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Old 11th Jun 2021, 06:32
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John Nichol
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Hi Type, Almost all of my books are available as audio books - just have a look on Amazon.

The loads changed as the ops changed (and the 3 separate Dets also sometimes diverged) but certainly on the first few nights the guns were fully fuelled.
Indeed, on night 2 or 3 Steve Barnes took umbrage at a AAA site trying to kill him as they flew in towards an Iraqi airfield at 540kts & 200ft so he selected TOO and hosed the position down with HE.
Anyone who has ever used the guns at night (the flash/flame rather tends to envelope the cockpit) will understand what an abject and truly unpleasant shock this was to Charley Barley in the back seat who was head in looking for the offsets as they were in the midst of the attack run. Halcyon days indeed.

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