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2nd Sep 2022, 09:27
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By falcon900

Did QE not have a similar issue?

Did QE not have a similar issue?
18th Mar 2022, 10:23
Replies: 25
Views: 6,087
Posted By falcon900

On the basis there was an RAF aircraft involved,...

On the basis there was an RAF aircraft involved, and it was flying, and it was pointed away from Scotland, that would make it one of the more accurate and fact based stories in the Daily Record.......
5th Mar 2022, 10:13
Replies: 37
Views: 10,860
Posted By falcon900

Does the winner not usually get to choose the...

Does the winner not usually get to choose the spelling? Jus sayin....
24th Feb 2022, 09:21
Replies: 27
Views: 3,177
Posted By falcon900

As if MoD would be thinking such a thing! Is...

As if MoD would be thinking such a thing! Is there no limit to the cynicism displayed in this forum???
28th Jan 2022, 08:24
Replies: 59
Views: 13,942
Posted By falcon900

Following this nihilistic line of thinking,...

Following this nihilistic line of thinking, Ministers should take the bus rather than having chauffeur driven cars, meet in hessian tents rather that refurbished houses of parliament, and so on.
We...
26th Jan 2022, 09:51
Replies: 114
Views: 24,547
Posted By falcon900

There are many different ways to skin a...

There are many different ways to skin a cat.......
Using military resources to actually fight a "hot" war to secure your objectives is a tried and tested method, with very mixed results...
24th Jan 2022, 08:16
Replies: 66
Views: 16,470
Posted By falcon900

Simply a lack of public awareness of what it...

Simply a lack of public awareness of what it takes to protect the nation, which surely Channel 5 could remedy effortlessly "Warplane - Life in the Air"? Simples!
16th Jan 2022, 10:13
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By falcon900

Thanks Jack, that was an interesting read, from...

Thanks Jack, that was an interesting read, from which I would deduce that the leaking barrel shroud is a common, known problem, and that rotating the turret is a known mitigant of the water ingress,...
15th Jan 2022, 13:44
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By falcon900

Im happy to admit that I am no naval architect,...

Im happy to admit that I am no naval architect, but would the GRP not have been a better solution than the hole in the gaiter? Would speed have needed to be reduced by so much?
My principal...
15th Jan 2022, 13:00
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By falcon900

A-T-G I find it hard to imagine that the gun...

A-T-G I find it hard to imagine that the gun mounting would have an asymetrical ability to withstand the force of the waves, not least as they need to be able to withstand the recoil of the gun in...
15th Jan 2022, 10:37
Replies: 67
Views: 14,154
Posted By falcon900

Having just managed to watch the latest episode...

Having just managed to watch the latest episode of Warship - Life at sea, I am again struck by what an omnishambles the whole thing makes the Navy look. Leaving aside the now obligatory fire , and...
4th Jan 2022, 09:26
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By falcon900

The digital footprint everything leaves behind...

The digital footprint everything leaves behind these days should make for a treasure trove for future investigators of everything and anything. With the advent of Zoom etc meetings, minutes need no...
7th Dec 2021, 09:42
Replies: 78
Views: 30,359
Posted By falcon900

Have I missed it, or has the media response to...

Have I missed it, or has the media response to the MoD admitting it has lied / misled assorted coroners been subdued at best? I realise they are very busy with No 10 Christmas parties past and...
2nd Oct 2021, 14:39
Replies: 31
Views: 12,242
Posted By falcon900

Have you watched the programme? The defects in...

Have you watched the programme?
The defects in question are not minor, and indeed one of them encroached on their ability to keep the crew alive. The fact that other nations are at least as bad...
2nd Oct 2021, 14:30
Replies: 31
Views: 12,242
Posted By falcon900

It is most assuredly not pitched as being a...

It is most assuredly not pitched as being a training exercise.
Do you comment on programmes without even seeing the opening credits, oh, sorry, you have already answered that...
30th Sep 2021, 09:13
Replies: 25
Views: 8,179
Posted By falcon900

" Call in the Army" is the stock in trade of...

" Call in the Army" is the stock in trade of politicians feeling heat and pressure to do something to avoid seeming powerless / clueless. The efficacy of deploying military resources to address...
30th Sep 2021, 09:00
Replies: 31
Views: 12,242
Posted By falcon900

I am watching the HMS Trenchant series. Having...

I am watching the HMS Trenchant series. Having scoffed at the BBC farce "Vigil" I am having to eat my words, truth it would appear is stranger than fiction after all! The Russians dont seem to need...
9th Sep 2021, 09:33
Replies: 701
Views: 261,409
Posted By falcon900

I think the judiciary should be excluded from...

I think the judiciary should be excluded from criticism here. The Judge can only try the case before them, and dont have a remit to seek out the answer to all related questions. The case brought...
8th Sep 2021, 09:20
Replies: 701
Views: 261,409
Posted By falcon900

As has been said already, but perhaps Occams...

As has been said already, but perhaps Occams razor requires to be said again : MB took one for the team.
All loose ends tied up, a guilty party blamed and punished. All legal lines of enquiry...
4th Sep 2021, 09:01
Replies: 15
Views: 4,163
Posted By falcon900

And not a knife in sight.......

And not a knife in sight.......
26th Aug 2021, 08:40
Replies: 37
Views: 10,172
Posted By falcon900

As Corporal Jones would say, "they dont like it...

As Corporal Jones would say, "they dont like it up them".....
26th Aug 2021, 08:37
Replies: 95
Views: 22,121
Posted By falcon900

I might hazard to direct some blame towards the...

I might hazard to direct some blame towards the armed services......
Leaving aside the question of whether it is the right decision to leave (I happen to think it is) , there is the question of how...
27th Jul 2021, 10:26
Replies: 82
Views: 23,579
Posted By falcon900

Chug, You seem to have applied a rather narrow...

Chug,
You seem to have applied a rather narrow and literal interpretation to my last post, en route to your attempt to detract from it, which I am struggling to understand as we seem to have reached...
19th Jul 2021, 11:16
Replies: 82
Views: 23,579
Posted By falcon900

Having read the inconvenient truth, Red 5, and...

Having read the inconvenient truth, Red 5, and payed close attention to the litany of tragic events in recent decades, I am bound to agree with the general consensus of opinion that the MoD has a...
28th Jun 2021, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 3,588
Posted By falcon900

I just hope they werent snogging in the...

I just hope they werent snogging in the office.....
28th Jun 2021, 09:06
Replies: 152
Views: 38,764
Posted By falcon900

Shades of Operation Mincemeat about this. Too...

Shades of Operation Mincemeat about this. Too cute by far, and behind the inevitable bluster about leaks, all rather self serving.
30th May 2021, 11:02
Replies: 19
Views: 6,506
Posted By falcon900

Are you trying to suggest that flying low over...

Are you trying to suggest that flying low over villages and making a lot of noise isnt useful??????
30th May 2021, 11:00
Replies: 101
Views: 21,997
Posted By falcon900

IMHO, Britannia only lasted as long "in service"...

IMHO, Britannia only lasted as long "in service" as she did because she was a fine example from a bygone era. Fast forward to today, and the amount which would need to be spent to compete with the...
29th May 2021, 10:03
Replies: 89
Views: 19,953
Posted By falcon900

What colour is the fuselage......?

What colour is the fuselage......?
19th May 2021, 10:17
Replies: 15
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Views: 4,187
Posted By falcon900

I guess they are also worth keeping just in case...

I guess they are also worth keeping just in case someone does manage to hack the drones. It is hard to imagine that there isnt a huge amount of effort being put in to find a way to make that...
18th May 2021, 09:10
Replies: 190
Views: 130,813
Posted By falcon900

I know next to nothing about ejector seats. But...

I know next to nothing about ejector seats. But here on planet earth almost a quarter of the way through the 21st century, the bar for something to be described as "complicated" is set pretty high,...
21st Apr 2021, 11:09
Replies: 69
Views: 18,186
Posted By falcon900

There seem to be two distinct issues here: -...

There seem to be two distinct issues here:
- Did Mercer act with integrity
- Should Historical events continue to be investigated.

It seems to me that whether he resigned or was sacked, he has...
20th Apr 2021, 09:59
Replies: 63
Views: 19,566
Posted By falcon900

A good amount of paint came off the starboard...

A good amount of paint came off the starboard fuselage just ahead of the tail too. Depressing to see just how second hand she looks after such a gentle ditching and short immersion.
20th Apr 2021, 09:54
Replies: 122
Views: 54,313
Posted By falcon900

As RN/MOD are not insured, I think we can...

As RN/MOD are not insured, I think we can discount that theory too.
As an aside, I am not sure what is bizarre or distasteful about an insurance settlement being different from the accounting book...
20th Apr 2021, 09:47
Replies: 122
Views: 54,313
Posted By falcon900

I am not a beancounter, but I can think of many...

I am not a beancounter, but I can think of many pretexts to stop flying, including the traditional "stop flying" instruction so would discount the grounding being anything other that a sensible...
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