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Old 23 January 2014, 15:55   #41
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Ok Just for the record....

The Navy use...

4.8m Seariders with Mariner 60's
5.4m Seariders with Mariner 75's
5.4m Seariders with Yanmar diesel inboard
Delta 7m (bomb disposal) Twin Mariner 90's
Pacific 24 with Yanmar 6LY and Hamilton Jet.
Gemini With Mariner 40hp (bomb disposal)

Plus lots of other random ones!

Royal Marines..

ORC (offshore raiding craft) Steyr diesel
Zodiac F470 with Mariner 50hp

Royal Engineers/Army

MK1 Rigid Raider with Mariner 115 Optimax
Army Assault boat Mariner 20/40hp and Yanmar D27

Royal Marines Poole/Hereford

Arctic 22 with twin Suzuki DT140
Arctic 24 Twin Mariner 200EFI
Arctic 28 Twin Mariner/Mercury 250EFI
Pacific 28 Twin Yamaha 420STI ( i think!)
Avon MIB with with Mariner 25hp
HHRC with twin Mariner 40hp
Skua with Mariner 15hp

MOD Police

5.4m Searider with Mariner 90hp
Arctic 22 with twin 90 Mariner Optimax.

Thats about all i can remember right now, and hopefully im not breaking the official secrets act!. There are loads of other random boats/engines used but these are the most common ones!
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11-meter-long US Naval Special Warfare Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats spec.

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I've seen those pointy anti radar boats down at Poole a few times in the past, single seat wide but several seats (RICS I think they were called?). Seen one coming out of the harbour one evening whilst I was windsurfing off the Sandbar, they were fully lit.


And they had those triple propped bigger things too - 1000hp per prop apparently. They were often parked up on the hardstanding there. Not seen them recently though. They looked the mutts!!
Oooh - Here is one showing on Google maps moored up in their marina! https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=ut...ed=0CDAQ8gEwAA
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Wonder do they just auction them to anyone? Surely you must need some sort of helo license?? Some of the clearance auctions in the US must be great! Attachment 89533
Yes the Chinooks are ancient beasts and there's nothing classified about them. The design is also sold commercially for logging and remote utility installations.

Although if one were at US government auction it probably wouldn't be in a condition anywhere near able to fly home. More like a big collection of parts waiting for restoration. There's a very active warbird community here restoring planes and helos like this. Most only fly a few times a year -in part due to the insane fuel bills but also because for the out of production ones you have to make spare parts in a machine shop so they really never see frequent use.

Now just imagine filling the 7,800 liter fuel tank
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I've seen those pointy anti radar boats down at Poole a few times in the past, single seat wide but several seats (RICS I think they were called?). Seen one coming out of the harbour one evening whilst I was windsurfing off the Sandbar, they were fully lit.


And they had those triple propped bigger things too - 1000hp per prop apparently. They were often parked up on the hardstanding there. Not seen them recently though. They looked the mutts!!
Oooh - Here is one showing on Google maps moored up in their marina! https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=ut...ed=0CDAQ8gEwAA

LRIC's they have 2 types in service and very sneaky, but they dont have 1000hp per prop!. Cant say to much about those boats!!
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