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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 29th Sep 2021, 14:01
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naaah - it was never on - they'd have died of shock if the Germans had taken them up on their offer.............
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Old 29th Sep 2021, 16:54
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Originally Posted by Guern
When does 201 officially reform?
I'm confused too, since last week they have an allocated aircraft, ZP806, they have an OC, Wg Cdr Adam Smolak, who said they would 'stand up' during the summer, but I've seen no official statement in public that they have yet. I assume manning have arranged the necessary guys and gals. I understand the remaining aircraft are due by year end, the last first flew on 15 SEP.

N_a_B - a stand alone programme looms for France - surely that's how they like it. I suppose an SPD/Greens led government in Berlin might try to back out of the P-8 deal.

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Old 30th Sep 2021, 09:49
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Originally Posted by SLXOwft
N_a_B - a stand alone programme looms for France - surely that's how they like it.
They like stand alone programs where someoneelse pays at least for part of the bills.
I suppose an SPD/Greens led government in Berlin might try to back out of the P-8 deal.
Don't think so. They won't buy another batch probably but they won't cancel this one. The French Alternative would be much more expensive and the P-3 need urgent replacement. And it's a solid/fair deal.
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Old 30th Sep 2021, 22:04
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P8 Production run

As the orders increased, then the production line remained open, the information was correct at the time but things change.
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And, as noted, the pressure to free up space to ramp up 737-MAX production went away….
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 16:11
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Originally Posted by SLXOwft
I'm confused too, since last week they have an allocated aircraft, ZP806, they have an OC, Wg Cdr Adam Smolak, who said they would 'stand up' during the summer, but I've seen no official statement in public that they have yet. I assume manning have arranged the necessary guys and gals. I understand the remaining aircraft are due by year end, the last first flew on 15 SEP.

N_a_B - a stand alone programme looms for France - surely that's how they like it. I suppose an SPD/Greens led government in Berlin might try to back out of the P-8 deal.
It's the OCU
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 18:09
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Originally Posted by ORAC
And, as noted, the pressure to free up space to ramp up 737-MAX production went away….
I suspect you're correct - the P-8 is built on a separate line. IIRC, there are two lines dedicated to commercial 737s - all MAX now - and one dedicated to the P-8 (ITAR controls and the like).
Before the grounding, I'm sure Boeing wanted to finish up production of the NG series (the P-8 is based on the NG) and convert that line to additional MAX capacity. However this is temporary - MAX production is picking up again so before long there will again be pressure to convert the P-8 line to additional MAX capacity.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 19:37
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It's the OCU

I thought 54 Squadron (Poseidon Flt) was the OCU as the Poseidons come under the ISTAR umbrella or have I misunderstood?
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Originally Posted by SLXOwft
I thought 54 Squadron (Poseidon Flt) was the OCU as the Poseidons come under the ISTAR umbrella or have I misunderstood?
I think you're right. 54 currently operates a detachment as the Posideon OCU,. I haven't seen anything that says 201 will be the OCU rather than a frontline squadron
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Originally Posted by Not_a_boffin
Oh dear. M Macron will be upset. Again.
They should be getting use to it with Mali and Algeria being not happy. Along with Australia and now Germany. Just another 'stab in the back' Et tu, Brute
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The UK’s seventh Poseidon is on its way to Lossiemouth today. It is named ‘William Barker VC’ in honour of the RCAF
pilot awarded the Victoria Cross whilst serving with 201 Squadron during the First World War.
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The UK’s seventh Poseidon is on its way to Lossiemouth today. It is named ‘William Barker VC’ in honour of the RCAF
pilot awarded the Victoria Cross whilst serving with 201 Squadron during the First World War.
This must be the eight then


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Old 19th Oct 2021, 13:10
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What a stupid name. Who in their right mind has approved a name like that!.
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Is it better like this Ibtwlgasm? Even the alphabet people, get to gasm at the end
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Old 19th Oct 2021, 22:12
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Originally Posted by WE992
What a stupid name. Who in their right mind has approved a name like that!.
lighten up fella
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 07:11
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Timmy Mallett I’d assume….
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Better than Planey McPlaneface.
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Originally Posted by WE992
What a stupid name. Who in their right mind has approved a name like that!.
I originally thought you were being funny. Just incase, it looks like it hasn't been officially named yet. I would guess vinyl letters and a sense of humour is the culprit.
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