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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: rookie on October 02, 2021, 11:26:11 AM

Title: Do you think UAS should acquire this?
Post by: rookie on October 02, 2021, 11:26:11 AM
https://www.platinumfighters.com/inventory-2/1958-lockheed-c-130a-%22hercules%22-
Title: Re: Do you think UAS should acquire this?
Post by: Angry Turnip on October 02, 2021, 11:48:40 AM
It`s an interesting aircraft all right, but it`s in Louisiana, and the UAS try to acquire aircraft with some connection to Northern Ireland, so I don`t think this would be of interest.
Title: Re: Do you think UAS should acquire this?
Post by: sniperUK on October 04, 2021, 10:17:41 AM
1. It has absolutely no connection to Northern Ireland.
2. The cost, the UAS doesn't have several million pounds in their bank account and if they had there are numerous other aircraft that would suit the collection better like the Belfast in Cairns, a Shackleton plus others.
3. No where to store or display it, the hangars are not big enough for an airframe of that size and neither is the area outside them they are allowed to use.