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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 08:57:31 PM »
Early helos where piston engined Frank so AvGas 100LL would be used.
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2012, 12:06:58 PM »
Great photo.
I kept trying to decide if it was a Bell H13 or a Bell 47g.
The biggest difference between the two is that the H13 was US Army and the 47G a civilian model.
I am stuck at this point.

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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2012, 10:17:03 PM »
Ok, so I was in the right ballpark. Here are the rest of the pictures, maybe they can help?
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012, 03:20:18 PM »
I would say that was a Bell 47, Similar to a ex Army Air corps Bell 47 that I worked(and passed my Hanger Pilot (Heli) license) on while at uni.
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 12:52:14 AM »
Are there any real differences between the civilian and army versions? And do people still fly these, maybe as classic aircraft under civilian ownership?
 
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 04:56:15 AM »
Yup! Looks like a "MASH" Bell 47 to me.

I'll get back to you on the details (thinking G3 but must confirm)...


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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2012, 06:35:11 AM »
G4a....maybe.... Tis the only one I flew...
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2012, 11:01:59 AM »
Think the Army Air Corps display team fly one with a couple of Lynx and a Westland Scout.
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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2012, 12:14:06 AM »
G4a....maybe.... Tis the only one I flew...

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Re: RDAF Merlin getting up close and personal with a fast ferry
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2012, 06:16:07 PM »
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