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25th Jun 2019, 15:06
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Posted By melmothtw

BS indeed racedo. Never anything to say about...

BS indeed racedo. Never anything to say about Putin or his ilk. Stop The War? Stop The West, more like.
25th Jun 2019, 13:39
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By melmothtw

Send me the minutes of those conversations...

Send me the minutes of those conversations please, blind_pew. Would love to read them.
25th Jun 2019, 13:25
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By melmothtw

No fan of Cameron (given Brexit, am NO fan!), but...

No fan of Cameron (given Brexit, am NO fan!), but he didn't go looking for a war in Libya. The UK, France and the US intervened to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi. They/we got the job done with the...
25th Jun 2019, 13:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By melmothtw

Damn those peaceniks, and their "health,...

Damn those peaceniks, and their "health, education, health,education, with occasional mention of the police"!!
24th Jun 2019, 14:04
Replies: 369
Views: 335,757
Posted By melmothtw

Or Antonov An-70 / 188

Or Antonov An-70 / 188
21st Jun 2019, 13:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,425
Posted By melmothtw

Some say they are supported by gov. intel....

Some say they are supported by gov. intel. services, do they A-Van? Well, you've convinced me!!
14th Jun 2019, 13:47
Replies: 11,931
Views: 2,674,863
Posted By melmothtw

As far as I am aware, SRVL was intended to...

As far as I am aware, SRVL was intended to enhance the aircraft's performance rather than to mitigate any problems.
14th Jun 2019, 13:43
Replies: 28
Views: 7,647
Posted By melmothtw

Because pilots don't make mistakes, and wouldn't...

Because pilots don't make mistakes, and wouldn't necessarily needs be the pilot(s) that start it up.
13th Jun 2019, 07:07
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Views: 2,674,863
Posted By melmothtw

Is that even legal? Ho hum.

Is that even legal? Ho hum.
12th Jun 2019, 14:15
Replies: 28
Views: 7,647
Posted By melmothtw

Have never seen the proprotors in that position...

Have never seen the proprotors in that position on the ground before. It seems like an accident waiting to happen, with someone inadvertently firing them up without checking.
12th Jun 2019, 14:12
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Views: 2,674,863
Posted By melmothtw

Yes, in Lot 15.

Yes, in Lot 15.
12th Jun 2019, 14:11
Replies: 11,931
Views: 2,674,863
Posted By melmothtw

Can I ask why such shots were taken in the first...

Can I ask why such shots were taken in the first place, if not to be seen by others?
10th Jun 2019, 08:38
Replies: 28
Views: 7,647
Posted By melmothtw

Not fully conventionally, for the reason you...

Not fully conventionally, for the reason you stated, but a rolling vertical take-off (prop-rotors at about 45 degrees) is pretty standard. I've experienced it in the back with the ramp open, and it's...
9th Jun 2019, 17:00
Replies: 29
Views: 6,376
Posted By melmothtw

I'm still struggling to see the link between what...

I'm still struggling to see the link between what the UK spends on pensions and, 'Iran with nuclear tipped Missiles....Game Changer?'
9th Jun 2019, 09:16
Replies: 29
Views: 6,376
Posted By melmothtw

Sorry mate, but that's not even English.

Sorry mate, but that's not even English.
9th Jun 2019, 05:48
Replies: 29
Views: 6,376
Posted By melmothtw

Given the choice, whose political system would...

Given the choice, whose political system would you chose to live under, VinRouge?
7th Jun 2019, 16:09
Replies: 23
Views: 8,519
Posted By melmothtw

It's not hypothetical, that's what they do.

It's not hypothetical, that's what they do.
7th Jun 2019, 13:56
Replies: 23
Views: 8,519
Posted By melmothtw

I could be wrong (and happy to be corrected if I...

I could be wrong (and happy to be corrected if I am) but I seem to recall that the contract states the MoD must use AirTanker, but can use other national or international assets if no AirTanker...
30th May 2019, 20:37
Replies: 34
Views: 11,765
Posted By melmothtw

Fair play, so long as the same goes for...

Fair play, so long as the same goes for Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador.....etc
30th May 2019, 15:49
Replies: 34
Views: 11,765
Posted By melmothtw

What is a colonial outpost when every American...

What is a colonial outpost when every American country was founded on colonialism, as well as Australia and New Zealand besides.
30th May 2019, 14:58
Replies: 23
Views: 8,519
Posted By melmothtw

Given the PFI was/is set to run for 25 years,...

Given the PFI was/is set to run for 25 years, you'd have hoped there would be some provision in there for new types to enter service.
30th May 2019, 09:10
Replies: 23
Views: 8,519
Posted By melmothtw

Thanks Dominator, I was being sarcastic. It is...

Thanks Dominator, I was being sarcastic. It is clear that the capability (or lack of it in the RAF's case) is driving the AAR requirements, rather than the other way around.
30th May 2019, 04:26
Replies: 23
Views: 8,519
Posted By melmothtw

It is certainly a happy coincidence that...

It is certainly a happy coincidence that precisely those aircraft the Voyager can't refuel are the same aircraft that the RAF doesn't need to refuel. Serendipity indeed.
29th May 2019, 07:39
Replies: 34
Views: 11,765
Posted By melmothtw

It's telling that the countries we are comparing...

It's telling that the countries we are comparing ourselves to here are Russia, China and Turkey. That tells me all I need to know about the rights and wrongs of this particular argument.
29th May 2019, 07:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,807
Posted By melmothtw

Very glib Racedo, but speaking as a journalist...

Very glib Racedo, but speaking as a journalist who has embedded this is utter tosh. Embedding is in most cases an unfortunate reality of covering conflicts today, where journalists are no longer the...
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