Specialist Companies

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Airframe Types

We don't fly the Huey exclusively.

D229.png D Company specializes in UH-1H Gunship Operations, but the Aerial Artillery principles learnt also apply to the Mi-8 and Ka-50 platforms as well.

D/229 eagerly awaits the release of the Mi-24 Hind and AH-1 Cobra gunships.
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H229.png Scout/Recce Troop was created for Gazelle enthusiasts.

H/229 are eagerly awaiting additonal airframes such as the B-105 and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior to compliment this troop
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E229.png Currently inactive, the Medical Detachment specialises in MEDEVAC and CSAR operations, training & qualification syllabus is undergoing formalisation. To make CSAR viable we also require competant 'Sandy' drivers (A-10C) as well as supporting escorts by D/229 gunships or Attack Helicopters.

When the CH-53 is released, this will be the home of the 'Jolly Green Giant'.
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8mate.png There is also a contingent of very proficient Mi8 drivers (8mates), who focus on Mi-8 specific training & missions. DCS mi8.png

Additionally & although not yet the basis of a dedicated squad, there are some competent Ka50 jockeys are about.

We are of course all eagerly awaiting the development and release of the Mi-24, AH-1, B-105 & hopefully many more (OH-58D, CH-53, CH47, UH-60, AH-64D, MD500) .

Occasionally some members will venture to 'the dark side' and steer a 'plank' (anything Fixed Wing) about the skies in either:

  • A-10C Thunderbold II 'Warthog'
  • AV-8B Harrier
  • F/A-18C Hornet
  • F-5E Tiger II
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-16 Viper
  • AJS-37 Viggen
  • M-2000C Mirage
  • Su-25 Frogfoot
  • C-101 Aviojet
  • & a few others.

A few prefer some old-school 'stick and rudder' (predominantly WW2) aircraft.

  • P-51D Mustang
  • Bf-109 K4 Kurfurst
  • FW-190 D9 Dora
  • Spitfire L.F. Mk IX
  • Yak-52
  • Christen Eagle II

Flying is flying, anything airborne...

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