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13th May 2022, 10:51
Replies: 35
Views: 7,553
Posted By Timelord

Is Thunder City still going?

Is Thunder City still going?
2nd May 2022, 17:59
Replies: 146
Views: 27,719
Posted By Timelord

Good to know that with a war in Europe, and the...

Good to know that with a war in Europe, and the operational parts of the RAF being pretty busy as a result , someone is worrying about the important stuff.
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2nd May 2022, 09:27
Replies: 5
Views: 2,090
Posted By Timelord

Doesn’t mean anything to me, unless you mean...

Doesn’t mean anything to me, unless you mean Special Weapons Flight Crew Checklists?
And each airframe needed a periodic nuclear certification which, I think, was included in the F700.

TL (...
27th Apr 2022, 17:07
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By Timelord

LB, TARWI went on every Misrep ( auto spell just...

LB, TARWI went on every Misrep ( auto spell just put that in as misrepresentation!) and IF Rep, so if it never made it back to the forecasters it wasn’t the crew’s fault.
26th Apr 2022, 20:56
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By Timelord

TARWI: 0081X. Always.

TARWI: 0081X. Always.
20th Apr 2022, 17:19
Replies: 92
Views: 7,916
Posted By Timelord

They are very impressively straight lines of...

They are very impressively straight lines of aircraft and people.
15th Apr 2022, 16:26
Replies: 430
Views: 147,773
Posted By Timelord

AND, you can’t have a cocktail party on an...

AND, you can’t have a cocktail party on an aircraft. Well, you can, but…..
14th Apr 2022, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By Timelord

I think laser “dazzle” weapons have been at sea...

I think laser “dazzle” weapons have been at sea for quite a while now.
10th Apr 2022, 17:09
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

Given the amount of tanker hours revealed on...

Given the amount of tanker hours revealed on FR24, Does anyone know if the extra airframes in the surge capacity of the AirTanker contract have been activated, or are they still doing bucket and...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2022, 21:43
Replies: 9,767
Views: 568,347
Posted By Timelord

What is the deal with the prostate? And can it...

What is the deal with the prostate?
And can it render you prostrate?
Urination’s an issue,
Because of the tissue
8th Apr 2022, 19:34
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

Does anyone know what the “ precision munitions...

Does anyone know what the “ precision munitions capable of lingering in the sky until directed to a target” that the PM has promised to Ukraine are?

As to CAS and Typhoon pilots in early 20s? -...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2022, 19:11
Replies: 83
Views: 32,874
Posted By Timelord

Hysterical?

Hysterical?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2022, 16:55
Replies: 83
Views: 32,874
Posted By Timelord

This is a tragic situation all round. May I...

This is a tragic situation all round. May I suggest either the OP or the mods put a stop to this thread.
5th Apr 2022, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 4,125
Posted By Timelord

Black tie / DJ unless he can still get into his ...

Black tie / DJ unless he can still get into his No5.
2nd Apr 2022, 09:14
Replies: 84
Views: 25,953
Posted By Timelord

The QRA Jaguars will have had real weapons...

The QRA Jaguars will have had real weapons loaded. I heard that real ones were sometimes used for load training,
( although I never saw it) but NOT flown
1st Apr 2022, 17:00
Replies: 34
Views: 9,051
Posted By Timelord

Probably true, he’s ex F3s apparently.

Probably true, he’s ex F3s apparently.
31st Mar 2022, 13:12
Replies: 84
Views: 25,953
Posted By Timelord

As in the illustration, latterly both live and...

As in the illustration, latterly both live and training WE177 were green. The only external difference was the yellow (HE) and orange (fissile) bands around the nose. I worried a lot the day I had to...
30th Mar 2022, 19:19
Replies: 84
Views: 25,953
Posted By Timelord

I would be very surprised if they were real...

I would be very surprised if they were real nuclear weapons ( although I have been very surprised by Vlad a lot lately) . Could they have been what we used to call “shapes”, ie inert practice...
24th Mar 2022, 21:24
Replies: 64
Views: 11,206
Posted By Timelord

The perennial Harrier argument is like the ...

The perennial Harrier argument is like the Brexit one - it just won’t go away!
23rd Mar 2022, 09:05
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By Timelord

Oh no, the dreaded seven engine approach!

Oh no, the dreaded seven engine approach!
22nd Mar 2022, 16:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,443
Posted By Timelord

We always reckoned a bag of nuts and bolts in the...

We always reckoned a bag of nuts and bolts in the brake chute bay would be better than nothing.
18th Mar 2022, 04:18
Replies: 25
Views: 5,852
Posted By Timelord

Lomcevak, R. .k P. . . ..ps insisted he took me...

Lomcevak, R. .k P. . . ..ps insisted he took me supersonic (indicated) ( medium level shallow dive) on a Buccaneer trip at the end of my tour despite my reluctance. What really surprised me was that...
17th Mar 2022, 13:57
Replies: 145
Views: 17,636
Posted By Timelord

I was shown the “real” photo. Certain it wasn’t a...

I was shown the “real” photo. Certain it wasn’t a Jaguar.
16th Mar 2022, 13:01
Replies: 64
Views: 11,206
Posted By Timelord

I’m having trouble finding 4 front line FJ bases....

I’m having trouble finding 4 front line FJ bases. Lossiemouth, Conningsby, Marham and…?
16th Mar 2022, 05:28
Replies: 32
Views: 8,682
Posted By Timelord

Fuel venting. Probably indicates tanks full.

Fuel venting. Probably indicates tanks full.
15th Mar 2022, 06:30
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

From following what is showing on FR24 it is...

From following what is showing on FR24 it is clear that the Brit tanker, transport and RJ crews must be working their socks off, plus, of course the assets that do not show up there. Good luck to...
8th Mar 2022, 20:16
Replies: 64
Views: 8,159
Posted By Timelord

I served somewhere where a trainee pilot officer...

I served somewhere where a trainee pilot officer in the tower was TEAPOT. His wife, rather uncharitably ,was TEABAG.
3rd Mar 2022, 15:26
Replies: 145
Views: 17,636
Posted By Timelord

Ninthace, the mocked up picture on this thread is...

Ninthace, the mocked up picture on this thread is a Harrier but as I said earlier my first impression on seeing the original was Hunter. You are correct though, Mathew has stated that RAF analysis of...
2nd Mar 2022, 22:42
Replies: 145
Views: 17,636
Posted By Timelord

Good point. Were they still operating Hunters...

Good point. Were they still operating Hunters then? FRADU and their successors did indeed fly at weekends during JMC exercises, and sometimes out of Lossiemouth but almost exclusively over the sea.
2nd Mar 2022, 10:15
Replies: 145
Views: 17,636
Posted By Timelord

This is a bit embarrassing, and will be a gift to...

This is a bit embarrassing, and will be a gift to our RN friends but it is hard to overstate how unusual fast jet weekend flying was then!
( Nimrods, yes, yes I know)

I’m sure that Harriers...
26th Feb 2022, 14:50
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

We certainly gave up our cluster and long delay...

We certainly gave up our cluster and long delay weapons, not sure if the US did, and the Russians certainly didn’t!
26th Feb 2022, 08:12
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

Electronics. No databus, no computer, no screens...

Electronics. No databus, no computer, no screens or HUD to aim it with. And it comes in racks of 3 + launcher, all of which is pretty draggy.
25th Feb 2022, 22:31
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

Hawk T1 + Brimstone? Not a chance.

Hawk T1 + Brimstone? Not a chance.
22nd Feb 2022, 20:27
Replies: 5,833
Views: 3,046,214
Posted By Timelord

Where are all those “military experts” now who,...

Where are all those “military experts” now who, during Afghanistan, declared that we didn’t need high end capabilities any more, there would be no more state v state conflicts and all we needed were...
21st Feb 2022, 15:48
Replies: 46
Views: 6,683
Posted By Timelord

The Integrated Review last year did the same....

The Integrated Review last year did the same. Someone on here suggested it was because the helicopters were funded via an army budget line.
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