The Italian Air Force announced the established record for helicopters HH-101A Caesar


The Italian Air Force announced a set record. The reports say that this record is associated with the interaction of KC-130J refueling aircraft with the HH-101A Caesar helicopters.


It is reported that air tankers refueled the Italian Air Force helicopters, as a result of which they were able to carry out operations in non-stop flight mode for more than 6 hours.

For refueling, KC-130J aircraft took off from the military airfield of Pisa, where the 46th Air Force Airborne Division is located.



HH-101 "Caesar" is a military version of the civilian AW.101. In the Italian Air Force, these helicopters are used in military and medical missions. Such a helicopter can accommodate up to twenty equipped fighters of special operations forces. Helicopters "Caesar" are equipped with electronic warfare systems.

The command of the Italian Air Force noted that the record for the presence of helicopters in the air was recorded. It is additionally noted that helicopter manufacturers were given the task of slightly changing the color of the sides, making it lighter. The reason for this is the desire to avoid additional overheating of the helicopter, especially when performing operations in conditions of high air temperatures and the scorching sun.
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  1. Victor_B 22 February 2020 08: 40 New
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    I never heard that OUR helicopters had a refueling in the air.
    1. svp67 22 February 2020 08: 53 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      I never heard that OUR helicopters had a refueling in the air.

      And ours, which ones? repeat You just have a canadian flag next to the avatar
      1. Victor_B 22 February 2020 08: 58 New
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        Quote: svp67
        And ours, which ones? You just have a canadian flag next to the avatar

        If OURS were Canadian, they are American in life and they have refueling (some of which I even saw pictures).
        But about OUR, so that they simply did not hear to refuel in the air, but what if there is?
        1. krot 22 February 2020 09: 25 New
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          I never heard that OUR helicopters had a refueling in the air.

          Firstly, the article says that the world's first helicopter refueling in the air.
          And secondly, do helicopters need this? He will land in the clearing near the fuel truck and refuel, and then fly off .. This aircraft only needs airfields.
          1. Chigi 22 February 2020 09: 50 New
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            The article is written
            The command of the Italian Air Force noted that the record of helicopters in the air is fixed

            We stayed in the air for 6 hours.

            And refueling a helicopter from a tanker aircraft is no longer news; the states have such systems
            Here for example
          2. L-39NG 22 February 2020 10: 24 New
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            Sorry, but I can’t find in the article that this is “the world's first helicopter refueling in the air”
            And a photo to boot. Rather, one of the many.
          3. Avior 22 February 2020 11: 36 New
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            You don’t really land above the sea or in the mountains, and there, where the tanker will fly, the fuel truck will not always reach, and the terrain may not be suitable, and individuals there may not be suitable
          4. Grigory_45 22 February 2020 12: 53 New
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            Quote: krot
            The article says that the world's first refueling in the air of a helicopter.

            yah?! For several decades now, Americans have successfully refueled transport, rescue and special helicopters)





            Quote: krot
            And secondly, do helicopters need this?

            It all depends on the conditions of use of the helicopters. You judge exclusively from your bell tower.
            Americans have a need to transport cars over long distances. If necessary - even across the ocean. We do not have such a need, turntables go mainly over land, if necessary, they are accompanied by a tanker helicopter.

            Although, in my opinion, such systems would not interfere with naval helicopters and deck vehicles, to increase the time and range.
          5. Piramidon 22 February 2020 17: 27 New
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            Quote: krot
            Firstly, the article says that the world's first helicopter refueling in the air.

            This is not written in the article. The Yankees mastered it a long time ago.
          6. My doctor 22 February 2020 20: 40 New
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            Quote: krot
            Firstly, the article says that the world's first helicopter refueling in the air.

            Seriously? belay
            Is it written?
      2. The leader of the Redskins 22 February 2020 09: 12 New
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        Sorry, but what is my flag now?) And then the son put the program, so it generates and encrypts the location)
        1. svp67 22 February 2020 09: 14 New
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          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Sorry, but what is my flag now?

          You have the most correct one, for you the ensign is “zhovtno-blakitny”
          1. Avior 22 February 2020 11: 38 New
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            Excuse me, but how do you see what others do not see?
            1. svp67 22 February 2020 11: 42 New
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              Quote: Avior
              Excuse me, but how do you see what others do not see?

              Apparently "features of vision." You have an American
              1. Avior 22 February 2020 11: 52 New
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                Understood, see not with sight, but with the soul smile
        2. Trevis 22 February 2020 09: 55 New
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          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          And then the son put the program, so it generates and encrypts the location)

          What program? And then I also can’t see the flags. request
          1. The leader of the Redskins 22 February 2020 11: 22 New
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            I don’t know what it’s called, but my location should be displayed whatever))) Young people she knows all these bells and whistles. I realized that other countries should generate. So if Honduras flashes or Paraguay, do not be surprised)))
            1. Trevis 22 February 2020 11: 33 New
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              Thanks, thanks. I don’t see any flags, I thought they were removed from VO.
          2. svp67 22 February 2020 11: 41 New
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            Quote: Trevis
            What program?

            Anyone using "vpn-service"
            1. Trevis 22 February 2020 11: 50 New
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              Yes, vpn is a good thing, sometimes I use it, thanks.
            2. Avior 22 February 2020 12: 19 New
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              VPN is not the only technology of its kind. There is Thor, for example, yet.
              Sometimes such technologies are called onion routing, although the term is limited.
              https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Луковая_маршрутизация

              And I asked the question, how do you see the flags, because I wanted to understand whether you are related to the resource command
              hi
          3. Avior 22 February 2020 11: 43 New
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            They can’t be seen by anyone, the resource team removed so as not to breed unnecessary squabbles, which was discussed at the time.
            We are talking about programs that replace the IP address, there are built-in functions in some browsers that use an intermediate server, and individual programs, both paid and free.
            1. Trevis 22 February 2020 11: 50 New
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              Quote: Avior
              They can’t be seen by anyone, the resource team removed so as not to breed unnecessary squabbles, which was discussed at the time.
              We are talking about programs that replace the IP address, there are built-in functions in some browsers that use an intermediate server, and individual programs, both paid and free.

              Understood thanks.
        3. Victor_B 22 February 2020 11: 40 New
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          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Sorry, but what is my flag now?

          I do not understand where are the flags?
          They used to be, but already long gone ...
          I tried it on different browsers - I don’t have any flags.
          1. svp67 22 February 2020 11: 54 New
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            Quote: Victor_B
            I do not understand where are the flags?

            Well, maybe this is my "hallucination" ... belay
            1. Victor_B 22 February 2020 11: 57 New
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              I do not have.
              1. Trevis 22 February 2020 12: 02 New
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                Quote: Victor_B
                I do not have.

                That's the trouble, and I don’t have it. laughing
                1. Victor_B 22 February 2020 12: 06 New
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                  Quote: Trevis
                  That's the trouble, and I don’t have it.

                  But the real, baked, boys have it!
                  Maybe you need to become a marshal for this?
                  Retirement benefit, so to speak.
                  1. Trevis 22 February 2020 12: 09 New
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                    Well, they could give me for the length of service. winked All the same, from the very beginning here.
              2. svp67 22 February 2020 12: 08 New
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                Quote: Victor_B
                I do not have.

                Exactly ... Hallucination wink
                1. Victor_B 22 February 2020 12: 11 New
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                  Quote: svp67
                  Exactly ... Hallucination

                  No, this is your supplement to the marshal's pension. laughing
                  1. svp67 22 February 2020 14: 30 New
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                    Quote: Victor_B
                    No, this is your supplement to the marshal's pension.

                    Mabut, mabut ...
  2. bessmertniy 22 February 2020 08: 52 New
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    A curious record. That is, Italians are working to expand the coverage of their helicopters. Interesting - for what tasks? If a command is given to lighten the hull so as not to overheat, then it is clear that in the export version these helicopters will count on demand in hot countries. what
    1. svp67 22 February 2020 09: 09 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Interesting - for what tasks?

      Helicopter for transporting special forces, near Africa, where Italy has many interests ... so that I think the answer is already clear
      1. bessmertniy 22 February 2020 09: 18 New
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        Part of Somalia and Libya, where the colonial interests of Italy were previously concentrated, as far as I understand, have little to do with the former metropolis. Although, of course, a very serious moment is the control and counteraction of illegal migration from Africa to Italy. And often - rescue operations at sea, where migrants are constantly dying, overcoming the sea in fragile boats and boats.
        1. svp67 22 February 2020 09: 20 New
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          Quote: bessmertniy
          And often - rescue operations at sea, where migrants are constantly dying, overcoming the sea in fragile boats and boats.

          But this "pinwheel" is clearly not for the salvation of migrants ...
          Quote: bessmertniy
          Part of Somalia and Libya, where the colonial interests of Italy were previously concentrated, as far as I understand, have little to do with the former metropolis.

          It depends on who is sitting on the "throne" and how to maintain it
          1. bessmertniy 22 February 2020 09: 27 New
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            Italy has not been catching mice in Africa for a long time, "no matter who sat on the thrones there. And its military are invisible on NATO expeditions. But it improves military equipment noticeably. It is likely that it mainly hopes to make money on its exports. what
            1. svp67 22 February 2020 10: 43 New
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              Quote: bessmertniy
              Italy has not caught mice in Africa for a long time, "whoever was sitting on the thrones.

              Well, how to say, they helped Gaddafi to reset and who said that they do not want to return ...
    2. Private-K 22 February 2020 17: 35 New
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      Improving control in the area of ​​responsibility of the Italian aircraft. And this, first of all, the Mediterranean Sea, its southern, southwestern part. Another pouring zone between Africa and Asia.
      In this outline, it is worth mentioning the strengthening of the Italian marines, the strengthening of the fleet (and the fleet of the southern seas).
  3. Fedorov 22 February 2020 09: 06 New
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    And about the most-most Mi-8 of all modifications .... The most massive in the world - here it is - Record. Or does someone want to argue?
  4. The leader of the Redskins 22 February 2020 09: 11 New
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    In the "salad" gives!) laughing
  5. Mountain shooter 22 February 2020 09: 12 New
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    A difficult "trick", but not outrageous ... All the same, the helicopter is not an intercontinental airliner. Why does he need such a function? Some probably need it. Rescue, for example.
    1. svp67 22 February 2020 09: 15 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Why does he need such a function?

      But the question is, how long does this helicopter need to fly to cross the Mediterranean Sea, drop off or pick up a special forces group there and go back.
    2. Avior 22 February 2020 11: 46 New
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      For example, for operations overseas. The helicopter’s capabilities expand significantly if it’s a really fulfilled operation, and not a PR campaign, which will not be practiced and implemented en masse due to complexity and danger
    3. Private-K 22 February 2020 17: 49 New
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      Then, so as not to lose a lot of time to return to the base for replenishment of fuel. And so, without wasting time flying and refueling - you can do everything at the scene.
      All US medium and heavy MTR helicopters have air refueling equipment.
  6. Ham
    Ham 22 February 2020 09: 54 New
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    But why refuel them in the air? is that the "strategists" who fly long distances?
  7. rotmistr60 22 February 2020 10: 27 New
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    Not in the subject, but about Italy. The Italian hotel where our biathlon team is located is searched. Searches are held in two rooms, personal belongings, computers, phones are seized. Another provocation against our athletes and directly to Russia.
  8. Grigory_45 22 February 2020 13: 03 New
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    The command of the Italian Air Force noted that Record Helicopter airborne fixed
    a record apparently exclusively for the Italian air force. For as far back as 1966, the American Robert Ferry set the record for a non-stop flight at 6 km on a Hughes YOH-3561A helicopter. By the time spent in the air, this is much more than 6 hours.

    Apparently, the Italians were not restless that they "did not appear on the lists."
    As of 2004, the Americans own 17 records set by helicopters, the French - 6, Russia (USSR) - 4, the British - 2 and the Germans - 1. The Italians are gone ..
    1. Titus 23 February 2020 16: 54 New
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      With simple arithmetic, a lie crept in about a record ... specially got into Google's max speed at this kolobok does not allow you to make the record described by you
      1. Grigory_45 23 February 2020 17: 32 New
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        Quote: Titus
        specially climbed google max speed at this bun does not allow you to complete the record you described

        what did you disagree arithmetically?

        In April 1966, Robert Ferry, on a Hughes YOH-6A helicopter, flight number 24213, in flight from Culver City (California) to Ormond Beach (Florida) set a non-stop flight record of 3561,55 km.
        for 15 hours.
        the record has not been broken so far. Also, another record was set on this helicopter - in March of the same 1966, Jack Schwibold set a record for non-stop flight in a vicious circle - 2800 km, Edwards air base

        Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_OH-6_Cayuse