Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

Typhoon Low Level Afterburner Hullabaloo

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

Typhoon Low Level Afterburner Hullabaloo

Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:45
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 302
Question Typhoon Low Level Afterburner Hullabaloo

Has there been a Typhoon low level afterburner hullabaloo, anyone? Something about it not looking good for the RAF.

Personally, I can't think of anything better to hear, especially in the valleys. It's probably 'not allowed'.
seafuryfan is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:50
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Temporarily missing from the Joe Louis Arena
Posts: 1,912
What is 'afterburner'? Is it something like reheat?
The Helpful Stacker is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2011, 19:50
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Lincs
Posts: 2,140
Are you referring to the Daily Mail story back in February?

Pictured: The 500mph pilot with time for a friendly wave | Mail Online

TJ
TEEEJ is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2011, 20:15
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 60
Posts: 5,359
Looking at the first picture, it appears that the pilot is reaching for a pint ...
Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2011, 20:22
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Lincs
Posts: 2,140
Just in case anyone asks about the unusual looking helmet?

New RAF helmet allows pilots to shoot down enemy jets by looking at them | Mail Online

TJ
TEEEJ is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2011, 20:33
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East sussex
Posts: 624
TEEEJ

So what happens if the pilot see a fly in helmet? After launch

Daz
dazdaz1 is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 08:56
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bury St. Edmunds
Age: 59
Posts: 539
Don't we all lament the passing of "air correspondents" from the newspapers.

Gone are the likes of Air Commodore E M Donaldson of the Daily Telegraph, and "naval correspondent" Captain Norman Todd, now replaced by total ignoramuses who profess knowledge but know f**k all. Another example of "dumbing-down"......and a poor reflection of the society we live in today.

MB
Madbob is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 10:39
  #8 (permalink)  

Yes, Him
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: West Sussex, UK
Posts: 2,689
And you really must stop watching Skynews Bob, its not good for yer telly.

Ah the Good Ol Days, chat to OC Ops in the bar for 20 minutes till he finally asks:"Sorry, I didn't catch our name" then give him one of the Russian Air Attache's business cards. (Thanks Nikolai).


Reverse catch, courtesy of Spot and CJ, OC Chiv was/is not clled 'arry (when that one was first coming into fashion).
Gainesy is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 11:03
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: South Wales
Age: 58
Posts: 729
As an ex “Sooty”, could anybody tell me why, in the second picture, the LH burner looks just a touch weaker that the RH. Is it slightly less throttle or is it a “weak reheat curve” similar to a MECU setup on the Tonka?






Actually I got that wrong. I meant the RH burner weaker than the LH burner Obviously a senile moment when I looked at the pic

Last edited by SRENNAPS; 25th Mar 2011 at 23:06.
SRENNAPS is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 14:24
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: All over the place
Posts: 112
Hi SRENNAPS,

Might the reheats look different because its being viewed through a tree, not in focus because of the focal length of the lens maybe??

Nice Mach Diamonds though eh ??

regards
H (Also and ex-Sooty)

Last edited by howiehowie93; 25th Mar 2011 at 14:27. Reason: added greetings!
howiehowie93 is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 15:01
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Age: 58
Posts: 1,172
As an ex “Sooty”, could anybody tell me why, in the second picture, the LH burner looks just a touch weaker that the RH. Is it slightly less throttle or is it a “weak reheat curve” similar to a MECU setup on the Tonka?
Its funny you should say that about the afterburner, I can't necessarily recall, but watching vintage footage of Jaguars, taken from the early to mid-seventies, shows that one, and I believe the left-hand pipe, had in broad daylight, a weaker and therefore different colour glow? While the Right-hand Jet had orange flame, the left one had a flickering blue! And this was seemed invariably the case on each.

FB
Finningley Boy is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 15:14
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Far West Wessex
Posts: 2,520
Madbob - Takes me back to the old days, and the amazing comedy act that was Donaldson and Donne (Michael, of the FT).

While Teddy's mannerisms always put me in mind of Basil Brush, Donne was a booming-voiced 6-foot-5 who could have starred as the butler in any Hammer film of the era.

Favourite Teddy story, told (typically) against himself...

Donaldson mooring his boat on the Hamble, ties up alongside other boat. Sociable chap that he is, he's soon talking to the neighbour, who turns out to be a traveller in aluminium tubing for BOAC.

No last names have been exchanged, but the BOAC four-ringer finally says:

"You seem to know a lot about aviation".

"Oh, I work for the Daily Telegraph", says Teddy.

The other guy leans forward, drops his voice into a confidential tone..

"Really? Do you know that c**t Donaldson?"
LowObservable is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2011, 18:13
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 94
TEEEJ

'It means the end of the dogfight,' leading pilot Mark Bowman told The Sun.
'Traditionally you have to get behind an aircraft to lock on. With this, I steer the weapons with my head.'

Now I flew a fair bit and the last aircraft I flew in had the not so unique ability to lock aircraft in the head sector. So is this dumbed down for the readers or.....
ghostnav is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2011, 01:48
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sale, Australia
Age: 75
Posts: 3,829
What is 'afterburner'? Is it something like reheat?
Nah, reheat whats you have to do with dinner if late back from pub.
Brian Abraham is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.