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10th Feb 2012, 14:01
Replies: 53
Views: 10,151
Posted By Mr Grim

I think that hval has it about right and good...

I think that hval has it about right and good comments from those that have actually operated UAVs. The usual ill-informed, daily mail level comments from those that clearly never have.

UAVs can...
22nd Oct 2011, 18:18
Replies: 41
Views: 12,659
Posted By Mr Grim

Is Middle Wallop where they get issued their 10...

Is Middle Wallop where they get issued their 10 gallon hat, spurs and chaps?
12th Jul 2011, 12:47
Replies: 56
Views: 9,885
Posted By Mr Grim

Jacko - sorry I was being deliberately obtuse...

Jacko - sorry I was being deliberately obtuse because talking too much about limitations in a war is generally not a good thing, but generically speaking: control through a satellite is problematic...
11th Jul 2011, 20:29
Replies: 56
Views: 9,885
Posted By Mr Grim

Sturb I take your point about being...

Sturb

I take your point about being entitled to opinions, but the problem is someone else here or a journo will pick it up as "fact". I try not to let it worry me, this is a rumour network after...
11th Jul 2011, 17:06
Replies: 56
Views: 9,885
Posted By Mr Grim

NJHr, ignoring the proper aircraft jab, UAVs are...

NJHr, ignoring the proper aircraft jab, UAVs are multi mission platforms doing far more than simple EO/IR ISTAR. The more you do the more you save as the ever growing crew can all operate from home...
11th Jul 2011, 12:53
Replies: 56
Views: 9,885
Posted By Mr Grim

Sturb, it would be difficult to find a more wrong...

Sturb, it would be difficult to find a more wrong post than your last 2. The RAF have had a plan to replace Reaper for quite some time now. The timeline has slipped due to aircraft issues / the end...
28th Jun 2011, 13:03
Replies: 38
Views: 5,645
Posted By Mr Grim

Don't know which unit you are referring to - most...

Don't know which unit you are referring to - most USAF sqns and units are way more over ranked than RAF ones. A sqn will usually have several lt-cols on it and a wing will be rife with lt cols all...
28th May 2011, 09:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,174
Posted By Mr Grim

Under his current plans, Levene and his team have...

Under his current plans, Levene and his team have suggested:
Thinning the ranks at the very top of the military. At the moment each service has, effectively, two chiefs one responsible for...
18th May 2011, 20:14
Replies: 113
Views: 23,297
Posted By Mr Grim

PFMG I think that I may have confused matters by...

PFMG I think that I may have confused matters by using the TLA "DAS". This conjures up an all singing, all dancing integrated system that tries to do everything. The whole philosophy around...
17th May 2011, 21:14
Replies: 113
Views: 23,297
Posted By Mr Grim

Not quite sure how an AK, RPG or even an AH is...

Not quite sure how an AK, RPG or even an AH is going to shoot down a Reaper at 25k. Detect is your first problem!

Of course what some fail to appreciate is that the aircraft is equipped for...
17th May 2011, 20:58
Replies: 12
Views: 3,146
Posted By Mr Grim

Well that's reasonable as they will have the same...

Well that's reasonable as they will have the same capabilities, [desperately trying not to use the irritating rolling eyes smiley], but does anyone know the range for the Harrier with a bomb load and...
13th May 2011, 22:07
Replies: 113
Views: 23,297
Posted By Mr Grim

Excellent news (even if most of it is pretty...

Excellent news (even if most of it is pretty old).

James, if you take your military info / thought processes from the register you have some serious issues. Has it occured to you that they a....
28th Apr 2011, 06:47
Replies: 1,209
Views: 256,099
Posted By Mr Grim

Q1 - Don't know. Q2 - Because you think you are...

Q1 - Don't know.
Q2 - Because you think you are about to die.
21st Mar 2011, 10:35
Replies: 1,833
Views: 297,711
Posted By Mr Grim

Holy crap. That submission, which is of course...

Holy crap. That submission, which is of course one persons agenda, is clearly written by someone with no clue about aircraft, specifically Harrier, Tornado and UAVs (not to mention Afghanistan). ...
23rd Feb 2011, 09:03
Replies: 102
Views: 19,647
Posted By Mr Grim

Warning, mini rant incoming. First of all I...

Warning, mini rant incoming.

First of all I should say that I am (obviously) not a Tornado guy so have no self interest here. On the contrary you could say that they are competitors with my...
21st Feb 2011, 08:21
Replies: 102
Views: 19,647
Posted By Mr Grim

Unfortunately Typhoon isn't particularly good at...

Unfortunately Typhoon isn't particularly good at anything yet (standfast the air display circuit). So the obvious question is what do we use for CAS in Afghanistan?

We could try to get Typhoon...
5th Dec 2010, 20:27
Replies: 39
Views: 8,748
Posted By Mr Grim

And what does that say about the Harrier as the...

And what does that say about the Harrier as the GR4 is officially more capable than the Harrier? ;)
4th Dec 2010, 04:01
Replies: 39
Views: 8,748
Posted By Mr Grim

What I should have added is that 2 seats can be a...

What I should have added is that 2 seats can be a lot worse than one if the crews are mismatched. You can be Douglas BAder but if the Nav keeps pointing the radar at LEO satellites you aint getting...
3rd Dec 2010, 22:54
Replies: 39
Views: 8,748
Posted By Mr Grim

Because, despite what some single seat guys say,...

Because, despite what some single seat guys say, 2 heads are better than one (usually). If you are doing someting simple such as follow the black line to gps bomb drop, benign CAS or 2v2 then single...
3rd Dec 2010, 00:37
Replies: 47
Views: 13,688
Posted By Mr Grim

Come to Creech, we'll show you, it isn't hard! :O

Come to Creech, we'll show you, it isn't hard! :O
2nd Dec 2010, 19:24
Replies: 47
Views: 13,688
Posted By Mr Grim

Sorry, I should have been clearer. By swing...

Sorry, I should have been clearer.

By swing role I mean does one thing then "swings" into another so, for example, A-A on the way in, then drop bombs, then take piccies on the way out.

By...
2nd Dec 2010, 14:23
Replies: 47
Views: 13,688
Posted By Mr Grim

I think you'll find that we have an aircraft that...

I think you'll find that we have an aircraft that does over 1000 hrs a month on ops doing ISTAR, SAR, Strike and other stuff. Although in a way you are correct, it isn't swing role, it is true multi...
8th Oct 2010, 21:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,947
Posted By Mr Grim

Ahh the old ones never get boring! Must be time...

Ahh the old ones never get boring! Must be time for another fitness test thread as well?

I am sure the army would be doing so much better in Afg if Air wasn't getting in their way. Let the...
10th Sep 2010, 22:52
Replies: 49
Views: 7,977
Posted By Mr Grim

And some more aircraft crashes: ...

And some more aircraft crashes:

AirDisaster.Com News: Embraer 190 crashes in China; 96 aboard. (http://www.airdisaster.com/news/article.php?id=71)
BBC News - Father and son killed in Isle of...
30th Aug 2010, 14:41
Replies: 49
Views: 7,977
Posted By Mr Grim

Ozy I rather thank that it is you that have...

Ozy

I rather thank that it is you that have missed the point, or not read LJR's post. He quoted facts. You quoted ill-informed speculation.

You had to go to the Congo for your first...
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