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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    The "Special Forces" BO 105 is quite new, they transformed a number of the old anti-tank version into "Verbindungshubschrauber". They are refurbished and will stay in service for the years to come. Its a perfect helicopter for such missions, there are some nice pics in the ILA 2008 thread.
    I know.
    But I thought they plan to sort out the bo in the next years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackie View Post
    I know.
    But I thought they plan to sort out the bo in the next years.

    The anti-tank version will be retired,
    but the current "Bundeswehrplan 2008" plans that there will be 102 BOs in service 2012 and beyond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    "Bundeswehrplan 2008"
    Which is out of date on 01.01.2008 ^^

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    Sorry, don't get you.
    Are you aware what the "Bundeswehrplan" actually is or do you know something that I don't know?

    Bestände unter Berücksichtigung der geplantenZuläufe / Herauslösungen
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    -------2003 2007 2008 2012--

    BO-105 223 163 143 102

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    The "Special Forces" BO 105 is quite new, they transformed a number of the old anti-tank version into "Verbindungshubschrauber". They are refurbished and will stay in service for the years to come. Its a perfect helicopter for such missions, there are some nice pics in the ILA 2008 thread.
    The one and only problem is that it's not allowed to carry four (fully eqipped) KSK soldiers if completely refueled. Some stupid German Army weight-regulations prevent that while even the manufacturer says it's no problem. Bureaucracy at it's best again.

    Anyways the Bo-105 will be still in use as VBH (joint duty) and in the mentioned special forces version for a couple of years. I personally do not believe that the end will be 2012.


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    Didn't knew about the weight restriction, thanks for that info.
    If its only a bureaucratic issue they should be able to overcome it.
    At least until 2012...

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    Thought I should post the pics I took on the ILA in here, too.






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    Some other interesting versions and prototypes:

    Bo-105 HGH:





    The HGH (high speed helicopter) was a prototyp for high speed tests. It reached 372 km/h without and 404 km/h with mounted wings while the rotortips reached Mach 0,97.


    Bo-105 CB "FAMET":





    CB version for the FAMET (Spanish army helicopter aviation) with Rh-202 20mm cannon mounted under the fuselage. Note the higher skids/gear on the second photo which is needed to fit the cannon.


    Bo-105 CBS:













    Prototypes of the CBS (S indicates a longer fuselage). I guess the first two fotos show the export-version for the UAE and the others the new Eurocopter "Super-Five" CBS-5.


    Bo-105 "Optics" Prototyp:



    Unknown version with mast mounted optics (manufacturer camouflage).


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    It's a Girafe BO-105!

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    Infact you're right! After some search I found out that this paticular Bo-105 was really called "Giraffe" and was used as testplatform for the SFIM Ophelia night vision system for helicopters.


    Bo-106 Prototyp:



    Prototyp with a longer and wider fuselage to carry up to seven persons.


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    I remember Iraq Air Force used Bo-105 in Iran-Iraq war.(Seen Acig net's data)

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    They did. Some similar to the Spanish ones with the Rh-202 cannon.
    See attached images - had to do some correction work in the profile, as it had both the HOT ATGMs and the cannon, an unlikely combo.
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    A NBO-105 from the Indonesian Police with a member of Detasemen Khusus 88, an anti-terror special unit, during an exercise. Picture taken from the TNI forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Avenger View Post
    They did. Some similar to the Spanish ones with the Rh-202 cannon.
    See attached images - had to do some correction work in the profile, as it had both the HOT ATGMs and the cannon, an unlikely combo.

    All the iraq Bö-105´s were assemblied in Spain, for the german export laws, and they really liked the rheinmetall version, some people said that they were used after for the delivey of chemical weapons...but only rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman the German View Post
    Didn't knew about the weight restriction, thanks for that info.
    If its only a bureaucratic issue they should be able to overcome it.
    At least until 2012...
    Luck for military
    Civil users are forced to replace their BOs because of EuroNorm.

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