Helicopter Hauldown and Rapid Securing Device (HHRSD) - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Helicopter Haul-down and Rapid Securing Device allows helicopters, such as the Sea-King to land on small warships in virtually all types of weather. This model is located in Gallery 4 of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 8:37:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T7C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

The Bear Trap Haul-down Device

The Navy's "Bear Trap" haul-down device allowed large helicopters like the Sea King to land on small warships, even in rough seas. This meant that anti-submarine warfare operations could continue in virtually all types of weather –– a critical military advantage. Other allied navies adapted this innovative technology.

"The Helicopter Hauldown and Rapid Securing Device (HHRSD)—popularly known as the “Beartrap”—is featured in an exhibit at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, located at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia.

The exhibit is a one-third scale representation of the hangar face and flight deck of a Halifax-class frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s, with a Sea King helicopter hovering above the deck, in the process of being hauled down by the HHRSD cable."

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Location restrictions:
Museum Hours and Fees: April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.


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