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20th Jan 2022, 23:57
Replies: 74
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Posted By Davef68

One is a spares ship apparently

One is a spares ship apparently
20th Jan 2022, 23:54
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By Davef68

Fixed that for you! :-)

Fixed that for you! :-)
20th Jan 2022, 14:10
Replies: 18
Views: 2,777
Posted By Davef68

Not just USN, this was HMS Victorious ...

Not just USN, this was HMS Victorious

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/300x196/carlaunch_9f35626496d24824fe1070795b781e7569f0931e.jpg
18th Jan 2022, 08:45
Replies: 27
Views: 3,608
Posted By Davef68

Other way about, the development of ASV was as a...

Other way about, the development of ASV was as a result of the early work carried out on AI, and discovering (by accident) it could detect ships. Development was faster and ASV came into service...
17th Jan 2022, 21:48
Replies: 27
Views: 3,608
Posted By Davef68

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_Interceptio...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airborne_Interception_radar
17th Jan 2022, 21:47
Replies: 27
Views: 3,608
Posted By Davef68

The first AI set fitted to an aircraft was a...

The first AI set fitted to an aircraft was a Handley Page Heyford, initially just a receiver then a transmitter and receiver as well, but they needed long antennae. After that, the first practical...
17th Jan 2022, 00:55
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By Davef68

And Summit replaced the previous long line of...

And Summit replaced the previous long line of Hunting/Babcock/Invicta who provided this service with a pair of Skyvans (Although I think they used three aircraft over the years). One of them was...
7th Jan 2022, 14:45
Replies: 67
Views: 12,589
Posted By Davef68

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-shi...

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a28794/1982-uk-sub-stole-soviet-sonar-device/
31st Dec 2021, 16:38
Replies: 23
Views: 5,246
Posted By Davef68

There is a linear development line from the...

There is a linear development line from the Typhoon to the Hunter if you want to stretch that (Typhoon - Tempest - Fury - 'Jet Fury' design - Seahawk - P1052 - - P1081 - Hunter
22nd Dec 2021, 23:58
Replies: 35
Views: 12,884
Posted By Davef68

Yes, the pre-Options for Change plan was for them...

Yes, the pre-Options for Change plan was for them to soldier on until what became the Typhoon entered service in the late 90s
22nd Dec 2021, 17:03
Replies: 35
Views: 12,884
Posted By Davef68

From what I recall, the other reason the F-15 was...

From what I recall, the other reason the F-15 was eliminated was for being a single seater, the preference in 11 Group at the time for an aircraft with a back seater to operate the navigation and...
17th Dec 2021, 15:40
Replies: 28
Views: 5,992
Posted By Davef68

This just seems to be the Cosford list - perhaps...

This just seems to be the Cosford list - perhaps more to come/go from Hendon......
17th Dec 2021, 15:38
Replies: 28
Views: 5,992
Posted By Davef68

Yup, and only complete original Balliol/Sea...

Yup, and only complete original Balliol/Sea Balliol - I'd like to see that at Yeovilton, but it would probably just go into storage. It's noticeable that of the 'restored' ones, it's many of the...
17th Dec 2021, 12:38
Replies: 28
Views: 5,992
Posted By Davef68

A big change from the 'we want one of every type...

A big change from the 'we want one of every type the RAF flew' collection policy they had in the 80s and 90s. - the Ventura was acquired in the 80s and has lain in storage ever since. The Valetta has...
17th Dec 2021, 01:24
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By Davef68

It's the first time an RAF aircraft on operations...

It's the first time an RAF aircraft on operations has shot down another air system with a missile.
15th Dec 2021, 16:42
Replies: 62
Views: 18,810
Posted By Davef68

Swop you for an loan of an SSN?

Swop you for an loan of an SSN?
15th Dec 2021, 16:36
Replies: 87
Views: 10,237
Posted By Davef68

The Easyjet App shows you the FR24 data, I'm...

The Easyjet App shows you the FR24 data, I'm reminded of the time, when waiting at Bristol for a delayed flight, I followed the inbound progress on the App. There were high side winds at BRS that...
15th Dec 2021, 12:53
Replies: 87
Views: 10,237
Posted By Davef68

I've often found the company website or App gives...

I've often found the company website or App gives far more information than the airport information boards or gate staff. In fact, I'm quite sure that airports hold back the information from...
15th Dec 2021, 11:22
Replies: 62
Views: 18,810
Posted By Davef68

I remember reading over the years that the...

I remember reading over the years that the Blackhawk was considered to have too small a capacity for UK requirements. Has the requirement been 'adjusted'?
5th Dec 2021, 23:53
Replies: 123
Views: 44,712
Posted By Davef68

It will all come down to politicians trying to...

It will all come down to politicians trying to make it look like they are making a reasoned decision to buy the aircraft that was previously cancelled.
3rd Dec 2021, 09:39
Replies: 123
Views: 44,712
Posted By Davef68

They might deny it publicly, but I think Boeing...

They might deny it publicly, but I think Boeing is still a dirty word in the Canadian Govt after the A220 farago
30th Nov 2021, 18:03
Replies: 399
Views: 170,941
Posted By Davef68

First tweet in that thread gives alleged answer...

First tweet in that thread gives alleged answer to earlier questions - and some possible security questions

https://twitter.com/CcibChris/status/1465654640645656579?s=20
29th Nov 2021, 17:41
Replies: 399
Views: 170,941
Posted By Davef68

And looks like, as rumoured, his/her parachute...

And looks like, as rumoured, his/her parachute did snag on the ramp end
24th Nov 2021, 01:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Davef68

I've found NEOs quieter sitting behind the engines

I've found NEOs quieter sitting behind the engines
24th Nov 2021, 00:09
Replies: 140
Views: 45,319
Posted By Davef68

Later they did away with the more obvious Meteor...

Later they did away with the more obvious Meteor bits

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/639x433/132e5089_d67a_4cf2_b33c_195a44287a25_912fe5e6dcd87a38fe0b469530f67ff00f87bd03.jpg
23rd Nov 2021, 20:53
Replies: 4
Views: 3,777
Posted By Davef68

Interesting it mentions White Bat over a graphic...

Interesting it mentions White Bat over a graphic that looks like the alleged 'RQ-180'
20th Nov 2021, 12:43
Replies: 399
Views: 170,941
Posted By Davef68

Do they even use intake blanks on the F-35? I've...

Do they even use intake blanks on the F-35? I've seen photos on QE with RBF tags, but none that show intake (or engine) blanking plates.
19th Nov 2021, 00:14
Replies: 399
Views: 170,941
Posted By Davef68

You think the media don't/can't read egoat?

You think the media don't/can't read egoat?
18th Nov 2021, 07:56
Replies: 36
Views: 7,301
Posted By Davef68

Presumably for the HADES/ARES program.

Presumably for the HADES/ARES program.
17th Nov 2021, 13:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,477
Posted By Davef68

The first pic is the B-250

The first pic is the B-250
17th Nov 2021, 12:02
Replies: 460
Views: 291,469
Posted By Davef68

Those would be my choices too,.

Those would be my choices too,.
17th Nov 2021, 09:22
Replies: 460
Views: 291,469
Posted By Davef68

I suspect they already have the allocated names...

I suspect they already have the allocated names for 8 and 9, and are just trying to stir up some social media interest
16th Nov 2021, 14:32
Replies: 25
Views: 7,634
Posted By Davef68

Could economies of scale mean the UK could piggy...

Could economies of scale mean the UK could piggy back a USAF order and afford the other two after all?
16th Nov 2021, 14:29
Replies: 74
Views: 10,521
Posted By Davef68

Presumably to allow for the fact that not all...

Presumably to allow for the fact that not all Units are based on Stations, or that many Stations may have more than one Unit?
16th Nov 2021, 14:27
Replies: 74
Views: 10,521
Posted By Davef68

That's a weird one really, It's the only British...

That's a weird one really, It's the only British Army establishment in the UK called 'somethingf' Station. It's usually Barracks or occasionally Fort, Lines or Camp.Apparently due to the population...
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