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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 11:05
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Harrier replacement

I was asked yesterday by an old lady who knew of my Harrier connections about what woud replace it. I showed her a pic of the F-35B in the hover and she said "It looks like a badly opened tin".
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 11:29
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Sorry, but I couldn't help sniggering. Then got to thinking, 'If it looks right...'
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 11:33
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Is this an old lady who, like my mother, turns out to have been trained by De Havilland and knows a wrong 'un when she sees one?
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 11:34
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Will we every see an F35 here? Talked to chaps at RIAT and read the news. Doubtful. Too expensive and the B(I)8 Canberra could do more. & yes, a Canberra did land on a carrier!
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:40
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I thought her comment exremely amusing and on a par with another old lady a while back who said "It looks like the machine that clears the drains in our street"
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Oh, I do so wish we had a 'Like' button on here.

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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:52
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a Canberra did land on a carrier!
More details please!
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 12:57
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There you go - what does "MRCA" stand for................hat, coat...
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 13:12
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F-35B...

"It looks like a badly opened tin"
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 15:27
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Harrier replacement? A new Harrier.
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 16:00
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I recall the last(?) Canberra off to Argentina. A touch overweight perhaps. Good job the lights at Freckelton were green. loL
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 17:16
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There you go - what does "MRCA" stand for................hat, coat...
Seems like MRCAaAaAaA...and Again, and Again and Again...
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 17:23
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MRCA= Mother Riles Cardboard Aircraft

or was it

Must Refurbish the Canberra Again?

ps I think the Americans did the carrier Canberra landing in Vietnam. I remember also seeing a video of a Herc landing on. Anyone got footage of the Canberra?
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Sharpend - the second of those.......................
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 17:51
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All good John ... But the similarity with the Flip Top Wheelie Bin must be up there too
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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 18:39
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You can see the C130 carrier trails here;

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Old 3rd Oct 2014, 18:49
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P.1154

P.1154 being discussed by Dr Michael Pryce at Cambridge RAeS on December 11th at Marshall.


Now in plan form that did not look too dissimilar to Johns Harrier. I guess wheelie bins had not been invented by then so the designer took no inspiration.


All my books on Canberra - no details of carrier landing. JF, could you ask Eric if he knows anything of this.


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Old 4th Oct 2014, 10:03
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The Harrier was never the prettiest of things either, mind. I rather like the ungainly look of the F-35.
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Old 4th Oct 2014, 10:23
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All my books on Canberra - no details of carrier landing.
- it will be the B57 or RB57 to search for. There are some tenuous links on Google I cannot follow!
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Both excellent descriptions. There's also a passing resemblance to one of the larger members of the order Coleoptera.
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