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Forum: Military Aviation 15th Mar 2015, 17:54
Replies: 264
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Posted By typerated
I agree Harry.

I agree Harry.
Forum: Military Aviation 14th Mar 2015, 02:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,931
Posted By typerated
Can you tell us some more about the show? Where...

Can you tell us some more about the show?
Where -Isle of Man? Ronaldsway? Jurby?
Forum: Military Aviation 13th Mar 2015, 04:31
Replies: 31
Views: 3,931
Posted By typerated
Have your show during the week. Advertise there...

Have your show during the week.
Advertise there will be free stuff for aircrew that rock up.
Leave plenty of space for the Belgian Air Force to arrive :)
Forum: Military Aviation 8th Mar 2015, 07:34
Replies: 5,985
Views: 820,571
Posted By typerated
Yes. Very much so.

Yes.
Very much so.
Forum: Military Aviation 8th Mar 2015, 01:13
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By typerated
The series gave the impression it was straight...

The series gave the impression it was straight into 300ft with no stepping down.


Certainly seemed a bit sporty and did show the instructors being nervous - admittedly this was on the OCU.


I...
Forum: Military Aviation 7th Mar 2015, 20:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By typerated
I would have thought they would have had more...

I would have thought they would have had more than one low level ride.


I remember ten Canadian Hornets working Otterburn on a Mallet blow and not just getting down to 100ft but also manoeuvring...
Forum: Military Aviation 7th Mar 2015, 20:18
Replies: 56
Views: 10,198
Posted By typerated
LJ, I agree - I have swapped seats a few...

LJ,


I agree - I have swapped seats a few times and it takes a readjustment.

The battle damage case against a side stick seems very silly.

I am disappointed but not surprised to hear your...
Forum: Military Aviation 7th Mar 2015, 19:51
Replies: 50
Views: 9,684
Posted By typerated
Army's 1bn Apache deal 'delayed' as...

Army's 1bn Apache deal 'delayed' as AgustaWestland fights to keep contract in Britain - Telegraph...
Forum: Military Aviation 27th Feb 2015, 23:02
Replies: 264
Views: 51,531
Posted By typerated
If we get something it will go to Waddington.

If we get something it will go to Waddington.
Forum: Military Aviation 25th Feb 2015, 05:28
Replies: 87
Views: 13,293
Posted By typerated
BT, You might be right if the opposition...

BT,


You might be right if the opposition was kind enough to give you warning and 6 months to deploy before kick off. But as they have concentration of force already in the area it might make...
Forum: Military Aviation 24th Feb 2015, 05:14
Replies: 87
Views: 13,293
Posted By typerated
OK LJ, Lets assume Scorpion is more...

OK LJ,

Lets assume Scorpion is more survivable than an A-10.

But should we buy it?

I think there are 2 strong argument against:

1) The theory that if you look at the total cost of...
Forum: Military Aviation 22nd Feb 2015, 03:39
Replies: 87
Views: 13,293
Posted By typerated
LJ, Are you serious about Scorpion? As...

LJ,

Are you serious about Scorpion?

As it would be less survivable than an A-10 and would have to stay at home if we had a conflict with say Russia. So what use is it?

I imagine the best we...
Forum: Military Aviation 7th Jan 2015, 04:51
Replies: 64
Views: 12,219
Posted By typerated
Viggen, first flight 1967 of the strike fighter...

Viggen, first flight 1967 of the strike fighter version.


Miles ahead of either I always thought (apart from in range!)
Forum: Military Aviation 19th Dec 2014, 18:40
Replies: 64
Views: 12,219
Posted By typerated
I never understood why France built the Jag after...

I never understood why France built the Jag after just developing the Mirage F1. Very similar performance I understand
Forum: Military Aviation 17th Dec 2014, 17:20
Replies: 37
Views: 6,143
Posted By typerated
I remember there was a plan to incorporate a RW...

I remember there was a plan to incorporate a RW exercise around Spadeadam/Otterburn during a Mallet Blow in late 80s.


With both the FJ and RW concentrating on other tasks it would have been...
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Nov 2014, 19:54
Replies: 5,985
Views: 820,571
Posted By typerated
SD89, I think the point is about fighter...

SD89,

I think the point is about fighter capability/performance.

The F-35 will be the single platform in many airforces and is being sold on the premise that it will dominate in air-air for the...
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Nov 2014, 20:42
Replies: 5,985
Views: 820,571
Posted By typerated
I think we have inherited a similar situation to...

I think we have inherited a similar situation to the late 1930s.
Replace the term 'stealth strike fighter' with the term 'turreted fighter' and you can see a few parallels between the F-35 and...
Forum: Military Aviation 31st Oct 2014, 19:05
Replies: 50
Views: 7,712
Posted By typerated
Painful Hollywood at its worst :(

Painful Hollywood at its worst :(
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Oct 2014, 08:43
Replies: 969
Views: 432,471
Posted By typerated
I was once sent to Vickers in Barrow to do some...

I was once sent to Vickers in Barrow to do some work on Trident in about 89 I think. At the time they were on strike so there wasn't much to do.
One day we arranged a tour of one the nuclear attack...
Forum: Military Aviation 24th Oct 2014, 09:23
Replies: 96
Views: 12,719
Posted By typerated
I found the comments on strafe range interesting....

I found the comments on strafe range interesting. On the range in the 80s I don't remember much difference between Tornados, A-10s or Jag and Harrier GR3s (with ADEN or SNEBS for that matter) in...
Forum: Military Aviation 24th Oct 2014, 08:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By typerated
I'd assume it would be all over the F-35 in terms...

I'd assume it would be all over the F-35 in terms of performance and agility.
Who knows which would be more stealthy?
The F-35 would be streets ahead in radar, sensors, interfacing, ECM and the...
Forum: Military Aviation 22nd Oct 2014, 06:59
Replies: 66
Views: 16,238
Posted By typerated
Once saw a 4 ship of A-10 fending off 4 F-15C's....

Once saw a 4 ship of A-10 fending off 4 F-15C's. The A-10s set up in the bottom of a valley in a defensive circle.


The 15s were circling about 10,000ft above. Occasionally pitching in but...
Forum: Military Aviation 13th Oct 2014, 05:54
Replies: 74
Views: 16,606
Posted By typerated
It is probably way too late now but I have...

It is probably way too late now but I have thought for a while there is a place for the Gripen (or similar) in the RAF (and RN) inventory.


Numbers are ever decreasing and a high end mix of...
Forum: Military Aviation 10th Oct 2014, 09:18
Replies: 62
Views: 10,127
Posted By typerated
yes Typhoons have strafed :)

yes Typhoons have strafed :)
Forum: Military Aviation 9th Oct 2014, 17:18
Replies: 62
Views: 10,127
Posted By typerated
PN, My point exactly, I remember well the...

PN,


My point exactly, I remember well the Harrier gun saga then how it flowed into Typhoon.


The Typhoon gun I am sure will be seen primarily as an A-A weapon but I note strafe is practiced...
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