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The RAF's new 1000mph project

Old 30th Mar 2015, 23:57
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North American Eagle - an apology.

I was a little harsh calling NAE "A 60 year-old F104 with the flying surfaces hacked off"

Its BU number starts with 56 so technically "A 59 year-old etc..." is more accurate.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 00:25
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The RAF's new 1000mph project.

Still small voice:

Shot One,

Your #28: "And it hasn't cost one penny of taxpayers money"

I'm a simple soul. Please explain. (If not, how are we involved at all ? - and if we are, how do we justify it when we can't afford the Air Force we've got, never mind buy any more).

Having said that, jolly good luck to the chap in the hot seat on the day, but sooner him than me !

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Old 31st Mar 2015, 02:33
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"And for my next trick!"
I actually pulled that trick once as a 13 year old while trying to put out a chip pan fire, after inadvertently leaving the gas cooker lit under it after lighting a candle to stretch some sprue for a model. The model was a Airfix Bloodhound!!!!
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 03:52
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All the other responses were to Mr CH who thought it was a good idea to introduce some inter-service banter...
It was more a reflection of my frustration that, whilst the Army and REME in particular got it together and got involved, the RAF were rather sniffy and arms-length with the whole thing. Given I was the only RAF in a land populated by Brown Jobs at the time, I was gutted that something of this nature was of more interest to the Army.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 08:04
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"A lot of speed record chasers died in the pursuit of their records.." I'm astonished that someone has taken issue with this statement, (although they did narrow the wording to "absolute land"); even then, 20 seconds on Google gave me a list of 35 fatalities just at Bonneville.
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