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That type of buoy is?

Old 5th Mar 2014, 17:17
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That type of buoy is?

Hi

Can someone identify that type of buoy is?

AN/SSQ-41?



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Old 5th Mar 2014, 18:54
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since the picture has SECRET UK EYES B printed on it...

I don't think you need to know!
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:00
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and an 'arieal' is???

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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:21
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Judging by the size I'd say it's a baby buoy.

Congratulations!
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:23
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... not used by the UK MPA fleet?
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:28
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According to WikiCoastal it's passive.
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:28
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Er, why is someone from Spain posting a picture which is (or was) classified S UK EYES B?
Should this thread be allowed to continue? If not why not? It's out there now. How did Javie get hold of this in the first place? What else has he got hold of? And how?

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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:39
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So when we produced this secret document, was it a cunning plan to misspell aerial to confuse the enemy if it ever fell into their hands...
And what was the dimension of the gap between the 6 inch and 30 inch section, or was that covered on the top secret drawing?
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Old 5th Mar 2014, 19:58
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My bet: LOFAR SSQ-41A.

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Old 5th Mar 2014, 22:52
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My bet, is that its not a NATO stocked buoy at all, no need for UK EYES B on anything we used. So its either Ruskie or the whole post is a fabrication.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 06:37
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It is about the size and shape of a typical EPIRB from a small sailing yacht. There are a lot of different models on the market, some that resemble it closely in shape, though most are brightly coloured.

However, some more budget conscious militaries just use commercially sourced EPIRBS and paint them olive.

Could be that it is a description of an EPIRB that somebody observed while out sailing in a contentious area (Falklands?) and reported to the authorities - this would explain the amateurish sketch and mis-spelling of "aerial".

The "Secret - UK Eyes B" may have been added later by people who had no idea what it was, but passed it on to cover their arses.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 06:47
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What does the button do ?
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 06:53
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Thanks to all for the answers.

With regard to the drawing, it belongs to a disqualified document. Because of it I have it.

The intention is not to discover mas of what says the document. Only to know if an AN SSQ41 for the measures
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 07:27
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Ex Rad - I guess it stops you poking your eye out if you get too close - that's why it is "UK Eyes"!


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Old 6th Mar 2014, 07:41
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I agree with Wander00 - that is exactly what it is there for, it's all in the meaning of 'UK Eyes B' - it's the 'UK Eyes Button'
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 08:09
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I thought it was a sex toy
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 08:13
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"The "Secret - UK Eyes B" may have been added later by people who had no idea what it was, but passed it on to cover their arses"




or it came from a student's classified note book which allowed him (her) to take notes of a classified nature during a lesson. Such books were often produced with the maximum allowed classification already on each page.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 09:15
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Has to be stude's notes, and not a very bright stude either. The captions have been written using a ruler to prevent the biro from wandering. I only ever saw stackers using that technique
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 09:25
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Or, someone spotted it floating in the sea and made the sketch with estimated dimensions to report it. Judging by the spelling and handwriting, it must have been a Royal Navy officer.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 09:37
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I only ever saw stackers using that technique
Can't say I ever saw one of my former colleagues using the technique you describe.
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