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Old 08-16-2008, 09:52 AM
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Hell I have seen footage of the coast guard taking out the rudder of a small cargo Ship with a 50.cal . I have a Barrett M82A1 50cal. and have shot through 2" of solid steel @ 800yds
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:38 AM
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As 47 said probably a Daulphin, they are fast, and are primarly used for SAR. And I am not a said expert but, know my recco, after 22 years in the Navy!
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What you are talking about is the HH-65 Dauphin. Pretty interesting mission they have. I fly the Ch-47 Chinook myself, hence my name here. I can personally account for how nice it is to have the P-3s above us. Saved our as*es about a month ago here in Afghanistan.

As far as the Coast Guard flying Apaches....sorry, very impractical for the job. Now here, they are very well suited for the mission.

P-3's one of the oldest, but best platforms, I have 22 years working on and in the Orion. althought they are doing overland, there is nothing like flying at 200 ft, in the North Atlantic in crappy weather.
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Noisy orange whirly birds are HH-65 "Dolphins". They are primarily SAR, but also do have the capability for carrying a Robar .50, same as used by HITRON, however for Port and Homeland Security.

A number of HH-65A's (Dauphin, or CG named "Dolphin") are currently being outfitted as MH-65C's to take over the job of MH-68A Makos (Agusta A109's leased by HITRON, which were recently returned). These 65C's will be able to do the job of the MH-68s, and thus far have proved to be just as successful in operations.
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