BBC NEWS | Election 2005 | Election 2005 | Which party is winning the air war?: “On the first full day of campaigning, Mr Blair and Mr Howard both opted for virtually identical helicopters – variations on the Sikorsky S-76, which is also used by the Royal Family.

Mr Howard opted for the more modern S-76C, while Mr Blair was in the older, but more powerful S-76B. Both have roughly the same top speeds and range.”

Genius. Bang goes the Battle Bus. Apparently, Charlie is flying a carbon-neutral jet as he can’t afford a chopper.

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