/h
Passengers - 10 (6 TRG Officers and a marksman)
Features - Electro-optic Infrared Camera; ability to tap into Blue Iris System
Max Cost - $24 million
Possible a Bell 412

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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by yorky » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:59 am

Gosh what is this now, the 3rd? 4th time that a new chopper has been "announced"? At this rate the current one will need to fall out of the sky before a new one arrives #-o

Although if they are finally getting there act together, top stuff :D
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by Nafenn » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:05 pm

scoreed wrote:Page 16 of Todays West

WAPOL want a new chopper to work with the old Polair 61:
Range - 1852km
Max Speed - 241km/h
Passengers - 10 (6 TRG Officers and a marksman)
Features - Electro-optic Infrared Camera; ability to tap into Blue Iris System
Max Cost - $24 million
Possible a Bell 412
I can tell you: if those are the specs... its not a Bell 412 ;)

Bell 412 cant break 226 Km/Hr - and will be dry before hitting 700 Km :)

Compared to their Current Chopper: 278Km/Hr limit, and 685 Km range
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by nra555 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:39 pm

Marksman.... i cant imagine wapol sniping someone from a chopper.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by Tyranus » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:50 pm

Just because you can't imagine it happening doesn't mean they shouldn't plan for it, bearing in mind that's what they need to do when purchasing expensive equipment such as a chopper. While it's unlikely to happen there may occur a hostage situation where an airborne sniper is handy to provide assurance even if he doesn't fire off a single round.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by robbage » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:58 am

If only there was somewhere in Perth where they could safely practise sniping from a chopper.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by VK6ZMS » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:32 pm

scoreed wrote: Passengers - 10 (6 TRG Officers and a marksman)

Do the TRG's guys need lap banding too ?
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by robbage » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:11 pm

VK6ZMS wrote:
scoreed wrote: Passengers - 10 (6 TRG Officers and a marksman)
Do the TRG's guys need lap banding too ?
Either that or they need a calculator.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by VK6LD » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:52 pm

robbage wrote:
VK6ZMS wrote:
scoreed wrote: Passengers - 10 (6 TRG Officers and a marksman)
Do the TRG's guys need lap banding too ?
Either that or they need a calculator.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by SJANT » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:31 am

Airborne sniper practice. Perhaps they could practice it at an ADF (Australian Defence Force - Army, Navy, Air Force) range/training area somewhere. There should be a few near Perth.

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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by written_ficton » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:11 am

SJANT wrote:Airborne sniper practice. Perhaps they could practice it at an ADF (Australian Defence Force - Army, Navy, Air Force) range/training area somewhere. There should be a few near Perth.
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by SJANT » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:58 am

I'd assume they work very closely with ADF special forces. But that's just an assumption/opinion. Was just commenting on robbage's post about if only they had somewhere to practice.

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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by robbage » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:55 pm

SJANT wrote:I'd assume they work very closely with ADF special forces. But that's just an assumption/opinion. Was just commenting on robbage's post about if only they had somewhere to practice.
I was using the old internet même "if only there was xxxx so you could yyyy" :wink:
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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by nachoman » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:37 pm

The new helicopter has recently arrived at Jandakot

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Re: New WAPOL Chopper

Post by yorky » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:48 pm

Is it the new one or the temp one for sneezeimeanCHOGM?
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