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14th Oct 2020, 06:08
Replies: 12
Views: 6,320
Posted By Evalu8ter

I taxied in a -47 at Hannover several years later...

I taxied in a -47 at Hannover several years later and got an abysmal service. We were finally signalled to stop and a new marshaller arrived to complete the job. We eventually shut down and the ‘new’...
4th Sep 2020, 11:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,116
Posted By Evalu8ter

H, like Beags, sorry to read this. Your dad was...

H, like Beags, sorry to read this. Your dad was always most gracious with his time, and I remember fondly that FRA Falcon 20 sortie out of St Mawgan on Summer Camp. Thoughts with you and the family.
20th Aug 2020, 12:49
Replies: 21
Views: 5,674
Posted By Evalu8ter

I hear that the Matra at MacDill is a...

I hear that the Matra at MacDill is a training/acq round delivered in a 'live' box by mistake…..

Re Red Air, there's a number of factors in play. Primarily, as RAFEng points out, Aggressor flying...
18th Aug 2020, 11:59
Replies: 124
Views: 24,281
Posted By Evalu8ter

Islandlad, A few things to ponder. Firstly,...

Islandlad,
A few things to ponder. Firstly, the RAF contributed a significant proportion of the aircrew deployed on Corporate. Not only the GR3 and Chinook crews, but also a number of SHar pilots...
7th Aug 2020, 09:23
Replies: 136
Views: 33,946
Posted By Evalu8ter

MoN - Glad to hear the cab's back OK. The SI...

MoN - Glad to hear the cab's back OK. The SI will make for essential reading, but let's give the team time and space to do their job. On a personal level I will be very interested if further low...
30th Jul 2020, 22:02
Replies: 136
Views: 33,946
Posted By Evalu8ter

Crab, there are structural and location issues...

Crab, there are structural and location issues for fitting Cutters to the Chinook. The roof would need a lot of mods to be up to the task, and the chin is already taken up with the EO/IR. When I was...
15th Jul 2020, 07:56
Replies: 13
Views: 3,696
Posted By Evalu8ter

Makes sense from a capability, if not industrial,...

Makes sense from a capability, if not industrial, perspective. If we wish to stay broadly doctrinally aligned, flying 130kt legacy helicopters in a 250kt+ battlespace may well prove problematic. I’m...
15th Jul 2020, 07:52
Replies: 10
Views: 3,368
Posted By Evalu8ter

JLTV fits in C17, C130 and A400. Can be...

JLTV fits in C17, C130 and A400. Can be underslung by a -47 and -53......
14th Jul 2020, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 3,368
Posted By Evalu8ter

There’s a bit more to the story. The MRV-P (Multi...

There’s a bit more to the story. The MRV-P (Multi Role Vehicle - Protected) contract has been awarded to Oshkosh for 700+ highly survivable JLTVs, with the potential for more - MoD just need to clear...
13th Jun 2020, 18:20
Replies: 13
Views: 4,971
Posted By Evalu8ter

‘The next three adstantes are 23, 43(F) and...

‘The next three adstantes are 23, 43(F) and 111(F). (hat, coat ...)’

I guess if the 216 Sqn ‘experiment’ works, we might see them all as ‘swarm’ squadrons in the next few years...either that or...
29th May 2020, 10:13
Replies: 64
Views: 21,770
Posted By Evalu8ter

Asturia, the point is that CHF have normally had...

Asturia, the point is that CHF have normally had dedicated 'phibs to fly off. Back in the day 'Commando Carriers' such as Albion/Bulwark and LPDs (Fearless/Intrepid) gave them a lot of deck spots. ...
29th May 2020, 09:59
Replies: 68
Views: 18,808
Posted By Evalu8ter

That's quite an involved and complex set up….

That's quite an involved and complex set up….
27th May 2020, 15:56
Replies: 47
Views: 16,369
Posted By Evalu8ter

Proon, Re the Vulcan. As many of the...

Proon,
Re the Vulcan. As many of the pilots/navs were going to transfer to the GR1, perhaps they had to reduce the Vulcan fleet to free up crews? Other examples are perhaps minor compared to...
27th May 2020, 08:07
Replies: 47
Views: 16,369
Posted By Evalu8ter

'So we will withdraw the capability unreplaced...

'So we will withdraw the capability unreplaced and suffer yet another Tory capability "window" or gap.'

Odd comment, at least in recent history. Having worked in Cap at the fag end of Brown's...
18th May 2020, 16:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,891
Posted By Evalu8ter

A true gent and character. I remember him plying...

A true gent and character. I remember him plying me with beer in an attempt to get me to apply to ETPS - it didn’t work though (a man’s gotta know his limitations!}. Last time we chatted was on the...
31st Mar 2020, 08:13
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By Evalu8ter

The final two FARA contenders tell us much about...

The final two FARA contenders tell us much about the Army's thinking. The Bell Invictus has the lowest technical risk, in effect being a lightly lift compounded conventional rotorcraft re-using the...
28th Mar 2020, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 2,704
Posted By Evalu8ter

Lonewolf - is this the article you refer to?...

Lonewolf - is this the article you refer to? Seems to tally with CC’s thoughts too.....
...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Mar 2020, 12:46
Replies: 221
Views: 78,672
Posted By Evalu8ter

Not really surprising that both JMR-TD aircraft...

Not really surprising that both JMR-TD aircraft are getting CDRR contracts. It buys the Army some time to see if the Defiant can deliver anything like its promise and to work out how the metrics...
21st Feb 2020, 09:48
Replies: 13
Views: 3,188
Posted By Evalu8ter

Beags, SAS - loose lips sink ships and all that… ...

Beags, SAS - loose lips sink ships and all that…
..oops…!
.
7th Feb 2020, 19:53
Replies: 9
Views: 3,115
Posted By Evalu8ter

Jacko/Martin, Glad I didn’t imagine it!

Jacko/Martin,
Glad I didn’t imagine it!
5th Feb 2020, 13:19
Replies: 71
Views: 16,831
Posted By Evalu8ter

CM, If Marshall's did relocate to Wethersfield...

CM,
If Marshall's did relocate to Wethersfield I would imagine their traffic density would be low and relatively straightforward to co-ordinate with Stanstead arrivals/departures - certainly easier...
22nd Jan 2020, 21:02
Replies: 28
Views: 9,736
Posted By Evalu8ter

Cokecan et al. What can't it bring? Anything...

Cokecan et al.
What can't it bring? Anything or anybody you didn't think about pre-deployment. If we had an infallible crystal ball or unlimited LIMs of course you could have the RFAs stocked...
20th Jan 2020, 20:59
Replies: 28
Views: 7,873
Posted By Evalu8ter

Future crews are going to have to call 'Miller...

Future crews are going to have to call 'Miller Time!' at the RTB point in a sortie….

I think it's a superb choice, for any number of reasons. I think shifting the naming of capital ships away...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2020, 21:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By Evalu8ter

Clearly…there for the week…..

Clearly…there for the week…..
27th Dec 2019, 15:41
Replies: 51
Views: 15,057
Posted By Evalu8ter

Harley, I was going to suggest that equating...

Harley,
I was going to suggest that equating perennially bullet-dodging air defenders with proper combat aircraft was something of a compliment actually.....;-)
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