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15th Oct 2019, 10:52
Replies: 32
Views: 5,769
Posted By tornadoken

The actual Answer is...all, then again...none. ...

The actual Answer is...all, then again...none.
Director, Operational Requirements turns Defence Policy into aspirational inventory. So: when close-up to Army was an RAF Task, he specified...
27th Sep 2019, 11:48
Replies: 27
Views: 4,551
Posted By tornadoken

There are many more - Paramount, Debonair, Buzz,...

There are many more - Paramount, Debonair, Buzz, numerous cargo carriers....what this demonstrates is not that UK aviators are inherently inept, but that the investment environment is well-disposed...
9th Aug 2019, 10:16
Replies: 9
Views: 3,038
Posted By tornadoken

If the thrust of your Q is: does nominal...

If the thrust of your Q is: does nominal ownership influence ability to display...No.
Case A: write-off and/or liability (dead spectators). Where we own the a/c, we (self-insure) ao we (MoD) pay or...
5th Jun 2019, 10:42
Replies: 43
Views: 11,324
Posted By tornadoken

Spey pedigree.

RAF Requirement for Canberra Replacement was issued 9/57. RR schemed RB.140, then derived RB.141/142 Medway. Bristol Olympus won TSR.2, but Medway was design baseline for DH bid for BEAC's medium...
21st Dec 2018, 11:22
Replies: 60
Views: 13,115
Posted By tornadoken

In 1983 HK Aircraft Engineering Co extracted 4 of...

In 1983 HK Aircraft Engineering Co extracted 4 of the CAAC V.843 and most of their Darts. These had been the only 8-engined Viscounts, 100% spares were bought as was their experience of USSR-types....
19th Oct 2018, 09:55
Replies: 14
Views: 4,602
Posted By tornadoken

R20: folly...gave away jet to US/USSR. ...

R20: folly...gave away jet to US/USSR.

Giveaway to US.US/UK Patent Interchange Agreement,24/8/42 deferred to post-War all commercial claims: UK's purpose was to source kit from plants unbombed....
15th Feb 2018, 16:18
Replies: 242
Views: 77,286
Posted By tornadoken

Crown Jewel Giveaways. Ministers did what...

Crown Jewel Giveaways.

Ministers did what seemed a good idea at the time.

- Whittles to US (and radar and more...) In1940/41 UK needed US industry for 2 reasons: to wean US from isolationism...
9th Feb 2018, 09:47
Replies: 36
Views: 3,580
Posted By tornadoken

Quite properly... not in the public domain....

Quite properly... not in the public domain. Buyers do not wish to know that the price they are about to pay...causes a loss, thus imperilling long-term ownership/future asset value, or is nicely...
6th Feb 2018, 12:58
Replies: 41
Views: 12,189
Posted By tornadoken

chug/nut: HP and Andover is another of the we wuz...

chug/nut: HP and Andover is another of the we wuz robbed myths.

The Reqt. was as old as the Korean War. Fairchild C-119F was offered, free, but not taken up. Rotory schemes included Fairey...
4th Nov 2017, 12:53
Replies: 46
Views: 6,603
Posted By tornadoken

#33/34: SA-16B Albatrosses, 67th.AirRescue Sqdn,...

#33/34: SA-16B Albatrosses, 67th.AirRescue Sqdn, PWK, 10/57 - 2/60.
30th Oct 2017, 12:12
Replies: 46
Views: 6,603
Posted By tornadoken

#17/19: Catalina endurance. B.Pattison&G.Goodall,...

#17/19: Catalina endurance. B.Pattison&G.Goodall, Qantas Indian O. Service 1943-46, AHS/Oz,1979. 5 a/c, 217 crossings Swan R - Koggala Lake vv. Payload upto 1,100 lb., average duration 27 hr., min....
18th Jul 2017, 08:51
Replies: 20
Views: 6,230
Posted By tornadoken

TT: that's one view of causes for DC-10/MD-11...

TT: that's one view of causes for DC-10/MD-11 outselling L1011...but:
the root issue was splitting the market by launching both, EA+DL L1011-1, AA/UA DC-10-10. Both programs lost megabucks,...
14th Jul 2017, 11:03
Replies: 64
Views: 22,464
Posted By tornadoken

Turbine Ambassador

Though it now seems odd that no turboprop was offered, t'was not so in late-1940s.

UK's Brabazon Committee suite funded into R&D 1943-46 Types to build NOW, to employ the vast Aero industry, to...
1st Feb 2017, 20:18
Replies: 66
Views: 24,304
Posted By tornadoken

#51/53/54: destroy!! SOP is that Ministers...

#51/53/54: destroy!!

SOP is that Ministers decide to exercise the Break Clause. That sets (maybe 90 days) to rundown expenditure to zero, so on the day of Break, most persons booking to the job...
22nd Dec 2016, 12:38
Replies: 59
Views: 12,861
Posted By tornadoken

Quite. When Spain jabbers Gib...Gib...Gib as the...

Quite. When Spain jabbers Gib...Gib...Gib as the price of its Vote to endorse a Brexit settlement, Arg will gently ask its cousin to add Las Malvinas...
9th Nov 2016, 20:22
Replies: 72
Views: 14,694
Posted By tornadoken

Dispersal: I suggested at #52 that we had merely...

Dispersal: I suggested at #52 that we had merely "some" warning from the 2 BMEWS, Alaska/Greenland. But also: some capability arose 10/57 in the Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank Experimental Station,...
6th Nov 2016, 11:13
Replies: 90
Views: 26,506
Posted By tornadoken

A National Retaliatory War Plan

PN: KS' dismissal of Lamb's "no serious {solo-UK} plans" will derive from Baylis/Stoddart, Experience, Appendix 3, P.221: 5/10/62 RAFBC targeting memo: National Retaliatory War Plan as 15 cities,...
5th Nov 2016, 14:30
Replies: 72
Views: 14,694
Posted By tornadoken

Cuba and Dispersal

A.Horne, Macmillan/II,1989,P.366: Mac 22/10/62 "rejected urgings from (Saceur) to place Br.Forces on a higher state of readiness. (Mac,) with his own tragic personal memories {i.e of 8/1914...
28th Oct 2016, 12:54
Replies: 90
Views: 26,506
Posted By tornadoken

PN: I have not seen a list of WarPac targets for...

PN: I have not seen a list of WarPac targets for a UK-solo National Retaliatory War Plan. IIRC you have yourself posted that you did not train for such a thing. K.Stoddart,Losing an...
18th Oct 2016, 12:30
Replies: 70
Views: 16,975
Posted By tornadoken

#58 Jenkins: World Renown. At >900 sold and now...

#58 Jenkins: World Renown. At >900 sold and now back in production, Twotter is estimable. I am voluble in criticism of UK Aero's lethargy in seeking out oddbod buyers in the boondocks...but Short's...
18th Oct 2016, 11:11
Replies: 70
Views: 16,975
Posted By tornadoken

August 1958, I watched a Ceylon AF Pioneer, on...

August 1958, I watched a Ceylon AF Pioneer, on acceptance test at PWK, stalling speed being less than prevailing headwind, so hovering for a minute or so, seriously steep descent, landing roll about...
12th Oct 2016, 17:16
Replies: 17
Views: 7,326
Posted By tornadoken

Centaur/807NAS was on FE Station early-1962....

Centaur/807NAS was on FE Station early-1962. (Much later to be CPA senior Simon Cxxxxxx) took one up for acceptance after some work at HK A/c Eng'g, which included a repaint. Story was that he knew...
12th Oct 2016, 11:52
Replies: 33
Views: 8,010
Posted By tornadoken

Eclipse of Whirlwind, rise of Spitfire were not...

Eclipse of Whirlwind, rise of Spitfire were not determined by quality as perceived during 1939. It was industrial logic.

Whirlwind protoype contract 11/2/37. (Westland's near-bankruptcy, 10/35 had...
6th Oct 2016, 09:34
Replies: 84
Views: 35,157
Posted By tornadoken

#77 tubby Govt. funded Interim Civil...

#77 tubby Govt. funded Interim Civil Lincoln/Civil Halifax on 4th and 5th April, 1944. On 15/12/44 UK Govt ordered 79 Avro Tudor II for the Kangaroo Route Team. HP persevered with various iterations...
27th Sep 2016, 10:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By tornadoken

Brabazon's Committee chose the Interim Wellington...

Brabazon's Committee chose the Interim Wellington Transport, funded 25/11/44, as $-sparing means of opening Continental routes asap. First flight was 22/6/45, inaugural with new BEAC, 1/9/46....
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