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UK Maritime Patrol Aircraft - An Urgent Requirement

Old 16th Jul 2014, 03:49
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I have it on good authority they the Hon Michael Fallon is very favourable to kippers for breakfast, therefore he must like maritime aeroplanes and, as he wears light coloured suits, and isn't one of the 2 percent, we will obviously be ordering Catalinas very shortly for the RAF. Get in the queue.
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 10:57
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(pedant mode on) ahem Gradius, I think you'll find it was 'Colln Warning' mode on Searchwater, not Anti-coll which of course were the flashing lights that the co-pilot had to remember to switch to red when it got dark.
Would hate to think all that good work by the GSU/Staneval Dry men in testing knowledge of Searchwater was wasted
But you are of course otherwise correct in your argument on all counts.

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Old 16th Jul 2014, 19:42
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Looks like more "talk" on a Maritime Sentinel option for the RAF ... But not a full MPA capability ?

The RAF is now looking to now add maritime capability to Sentinel, driven by Raytheon's experience in the development of naval systems.

This will include a specific maritime radar mode, options for long range optics, signals intelligence and an enhanced airborne mission system.
FARNBOROUGH: RAF plans new Sentinel work - 7/16/2014 - Flight Global
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 07:44
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When CGB left the RAF the Sentinel was just about to come on line but one of the concerns was that is was a little chubby. One presumes that this particular issue has been resolved if there is talk of extra bits?
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The Boeing sales team at Farnborough seem a happy bunch. The 737 and its Ilk order book looks to have done quite nicely thank you very much.
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 16:16
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When CGB left the RAF the Sentinel was just about to come on line but one of the concerns was that is was a little chubby. One presumes that this particular issue has been resolved if there is talk of extra bits?
Software changes, the extra weight of the 1s is balanced by the holes in the 0s

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Old 18th Jul 2014, 17:28
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FARNBOROUGH: Saab waiting for UK maritime patrol details - 7/17/2014 - Flight Global

In a briefing at the Farnborough air show, Saab’s director air campaigns Matthew Smith says that company has been involved in talks and a number of studies with the UK on maritime patrol, but is yet to begin any formal sales process. “We like to work with our customers to find out what their challenges are," he says, adding that at this stage “there is no requirement, no official requests".
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 18:56
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I asked the P8 crew ....What is the mission for the P8?

Protection of the carrier was the answer.

What will provide the protection for our carriers?

An accountant and a risk/cost/benefit excel spreadsheet !

Please ask your MP!
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LO, where do you get that the US-2 has five engines? The entry from Jane's below, and for the life of me I can't see a fifth in any pictures.


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Old 18th Jul 2014, 22:10
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Fifth engine is in centre fuselage, a GE turbine I think, powers BL flaps etc.
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 01:35
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Farnborough flyby

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Good pics Chopper.

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Old 19th Jul 2014, 08:42
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LO, where do you get that the US-2 has five engines? The entry from Jane's below, and for the life of me I can't see a fifth in any pictures.
Fifth engine is in centre fuselage, a GE turbine I think, powers BL flaps etc.
I could be wrong but I think ,the US-1 had the 5th engine , the US-2 doesn't have it.
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 14:20
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Lots of slats and flaps to complete some very shallow turns.
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LO, where do you get that the US-2 has five engines? The entry from Jane's below, and for the life of me I can't see a fifth in any pictures.

Fifth engine is in centre fuselage, a GE turbine I think, powers BL flaps etc.


I could be wrong but I think ,the US-1 had the 5th engine , the US-2 doesn't have it.
Wikipedia thinks differently, it states:


The Boundary layer engine certainly gave the PS-1 an incredible take off performance:

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Old 20th Jul 2014, 15:22
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I asked the P8 crew ....What is the mission for the P8?

Protection of the carrier was the answer.
Our primary concern was the protection of the SSBNs, which is currently being carried out by .......?
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 15:25
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Nothing...
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 15:27
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Could we ask the Russians to keep an eye on them for us?
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 15:53
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Ha! Why not, I guess!
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Old 21st Jul 2014, 15:49
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Could we ask the Russians to keep an eye on them for us?
They are probably already doing that, without being asked!
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