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9th May 2014, 09:10
Replies: 74
Views: 16,123
Posted By Big Bear

It may appear to be a small point to their...

It may appear to be a small point to their Airships in their ivory towers, but to my mind, pride in the technical trades all but disappeared with the demise of the JT rank. Those who never wore the...
28th Mar 2014, 11:11
Replies: 18
Views: 4,473
Posted By Big Bear

And a week later he took his first flying lesson...

And a week later he took his first flying lesson - talking about getting back on the horse.

Nice to see him wearing his veterans badge.

Bear
25th Oct 2013, 08:42
Replies: 27
Views: 5,194
Posted By Big Bear

Maybe if they put windows in the front of them...

Maybe if they put windows in the front of them then the sub drivers could see where they are going :eek:

Bear
7th Aug 2013, 10:17
Replies: 224
Views: 47,054
Posted By Big Bear

I was a trainee at this establishment when...

I was a trainee at this establishment when another of these regular pointless exercises was planned. Unfortunately for the DS, we got wind of it and when the hooter went off at 0400, aprroximately...
18th Jul 2013, 09:39
Replies: 48
Views: 22,577
Posted By Big Bear

I have just checked AP 1358, following the link...

I have just checked AP 1358, following the link from the RAF homepage on DII, and it appears that it is back to Amendment 14, which says that the PCS lightwieght jacket is designed to be worn outside...
15th Jul 2013, 10:00
Replies: 120
Views: 16,668
Posted By Big Bear

Slightly off topic, but this reminds me of a...

Slightly off topic, but this reminds me of a visit that I had as a car mad teenager to a Rolls Royce garage. A inqusitive young Bear asked the mechanic in his pristine overalls 'is this where you...
26th Jun 2013, 07:54
Replies: 56
Views: 12,179
Posted By Big Bear

If we don't know about the datalink capabilitiies...

If we don't know about the datalink capabilitiies how do we jam them?

BTW, How good do you think the SU35's support package's EW capability would be - a bit of research might surprise some...
26th Jun 2013, 07:46
Replies: 76
Views: 10,700
Posted By Big Bear

Erm... does that mean I'm misemployed? ...

Erm... does that mean I'm misemployed?

Roadster, there are plenty of Sqn Ldrs commanding Sqns in the RAF, just not the flying ones.

Bear
24th Jun 2013, 09:31
Replies: 56
Views: 12,179
Posted By Big Bear

Really? Have you seen their EW kit these days? ...

Really? Have you seen their EW kit these days? Much better than those who hide their head in the sand would have you believe. :eek:

Bear
17th Apr 2013, 08:18
Replies: 248
Views: 60,785
Posted By Big Bear

You think that doing Electronic Warfare properly...

You think that doing Electronic Warfare properly is just TFD :sad:

Bear
3rd Dec 2012, 08:37
Replies: 43
Views: 6,336
Posted By Big Bear

A common mistake that people make with comms kit....

A common mistake that people make with comms kit. Leave it alone and it will be fine. Switch it off and it will fail on run up.

Bear
9th Nov 2012, 08:34
Replies: 35
Views: 6,006
Posted By Big Bear

This is how you shoot down a drone A Russian...

This is how you shoot down a drone

A Russian fighter jet has shot down an unmanned reconnaissan - YouTube (http://youtu.be/JHFDuBWuWME)

Bear
16th Oct 2012, 15:04
Replies: 31
Views: 9,231
Posted By Big Bear

There's one in the USAF Museum at Wright...

There's one in the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB

Bear
10th Oct 2012, 10:24
Replies: 54
Views: 10,946
Posted By Big Bear

Up until recently I wore uniform in and around...

Up until recently I wore uniform in and around London on a regular basis, even on the train to Shabby Wood and back and I never had one single incident. The only slight annoynace is the amount of...
25th Sep 2012, 07:52
Replies: 34
Views: 5,497
Posted By Big Bear

So, which came first, the threat or the...

So, which came first, the threat or the deterrent?

Do we lessen our deterrent because there is no threat, or is there no threat because we (used to) have a deterrent?

Just to quantify, by...
3rd Sep 2012, 08:57
Replies: 41
Views: 11,911
Posted By Big Bear

Coke Can, It's not a stupid question, but I...

Coke Can,

It's not a stupid question, but I suspect that any real assessment of its LO capability is not for discussion on this forum.

However, it is important not to focus simply on the...
3rd Sep 2012, 07:59
Replies: 41
Views: 11,911
Posted By Big Bear

People get too hung up on stealth. It doesn't...

People get too hung up on stealth. It doesn't work at all EM frequencies, otherwise 5G ac would be invisible. It's simply a matter of finding a freq at which the target ac is visible. Isn't it...
30th Aug 2012, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By Big Bear

Or is it that other Western nations (the UK...

Or is it that other Western nations (the UK included) just don't get the importance of EW.

Bear
9th Aug 2012, 09:05
Replies: 46
Views: 9,935
Posted By Big Bear

"Without prejudice, it is fair to say that the...

"Without prejudice, it is fair to say that the bleep test breaks knees and either the Rockport walk for all or a faster (time only) version of the same based on a track would be far better received...
2nd Jul 2012, 10:53
Replies: 56
Views: 19,604
Posted By Big Bear

"Hats off to the Italians, what a brilliant...

"Hats off to the Italians, what a brilliant display on Saturday, with a fantastic commentary from their colleague on the ground! "

Saw them on Sunday, I have to agree, they were the highlight for...
28th Jun 2012, 11:17
Replies: 9
Views: 3,260
Posted By Big Bear

But you get to keep any interest earned - legally...

But you get to keep any interest earned - legally allowed, but morally correct?
25th May 2012, 10:54
Replies: 41
Views: 10,123
Posted By Big Bear

SAM go high (and a long way for newer ones), AAA...

SAM go high (and a long way for newer ones), AAA goes high, but ground based radar still can't see over the horizon (low freq ones excepted). Low and fast is smart because it gives ground-based...
2nd May 2012, 17:21
Replies: 240
Views: 85,470
Posted By Big Bear

Barnstormer, I recognise the importance of MPA,...

Barnstormer, I recognise the importance of MPA, and I did say that it is a future capability that we should have. However, recognising that times are hard, and given the current and short - medium...
2nd May 2012, 14:42
Replies: 240
Views: 85,470
Posted By Big Bear

"Are you able to tell us more about the...

"Are you able to tell us more about the large-scale attacks which the Commies mounted against us which our excellent AD capability bravely defeated in pitched battle? Presumably you agree that our...
25th Apr 2012, 15:37
Replies: 240
Views: 85,470
Posted By Big Bear

I guess as I'm not writing this in Russian, our...

I guess as I'm not writing this in Russian, our AD capability was wholly sufficient during the Cold War.

Bear
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