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29th Oct 2020, 01:24
Replies: 138
Views: 20,544
Posted By typerated

Yes you would! Do you know how many vehicles...

Yes you would!

Do you know how many vehicles were required to support the Germany Sqn's operating off base?

We could not afford the logistical tail
28th Oct 2020, 01:30
Replies: 16
Views: 4,686
Posted By typerated

Rockets (2 in, 68mm or SNEB) I would have...

Rockets (2 in, 68mm or SNEB) I would have thought would have been far more effective (than bombs that didn't explode)

Could have been fired at extreme range to reduce vulnerability to the ship's...
28th Oct 2020, 01:22
Replies: 138
Views: 20,544
Posted By typerated

Could not agree more about the Viggen. First...

Could not agree more about the Viggen. First flew in 1967 (before the Jaguar).
and (at the real risk of lighting blue touch paper) was a much more realistic answer to NATO's vulnerable airfields...
8th Oct 2020, 08:56
Replies: 256
Views: 94,080
Posted By typerated

"Houston we have a problem!" But this...

"Houston we have a problem!"

But this underplayed the situation - as mission control was thinking it was a data issue.
3rd Oct 2020, 08:37
Replies: 25
Views: 6,331
Posted By typerated

There seems to be something wrong with this...

There seems to be something wrong with this picture - reduce the F-35 buy (and lots of other frontline platforms such as tanks) and, If you are right (indirectly) buy none operational jets.
25th Sep 2020, 20:38
Replies: 40
Views: 8,829
Posted By typerated

Might just have to give it time. And one of...

Might just have to give it time.

And one of these 'leaders' might come up with a radical plan:

Employ a few extra bods for each sqn so aircrew don't drown in BS secondary duties.

Then...
22nd Sep 2020, 22:44
Replies: 6,927
Views: 366,892
Posted By typerated

Per Ardva Ad Astra

Per Ardva Ad Astra
19th Sep 2020, 10:31
Replies: 26
Views: 4,852
Posted By typerated

Top drawer Dan! Yes I agree - Sorry Chopper...

Top drawer Dan!

Yes I agree - Sorry Chopper but your photography is not the best.
Like all things - don't take it personally and maybe look at it as motivation to get up to Dan's skill
19th Sep 2020, 05:57
Replies: 464
Views: 157,233
Posted By typerated

Fair call - bad used of words on my part - more...

Fair call - bad used of words on my part - more the project (being multinational) was at the mercy of lots of politics and of course had a torrid time in the 90s from this. Not the fault of the...
14th Sep 2020, 07:30
Replies: 25
Views: 4,822
Posted By typerated

Do you think we spend too little on defence?? ...

Do you think we spend too little on defence??
It's hard to think of a time in history when the UK's defence was more assured?
At least conventionally ( not sure of Cyber other such forms of...
14th Sep 2020, 07:04
Replies: 464
Views: 157,233
Posted By typerated

Depends I suppose by when you are looking at the...

Depends I suppose by when you are looking at the RAF' requirements - in 1968 for the "Future Aircraft Study" this was for an aircraft with strategic range and with the range for operation outside of...
12th Sep 2020, 08:55
Replies: 464
Views: 157,233
Posted By typerated

The RAF wanted a bigger aircraft - something to...

The RAF wanted a bigger aircraft - something to fill the hole from TSR-2, F-111, AFVG . The Germans wanted something with the performance/size of a Jaguar.

Tornado was best compromise between...
10th Sep 2020, 09:16
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By typerated

And did anyone have to do to stores for the...

And did anyone have to do to stores for the following items?

Long Stand?
Long Weight?
Left-handed screwdriver etc.

spare bubble for the spirit level?
10th Sep 2020, 09:13
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By typerated

They pretend to pay us - we pretend to work :) ...

They pretend to pay us - we pretend to work :)

Although perhaps that only applies to certain branches!
10th Sep 2020, 08:59
Replies: 58
Views: 25,045
Posted By typerated

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50198464617_42...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50198464617_42613f4b71_b.jpg

Typhoon has a very bad name in Austria for bribery during the buy and cost to keep flying.
Gripen would have been a much better...
9th Sep 2020, 09:04
Replies: 6,927
Views: 366,892
Posted By typerated

ding ding ding ding. This is a Taceval : Every...

ding ding ding ding. This is a Taceval : Every Aircraft in the air - NOW!
8th Sep 2020, 19:38
Replies: 58
Views: 25,045
Posted By typerated

So there is more than Geography that you might...

So there is more than Geography that you might need to get a handle on!
8th Sep 2020, 19:36
Replies: 464
Views: 157,233
Posted By typerated

Dassault essentially designed Mirages for export...

Dassault essentially designed Mirages for export - the French Air Force got a much cheaper but less capable machines.

Compare to say the Lightning

You could argue we managed to get the the...
8th Sep 2020, 11:06
Replies: 6,927
Views: 366,892
Posted By typerated

Coningsby re-roles due to Climate-change and...

Coningsby re-roles due to Climate-change and Sea-Level rise
8th Sep 2020, 11:02
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By typerated

and maybe the military has changed but ...

and maybe the military has changed but

"hurry up and wait!"
8th Sep 2020, 11:01
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By typerated

Practice D/F please:)

Practice D/F please:)
8th Sep 2020, 08:51
Replies: 58
Views: 25,045
Posted By typerated

Just out of interest how big do you think Austria...

Just out of interest how big do you think Austria is?
31st Aug 2020, 21:57
Replies: 61
Views: 4,751
Posted By typerated

I remember "close enough for government work"....

I remember "close enough for government work". But you had to have a boss with a sense humour!
31st Aug 2020, 21:22
Replies: 20
Views: 4,193
Posted By typerated

I spent a lot of time at Spadeadam during the...

I spent a lot of time at Spadeadam during the lead up to the war and remember a lot of the work the Tornado force did.
Certainly some memorable flying.

Just interested how useful you found it in...
28th Aug 2020, 09:34
Replies: 47
Views: 10,696
Posted By typerated

If the tank is obsolete, so to is the APC...

If the tank is obsolete, so to is the APC presumably.
that might have more implications?
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