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Old 14th May 2019, 12:02 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
Thanks! That helps.

Do you known the weather limits for a helicopter to launch and land on a destroyer? Sea state and winds? Although I imagine a destroyer can stay on station through a wide range of weather conditions (at the cost of quite a ride for the crew) I wonder about the limits of the helo - part of the team. I've seen video of helicopters attempting to land in chop and high winds and it would appear to be very dangerous at some point. Is that the point that the land-based ASWs are deployed (when their range and endurance are sufficient)?
Here you go deck landings in rough sea.

They have a 'harpoon' on the bottom of the helo that engages with a grid on the deck to hold them down after landing

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Or. like the Canadians they use a 'Haul Down' system

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