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11th Oct 2020, 13:02
Replies: 5
Views: 4,539
Posted By Buster15

Just shows what fantastic value for money Tornado...

Just shows what fantastic value for money Tornado has been to the GAF.
15th Jun 2020, 15:38
Replies: 98
Views: 118,702
Posted By Buster15

Wouldn't he have a life raft.

Wouldn't he have a life raft.
17th May 2020, 12:54
Replies: 34
Views: 13,247
Posted By Buster15

It was the nation's who defined the...

It was the nation's who defined the specification.
And we must not loose sight of the fact that the TP400 is actually a very efficient power plant indeed.
12th May 2020, 14:26
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By Buster15

Weren't BAC who designed Concorde intakes...

Weren't BAC who designed Concorde intakes involved in the Panavia consortium.
11th May 2020, 18:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By Buster15

The HPNGV's as you say suffered from burning and...

The HPNGV's as you say suffered from burning and cracking as they sat at the exit of the combustor and saw gas temperatures of over 1600k.

Because of the high spares cost, a wide gap braze repair...
11th May 2020, 14:44
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By Buster15

As a single engine aircraft, it had to be. ...

As a single engine aircraft, it had to be.
Regarding the RB199 hot end, you have to remember the materials technology that was available at the time. And the operation which meant that the engines...
10th May 2020, 14:25
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By Buster15

​​​​​​ The book is primarily about the...

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The book is primarily about the background to the design of one of the most significantant military engines of its age. Hence Military Aviation thread.
But of course the mods can choose to...
10th May 2020, 12:39
Replies: 19
Views: 5,391
Posted By Buster15

The White Tornado

Interesting book by an ex Rolls-Royce engineer Jim Quinn. He describes the very interesting deliberations about the engine design for the MRCA/Tornado.
He was an advocate of a lower risk 2 spool...
6th May 2020, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,318
Posted By Buster15

Exactly that. The Land Rover Speedo cable was not...

Exactly that. The Land Rover Speedo cable was not as effective as hoped, because in the main, all it did was to push the carbon further into the tube.

The reverse purge was the eventual solution....
2nd May 2020, 13:49
Replies: 87
Views: 59,211
Posted By Buster15

A lot of their problem is self inflicted. During...

A lot of their problem is self inflicted. During the RAF Tornado fleet rundown and ultimate withdrawal from service, the German MoD had an opportunity to procure masses of spare parts.

For some...
2nd May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 10
Views: 2,318
Posted By Buster15

I worked on the RB199 for quite some time. The...

I worked on the RB199 for quite some time. The RHFCU was quite a beast being a complex hydro-mechanical unit.

You will most probably know all about it. But the main components were:
The fuel...
28th Apr 2020, 10:09
Replies: 87
Views: 59,211
Posted By Buster15

Just goes to show that even 40 plus years on, the...

Just goes to show that even 40 plus years on, the trusty Tornado takes some serious money and equipment to replace its full capabilities.
11th Feb 2020, 10:43
Replies: 456
Views: 153,900
Posted By Buster15

Wow. Not very often you hear someone say that...

Wow. Not very often you hear someone say that Tornado F3 was such a good aircraft.
It was and still often is criticised for not being able to things it was simply not designed to do.

I was...
27th Sep 2019, 18:54
Replies: 87
Views: 59,211
Posted By Buster15

But how does this help if they don't want to...

But how does this help if they don't want to disclose all the design data to the US to allow nuclear certification.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Aug 2019, 09:23
Replies: 8,648
Views: 3,664,156
Posted By Buster15

Mercedes-Benz has some very important decisions...

Mercedes-Benz has some very important decisions to make on their future driver lineup.
Not just Bottas but the eventual replacement for Lewis Hamilton.
He has literally carried the team to its...
16th Jul 2019, 15:38
Replies: 40
Views: 11,882
Posted By Buster15

The fact that they were even contemplating...

The fact that they were even contemplating scrapping Tornado at that time proves your point.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2019, 18:38
Replies: 182
Views: 31,070
Posted By Buster15

Arguably mankind greatest achievement. To have...

Arguably mankind greatest achievement.
To have been able to achieve the target set by President John Kennedy less than 10 years earlier was just incredible.
Especially given the fact that most of...
17th Jun 2019, 10:35
Replies: 33
Views: 7,621
Posted By Buster15

Is Typhoon devastating? Based upon its current...

Is Typhoon devastating?
Based upon its current role with the RAF, itis simply replicating the Tornado role.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2019, 15:36
Replies: 8,648
Views: 3,664,156
Posted By Buster15

Completely disagree. Vettel made yet another...

Completely disagree.
Vettel made yet another mistake when put under pressure. That was Hamilton tacticand it worked as expected.
He couldn't overtake as you suggested because the Ferrari was too...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2019, 12:38
Replies: 194
Views: 27,284
Posted By Buster15

I am due to have a SMETS2 meter fitted by Shell...

I am due to have a SMETS2 meter fitted by Shell Energy at the end of the month.
They have been phoning me for months now so I have bitten the bullet and agreed.
I will let you know what I think...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2019, 18:39
Replies: 49
Views: 7,252
Posted By Buster15

Don't kid yourself. Commercial Nuclear Fusion...

Don't kid yourself.
Commercial Nuclear Fusion power is likely to be many decades away at least.
To master Nuclear Fusion, a massive breakthrough is required in order to achieve controlled NF that...
13th May 2019, 16:06
Replies: 103
Views: 46,731
Posted By Buster15

My understanding is that the accusation was based...

My understanding is that the accusation was based upon an 11 minute call he had with a journalist after the meeting.
If he is so sure that it was not him who leaked the story then why has the phone...
18th Apr 2019, 19:08
Replies: 87
Views: 46,858
Posted By Buster15

Well said. I second that. Top man.

Well said. I second that. Top man.
16th Apr 2019, 18:45
Replies: 556
Views: 352,236
Posted By Buster15

Perfectly correct. It also attracts a sizeable...

Perfectly correct. It also attracts a sizeable number from South Wales who don't particularly like Cardiff airport or because of the fewer destinations it covers.

The growth in passenger numbers...
14th Apr 2019, 18:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By Buster15

I fully support this and can see no logical...

I fully support this and can see no logical reason why it should not be done.
I would also fully support the airlines making individuals who weight more than a specific figure having to buy two...
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