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12th Jun 2021, 20:36
Replies: 38
Views: 6,823
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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, 20:33
Replies: 38
Views: 6,823
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, 18:20
Replies: 89
Views: 14,410
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, 20:10
Replies: 70
Views: 20,658
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).
24th May 2021, 19:12
Replies: 43
Views: 11,241
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Sounds like the Measles done at Byron Heights on...

Sounds like the Measles done at Byron Heights on Christmas Day 1988. I was standing on the roof of the Ops complex, camera in hand when this Phantom appears from below the edge of the Cliff on the...
5th May 2021, 19:31
Replies: 77
Views: 10,414
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, 21:01
Replies: 41
Views: 8,713
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, 00:44
Replies: 29
Views: 8,429
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, 14:53
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
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...
17th Jan 2021, 10:43
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Aberporth range was used by Hunters from Bawdey...

Aberporth range was used by Hunters from Bawdey for air to air cannon firing. never seen any gun work done from Valley listed anywhere.
17th Jan 2021, 00:33
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By MAINJAFAD

A few more MPC dates from overlapped Aberporth's...

A few more MPC dates from overlapped Aberporth's Bloodhound Firing windows from 1976 - 1982.

4-5 October 1976 - 56 Sqn MPC - 2 Sidewinder flashheads and a Sparrow Telemetry round fired. MPC cut...
16th Jan 2021, 19:53
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By MAINJAFAD

CFE Air 64 files at Kew will most likely cover...

CFE Air 64 files at Kew will most likely cover all of that stuff. unfortunately its all on paper so it can't be got at until the Lockdowns are gone. Its a real pity that AHB stopped storing all the...
16th Jan 2021, 18:11
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Bloodhound Mk 1 Service Firing Trials didn't...

Bloodhound Mk 1 Service Firing Trials didn't really get going until mid 1961 and North Coates Trials Wing produced a number of reports that covered the service trials in great detail. (The Woomera...
16th Jan 2021, 04:41
Replies: 186
Views: 31,337
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Unfortunately, I don't have photos of all of the...

Unfortunately, I don't have photos of all of the Aberporth F540's as my research was Bloodhound related. Thus if nothing of note Bloodhound wise happened in a month, I have not photographed that...
15th Jan 2021, 00:00
Replies: 61
Views: 18,620
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Rubbish. OP Cara Cara was the Construction...

Rubbish.

OP Cara Cara was the Construction of 751 SU at Mount Alice (and its name at Cape Orford). OP Sheppard was 7SU at Byron Heights.
10th Jan 2021, 12:04
Replies: 74
Views: 24,424
Posted By MAINJAFAD

That Jet was flown by two pilot's during the war....

That Jet was flown by two pilot's during the war. One is a famous artist in his own right and is on this forum and the other (now deceased) while OC No 6 Squadron wrote a letter to my CO thank me for...
13th Dec 2020, 03:28
Replies: 47
Views: 15,034
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Yep, Brown and Bancroft were very selective about...

Yep, Brown and Bancroft were very selective about what documentation they used as sources for that book. A better history is here.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 20:27
Replies: 6,613
Views: 457,152
Posted By MAINJAFAD

NO, but Rudy's out of the game for a while. Got...

NO, but Rudy's out of the game for a while. Got Covid.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2020, 09:50
Replies: 10,978
Views: 1,373,027
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Having worked on the lunch pads at Spadeadam,...

Having worked on the lunch pads at Spadeadam, having lunch on them is about all they are good for. They were static firing pads anyway, not designed or equipped to actually launch anything.
25th Nov 2020, 19:37
Replies: 5
Views: 2,223
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Tugs were Halifaxs, gliders were Horsa's and 32...

Tugs were Halifaxs, gliders were Horsa's and 32 sorties were flown. 5 Horsa's and 3 Halifax's were lost. One pair was shot down by a pair of FW 200 Condors.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2020, 23:23
Replies: 6,613
Views: 457,152
Posted By MAINJAFAD

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/688x390/124492686_10158255384437034_5292023693106120756_n_9bca5b8d90b01d43a219671851eb3f13fd61f1b9.jpg

Got to admit I did my Good Deed for the...
8th Nov 2020, 20:24
Replies: 34
Views: 11,505
Posted By MAINJAFAD

750 KIAS or Mach 2 or Engine Compressor Inlet...

750 KIAS or Mach 2 or Engine Compressor Inlet Temperature of 121 Degrees C up to 35,000 feet (whichever is first) according to the Flight Manual for the F-104S

At 45000 feet, Mach 2.2 or CIT of...
7th Nov 2020, 23:47
Replies: 34
Views: 11,505
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Pilot Notes for the USAF F-4C / F-4D / F-4F are...

Pilot Notes for the USAF F-4C / F-4D / F-4F are on the internet if you care to look for them. They show the various external stores fits and their airspeed / "G" limits that they impose on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Nov 2020, 19:19
Replies: 10,978
Views: 1,373,027
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Oh these polls do happen, I've been in the right...

Oh these polls do happen, I've been in the right place at the right time to have a poll taker ask whatever questions that they wanted to ask and answered the questions truthfully. The poll normally...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2020, 19:16
Replies: 10,978
Views: 1,373,027
Posted By MAINJAFAD

Is there ever!!! It's either dress up in 1940's...

Is there ever!!! It's either dress up in 1940's RAF/USAAF grab or as 1980's USAF security police within the circles I live in and for most of them time stopped in the 1970's.
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