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Mexe Pad Monday - For all things Harrier

Old 1st Jun 2015, 08:12
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Mexe Pad Monday - For all things Harrier

Continuing the theme started with Phantom Friday, WIWOL Wednesday and Tornado Tuesday, how about MEXE PAD MONDAY to celebrate everything about the HARRIER, whether photos or anecdotes.

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Old 1st Jun 2015, 16:16
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Many moons ago I did assembly and repair work on the tin tail planes.
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Old 2nd Jun 2015, 15:13
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I was really looking forward to some pics of MEXE PADS......
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Attribution: Photo: SAC Phil Major /MOD

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Old 2nd Jun 2015, 16:41
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Monday already taken by The Mighty Hunter. I also had hoped that we would see and read of Hawker Hunter exploits, but there you are. There are obviously still a few of the Kipper Fleet about!
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Very true Chris, it does.

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How about...

Caling the thread "vertical THrust THursdays" and using that as a moniker before someone gets in to bagsy that as well?
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I had considered 'Tin Strip Thursday' but due to the relatively small number of protagonists, the FLAK was going to be outrageous.

Having particular problems posting this picture, BLOKS
Coff help me here with personal photo uploads

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file:///C:/Users/lc/Desktop/taxying%20for%20early%20ops.jpg
Thank you for the link to all the personal details on your desktop. I particularly enjoyed some of the photos there of "Molly" .

Edited to say, beat you to it, Jetslut!
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Cheers CMIL,, pleasure is mine
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Molly's dating Brick these days,
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They still live.

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Old 12th Jun 2015, 16:57
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Here's a whole lot of kicked tin to keep us going until Monday. [/URL]
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 17:05
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Harrier Boys

The first volume of the book Harrier Boys is about to go on sale.
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Contributors will be signing copies sold at the Flying Legends Air Show on 11th and 12th July at Duxford. The book will be on sale at the Aviation Bookshop stand.
It can also be ordered online now.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 20:42
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@ nprobs ... nice site photo.
Ivan, does that look like 4 copses of trees?
Nyet, Boris, and don't tell anyone we've noticed the MEXE pad and the take-off strip as well.
Ahh, and I thought they were peasants huts, built in nice straight row?
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 23:51
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Didn't really want to to point out the bleeding obvious to the harrier Mafia...
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Alternatively, here is the picture from an old RAF recruitment poster, showing Sennelager Range from the north. In the picture, there are 2 peacetime training Harrier sites, with 2 airborne Harriers and 6 more on the ground. If you're approaching from this direction intending to drop dumb bombs, you're too late for the first site, and at 540kts, you have about 2 seconds to get your sight on to the second. And the picture was taken on an unusually clear day.

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Old 13th Jun 2015, 12:26
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Alternatively just blind/cluster bomb the entire area...simples....finesse is not required.
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Old 15th Jun 2015, 19:58
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At Tengah, 20 Sqn were known as "F Troop". Nice to see the Sqn markings again - I was their ATC Liaison Officer.

noprobs ... agreed in principle. But a goppingly obvious site begs area wpns, as glad rag said.
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