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6th Jan 2022, 21:00
Replies: 30
Views: 3,348
Posted By MAINJAFAD

From Ecuador mostly, plus most of the other wood...

From Ecuador mostly, plus most of the other wood used came from the Americas as well (Yellow Birch, Spruce and Douglas Fir). The only UK sourced wood used was Ash and Silver Birch for some parts of...
31st Dec 2021, 21:28
Replies: 35
Views: 5,177
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Plenty of Meteors were shot down at Aberporth...

Plenty of Meteors were shot down at Aberporth post 1966. The Bloodhound boys nailed at least 6 of them between 1969 and 1975, 4 with warhead kills (2 RAF and 2 Swiss), while the Swiss took out...
27th Dec 2021, 16:04
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

I concur totally, however it wasn't me that first...

I concur totally, however it wasn't me that first mentioned the aircraft type or the date.
27th Dec 2021, 12:31
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

First Nimrod MR2 AIM-9G Sidewinder firing trial...

First Nimrod MR2 AIM-9G Sidewinder firing trial took place on that day at Aberporth. My source doesn't say if the missile hit anything (Flare pack or the Jindy towing it).
25th Dec 2021, 23:59
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Not invented by the RAE!!!

Not invented by the RAE!!!
21st Dec 2021, 13:34
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

No cheaper than an ASRAAM seeing that it is...

No cheaper than an ASRAAM seeing that it is basically an ASRAAM with an active radar seeker head.
17th Dec 2021, 00:45
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

But you were only suppose to shoot the SART /...

But you were only suppose to shoot the SART / Flare pack off (being towed by the Jindivik). Bought a DVD box set of the Rank "Look at Life" films made in the 1950s and 1960's, one of which covered...
16th Dec 2021, 21:50
Replies: 81
Views: 19,269
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Last confirmed RAF kill on an airborne manned...

Last confirmed RAF kill on an airborne manned aircraft in combat was in 1948. Egyptian Spitfire if memory serves. The alleged C-130 kill in the Confrontation was by a Javelin, unless your thinking of...
18th Nov 2021, 00:49
Replies: 74
Views: 10,545
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Not got my copy to hand, but I'm pretty sure that...

Not got my copy to hand, but I'm pretty sure that AP3003 (an official history of the RAF issued in the early 2000's) covered the naming of RAF Stations and it stated normally the Station was named...
28th Oct 2021, 00:30
Replies: 44
Views: 5,485
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Been around for ages. Augmenter Tube on a Jetex...

Been around for ages. Augmenter Tube on a Jetex Model in the 1950 somewhat works the same way. NACA did studies into such motors in the late 1940s. Such motors are used on the SA-6 SAM and Meteor AAM.
24th Oct 2021, 03:43
Replies: 163
Views: 112,554
Posted By MAINJAFAD

I think that Ex Fast Jets could explain that...

I think that Ex Fast Jets could explain that enhancing our ability to support the Ground campaign could have been done more easily by having a fit for purpose air tasking organisation on HMS Hermes....
23rd Oct 2021, 16:22
Replies: 84
Views: 15,660
Posted By MAINJAFAD

The Beverley Hillbilly does make a Hushkit top...

The Beverley Hillbilly does make a Hushkit top ten list...The worst 10 British Aircraft one.
25th Sep 2021, 23:00
Replies: 19
Views: 4,700
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Couldn't tell from the photos I could find on the...

Couldn't tell from the photos I could find on the net and the markings look more like those of a 1000lb bomb than a BL-755.
25th Sep 2021, 20:08
Replies: 19
Views: 4,700
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Look like US Mk 83 1000lb bombs. ...

Look like US Mk 83 1000lb bombs.

https://aeqdefense.com/product/aircraft-ordnance/

The M55 Jag carried 4 standard UK 1000lb bombs.
15th Sep 2021, 22:19
Replies: 829
Views: 148,565
Posted By MAINJAFAD

No Nukes Policy!!! ...

No Nukes Policy!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_nuclear-free_zone
15th Sep 2021, 00:38
Replies: 454
Views: 135,109
Posted By MAINJAFAD

He did, He also put a 30mm Aden round through the...

He did, He also put a 30mm Aden round through the rear cockpit of a Turbomentor on 1st May, which just damaged the aircraft.
25th Aug 2021, 19:42
Replies: 19
Views: 4,705
Posted By MAINJAFAD

With a tunnel cross section of 20mm!!! OK for...

With a tunnel cross section of 20mm!!! OK for doing the aerodynamics of a .303 Bullet, but not much else.
24th Aug 2021, 23:37
Replies: 19
Views: 4,705
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Don't think so!!! Germans definitely had a few...

Don't think so!!! Germans definitely had a few operating in WWII. The one at Brooklands wasn't built until after the war.
8th Aug 2021, 15:07
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By MAINJAFAD

The primary target of the AR Vulcan missions was...

The primary target of the AR Vulcan missions was to kill the TPS-43F Search Radar at Port Stanley. The Radar was located right on the edge of the town, which was one of the reasons that the plans to...
8th Aug 2021, 13:17
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By MAINJAFAD

According to Jerry Pook's Book, the first attack...

According to Jerry Pook's Book, the first attack on Stanley's runway by the GR 3's were a pair doing a near vertical dive attack at slow speed from 30,000 feet with the lead being the bomber and the...
8th Aug 2021, 02:35
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By MAINJAFAD

As stated, according Jerry Pook, 1(F) were given...

As stated, according Jerry Pook, 1(F) were given a brief on weapons trials with PWII in Canada just before the Argentines invaded the Falklands and the Briefing Officer had said yes to Pook's...
7th Aug 2021, 22:51
Replies: 46
Views: 11,459
Posted By MAINJAFAD

The document link below covers the employment of...

The document link below covers the employment of LGB's in some detail. If the LRMTS can't produce a PRF code that the Bomb can recognize. it wouldn't guide even if it could detect the reflected light...
25th Jul 2021, 09:48
Replies: 122
Views: 30,726
Posted By MAINJAFAD

I was there as well. I'm pretty sure that...

I was there as well. I'm pretty sure that Tornados visited the place more than once in 1988-89.
5th Jul 2021, 16:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Pretty sure the missile bodies were Medium Sea...

Pretty sure the missile bodies were Medium Sea Grey on the live ones. There was if memory serves a table in JSP 316 (Marking of Ammunition and Associated Packages) issued in 1988 that covered the...
26th Jun 2021, 21:07
Replies: 623
Views: 121,805
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Bloke I work with at the minute is known as Ammo....

Bloke I work with at the minute is known as Ammo. Should have been fired long ago.
20th Jun 2021, 12:36
Replies: 56
Views: 10,477
Posted By MAINJAFAD

41 Squadron most definitely make sure that...

41 Squadron most definitely make sure that anybody entering their offices at Coningsby see's that they were a Bloodhound unit (they have framed coloured drawings of the various aircraft operated by...
19th Jun 2021, 11:34
Replies: 56
Views: 10,477
Posted By MAINJAFAD

All of them. The Bloodhound had an airframe, jet...

All of them. The Bloodhound had an airframe, jet engines, electronics and a warhead (plus a few other explosive items). The only aircraft trades never employed on it were Aircraft Electrical / Air...
12th Jun 2021, 21:36
Replies: 49
Views: 10,474
Posted By MAINJAFAD

I know a Rock who joined the RAF to operate...

I know a Rock who joined the RAF to operate Rapier and shoot aircraft down!!!
12th Jun 2021, 21:33
Replies: 49
Views: 10,474
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Quite true in the 1990's I've worked with a...

Quite true in the 1990's I've worked with a number of Rocks that had done CVRT (Armour), normal Field Squadron, 2 Squadron (para) and Rapier at some point of their career.
30th May 2021, 19:20
Replies: 89
Views: 18,615
Posted By MAINJAFAD

But Black Radomes do not!!! Absolutely rubbish...

But Black Radomes do not!!! Absolutely rubbish scheme, my 13 year old niece could design a better one (and her other uncle actually has done so). Just like the Union Flag on that Voyager being...
24th May 2021, 21:10
Replies: 79
Views: 26,374
Posted By MAINJAFAD

21st May by a 1 Sqn GR Mk 3 close to Mt Kent. I...

21st May by a 1 Sqn GR Mk 3 close to Mt Kent. I been to the wreckage of it (couldn't find the Puma that was taken out in the same attack).
5th May 2021, 20:31
Replies: 77
Views: 11,587
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Named after the Yeoman Bus Compony who ran the...

Named after the Yeoman Bus Compony who ran the bus service around Malvern at the time the development of the radar started (for the Army) apparently.
15th Apr 2021, 22:01
Replies: 41
Views: 9,808
Posted By MAINJAFAD

I was returning to RAF West Raynham from RAF...

I was returning to RAF West Raynham from RAF Buchan with a number of other members of the station Basketball team after an 11 Group cup match on the night of the raid and saw a large amount of...
5th Apr 2021, 01:44
Replies: 29
Views: 9,345
Posted By MAINJAFAD

The operations manual for the USAF F-4C/D/E is on...

The operations manual for the USAF F-4C/D/E is on the internet if you look for it. Maximum sustained speed for the J79 powered Phantom (clean or with 4 AIM-7) was listed as Mach 2 / (IAS over 700...
17th Jan 2021, 15:53
Replies: 186
Views: 35,491
Posted By MAINJAFAD

The RAF unit at Aberporth's role was to support...

The RAF unit at Aberporth's role was to support the RAF firings, the weapons listed in the F540 during the 1960's are Firestreak, Red Top, Bloodhound Mk 1 and Mk 2, Tigercat and Blue Steel. Martel...
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