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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 12th Sep 2020, 08:50
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Sounds like an old P & O Ferry

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Old 12th Sep 2020, 09:18
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The real Fulmar, the feathered one, deters aggressors by vomiting a noxious oily substance at the predator. What’s the equivalent in the aluminium version, lobbing meat pies in the general direction?
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Surely to be 'on message' in these LGBTQ....XYZ times, one of them should be named The Gay Gordons?
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 12:47
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Third Poseidon MRA Mk 1 delivered

ZP803 arrived last week, ZP804 to follow before the end of the year. When '805 arrives they will have as many P-8s as the original Nimrod MR1 squadrons.

Given the possible cuts to Wedgetail numbers can we count on all nine being delivered? I

We are extremely proud to welcome ZP803 ‘Terence Bulloch DSO*DFC*’ to the growing Poseidon MRA Mk1 fleet and to her new home
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Arrival of the 3rd of 9 new Maritime Patrol Aircraft will help #TeamLossie grow and contribute to its vital role

5:38 PM · Oct 14, 2020
Source P-8A Poseidon RAF on twitter
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 15:30
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Originally Posted by Martin the Martian
Have they run out of ideas, or are they just coming up with random thoughts. It looks like the first musings at a brainstorming session. At least the VC10s all had the names of RAF Victoria Cross awardees. This is just silly.
I have a strong suspicion (but no evidence!) that the fourth may well be named after a VC winner.
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 15:34
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Originally Posted by Davef68
I have a strong suspicion (but no evidence!) that the fourth may well be named after a VC winner.
ZP804 is named ‘Spirit of Reykjavik’ honouring the Icelandic WWll location of CXX Sqn and their contribution to the closing of the North Atlantic Air Gap to ‘U’ boat wolf packs leading to victory in Battle of the Atlantic. The aircraft is being delivered to Lossiemouth this afternoon.
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 03:43
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How about "Spirit of the Crown and Anchor" for 805?
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 11:55
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How about "The Skerry Brae"?
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 13:27
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How about


Pie?

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Old 5th Nov 2020, 20:03
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Originally Posted by pr00ne
How about


Pie?
"Pies In The Sky"
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 20:49
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Subtitle Brass Nut!

Originally Posted by Video Mixdown
ZP804 is named ‘Spirit of Reykjavik’ honouring the Icelandic WWll location of CXX Sqn and their contribution to the closing of the North Atlantic Air Gap to ‘U’ boat wolf packs leading to victory in Battle of the Atlantic. The aircraft is being delivered to Lossiemouth this afternoon.
Hope it becomes known as the Brass Nut then in memory of our (usually) short notice visits to Keflavik..............................

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Old 30th Dec 2020, 02:06
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RAAF gets a Christmas present of two more P-8A's taking the total to 14 units...
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 13:42
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https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/res...bility-part-2/
Tuffers is at 30 secs in.
A nice article explaining the current performance.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 17:59
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From the link:
The P-8A has some classified capabilities, that are subject to much speculation but may give it the edge in ASW. It is known that it has a hydrocarbon sensor that can detect trace amounts of exhaust from ships, or more importantly conventional submarines snorting (recharging their batteries using their diesel engines). Such leading edge technology,

Autolycus anyone? Such leading edge technology that we had it in the sixties.

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Old 9th Jan 2021, 19:27
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That’s incorrect. P-8 does not have Autolycus.
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Old 9th Jan 2021, 19:48
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Also a totally bullsh1t quote from someone who claimed to have spoken to a submariner. For those of us who do this type of thing for a living, whether dark or light blue, we all know the real deal and do not feel the need to either brag about or belittle our ASW comrades.

Good looking RAF instructor pilot though....

Or so he tells me! ;-)
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 12:21
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My guess is, they have to write something in the public spec sheet.
With alt and stand off of the P-8, it would make more sense, "if needed" to put MAD and a sniffer on a UAV. Heck there may even be a seat on the P-8 to control a few. The last time I heard hydrocarbons, he was complaining about ambient pollution.
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Old 3rd Feb 2021, 14:18
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The fifth Poseidon ZP805 aka Fulmar has arrived at the former HMS Fulmar. 55.56% delivered.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...t-lossiemouth/
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Old 4th Feb 2021, 09:00
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Seattle to Lossie in one
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Old 4th Feb 2021, 10:14
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Seattle to Lossie in one
Not much time on task on the way across then.
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