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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 11th Feb 2023, 05:53
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Best wishes and good luck to everyone on the Poseidon definitely the best job in the RAF! ( or it was on the Nimrod ! )

Just wondered if long debriefs are still held in the scruffs bar ?
In the old days all the best lessons were learnt there!

(In the old MCT (simulator ) every time we killed a sub our crew used to stand up and sing ‘rule Britannia ‘ - not universally approved as we received criticism for ‘not taking it seriously ‘! )

SLAMs don’t sound very good news!

Is discussion on operating at medium altitudes still discouraged ?To me it’s not really fun if you are not racking the aircraft round at 200ft, MAD traps at night in bad weather was interesting !( I know that you don’t have MAD ! )

One point on operating at medium level to avoid weather - I always thought that it was a lot more comfortable flying ‘below’ the weather - which can be very nasty and turbulent around the UK ( and the med in the winter and changing seasons) at medium level?
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Old 11th Feb 2023, 11:08
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09
The RAF is buying Mk 54 torpedoes to avoid the need for integration of Stingray onto P-8A and to maintain commonality with the USN and Norway.

It could therefore also buy the HAAWC kits.
It makes sense for the UK to keep it common. It will work out cheaper in the long run.

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Old 13th Apr 2023, 22:56
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same thing that’s happened with Abrams, F-16, F-18 etc etc…

SCOOP: Boeing is quietly asking lawmakers to buy P-8A Poseidon spy planes in FY-24 that the Navy has not asked for so that the manufacturing line remains primed for future foreign military sales.

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Old 14th Apr 2023, 18:37
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It makes sense for the UK to keep it common. It will work out cheaper in the long run.
Since when has that ever been a consideration by MoD?

Shall we resurrect old discussions about Chinook procurements?
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Old 14th Apr 2023, 20:12
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Something to practice against:

Argentina in talks with Naval Group, ThyssenKrupp for three submarines

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We were also the first Nimrod crew ‘on scene’ during the Fastnet race drama on 14 August 1979.
​​​​​​​I'm pretty sure we took over from you as dawn broke MB...
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