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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 27th Sep 2019, 09:25
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Originally Posted by The...Bird View Post
Surely because the P-8's are all new builds from scratch at the factory, won't Boeing be fitting them all with the 'Latest and greatest tech' ?

I think two of them are being sourced from
used airframes
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 09:58
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post



I think two of them are being sourced from
used airframes
You're referring to the E-7 buy. The P-8 buy will all be new-builds.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 06:29
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https://komonews.com/news/local/excl...37ng-equipment



just the bits that hold the wings on. That's all.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 14:26
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post
https://komonews.com/news/local/excl...37ng-equipment



just the bits that hold the wings on. That's all.
They do say it doesn't affect the P-8 or the 737 Max. Although in the case of the latter I'd imagine it's hard to develop fatigue cracks in something that isn't being used.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 17:55
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Bing,

"...​​​​​​it's hard to develop fatigue cracks in something that isn't being used."

Oh I don't know, they found fatigue cracks in Valiant main spars in store that had never been used during the Valiant grounding.
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 06:22
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If they are saying that Max doesn't have pickle forks that's quite a change....P8 etc-military- doesn't matter until wings start coming off ???
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 04:32
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Different bits, dear chap.
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 06:19
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I certainly hope so, but having read the "pickle fork" thread and the revelations within, I wouldn't be quite so smug re boeing supplied product information at the moment...
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 09:22
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Roll up, roll up...!


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Old 5th Oct 2019, 16:06
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Wee Monkey. Oh please. There’s no being “smug”. I quote a bare fact. If you know otherwise, please do tell.

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Old 5th Oct 2019, 17:39
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Originally Posted by Nige321 View Post
Roll up, roll up...!

.....anyone know if there's free food?
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Old 5th Oct 2019, 19:07
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anyone know if there's free food?
Bowls of Honkers Stew perhaps......
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Old 6th Oct 2019, 12:27
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Originally Posted by betty swallox View Post
Wee Monkey. Oh please. There’s no being “smug”. I quote a bare fact. If you know otherwise, please do tell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_P-8_Poseidon

derivative of 737-800 ERX



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing...ext_Generation

What is your information?
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Old 6th Oct 2019, 15:05
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You keep quoting the NG. The P-8 is not an NG. The centre section is completely different. If you care to do some research, available on open source, this is readily apparent. The “pickle fork” is completely different. You need to stop putting false facts on a public forum with wrong information. It’s irresponsible in my opinion, and factually wrong. I think you may be putting folks against the P-8 for no reason at all.

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Old 7th Oct 2019, 06:19
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Originally Posted by betty swallox View Post
You keep quoting the NG. The P-8 is not an NG. The centre section is completely different. If you care to do some research, available on open source, this is readily apparent. The “pickle fork” is completely different. You need to stop putting false facts on a public forum with wrong information. It’s irresponsible in my opinion, and factually wrong. I think you may be putting folks against the P-8 for no reason at all.
Oh I see.
OK. I'll take your word for it then.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 07:28
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Curious to know the reason behind not installing a MAD boom ?

Especially as the Indian Navy P8’s have them
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 11:10
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post
Curious to know the reason behind not installing a MAD boom ?

Especially as the Indian Navy P8’s have them
It's an Indian developed boom and as the UK aircraft are an FMS purchase from the US, I guess it wasn't an option.

Furthermore the operational altitude of the aircraft means that a MAD Boom is ineffective.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 22:36
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1st RAF aircraft handed over today.

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Old 30th Oct 2019, 11:22
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BBC piece on first RAF P8A here :-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-50233941
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 13:22
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Good luck Kippers, and safe flying.
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