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24th Dec 2022, 21:40
Replies: 32
Views: 5,177
Posted By superplum

Yes, there was. I recall two ex-colleagues (both...

Yes, there was. I recall two ex-colleagues (both Chf Techs) who took advantage of it.
20th Nov 2022, 11:49
Replies: 60
Views: 11,246
Posted By superplum

Presumably the pistol is there to shoot the...

Presumably the pistol is there to shoot the pseudo- chef!
5th Oct 2022, 22:33
Replies: 63
Views: 12,033
Posted By superplum

Church Fenton (63-65) - Weds Sports pm was for...

Church Fenton (63-65) - Weds Sports pm was for Stn teams only with Sat morning working being standard for all support personnel and Stn parade every fourth Sat.
27th Sep 2022, 13:40
Replies: 34
Views: 8,798
Posted By superplum

I believe it should be with IX(B) - I remember...

I believe it should be with IX(B) - I remember hearing about it whilst at Bruggen 87-90.
20th Aug 2022, 11:02
Replies: 327
Views: 68,663
Posted By superplum

WOT! No "inbetweeners"? How double-dare...

WOT! No "inbetweeners"?

How double-dare you!
2nd Aug 2022, 11:09
Replies: 28
Views: 9,928
Posted By superplum

Probably completely unrelated but: ...

Probably completely unrelated but:

Martin-Baker Careers | Pyro Inspector (ciphr-irecruit.com) (https://mbapeople.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/vacancy/196/Pyro-Inspector)

Does anypne remember...
30th Jul 2022, 11:37
Replies: 122
Views: 54,767
Posted By superplum

The full report is here: Service Inquiry...

The full report is here:

Service Inquiry into the Loss of Hawk T Mk1 XX189 from 736 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose - GOV.UK (...
29th Jul 2022, 14:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By superplum

Ejection seats were not part of the aircraft as...

Ejection seats were not part of the aircraft as such. They were (obviously) installed but were interchangeable should the need arise. I'm guessing that your seat is a Type/Mark 3A ?. I seem to recall...
13th May 2022, 11:39
Replies: 228
Views: 53,097
Posted By superplum

Pedantic point only, Wiki (I know, I know) lists...

Pedantic point only, Wiki (I know, I know) lists rate of fire as 880-1000 rpm. Quite acceptable for a basic blow-back weapon.

I'm still in awe!
:ok:
2nd Apr 2022, 17:09
Replies: 84
Views: 26,929
Posted By superplum

Prior to the 1980's, many, if not most drill...

Prior to the 1980's, many, if not most drill (training) weapons would have been white. The "items" were all repainted around that time to the less conspicuous green or blue around that time. I have...
31st Mar 2022, 12:54
Replies: 84
Views: 26,929
Posted By superplum

Not really. For all NATO wpns of either variety...

Not really. For all NATO wpns of either variety (Conv or Non-Conv), all are required to conform to NATO colour standards - these would not be changed at local level.
:cool:
12th Mar 2022, 11:11
Replies: 0
Views: 2,250
Posted By superplum

Unhappy Sad to report...

Goodbye to RAF Sculthorpe's ATC tower:

RAF Sculthorpe discover US airman letter in wall | Eastern Daily Press (edp24.co.uk)...
30th Jan 2022, 21:38
Replies: 128
Views: 30,891
Posted By superplum

It's now a "Beefeater"!

It's now a "Beefeater"!
14th Jan 2022, 09:44
Replies: 24
Views: 6,813
Posted By superplum

Lump of "junk" (or Skid) under the nosewheel???...

Lump of "junk" (or Skid) under the nosewheel??? (Pic 2)
13th Jan 2022, 20:15
Replies: 66
Views: 18,226
Posted By superplum

Just wondering, would he go to the US to face...

Just wondering, would he go to the US to face charges or stay here. After all, Ann Sacoolas will be giving "evidence" via video link and not attending the UK on a much more serious matter - Death by...
31st Dec 2021, 12:08
Replies: 35
Views: 5,914
Posted By superplum

Yes, and a particularly messy job for the...

Yes, and a particularly messy job for the armourers who had to apply the paint".
30th Nov 2021, 10:46
Replies: 403
Views: 189,826
Posted By superplum

Ditto: MB did their stuff - c10secs from rockets...

Ditto: MB did their stuff - c10secs from rockets to splash with full canopy deployed.
:ok:
25th Nov 2021, 16:30
Replies: 140
Views: 47,374
Posted By superplum

Snow clearing? - Pah, we didn't need no snow...

Snow clearing? - Pah, we didn't need no snow clearing!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/635x810/another_day_b86b45b2716af0a575b32377802cb3b974ce3dea.jpg

:)
13th Oct 2021, 11:44
Replies: 37
Views: 13,610
Posted By superplum

I was on board. No, it didn't stop - see the...

I was on board. No, it didn't stop - see the comment about dumping fuel. It landed at Cagliari after dumping - Deci had closed by then (runway FOD - engine bits (34kg)) The Co Ppilot was relieved of...
25th Sep 2021, 21:38
Replies: 19
Views: 4,915
Posted By superplum

Scale-wise, think Mk 82s more appropriate...

Scale-wise, think Mk 82s more appropriate particularly when on twin-store carriers. As for the M55, they were actually BL755.
9th Aug 2021, 09:58
Replies: 42
Views: 12,977
Posted By superplum

Ummm, what should I do with my "Kismet Master"...

Ummm, what should I do with my "Kismet Master" footpump then (had it for 44 yrs)?. I was about to undertake a second refurbishment on it prior to auctioning .
:eek:
24th Jul 2021, 12:26
Replies: 122
Views: 33,860
Posted By superplum

and nobody has considered the need for "lots" of...

and nobody has considered the need for "lots" of electric vehicle chaging points when petrol/diesel vehicles are replaced!
14th Jul 2021, 12:24
Replies: 49
Views: 16,393
Posted By superplum

O-D Pedant point only - "The centre line...

O-D

Pedant point only - "The centre line could take the tandem beam, a recce pod (if modified) or a fuel tank." Not tandem beam; the pylon itself contained the 3 ERUs for stores carriage Front and...
25th Jun 2021, 22:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,353
Posted By superplum

In the Guardroom; some may remember it! :)

In the Guardroom; some may remember it!
:)
19th Jun 2021, 12:39
Replies: 157
Views: 23,974
Posted By superplum

As an ex-Chief, I was commissioned as a BO in 85....

As an ex-Chief, I was commissioned as a BO in 85. Unless things have changed again, then NO, they stopped BC's late nineties/early twenties. The reason, as given to me by my desk officer (great...
23rd Mar 2021, 11:50
Replies: 76
Views: 19,912
Posted By superplum

Tsk! It was never a "thicket" of armourers; the...

Tsk! It was never a "thicket" of armourers; the correct term is "a charm"!

:=
21st Dec 2020, 16:42
Replies: 23
Views: 9,192
Posted By superplum

Sentinel and Sentry ac for sale

Not on BOGOF yet!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/potential-sale-of-aircraft
26th Nov 2020, 10:02
Replies: 86
Views: 27,310
Posted By superplum

Now breathe!. Calm down now Cat T; you really are...

Now breathe!. Calm down now Cat T; you really are my hero - you've told us all! (including those who tend to keep quiet about it).
:rolleyes:
14th Nov 2020, 13:05
Replies: 38
Views: 9,901
Posted By superplum

Genuine question. How do they know it's...

Genuine question.

How do they know it's really clear?
:confused:
3rd Oct 2020, 17:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By superplum

Like it! - precision landing eh?

Like it! - precision landing eh?
30th Jul 2020, 09:22
Replies: 136
Views: 41,428
Posted By superplum

Autoglass enroute - have your policy details...

Autoglass enroute - have your policy details ready!
27th Jun 2020, 11:09
Replies: 6
Views: 4,015
Posted By superplum

Red face Oh Dear...!

Now, even the MOD are getting it wrong:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/raf-flights-to-take-uk-aid-funded-supplies-to-africa-to-tackle-coronavirus

:{
16th Jun 2020, 09:18
Replies: 283
Views: 196,812
Posted By superplum

MB Drogue Gun had a 0.5 Sec delay once intiated...

MB Drogue Gun had a 0.5 Sec delay once intiated and BTDU 2.25 Sec (IIRC) - both operating simultaneously.
10th May 2020, 13:38
Replies: 17
Views: 6,528
Posted By superplum

Let's hope that's not the "exit wouind"!

Let's hope that's not the "exit wouind"!
5th May 2020, 09:29
Replies: 12
Views: 4,800
Posted By superplum

The two fans help as well!

The two fans help as well!
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