View Full Version : OT: Helicopter SEAL recovery

07-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Helicopters are usefull for many things. They can haul cargo, be used as flying tanks, insert infantry into tricky spots or, can be used as a mobile boat ramp. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Helicopter SEAL recovery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4icClG3JHE)

God bless the U.S Military, they allways find the most kicka** wasy of doing things! http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/images/smilies/rock.gif

07-21-2007, 02:27 AM
A cool stunt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Takes a very experienced pilot to do this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I bet its only possible with no wind and a absolutely calm sea.

07-21-2007, 05:31 AM
I have to agree with Celeon, a very experienced pilot had to have done that, it's a very tricky stunt to pull off, seeing the water come inside shows how low the helo was. An excellent alternative for quick SF extraction. Only hope they don't try that at nighthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thanks for sharing WS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

07-21-2007, 10:34 AM
yeh, amazing. If he had gone any lower he would prbably have taken too much water in to go up again!

very skillful.

07-22-2007, 11:59 PM
May be wrong on this but that looks an awful lot like a Boeing/Vertol CH-47 Chinook, which floats. It's kinda small, though. Might be a CH-46 Sea Knight.

07-28-2007, 12:42 PM
I didint know the Chinook can float!

BTW: T conferm it is a Chinook. says so in the Vidio post.

07-28-2007, 12:47 PM
I think the chopper in question is a Sea Knight, a scaled down and naval version of the Chinook. The ramp at the rear looks too narrow for a Chinook, and if it's a US Navy Seals extraction then it would be a Sea Knight as I'm pretty sure the Chinook is not in the service of the USMC or the USN, while the SK is.

Maybe someone who served in these arms may confirm this.

07-28-2007, 12:55 PM
im not an hely expert on helys but from what i see on the video the dimensions and the lining, it looks like a CH-46 Sea Knight to me.

07-28-2007, 01:06 PM
Cant say what it is but its definitly no Chinook.

The Chinook has a bigger cargo room and loading ramp

07-28-2007, 01:11 PM
I must admit, anyone crazy enough to try and pull that stunt with a Chinook would not last long in that job. Besides the Chinook would have a far greater down wash from their rotors, the resulting spray would be very worrying severely restricting vision and depth perception.

Besides I remember seeing the Sea Knight in Iraq, and all my mates kept banging on about them being Chinooks - I was fed up of telling them that they were baby versions of the Chinook called CH-46 Sea Knights, I was then branded a "spotter", heaven only knows why http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

07-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Yep, CH-46 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The small cargo room and those round windows are the signs of recognition. You can see the windows when the boat comes in.


07-28-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks for posting the picture Celeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif - couldn't find one on my hard drive!

07-28-2007, 01:50 PM
Cool I edited the Vid post.

07-28-2007, 08:55 PM
Wilhelm, I should amend my above statement about the CH-47 floating. Not having ever worked on/with them, I can't be 100% certain. The statement was made with regards to memories I have of a Canadian Rescue helicopter, which very well may have had floatation added as an aftermarket product, due it's off-shore SAR requirements. Sorry if I miss led you.

07-29-2007, 10:58 AM
No Problem. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif