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22nd Sep 2021, 15:15
Replies: 23
Views: 6,188
Posted By Mogwi

Aye, had something similar happen a few years ago...

Aye, had something similar happen a few years ago at the bottom of a 4-turn spin with a well-known TP in a Yak 52. Throttle absolutely jammed in the idle position but at 3000 ft over the centre of...
17th Sep 2021, 07:59
Replies: 98
Views: 12,028
Posted By Mogwi

Slight thread drift alert! I was staying...

Slight thread drift alert!

I was staying with family in Cambridge some weeks ago and visited the American Cemetery with my young granddaughters. It is a remarkable place, laid out beautifully and...
15th Sep 2021, 08:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,256
Posted By Mogwi

My guess would be Fleet Air Arm. Mogwi senior had...

My guess would be Fleet Air Arm. Mogwi senior had Atlantic Star (from North Atlantic convoy escort carriers) with France and Germany clasp from low-level fighter sweeps over France in Seafires....
15th Sep 2021, 06:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,159
Posted By Mogwi

B/A ratio. Harrier was the same. Mog

B/A ratio. Harrier was the same.

Mog
11th Sep 2021, 15:05
Replies: 398
Views: 116,675
Posted By Mogwi

As far as the old grey matter recalls, there were...

As far as the old grey matter recalls, there were 2 Skyhawks and an A109 splashed with guns. No AIM9Bs were ever flown in combat, although it got close in the first few days before a box of Limas...
10th Sep 2021, 15:54
Replies: 398
Views: 116,675
Posted By Mogwi

These claims were confirmed by the other side -...

These claims were confirmed by the other side - unlike WW2. In fact we only claimed 20 but later research found another Skyhawk that was only claimed as damaged, but was so badly damaged that the...
9th Sep 2021, 16:44
Replies: 398
Views: 116,675
Posted By Mogwi

Some of us got more than others and the only...

Some of us got more than others and the only losses were ground fire/accidents.

Mog
9th Sep 2021, 13:21
Replies: 398
Views: 116,675
Posted By Mogwi

“In 2008: 3:1 In 2012 before government 6:1 ...

“In 2008: 3:1
In 2012 before government 6:1
Our current assessment that we speak of is: greater than six to one relative loss exchange ratio against in four versus eight engagement scenarios—four...
9th Sep 2021, 10:25
Replies: 15
Views: 6,327
Posted By Mogwi

Mark was one of the intrepid 1(F) Sqn pilots that...

Mark was one of the intrepid 1(F) Sqn pilots that came down with Atlantic Conveyor and cross-decked to Hermes on 18th May. None of them had any experience of shipboard ops and found themselves in a...
28th Aug 2021, 09:38
Replies: 33
Views: 11,955
Posted By Mogwi

Glad you found one, Dave. mog

Glad you found one, Dave.

mog
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27th Aug 2021, 11:58
Replies: 40
Views: 6,776
Posted By Mogwi

Looks like a tail rotor/drive failure to me. ...

Looks like a tail rotor/drive failure to me.

Mog
20th Aug 2021, 10:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,784
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, 747-400 would tell you AUW and CofG but it...

Yes, 747-400 would tell you AUW and CofG but it wasn’t used for performance as “standard weights” were used for the load sheet. Made little difference as I seem to remember that it was something like...
19th Aug 2021, 07:54
Replies: 41
Views: 10,385
Posted By Mogwi

the smell of Aden cordite as you hurled yourself...

the smell of Aden cordite as you hurled yourself at Pembrey Sands

Aaaahh! The smell of cordite - one of the best smells in the world. I still find myself sniffing the odd 12-bore cartridge....
16th Aug 2021, 09:44
Replies: 33
Views: 11,955
Posted By Mogwi

I think this is the type you are after. Sadly not...

I think this is the type you are after. Sadly not available.

Mog
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15th Aug 2021, 16:05
Replies: 33
Views: 11,955
Posted By Mogwi

Sorry to hear of GLO’s passing. Many a jolly jape...

Sorry to hear of GLO’s passing. Many a jolly jape with him in the past. If anyone is going along, please pass my best to the family.

Mog
7th Aug 2021, 15:31
Replies: 46
Views: 10,970
Posted By Mogwi

I believe that the profile tried out was with the...

I believe that the profile tried out was with the GR3 above the target and rolling into a steep dive at the appropriate time to designate the target (airfield), probably with the nozzles in the...
6th Aug 2021, 18:42
Replies: 46
Views: 10,970
Posted By Mogwi

Hi Andy, The LRMTS was used to give the...

Hi Andy,

The LRMTS was used to give the weapon aiming kit an accurate slant range, which allowed weapons to be dropped more accurately. These could be (as far as I remember) any of the weapons...
6th Aug 2021, 16:57
Replies: 46
Views: 10,970
Posted By Mogwi

Garth was a mountain of a man with a huge heart....

Garth was a mountain of a man with a huge heart. He was also the very best FAC that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He took it very personally if he failed to talk you onto the target...
6th Aug 2021, 08:08
Replies: 46
Views: 10,970
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, this is correct. We initially tried to...

Yes, this is correct. We initially tried to attack the airfield using a GR3 designating and a SHAR lofting the weapons but the LRTM on the GR3 was not compatible with the seeker heads and the bombs...
5th Aug 2021, 08:45
Replies: 33
Views: 11,868
Posted By Mogwi

We had a great weather-guesser at GŁtersloh in...

We had a great weather-guesser at GŁtersloh in the late 70s, who was very much trusted by us pilots. One Friday afternoon, he rang the squadron and advised that we all go to the bar. 30 minutes later...
1st Aug 2021, 13:09
Replies: 33
Views: 11,868
Posted By Mogwi

The unforgettable Alex Tarwid once described to...

The unforgettable Alex Tarwid once described to me the time that he arrived at the local railway station in Yorkshire for his Meteor conversion. Whilst waiting for MT, he saw a meatbox do a...
26th Jul 2021, 16:34
Replies: 82
Views: 21,622
Posted By Mogwi

“Firstly, I apologise to everyone here if I ever...

“Firstly, I apologise to everyone here if I ever give the impression of being an important or good air engineer. I wasn’t. I was no more than average and sometimes not even that.”

Engines, as far...
26th Jul 2021, 12:11
Replies: 116
Views: 26,849
Posted By Mogwi

I believe that the standard gauge for our...

I believe that the standard gauge for our railways was taken from the width of the cart-wheel tracks at Pompeii.
23rd Jul 2021, 12:08
22nd Jul 2021, 07:32
Replies: 116
Views: 26,849
Posted By Mogwi

Jumping bean needed 650ft x 28ft plus a barn or...

Jumping bean needed 650ft x 28ft plus a barn or two to hide in - most Tesco car parks would do, with hides in the drinks section. Good luck with the present generation of FJ.

Mog
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