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Maritime Monday

Old 1st Jun 2015, 08:02
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Maritime Monday

Well we've had a bit of fun with Phantom Friday, Tornado Tuesday and WIWOL Wednesday ... so Mighty Hunter (now Maritime) Monday must be worth a go

Now I appreciate that our good friend Jetslut is going to claim further conspiracy ... so if anyone has some A2A Affiliation pics of the Mighty Hunter (Nimrod) and the Harrier ... it will make his day

Hopefully we'll have the opportunity of seeing a few pics that have been lurking in logbooks, lofts and old Nav Bags for a good few years ...

Just to get things started ... a video from a long time ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOR_5Om34vc

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Mighty Hunter? I was expecting to see a FGA 9................
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 11:52
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....I mean, just look at it
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There's ugly and there's U G L Y
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'Maritime Monday' might be a better heading, although it would open the floodgates to much more than TMH such as:

120Sqn Liberators, Aldergrove
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Now Shackman that's a very interesting pic

Unless it's 'Secret Squirrel' stuff ... What was the purpose of the Horizontally Poloarised Yagi Aerial under the port wing ? I'm guessing it's a Vhf frequency given it's relative dimensions ... was there a corresponding aerial under the starboard wing ?

I'm guessing it would have been highly directional in receiving transmissions in a fairly narrow arc around the aircrafts heading ?
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It's the port ASV radar receiver Coff, and yes there was one under the Stbd wing too.
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Cheers ExAscoteer
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Just to get things started ... a video from a long time ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOR_5Om34vc
I hope it was poor editing of the video, in the opening scene they were cleared take-off left turn hdg 200 and the video shows a right turn out
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The Liberator pic reminds of the meekest, humblest bloke one could meet, a friend of my parents. He was a Sgt pilot in the war on Libs. He told me a story about his first minelaying (I think) sortie against a northern France harbour - did the RAF lay mines at Cherbourg?. He said the flak was unbelievable- once the run started, everyone just did their thing- no-one said a thing on the way back.

The captain, a guy named Ensor (decorated, I believe) looked over and said, "Were you scared back there Taff?"; to which our hero replied, "Sir, I was f'ing shitting myself!".

"Good, says Ensor, you can fly with me anytime. I'm never flying with anyone who wouldn't be shitting it back there!" It was, he said, the best thing anyone could have said to a newbie having endured the defences they just had.

He came to talk to my school kids on one occasion too- they ate it up.

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Originally Posted by dctyke
Mighty Hunter? I was expecting to see a FGA 9................
Wot e sed!
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Okay Coff, I'll nibble...

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Great pic JS
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Mind you ... I thought it might have been this one



Image Credit : Hawker Siddeley 1971 : Promo Ad "The Peacekeepers of the Seventies"

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which was closest to service, if at all? AEW3 or MRA4.


Were the reported problems insurmountable.....given a ahem, reasonable budget?


just asking...FISH.
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Coff great idea, but can you rename it 'Maritime Monday' as suggested? That would stop the Hunter crowd getting confused and allow scope for more varied contributions.

From speaking to the older Maritime generations the Rod was not as good as the Shack, and the Shack was not as good as the Sunderland. Having had the opportunity to see in all 3 I'd tend to agree


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Old 1st Jun 2015, 21:26
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Hi Ivan ...

More than happy to change the Thread Title as requested ... unfortunately simply editing my original post won't edit the Main Title ...

Maybe a PPRuNe Mod could oblige given they have higher level editing privileges
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