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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 30th Jul 2019, 13:51
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post
How are they Anti-iced?

And how do they load the weapon bays or have the legs been extended?
How are the racked-wingtips anti-iced? They're not - their shape means ice doesn't build-up in the same way as it would with conventional winglets. Not sure I understand your weapon bay question.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 13:57
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Bleed air anti ice for the full leading edge:


P-8A Poseidon 167952 by Mark Carlisle, on Flickr
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 14:29
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post

And how do they load the weapon bays or have the legs been extended?
Same methodology as Blue Steel Victors...
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 14:47
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Originally Posted by Vzlet View Post
Bleed air anti ice for the full leading edge:


P-8A Poseidon 167952 by Mark Carlisle, on Flickr
I stand corrected, thanks (every day is a school day).
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 12:42
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Nice looking 73.
shame non are going to be based at St Mawgan like the old days, there would be no shortage of takers
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 15:16
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Given the frosty meetings between Boris and The Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson yesterday they may be in Cornwall sooner rather than later..............
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 15:59
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Given the frosty meetings between Boris and The Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson yesterday they may be in Cornwall sooner rather than later..............
Doubt it. Given the level of investment at Lossie I think BoJo will be gone long before St Mawgan is resurrected.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 16:27
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The RAF may not have an option if Scotland goes independent........................
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 18:13
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
The RAF may not have an option if Scotland goes independent........................
And did you know more people in Scotland voted LEAVE than for the SNP?

No?

OK.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 18:23
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That was pre Boris - I understand the good people of Scotland (including Ms Davidson) don't like him... can't understand why -
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 18:32
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Originally Posted by Lyneham Lad View Post
Same methodology as Blue Steel Victors...
I doubt it. That would require foresight, imagination, and naturally, extra infrastructure investment in drainage, water treatment/isolators.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 19:59
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And did you know more people in Scotland voted LEAVE than for the SNP?
Also true that more people in Scotland voted INDEPENDENCE than for the SNP.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 20:26
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post
And did you know more people in Scotland voted LEAVE than for the SNP?

No?

OK.
And yet voted Remain overall
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 20:30
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
That was pre Boris - I understand the good people of Scotland (including Ms Davidson) don't like him... can't understand why -
Davidson is a defender of the Union.







The European Union.


Aaaanyway, b on t, is it an option for any other 737 types to have bleed air derived LE anti ice ??
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 22:26
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Looks like the engine is a 7BE,last iteration of the CFM56, before the LEAP. I would guess the engine fan cowl bulge is for additional generator blast cooling ,rather than to accommodate a ‘physically’ larger IDG?
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 22:45
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Originally Posted by woptb View Post
Looks like the engine is a 7BE,last iteration of the CFM56, before the LEAP. I would guess the engine fan cowl bulge is for additional generator blast cooling ,rather than to accommodate a ‘physically’ larger IDG?
IIRC, they added a second IDG - not a larger IDG - and the bulge is for the second IDG.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 08:51
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Different to the USN Poseidon then? They have 2 times 180kva IDG/generators,a huge cost,if true!
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 17:51
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 17:54
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Opportunities on the ground for rejoiners as well per AOC 1 Gp:
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 19:24
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Sorry if already mentioned, but it sounds like the P-8's radar could be quite handy for overland tracking, if say you find your MPA operating over some sandbox for example, never happen would it?

Like a mini- JSTARS. "It is said the sensor is so sensitive that it can even pick up a formation of people moving over open terrain," Tyler Rogoway in 2014 wrote about the APS-149. "Also, the speed of the system's double-sided [electronically-scanned] array allows for multi-mode operations at one time with near-360-degree coverage, meaning that scanning, mapping, tracking and classifying targets can all happen near simultaneously, resulting in massive amounts of data for multiple platforms and decision makers around the theater and beyond to exploit"

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/bu...-targets-51537
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