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22nd Aug 2015, 13:22
Replies: 6
Views: 3,477
Posted By Rakshasa

Not confirmed yet, Basil, sadly.

Not confirmed yet, Basil, sadly.
22nd Aug 2015, 13:19
Replies: 1,757
Views: 891,745
Posted By Rakshasa

Don't unclench just yet, looks like the "pilot...

Don't unclench just yet, looks like the "pilot pulled from wreckage" relates to a light a/c forced landing at Sandown an hour ago.
15th Aug 2015, 15:22
Replies: 28
Views: 4,917
Posted By Rakshasa

I suppose expectation can play a part. Passing my...

I suppose expectation can play a part. Passing my A Levels and having grown up in a town which had it's own army RO and already observed several friends literally walk off the street to chat to a...
10th Jul 2015, 11:45
Replies: 72
Views: 12,584
Posted By Rakshasa

Speaking of the anniversary, does anyone know if...

Speaking of the anniversary, does anyone know if there is a full 75th flypast planned or is the BBMF and four ship this weekend really all we're going to get?
6th Jul 2015, 08:50
Replies: 86
Views: 12,861
Posted By Rakshasa

The Germans did try to develop 4 engine strategic...

The Germans did try to develop 4 engine strategic bombers. Fortunately, military production had become a political football by 1942 and their procurement shenanigans make Wokka Mk3 and FRES look...
6th May 2015, 23:47
Replies: 57,148
Views: 8,122,805
Posted By Rakshasa

The Star Wars VII X-wing pilot extras assemble...

The Star Wars VII X-wing pilot extras assemble for their first lightsaber practice....

...Government ministers secretly confer to see if this can be counted as an RAF fast jet squadron in FOI...
26th Apr 2015, 22:44
Replies: 16
Views: 3,991
Posted By Rakshasa

Nut, it would go against the grain for a...

Nut, it would go against the grain for a non-Harrier mate to sound pleased. :E
12th Apr 2015, 06:24
Replies: 16
Views: 4,562
Posted By Rakshasa

As someone who got his knuckles wrapped for...

As someone who got his knuckles wrapped for transposing serials in his log book, I'm not sure I'd be certain I'd have the right a/c! :O
24th Mar 2015, 16:19
Replies: 100
Views: 23,455
Posted By Rakshasa

Yup, that second pair of engines run so quite and...

Yup, that second pair of engines run so quite and are so stealthy you can't see them! :E
24th Mar 2015, 16:16
Replies: 100
Views: 23,455
Posted By Rakshasa

I... well.... Please be a comedy sock puppet.

I... well....

Please be a comedy sock puppet.
17th Mar 2015, 19:30
Replies: 417
Views: 120,571
Posted By Rakshasa

Have 12 Squadron and 2 Squadron untangled...

Have 12 Squadron and 2 Squadron untangled themselves then?
17th Mar 2015, 19:15
Replies: 417
Views: 120,571
Posted By Rakshasa

How much of that is ignorance though? I was...

How much of that is ignorance though?

I was speaking to a friend just yesterday who knows almost nothing about the military. He genuinely believed we had 'more than twenty, maybe thirty' front...
9th Mar 2015, 22:00
Replies: 41
Views: 8,529
Posted By Rakshasa

I suspect anything short of Tranch One Typhoons...

I suspect anything short of Tranch One Typhoons getting a coat of Red will probably pass Joe Public by.
20th Jul 2014, 17:30
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,013,300
Posted By Rakshasa

tsenis, the Krasnoarmeysk claim has already been...

tsenis, the Krasnoarmeysk claim has already been disproved on other websites. You can see a low rooftop in the back ground, meaning the terrain slopes and there are trolley bus cables visible behind...
14th Jul 2014, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 3,595
Posted By Rakshasa

Apparently yes. I asked a matelot about this when...

Apparently yes. I asked a matelot about this when NERC announced its new Ice Breaker for BAS a few months ago. BAS already has a couple of it's own breakers on charter, so it would otherwise be no...
12th Jul 2014, 21:59
Replies: 24
Views: 3,905
Posted By Rakshasa

Friend of mine is working for a UK video game...

Friend of mine is working for a UK video game company that's making a new Alien game and 20th Century Fox released all the old production archive to them for reference. He was mildly surprised to...
5th Jul 2014, 06:18
Replies: 5,654
Views: 1,411,901
Posted By Rakshasa

I wasn't being bullish. :ok:

I wasn't being bullish. :ok:
5th Jul 2014, 05:56
Replies: 5,654
Views: 1,411,901
Posted By Rakshasa

500N, Honestly? A better carrier than...

500N, Honestly?

A better carrier than CVS.... In fact I'd add; as good as if not better carrier than CdeG and very likely a better carrier than Vikrant, Kuznetsov, Sao Paolo and Liaoning.

It...
5th Jul 2014, 04:53
Replies: 5,654
Views: 1,411,901
Posted By Rakshasa

It'll do absolutely nothing. It's got another two...

It'll do absolutely nothing. It's got another two years of fitting out and systems integration in the basin, followed by another two years of sea trials, followed by 18 months of work up and air wing...
23rd Apr 2014, 23:43
Replies: 194
Views: 18,193
Posted By Rakshasa

Not exactly. The Irish Free State was formed in...

Not exactly. The Irish Free State was formed in 1922 as the self governing dominion of Eire (apart from the six counties of Ulster which exercised their opt out clause to remain part of the UK). It...
20th Apr 2014, 11:32
Replies: 936
Views: 349,244
Posted By Rakshasa

Vector (Pinzgauer).

Vector (Pinzgauer).
15th Apr 2014, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 2,250
Posted By Rakshasa

'Raz' was very lucky. 603 were sent down to...

'Raz' was very lucky. 603 were sent down to Hornchurch to relieve 74 Squadron on the 25 of August and went straight into combat. By the 25th of September fifteen of the twenty four original pilots...
10th Apr 2014, 07:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,000
Posted By Rakshasa

Given it's taken about 30 years to get from ZA...

Given it's taken about 30 years to get from ZA (Tonkas and Chinooks) to ZK (Typhoons and new Chinooks) I wouldn't worry too much.
29th Mar 2014, 19:51
Replies: 55
Views: 12,132
Posted By Rakshasa

No. The original '98 SDSR was pretty clear that a...

No. The original '98 SDSR was pretty clear that a 'hoofing big boat with a small strike wing' was more useful than a small boat with a small strike wing.
22nd Mar 2014, 20:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rakshasa

I hear the Polite People are rolling on Belgravia...

I hear the Polite People are rolling on Belgravia as we speak. :ooh:
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