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Old 27th Dec 2012, 14:00   #41 (permalink)
 
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New name for UK RJ

Following on from the other ISTAR platforms:

SENTINEL

SENTRY

how about

SENILE

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 14:26   #42 (permalink)
 
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Air Creaker?



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Old 27th Dec 2012, 14:36   #43 (permalink)


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SEDENTARY ???
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 14:45   #44 (permalink)
 
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 14:48   #45 (permalink)
 
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PT wrote:

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Following on from the other ISTAR platforms:

SENTINEL

SENTRY
....SENTER (of attention)?

(Hat, coat, etc...)

S41

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:34   #46 (permalink)
 
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'Senator' - it's American and a member of the 'upper and less numerous' forum!
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:54   #47 (permalink)
 
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SPAMCAN???

SEPTIC TANK???
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:55   #48 (permalink)
 
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White Elephant II?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:57   #49 (permalink)
 
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Given the Boeing lineage, and the final roles of the 192 Sqn examples, perhaps RIVET JOINT should be Washington II?

I'm not sure if the last Washington B1s were still on strength when 192 was renumbered 51 in '58 - sure someone in the Pprunosphere can inform me!

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 16:58   #50 (permalink)
 
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Given its age, why not 'Senior Citizen'?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:05   #51 (permalink)
 
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S41, 192's B-29s went out of service in Feb '58, a few months before the change to 51.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 17:30   #52 (permalink)
 
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WW - thanks, I wasn't sure whether to trust wikipedia on this. So, Washington II to support Lightning II? Or Chuck to support Dave?

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:15   #53 (permalink)
 
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SENSELESS?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 19:06   #54 (permalink)
 
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Considering the cargo...

SIGGIE?
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 19:46   #55 (permalink)
 
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Shackleton V

Well if the Shackleton was 20,000 rivets in close formation, why not join them all together with a big Rivet Joint
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 20:15   #56 (permalink)
 
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Not hemp then

All this discussion on colour schemes. I think the pic at Cosford proves the point. I remember when the R was white top and first painted hemp- grey under. we did some experiments to strip the paint from the bomb bay using dry ice (went right through!) once the 7 layers of paint was off we could see all the way to Moscow without crossing the border. I feel the RJ will be good for the UK and 4 powers. as for the special relationship. always been the case (or some of it anyway) we did have some organic capability. pitty to have lost the ability to develop systems in house we once had at EWAU/D
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 21:05   #57 (permalink)
 
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The RTS

Well Tuc is spot on as always. someone will sign up the RTS probably with a CLE to begin with. one thing for certain Q2 will make a fortune as usual reguritating "evidence" to support the safety case. lots of lessons learned in recent years since 230 and C HC. The E3 has a similar pedigree and that has not been grounded. These things are too important. as we have seen no one will have the balls to declare these expensive things unsafe. Questions would be asked in the House. The PAC and Defence Select Ctee would have a field day.

Out of interest does any one know if the two preserved R1s still have the racks and equipment fitted? I know there are some of the Starwindow and earlier LRUs in a museum somewhere in Norfolk.

On alternate names - we did call the crew "the formation eating team" and as most of them were senior in age we had "beware of old people" road signs up in the C flight crew room. I noticed the average age of the crews did reduce once we became more computerised.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 21:46   #58 (permalink)
 
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I still speak to some old colleagues from R1 days, including the Starwindows PM, and the first thing they mention is always the loss of EWAD. There were some super people there, and in SRB. (Although some would say the best job they did was the hack on Amstrad satellite boxes).
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 23:44   #59 (permalink)
 
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Out of interest does any one know if the two preserved R1s still have the racks and equipment fitted?
I'm sure XW664 at East Midlands Aeropark is pretty much complete internally...

-RP

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 11:44   #60 (permalink)
 
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I still speak to some old colleagues from R1 days, including the Starwindows PM, and the first thing they mention is always the loss of EWAD. There were some super people there, and in SRB. (Although some would say the best job they did was the hack on Amstrad satellite boxes).
Ah, the rose tinted spec's make everything look so good. They also had some idiots who should not have been let within a hundred yards of anything to do with aircraft.

Assume by SRB you mean Spec Role Bay?

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