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5th Sep 2015, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 7,645
Posted By TaranisAttack

Seems strange that they would need to upgrade it...

Seems strange that they would need to upgrade it so often for the role it's performing. Civilian and military communications don't change that fast.
5th Sep 2015, 08:17
Replies: 6
Views: 3,517
Posted By TaranisAttack

If it goes well hopefully they can replace the...

If it goes well hopefully they can replace the B52s and some F15E with them. 21 seems quite few for an entire bomber programme. Then replace the remaining F15 with a joint fighter/striker with the...
5th Sep 2015, 08:08
Replies: 17
Views: 5,705
Posted By TaranisAttack

No concerns about the nuclear bomber though

No concerns about the nuclear bomber though
5th Sep 2015, 08:02
Replies: 40
Views: 7,767
Posted By TaranisAttack

He would cut everything military related and...

He would cut everything military related and transfer it to foreign aid. He's very dangerous, and largely incompetent too, and when he gets in they'll probably kick him out in a coup.

@NutLoose...
3rd Sep 2015, 00:47
Replies: 38
Views: 9,426
Posted By TaranisAttack

They'd be better off with attack helos

They'd be better off with attack helos
3rd Sep 2015, 00:37
Replies: 10
Views: 5,581
Posted By TaranisAttack

Aborted takeoff?

Aborted takeoff?
1st Sep 2015, 01:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By TaranisAttack

The cloud is meant for file exchange and access...

The cloud is meant for file exchange and access anywhere, but it can serve as an additional backup option. It's not a perfect backup solution though, there's always a risk of it going out of...
31st Aug 2015, 00:29
Replies: 117
Views: 30,452
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Evalu8ter I'm not advocating going European,...

@Evalu8ter
I'm not advocating going European, I'm advocating keeping the current 66 WAH-64s and spending the money on something else.

@Rotate too late
Ask him if he would prefer 66 WAH64 and a...
31st Aug 2015, 00:13
Replies: 46
Views: 6,324
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Jayand The answers are not rude or hostile....

@Jayand
The answers are not rude or hostile. They are telling you the truth, even though it's a difficult truth to tell. If you want to fly, become a commercial pilot, then you'll get to do it all...
30th Aug 2015, 02:39
Replies: 117
Views: 30,452
Posted By TaranisAttack

So we are paying a couple billion to...

So we are paying a couple billion to remanufacture our helicopters into something with essentially the same capabilities, and reduce the fleet from 66 to 50. Sounds like the MOD :D

Surely though...
29th Aug 2015, 00:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,647
Posted By TaranisAttack

They'd be more use in Asia. Range might be an...

They'd be more use in Asia. Range might be an issue though.
27th Aug 2015, 19:22
Replies: 24
Views: 4,834
Posted By TaranisAttack

@KenV If weather is bad, airshow flights are...

@KenV
If weather is bad, airshow flights are cancelled over water.

@Wensleydale
Planes at coastline airshows are below 500ft for sure! Bird strikes would seem to be more of an issue with prop...
26th Aug 2015, 05:31
Replies: 7
Views: 2,471
Posted By TaranisAttack

The focus isn't really the Falklands. UK forces...

The focus isn't really the Falklands. UK forces already use these radars, they idea is that they are easy to transport and more suitable for supporting army combat forces. 70 miles is a reasonable...
24th Aug 2015, 16:37
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@downsizer...

@downsizer (http://www.pprune.org/members/141490-downsizer)
Well it certainly helps the crash investigators as it gives them a better picture of the scene as it happened. None of the pictures seem...
24th Aug 2015, 13:50
Replies: 1,628
Views: 392,258
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Royalistflyer The government basically....

@Royalistflyer
The government basically. Ideally yes there would be a military aircraft and ship building strategy based on delivering x number of aircraft/ships every y years, rolling on a contract...
24th Aug 2015, 13:42
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Exnomad There are also a lot more people at...

@Exnomad
There are also a lot more people at the Bournemouth air show, around 1.4m over the 3/4 days. From what the announcer said it was around 500k on Saturday. They were talking about cutting...
23rd Aug 2015, 20:45
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Onceapilot...

@Onceapilot (http://www.pprune.org/members/399462-onceapilot)
There are potentially people under the aircraft. They need to get a crane in before they can say for sure.
23rd Aug 2015, 13:55
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@charliegolf Thanks! My info was based on this:...

@charliegolf
Thanks! My info was based on this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_show_accidents_and_incidents#2015
23rd Aug 2015, 13:51
Replies: 1,628
Views: 392,258
Posted By TaranisAttack

@camelspyyder The problem is that having P8s is...

@camelspyyder
The problem is that having P8s is likely to come at the price of something more valuable, like F35 numbers. It's sure not going to come from a reduction in civil servant positions at...
23rd Aug 2015, 13:35
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Roland Pulfrew Deaths at UK airshows in 2015?...

@Roland Pulfrew
Deaths at UK airshows in 2015? Uhh 7.

According to Wikipedia:
2015: 7 (shoreham)
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1 (de Havilland DH.53, Bedfordshire). Only fatality was the pilot...
22nd Aug 2015, 21:44
Replies: 28
Views: 5,110
Posted By TaranisAttack

Incredible bravery and skill!

Incredible bravery and skill!
22nd Aug 2015, 21:40
Replies: 1,757
Views: 899,604
Posted By TaranisAttack

@Paracab Witness reports seem to indicate...

@Paracab
Witness reports seem to indicate pilot was pulled from burning wreckage, so that would suggest no ejection. This assumes they don't consider a parachute as "burning wreckage". If the...
22nd Aug 2015, 20:54
Replies: 116
Views: 22,976
Posted By TaranisAttack

Some people have convinced themselves that...

Some people have convinced themselves that abolishing Trident means more money for conventional forces. In reality, the conventional forces will just continue to be cut as they always do, and BOTH...
22nd Aug 2015, 20:21
Replies: 1,628
Views: 392,258
Posted By TaranisAttack

@betty swallox Second, maybe third even. Too...

@betty swallox
Second, maybe third even. Too often the mil ends up wanting the most amazing piece of kit and ends up either with tiny numbers or with none, and a huge bill. Big bill for Nimrod, zero...
22nd Aug 2015, 19:46
Replies: 1,628
Views: 392,258
Posted By TaranisAttack

I've noticed planes fly much better when they...

I've noticed planes fly much better when they aren't gold plated. Just a thought.
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