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15th Mar 2019, 19:12
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Views: 54,669
Posted By Royalistflyer

With a Brexit crash out as may now be possible,...

With a Brexit crash out as may now be possible, the real negotiations will begin the next day as the EU spurred by all the German-French major manufacturers. Then it will become interesting as...
25th Nov 2017, 22:53
Replies: 25
Views: 8,616
Posted By Royalistflyer

Of course it did,so there's no need to sneer at...

Of course it did,so there's no need to sneer at the Russians then
25th Nov 2017, 22:15
Replies: 25
Views: 8,616
Posted By Royalistflyer

And of course the Americans would never dream of...

And of course the Americans would never dream of cutting off spare parts to a customer who didn't toe their line. No, perish the thought.
21st Nov 2017, 20:15
Replies: 11
Views: 4,773
Posted By Royalistflyer

I didn't mean "price" but what do we think. The...

I didn't mean "price" but what do we think. The one rolled out is a parts bin job which has new avionics etc., and intended for testing before re-starting the line.
20th Nov 2017, 22:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,773
Posted By Royalistflyer

Tu-160M2

What price the Tu-160M2? Apparently new avionics and new engines. Any thoughts?
20th Nov 2017, 22:37
Replies: 106
Views: 18,718
Posted By Royalistflyer

He's a minister, ministers are entitled, its in...

He's a minister, ministers are entitled, its in the rules. End of. There should be no griping, the RAF carries them according to order, it should have no opinion about this it is the government's...
18th Nov 2017, 19:51
Replies: 124
Views: 65,579
Posted By Royalistflyer

If we are specifying, ordering, buying and...

If we are specifying, ordering, buying and building for our own Air Force, WTO rules just don't have anything to do with it. If the government issues a specification for an aircraft, it may well be...
16th Nov 2017, 20:12
Replies: 124
Views: 65,579
Posted By Royalistflyer

Unfair competition - from whom? The idea is to...

Unfair competition - from whom? The idea is to specifically ask one company to do a job, so if MoD chooses to underwrite the initial phase, so be it. I agree that Bombardier has no fast jet...
16th Nov 2017, 16:37
Replies: 124
Views: 65,579
Posted By Royalistflyer

In the UK, if one forgets (thankfully) about BAe,...

In the UK, if one forgets (thankfully) about BAe, the only company with design and construction capability is Bombardier. In the light of the Boeing contretemps, whether the government might not...
14th Nov 2017, 17:33
Replies: 956
Views: 266,176
Posted By Royalistflyer

Dear Pax, first try reading history. Europe may...

Dear Pax, first try reading history. Europe may be EU now, but there's no guarantee at all that it will remain united. The Germans are determined to unite European forces under their command, they...
14th Nov 2017, 16:56
Replies: 10
Views: 3,733
Posted By Royalistflyer

I suppose if anyone needed a high speed transport...

I suppose if anyone needed a high speed transport before the Mosquito, a modified Defiant could have been the easiest to do.
13th Nov 2017, 14:03
Replies: 10
Views: 3,733
Posted By Royalistflyer

Why did the US Embassy operate it?

Why did the US Embassy operate it?
13th Nov 2017, 13:52
Replies: 10
Views: 3,733
Posted By Royalistflyer

SPECIAL SPITFIRES

I believe there were one or more VIP passenger carrying Spitfires built during the war. Does anyone know anything of these - who operated them, who were they for, how many were there? And are there...
29th Oct 2017, 19:15
Replies: 28
Views: 7,703
Posted By Royalistflyer

Instead of lots of silly posts, this is the URL...

Instead of lots of silly posts, this is the URL of the maching that is actually being planned. https://www.rt.com/news/375477-ground-effect-civilian-transport/
28th Oct 2017, 22:32
Replies: 28
Views: 7,703
Posted By Royalistflyer

Well that isn't it in the picture - that's one of...

Well that isn't it in the picture - that's one of the old Caspian Sea monsters. I have seen a picture of the proposed new design which is quite interesting. It has already apparently passed wind...
8th Oct 2017, 18:52
Replies: 56
Views: 11,803
Posted By Royalistflyer

PN the advantage with the remote (in a leather...

PN the advantage with the remote (in a leather pouch on my belt) is that I can instantly turn off irritating music/other people's children/female chatter - then the in-ear aids just act as ear plugs
8th Oct 2017, 18:31
Replies: 56
Views: 11,803
Posted By Royalistflyer

Say again PN. Yes I got the Aviation Medicine...

Say again PN. Yes I got the Aviation Medicine people saying I had hearing loss and I didn't care for the postings I got after that. I got given good remote controlled hearing aids - but now I need...
2nd Oct 2017, 08:13
Replies: 37
Views: 12,403
Posted By Royalistflyer

I thought the Spanish original of the Canberra...

I thought the Spanish original of the Canberra class was specifically designed to take the F35B
1st Oct 2017, 22:10
Replies: 37
Views: 12,403
Posted By Royalistflyer

I can't help thinking (in my non-Fleet Air Arm...

I can't help thinking (in my non-Fleet Air Arm way) that four Canberra class built on the Forth might maybe have been more useful than what we've got. They can operate as pure aircraft carriers,...
1st Oct 2017, 18:05
Replies: 37
Views: 12,403
Posted By Royalistflyer

HMS OCEAN

Apparently Ocean is to be retired. As I understand it, Ocean has been on just about every sort of mission we've had in recent years and has proven to be perhaps the single most useful ship we have. ...
16th Sep 2017, 18:41
Replies: 86
Views: 21,469
Posted By Royalistflyer

Yes ..... but ......forget the jets and try...

Yes ..... but ......forget the jets and try remembering what it was like when you were let loose with a 550hp big noisy engine up front and a big fan and you could actually FLY!!
13th Sep 2017, 19:14
Replies: 136
Views: 33,274
Posted By Royalistflyer

I could only see two Trustees who had ever flown...

I could only see two Trustees who had ever flown an aeroplane in the Service. None in senior management. I think only
three in either of the above who'd served in the Service at all
27th Aug 2017, 16:53
Replies: 36
Views: 7,665
Posted By Royalistflyer

I wonder if we are dealing with a bad...

I wonder if we are dealing with a bad translation. Did he say космическое пространство? Or did he say "near space"? Or did the word до feature in there somewhere. I (and a lot of others here) have...
10th Aug 2017, 20:18
Replies: 87
Views: 21,848
Posted By Royalistflyer

We had a student (1960s) who already had a...

We had a student (1960s) who already had a commission as a dentist - went on to be an FJ driver
26th Jul 2017, 09:22
Replies: 69
Views: 14,279
Posted By Royalistflyer

I knew a chap who served in Vietnam - he was a...

I knew a chap who served in Vietnam - he was a karate expert. He was downed and preferred his hands to his gun. I believe from others that he killed a couple of the opposition.
Wasn't the original...
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