Containerised Merlin and Puma Escape Trainers

Lutra Associates and Oxford Specialist Coachbuilders have supplied a pair of escape trainers for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), one each for the Merlin and Puma. They will be used for a variety of entry and egress training procedures without using a scarce airframe.

Merlin Escape trainer
Merlin Escape trainer
Puma Escape trainer
Puma Escape trainer

I know, contain yourselves :)

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dukeofurl
dukeofurl
March 29, 2015 10:51 pm

Do they have one that can be dropped from about 5m first ?

Rocco
Rocco
March 30, 2015 5:32 am

@dukeofurl

Easy solution – combine Merlin and Puma escape training evolution with a training evolution for rough-terrain cranes….

Kent
Kent
March 30, 2015 2:39 pm

@dukeofurl, @Rocco, @TD – That would be dropped 15m into 100m deep salt water. Now THAT would be a test of escape procedures!

Kent
Kent
March 30, 2015 5:32 pm

@monkey – Yes! Well, except for the lack of a 15 meter drop into the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoLTGQA_jk Now this is only 20 feet and is OLD. The newer ones still only run about 20 feet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq_4XA2l3PY Do this with the helicopter trainer, and I’ll be impressed. Do it in the DARK, and I’ll give kudos to all involved.

JonH
JonH
March 31, 2015 11:15 am

@monkey / Kent – US 160th SOAR have a nice simulator – night, storm conditions incl lightening, wind and rain etc.

Kent
Kent
March 31, 2015 8:30 pm

@JonH, @monkey – That is SO cool! Now, THAT’s a crash simulator!

monkey
monkey
March 31, 2015 8:47 pm

@JonH
Great find . Train hard , fight easy .