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18th Sep 2020, 20:37
Replies: 458
Views: 155,747
Posted By Jackonicko

Compared to, say, the F-35 programme, which is of...

Compared to, say, the F-35 programme, which is of course a shining example of how to run a programme?
16th Sep 2020, 18:35
Replies: 92
Views: 31,817
Posted By Jackonicko

and yet the RAF Museum gives space to a B-17 and...

and yet the RAF Museum gives space to a B-17 and a P-51 in USAAF colours, and sundry Luftwaffe types, while Duxford's collection includes more American aircraft. Surely the Beverley deserves a place...
14th Sep 2020, 14:42
Replies: 67
Views: 31,139
Posted By Jackonicko

My take: Typhoon’s Radar Two breaks cover ...

My take:

Typhoon’s Radar Two breaks cover



On 3 September 2020, UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin announced that a 317 million contract had been signed covering the integration of a new...
14th Sep 2020, 14:41
Replies: 67
Views: 31,139
Posted By Jackonicko

This is just the latest development and T&E...

This is just the latest development and T&E contract - it does include some long-lead manufacturing and procurement, but a separate production contract will be required.....
1st Sep 2020, 13:57
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Jackonicko

Great recommendations, many thanks!

Great recommendations, many thanks!
31st Aug 2020, 08:58
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Jackonicko

Trial lessons/air experience Scotland?

I'm looking to find somewhere for a trial lesson/air experience flight for my step daughter. She's living in Fife, just north of the Forth bridges, and so that bit of Scotland or Northumbria would be...
19th Aug 2020, 23:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,578
Posted By Jackonicko

A good boss on ULAS, a great instructor and an...

A good boss on ULAS, a great instructor and an inspirational leader. I hope he's well and enjoying his retirement!
18th Aug 2020, 11:56
Replies: 124
Views: 24,426
Posted By Jackonicko

There are persistent rumours of RAF Hunters...

There are persistent rumours of RAF Hunters scoring kills during the confrontation, with these being hushed up for political reasons.

Nonsense? Possibly. But they keep coming back.
17th Aug 2020, 18:28
Replies: 124
Views: 24,426
Posted By Jackonicko

Mr Ward makes Lewis Page look like a sane and...

Mr Ward makes Lewis Page look like a sane and balanced commentator.
15th Aug 2020, 21:29
Replies: 124
Views: 24,426
Posted By Jackonicko

With Palestine, Korea and the Falklands, I...

With Palestine, Korea and the Falklands, I believe that RAF pilots scored marginally more kills than RN pilots did. Not counting bombed MiGs taking off, Harriers, F-4s or manoeuvre kills in Indonesia.
13th Aug 2020, 08:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By Jackonicko

That's converted by an (expat) Saudi team in St...

That's converted by an (expat) Saudi team in St Louis. Apparently very successfully.
12th Aug 2020, 19:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,337
Posted By Jackonicko

68 delivered, six left stateside, of which two...

68 delivered, six left stateside, of which two (possibly three) are unlikely to be delivered, instead remaining stateside for continuing test duties.

Two more F-15S-to-SA conversions (known as...
11th Aug 2020, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 2,866
Posted By Jackonicko

Squadron Leader Ian Sampson, AEO, RIP

Sqn Ldr Ian Walter Sampson
24th September 1940 - 10th August 2020

Ian was a long-serving and very highly regarded AEO with No.51 Squadron, and was previously on Vulcans with No.12 Squadron.

I...
30th Jul 2020, 15:46
Replies: 99
Views: 24,876
Posted By Jackonicko

Yes, yes, but you're forgetting the vital thing....

Yes, yes, but you're forgetting the vital thing. They couldn't knock out all the diversity and inclusion initiatives that have been so successfully rolled out recently. And looking at the Twitter...
27th Jun 2020, 22:44
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

I think that his consistent sniping at anyone and...

I think that his consistent sniping at anyone and everyone who wasn't 801 erodes the respect he would otherwise deserve.
27th Jun 2020, 14:57
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

If Sharkey wrote it and it sounds like bollocks,...

If Sharkey wrote it and it sounds like bollocks, then it's a safe bet that it is, in fact, bollocks.
26th Jun 2020, 11:25
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

This is an almost exact inversion of the truth,...

This is an almost exact inversion of the truth, and your guarantee is worthless! My own straw poll indicates that:

Most people knew that we 'invited' the Argentine invasion when the Royal Navy...
24th Jun 2020, 17:19
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

When was that? He was virulently and...

When was that? He was virulently and vituperatively anti-RAF (and anti-800, and anti-anything that wasn;t him or his) even before his first book.
23rd Jun 2020, 20:17
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

That's for Joe Coles' 'Hushkit' book, which will...

That's for Joe Coles' 'Hushkit' book, which will be an entertaining read, not for Nigel Ward's latest piece of self aggrandising apoplexy-inducing nonsense, and certainly not for Rowland White's...
23rd Jun 2020, 19:24
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

Sharkey Ward would not agree.

Sharkey Ward would not agree.
23rd Jun 2020, 16:00
Replies: 63
Views: 28,578
Posted By Jackonicko

More nonsense from Nigel - who has written a new book!

https://hushkit.net/2020/06/23/myths-mistakes-of-falklands-war-we-ask-commander-sharkey-ward/?unapproved=54258&moderation-hash=5965399d86cee9cc0b359753190bc060#comment-54258Snippets:

Q: If you...
19th Jun 2020, 17:33
Replies: 6
Views: 3,504
Posted By Jackonicko

88 year old former Wing Commander to walk 99 miles to save a Britannia

Wg Cdr (Ret) Brian Weatherley, an 88 year old @99Sqn (https://twitter.com/99Sqn) veteran is walking 99 miles on #WalkTheSquadron99 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WalkTheSquadron99?src=hashtag_click) in...
18th Jun 2020, 20:06
Replies: 70
Views: 19,915
Posted By Jackonicko

Much better, though, to have one fleet of...

Much better, though, to have one fleet of aircraft that can do both. Or not to have carriers at all!
18th Jun 2020, 20:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,726
Posted By Jackonicko

Make the most of it. The PdF may not be long for...

Make the most of it. The PdF may not be long for this world, with no future support arrangements for the Alpha Jet.
18th Jun 2020, 12:51
Replies: 70
Views: 19,915
Posted By Jackonicko

Not however, while they were also available for...

Not however, while they were also available for carrier service, because that's a full time job if you have CATOBAR, whereas the Harrier GR7/9 and F-35B can do BOTH
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