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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 13th Nov 2017, 09:32
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What is the roundel doing there?
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 09:37
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Originally Posted by pr00ne
What is the roundel doing there?

it's not a roundel - it's the push switch to open/close the door.................. that size so you don't have to take off your leather-backed gloves..............
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 10:15
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Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but that's a photoshopped image from earlier this year: https://twitter.com/RoyalAirForce/st...32395335438336

I don't think any of ours are quite off the production line yet, but happy to be corrected.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 11:48
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And it doesn't have the

"Join up today https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/"

painted down the side in the manner of every other 737 operated by a LCO I've seen......
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 12:06
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It’s clearly a photoshopped image. The RAF would have paid extra to have the airstairs removed.

YS
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 12:43
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So what radar will the RAF version be equipped with?
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 13:48
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ASV21 of course, and a noise generator inside to make everyone mid tone deaf.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 14:52
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Isn't that a slightly odd position for the RAF roundel, or am I just out of date
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Oops, sorry, posts before mine appeared after I posted - how odd. Probably s@dding Microsoft
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 19:34
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Thatís a very narrow door for all the food thatíll need to be loaded! No lessons learnt from the sliding cargo door on the RJ although that can still struggle with everything the champion eaters need.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 23:11
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Shouldn't there be a large US NAVYesque "RAF" on the rear fuselage like the RJ's bastardisation of the US AIR FORCE markings? (must have saved a couple of quid on stencils etc when changing US to ROYAL).
Don't understand why we didn't go with a more fitting "Royal Air Force" on the forward fuselage as other large aircraft.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 07:42
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P8

Because under the latest cost saving initiative, they will be operated by Ryanair under a pfi that will cost squidlions in years to come and the pilots will all be Russian or eastern European...
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 10:28
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And Ryanair will have first call on them in the holiday season and be allowed to remove the kit without the contract requiring them to put it back.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 13:55
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And the AEOp will sell the scratch cards for charity....
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 14:37
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Boeing secures $2.5bn order for 19 P-8 maritime patrol aircraft

Article on Flight Global this week.

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Boeing received a $2.5 billion foreign military sales order for 19 P-8 maritime patrol aircraft for the US Navy, Royal Air Force and Norway.

The USN is ordering 10 aircraft, the UK is ordering four aircraft and the government of Norway is ordering five aircraft.

Thus far, Boeing says it has delivered 78 P-8A Positions to the USN, eight to the Royal Australian Air Force, and eight P-8Is to India. The RAF is scheduled to receive its first aircraft by the end of 2019, says Boeing.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 17:32
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4 Aircraft.

2 new Squadrons then...
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 17:56
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Originally Posted by Saintsman
4 Aircraft.

2 new Squadrons then...
Thatís four more for UK making a total of nine. There are 15 serial numbers allocated.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Saintsman
4 Aircraft.

2 new Squadrons then...
120 and 201 (Maybe they bought a job lot of door numbers :-) ) - 201 CO announced this week.

Delighted to announce that Wg Cdr Ads Smolak will be the Boss of the second ⁦@P8A_PoseidonRAF⁩ Squadron - no 201. Based at ⁦@raflossiemouth⁩ alongside 120 Squadron, whose people have already started training with ⁦@USNavy⁩ this month ⁦@RoyalAirForce⁩ ⁦


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Old 30th Jan 2019, 08:23
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The latest contract notification mentioned "...engineering change proposal 4 SilverBlock for the government of the UK". Anyone know what this means?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 10:32
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someone pressed the Bulls*** RandomWord Generator in Word by mistake?
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