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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 20:29
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BEags, my friend. I think they may have overlooked the FACT that the additional wiring was, quite probably, acting as a heat sink, conducting the heat away from potential hot spots that could well have caused a serious and dangerous problem for the aircraft and crew. They should have taken the same test airframe back to Nevada for a further few weeks after the wiring had been stripped out. It would have been the only way to be sure.

By the way, does the LOA still cover the cost of the $10 tables in Ceasar's Palace?
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 07:54
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Is anyone working on a flashy paint scheme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the platform?
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 11:53
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This (non) story is a cracking case of damned if you do, damned if you don't.

People were up in arms when the latest Royal Air Force logo (the one with the sloping 'Y') started to be plastered everywhere. Variously, it was 'tacky' and a 'waste of money'.

Here, we have a pragmatic decision which as some have pointed out saves money which is sorely needed elsewhere - and, hey, for once it's a saving which doesn't compromise anything operationally.

It's a shame that some people can only be consistent in their chippiness.
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 19:04
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No paint for RJ

We should call it Guardian, to make an ISTAR triad with Sentry and Sentinel
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 19:09
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What would we call the starboard wing?
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 19:18
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Telegraph, obviously.
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 19:19
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 08:43
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We should call it Guardian, to make an ISTAR triad with Sentry and Sentinel
...or even the "Seeker"?
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 08:45
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... or perhaps even better "Sneaker"
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 09:38
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Pop Rivet?

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Old 19th Oct 2013, 12:26
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I spotted it as soon as the first photos were released - no sloping A & Y in the ROYAL AIR FORCE font
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 16:15
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Surely it's Snooper?
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 17:51
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Or perhaps Sniffer
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 07:28
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SENTINEL, SENTRY AND SENILE!


Why has RJ not been delivered yet?
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Old 21st Oct 2013, 16:26
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SENTRY, SENTINEL and SENTFORSCRAP?
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