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18th Feb 2013, 19:27
Replies: 100
Views: 13,063
Posted By Mike7777777

Churchill's failure to support Harris...

Churchill's failure to support Harris post-Dresden was unforgivable. Harris was a single-minded fighting man with one objective: destroy Germany, Churchill was a career politician. But what a...
2nd Jan 2013, 17:45
Replies: 39
Views: 7,278
Posted By Mike7777777

Is it not in the public domain that there is an...

Is it not in the public domain that there is an intention for Just Jane to fly when PA474 can no longer do so?

I visited the East Kirkby Aviation Centre in the 1990s when the airfield lights were...
2nd Jan 2013, 17:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,959
Posted By Mike7777777

What barriers_to_flight can the CAA erect?

What barriers_to_flight can the CAA erect?
2nd Jan 2013, 17:08
Replies: 25
Views: 3,959
Posted By Mike7777777

Is money the only barrier to flight?

Is money the only barrier to flight?
14th Mar 2012, 07:26
Replies: 486
Views: 110,601
Posted By Mike7777777

On a point of historical accuracy ;), I should...

On a point of historical accuracy ;), I should mention that Rodney would have been very unlikely to use a full 16" broadside for coastal bombardment, too much collateral damage to Rodney Would have a...
1st Feb 2012, 18:10
Replies: 479
Views: 69,935
Posted By Mike7777777

Post #1 I had a conversation with a Scottish...

Post #1
I had a conversation with a Scottish client sometime in the last century re: an independent Scotland, his almost indecipherable reply was that this would be a disaster because of the cost...
1st Feb 2012, 17:58
Replies: 21
Views: 5,246
Posted By Mike7777777

U-boat pens at St Nazaire are impressive, scenic...

U-boat pens at St Nazaire are impressive, scenic lift ride through the roof slab gives a good impression of the thickness of concrete. I thought that the RAF's Tallboys had penetrated the roof, but...
30th Jan 2012, 19:11
Replies: 1,385
Views: 266,571
Posted By Mike7777777

Thin pinstriped offers interesting comment via...

Thin pinstriped offers interesting comment via AARSE. Is not the primary issue "Does the UK want to retain influence over the Falklands?" I find it difficult to believe that the US would undermine...
28th Jan 2012, 10:24
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

Bar the first line, your post closely resembled a...

Bar the first line, your post closely resembled a collection of Daily Flail headlines! Albeit slightly more demented than usual, but not by much.
26th Jan 2012, 18:48
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

??? Nonsense, I'll not comment on the remainder...

??? Nonsense, I'll not comment on the remainder of your post.

Edit: or was it tongue-in-cheek?!
24th Jan 2012, 16:45
Replies: 36
Views: 9,193
Posted By Mike7777777

<SHAR exits stage left, bowing to the...

<SHAR exits stage left, bowing to the audience..>
24th Jan 2012, 09:03
Replies: 1,385
Views: 266,571
Posted By Mike7777777

Air power is certainly important That's...

Air power is certainly important

That's probably correct


If it reaches the stage where the "Enemy" is threatening to sink one or two supply ships then the British need to threaten to sink...
24th Jan 2012, 07:50
Replies: 1,385
Views: 266,571
Posted By Mike7777777

Not 'doable' by any stretch of the imagination if...

Not 'doable' by any stretch of the imagination if you factor in an RN submarine. Dreadnought (1977), Conqueror (1982),
24th Jan 2012, 07:02
Replies: 41
Views: 6,717
Posted By Mike7777777

Multiple Merlins on a cold Lincolnshire night?

Multiple Merlins on a cold Lincolnshire night?
24th Jan 2012, 06:11
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

Pakistan (probably) reached nuclear capability in...

Pakistan (probably) reached nuclear capability in the early 1980s, the west had no realistic means at that time to destroy the nuclear capability without substantial collateral damage. Additionally,...
23rd Jan 2012, 19:27
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

So if there is any risk of the device being used...

So if there is any risk of the device being used outside of the Middle East then shouldn't the West take whatever steps are required to prevent the risk arising in the first place? Means of delivery...
23rd Jan 2012, 19:02
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

What makes you think an Iranian nuclear device...

What makes you think an Iranian nuclear device would be used in the Middle East?
23rd Jan 2012, 17:49
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

If the Iranians have a viable nuclear weapon then...

If the Iranians have a viable nuclear weapon then Brits will eventually be involved in clearing up the resultant mess. The problem needs to be dealt with now before it escalates, by negotiation if...
23rd Jan 2012, 12:17
Replies: 1,385
Views: 266,571
Posted By Mike7777777

Is there anything in South America that could...

Is there anything in South America that could find an SSN if the SSN did not want to be found?
23rd Jan 2012, 12:12
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

You might if they build an operational nuclear...

You might if they build an operational nuclear device.
23rd Jan 2012, 05:43
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

USS Abraham Lincoln, USN escort, HMS Argyll and...

USS Abraham Lincoln, USN escort, HMS Argyll and something French sail through the Strait.

Britain, US and France send warships through Strait of Hormuz - Telegraph...
17th Jan 2012, 06:42
Replies: 83
Views: 11,014
Posted By Mike7777777

I enjoyed the tour a few years ago, is it still...

I enjoyed the tour a few years ago, is it still available? Also Bucc lurking in the background at Scampton, which was a surprise.
9th Jan 2012, 18:41
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

How you know this? Only a Kilo has enough...

How you know this? Only a Kilo has enough firepower to inflict serious damage on a USN carrier, probably. (Stennis = 100,000 tons = big [email protected])
9th Jan 2012, 17:45
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

Depressing to think that in my lifetime we've...

Depressing to think that in my lifetime we've gone from Buccs, F4s and Gannets (the complete fixed-wing maritime strike force?) to possibly borrowing a French flat top, as long as it's OK with the...
8th Jan 2012, 20:06
Replies: 592
Views: 94,893
Posted By Mike7777777

Kilo approx 2500 tons, U-class approx 550 tons. ...

Kilo approx 2500 tons, U-class approx 550 tons.

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