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4th May 2022, 19:23
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Posted By redsetter

Thanks. The trials were of the ARR-26 receiver...

Thanks. The trials were of the ARR-26 receiver and ASV 21. Sounds like it was not progressed.
3rd May 2022, 08:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By redsetter

Shackleton ASV 21/sonobuoy question

I understand there was some integration between the sonobuoy receiver and the ASV 21 radar in the Shckleton, such that sonobuoy signals could be displayed on the radar display. Or at least -there...
31st Dec 2021, 12:11
Replies: 35
Views: 5,729
Posted By redsetter

Were the target tugs for Brawdy also Canberras ?

Were the target tugs for Brawdy also Canberras ?
31st Dec 2021, 09:17
Replies: 35
Views: 5,729
Posted By redsetter

Thanks ORAC and wiggy. Presumably the shot-up...

Thanks ORAC and wiggy. Presumably the shot-up banners were returned to the participating squadrons for assessment ?
30th Dec 2021, 16:53
Replies: 35
Views: 5,729
Posted By redsetter

UK air-to-air gunnery exercises in 70s/80s

Back in the 1970s and 1980s most air-to-air gunnery practice by Lightnings and Phantoms took place over the Med, but occasional live firing exercises against banner targets seem to have also taken...
26th Nov 2021, 08:59
Replies: 7
Views: 3,732
Posted By redsetter

As originally designed, the PR.9 nose looked just...

As originally designed, the PR.9 nose looked just like the B(I)8 nose, with a glazed nosecone and a side door. No ejection seat for navigator - he was expected to escape through the door. Nose was...
31st May 2021, 08:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By redsetter

Just to complicate things, the design seems to...

Just to complicate things, the design seems to have changed slightly in the early fifties. First image is circa 1951, second circa 1954.
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24th Dec 2020, 12:17
Replies: 94
Views: 38,870
Posted By redsetter

Parachute club in Oxon. Stretch Cessna (dunno...

Parachute club in Oxon. Stretch Cessna (dunno what model, first and only time it visited) had been doing static line lifts all day. Finally a free-fall lift. Everyone and their dog gets on board. I'm...
25th Nov 2020, 20:23
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By redsetter

MTCA Air Pilot, 1959 edition or later ?

I wonder whether anyone holds a copy of the MTCA Air Pilot, any edition between 1959 and 1970, and might be prepared to copy a few pages ? Reason I ask is that a friend is researching a number of Gee...
29th Oct 2020, 11:31
Replies: 12
Views: 3,078
Posted By redsetter

The U.10 was designed so it could be flown either...

The U.10 was designed so it could be flown either manually (for ferry flights), by the autopilot via the pilot's supervisory control panel (for autopilot check flights), or by the autopilot via...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2020, 16:53
Replies: 101
Views: 8,892
Posted By redsetter

Don't buy a battery from the AA if you don't do...

Don't buy a battery from the AA if you don't do much mileage. We made that mistake less than a year ago - battery was guaranteed for some number of years. Car wouldn't start during lockdown - called...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2020, 09:23
Replies: 382
Views: 68,751
Posted By redsetter

He might have been a "known drone enthusiast" but...

He might have been a "known drone enthusiast" but both he and his wife had rock solid alibis - which the police reportedly completely ignored. I suspect that must account in part for the payout
25th May 2020, 09:18
Replies: 32
Views: 11,791
Posted By redsetter

From what I've read, what most masks do (unless...

From what I've read, what most masks do (unless you've got a very high-end hermetically-sealed one) is simply redirect the spray from a cough out the edges i.e. sideways. Which may not be ideal if...
24th May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 110
Views: 60,074
Posted By redsetter

I assume the US might have allowed US financed...

I assume the US might have allowed US financed aircraft to be used in Korea. As regards Malaya etc not all UK aircraft were paid for (part or otherwise) by the US, which meant that some could still...
24th May 2020, 08:31
Replies: 110
Views: 60,074
Posted By redsetter

From documents I've seen, the US did place...

From documents I've seen, the US did place restrictions on the use of aircraft they bought (or part-funded) via their various aid programmes. The restrictions were not just by numbers (i.e. "we've...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 13:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,486
Posted By redsetter

To add a bit more information, the existence of...

To add a bit more information, the existence of the Army helicopter TI installation is reported in the RRE Malvern progress report of 71-72. Whatever the equipment was, I don't believe it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 11:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,486
Posted By redsetter

PANnews, thanks very much for the informative...

PANnews, thanks very much for the informative reply. The undated Scout installation was definitely a TI. I've managed to attach a pic. In original it's possible to make out the legend "AGA...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 10:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,486
Posted By redsetter

Thermal imager in British Army Helicopter 1972

I'm trying to track down a reference to an early thermal imaging installation in a British Army helicopter and wondered whether anyone here might be able to help. Date is sometime in period Mar...
19th Feb 2020, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 4,371
Posted By redsetter

I might be wrong (I often am), but I thought the...

I might be wrong (I often am), but I thought the ECJ oversight only applied to the proposed level-playing field agreement (unique to the UK), covering employment law, state aid etc, and that the...
25th Jan 2020, 17:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By redsetter

Thanks for all the replies. The sniffer (derived...

Thanks for all the replies. The sniffer (derived from Autolycus) was apparently positioned in a compartment behind the cockpit (first round window on port side). Can anyone tell me what that...
22nd Jan 2020, 21:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By redsetter

FWIW, I've discovered "Have Garden" was an...

FWIW, I've discovered "Have Garden" was an terrorist/insurgent camp fire detection trial, using a detector to sniff the smoke.
18th Jan 2020, 21:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By redsetter

Sandringham, thanks - that helps a bit. Explains...

Sandringham, thanks - that helps a bit. Explains why the photo I've seen of WJ338 at Pershore in early 1969 has the "IRIS III" legend on the fin taped-over.
18th Jan 2020, 17:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By redsetter

Hastings IRIS III in Malaysia 1969 ?

The IRIS III Hastings WJ338 visited Malaysia in April-May 1969 for "Have Garden" trials with the RN, having previously received an (unspecified) radio fit for the occasion. I wonder if any forum...
21st Jul 2019, 19:27
Replies: 7
Views: 5,208
Posted By redsetter

Protonmail (https://protonmail.com/) ...

Protonmail (https://protonmail.com/) (https://protonmail.com/)seems like a reasonable alternative to gmail.
10th May 2019, 21:58
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By redsetter

Maybe. Although, if you read the HCSEC report...

Maybe. Although, if you read the HCSEC report you'll see that amongst their major concerns are: "the underlying defects in Huawei’s software engineering and cyber security processes". So what you may...
10th May 2019, 09:25
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By redsetter

I can't see any quid pro quo of allowing Huawei...

I can't see any quid pro quo of allowing Huawei into our networks.

Take a look at at the HCSEC report on Huawei:...
8th May 2019, 16:46
Replies: 103
Views: 49,179
Posted By redsetter

5G provides the capability to connect a lot more...

5G provides the capability to connect a lot more things, some of which may be critical infrastructure. And BT is removing Huawei kit from (the core at least) of existing networks.
3rd Mar 2019, 09:16
Replies: 17
Views: 5,312
Posted By redsetter

Visited Northern Cyprus in the 90s. Lots of...

Visited Northern Cyprus in the 90s. Lots of Turkish Army conscripts. One of the locals (ex-conscript himself) told us the Army had problems finding things to do with them - trained-up a good number...
25th Feb 2019, 19:35
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By redsetter

51 Sqn Comet Link crew member

Looking through the 51 Sqn ORB for 1961, I notice that one, sometimes two, "Link" crew appear on some Comet flights. Could anyone tell me what the function of the Link crew member was ?

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28th Aug 2018, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By redsetter

Thanks for the replies. The reference I've seen...

Thanks for the replies. The reference I've seen to a "crew rest position" is in an official document (circa 1951) referring to the conversion of a UK Lincoln B Mk 2 for special duties. The position...
27th Aug 2018, 19:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By redsetter

Lincoln crew rest position ?

I've seen a few references to the crew rest position in the Avro Lincoln. Does anyone know where this was located, and what it comprised i.e. was there a bunk, or just seats ? I am guessing it was...
Forum: Middle East
11th Aug 2018, 20:06
Replies: 36
Views: 11,823
Posted By redsetter

The story was reported in a number of quality...

The story was reported in a number of quality papers - not just DM.
22nd Jun 2018, 13:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,973
Posted By redsetter

Presumably airpig means System III (Hycon...

Presumably airpig means System III (Hycon HR73B?). I think the photo shows a SYERS/RADEOS camera, which was digital.
26th May 2018, 09:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,673
Posted By redsetter

As regards "Fire across the Desert" (an excellent...

As regards "Fire across the Desert" (an excellent book), see the attached link for a cheaper way to acquire it, courtesy of the Australian Govt.
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27th Feb 2018, 09:05
Replies: 59
Views: 10,246
Posted By redsetter

CAA wording seems slightly woolly - use of "aim",...

CAA wording seems slightly woolly - use of "aim", "should" and "ideally" rather than "must". Leaves plenty of wriggle room. Presumably explains press reports of children being separated from parents...
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