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18th Sep 2019, 00:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,461
Posted By Fonsini

It’s probably already flying, they just need 5...

It’s probably already flying, they just need 5 years to debug the avionics.
15th Sep 2019, 20:24
Replies: 121
Views: 35,904
Posted By Fonsini

Corbyn strikes me as the worst kind of gutless...

Corbyn strikes me as the worst kind of gutless coward. I cannot imagine any use of arms he would be willing to sanction.
8th Sep 2019, 19:19
Replies: 12
Views: 4,705
Posted By Fonsini

Canberra overflights of the USSR

I understand the need for OpSec but the flights of 540 Sqn Canberras over Kapustin Yar are now a piece of history yet still officially denied by HM Gov. Seems such a pity that we can’t discuss it...
8th Sep 2019, 19:02
Replies: 71
Views: 34,587
Posted By Fonsini

Out of interest did anyone ever actually have to...

Out of interest did anyone ever actually have to use one of those ejection seats ?

update - apparently there were several uses and they worked every time.
8th Sep 2019, 18:44
Replies: 22
Views: 6,153
Posted By Fonsini

And I thought only the pilot was triggered :E

And I thought only the pilot was triggered :E
11th Aug 2019, 17:47
Replies: 4
Views: 4,234
Posted By Fonsini

Airport operators in conjunction with PHE in the...

Airport operators in conjunction with PHE in the UK and the CDC in the US have been quietly ramping up their Ebola screening provisions, there are even job postings open in the US right now for...
11th Aug 2019, 17:38
Replies: 18
Views: 8,652
Posted By Fonsini

Now lots of men get to watch him take a shower.

Now lots of men get to watch him take a shower.
11th Aug 2019, 15:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,314
Posted By Fonsini

On a side note neither Blowpipe or Sea Cat ever...

On a side note neither Blowpipe or Sea Cat ever seemed very effective, and I was always of the impression that the weapon system that Sea Cat was designed to replace (the 40mm Bofors) was more...
13th Jul 2019, 16:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,482
Posted By Fonsini

Hopefully no communiques from the British...

Hopefully no communiques from the British Ambassador in Germany during 1936 become public....
13th Jul 2019, 16:21
Replies: 26
Views: 4,865
Posted By Fonsini

If we show mindless bravery by jumping onto a...

If we show mindless bravery by jumping onto a moving boat (gasp !) we are foolhardy yahoos.

If we “put a few rounds in the hull” we are trigger happy yahoos.

If we let them escape we are...
13th Jul 2019, 16:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,798
Posted By Fonsini

Delays are one thing (Warrior - Army),...

Delays are one thing (Warrior - Army), cancellation and admitting defeat is another (Nimrod MRA/AEW - RAF), but I always thought that the absolute worst was to field a weapon system that was simply...
13th Jul 2019, 16:03
Replies: 21
Views: 4,184
Posted By Fonsini

Using a genuine nuclear threat as yet another...

Using a genuine nuclear threat as yet another attack angle against Trump is mindless stupidity.
7th Apr 2019, 16:21
Replies: 27
Views: 10,038
Posted By Fonsini

I have a few, some just funny. 1. During a...

I have a few, some just funny.

1. During a tour of Coningsby and on seeing a Phantom drop tank lying in the hangar I asked “how many GALLONS does that hold sir” to the senior officer in charge. I...
7th Apr 2019, 16:10
Replies: 908
Views: 940,216
Posted By Fonsini

Regardless of the technical intricacies of fixing...

Regardless of the technical intricacies of fixing one of the worst single point failures in any modern aircraft one thing remains certain, as and when the Max goes back into service any subsequent...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2019, 14:13
Replies: 39
Views: 6,696
Posted By Fonsini

“Watching her eat was like watching a bulldog...

“Watching her eat was like watching a bulldog chew a wasp”.

personal favourite.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2019, 14:06
Replies: 16
Views: 4,214
Posted By Fonsini

A fully armed Apache at 1,000 feet is the only...

A fully armed Apache at 1,000 feet is the only safe way to traverse London these days to avoid being enriched.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2019, 13:50
Replies: 13,057
Views: 10,108,680
Posted By Fonsini

One day a husband announced to his wife that they...

One day a husband announced to his wife that they were in such terrible financial difficulty that she would have to go to work as a prostitute to help with the family income, and reluctantly she...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2019, 13:37
Replies: 2,402
Views: 346,800
Posted By Fonsini

What seems clear to me is that we have a creaking...

What seems clear to me is that we have a creaking and under-skilled government bureaucracy that has had generations of never having to actually DO anything, and now they are faced with a huge and...
17th Mar 2019, 18:25
Replies: 34
Views: 7,777
Posted By Fonsini

I wonder what the acceleration numbers are like...

I wonder what the acceleration numbers are like on the latest seats, spinal injuries were very common on early “bang” seats with their huge initial acceleration, but the later rocket seats helped...
17th Mar 2019, 18:16
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,252,049
Posted By Fonsini

It seems as if the bottom line is that the safety...

It seems as if the bottom line is that the safety margin of the legacy 737 was simply eroded to an unacceptable degree with the new engines and became “cigarette paper” thin with the MAX in the...
14th Mar 2019, 01:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Fonsini

Procuring new variants of a fighter that last...

Procuring new variants of a fighter that last rolled off the production line for USAF 33 years ago has to be a real admission of defeat in the procurement space. Inevitably people will lament that...
4th Mar 2019, 23:11
Replies: 52
Views: 16,823
Posted By Fonsini

Crickey - and they are only asking $125,000 for...

Crickey - and they are only asking $125,000 for it.....

I do recall one driver commenting that the rudder pedals were an unnecessary luxury in the Gnat, it was all roll and pull. Do we have...
4th Mar 2019, 00:42
Replies: 15
Views: 5,356
Posted By Fonsini

In wartime I would imagine that option #3 was...

In wartime I would imagine that option #3 was more of a “might as well” option during any social interaction. Different times, not everyone had a lifetime of “Option 3ing” ahead of them.
4th Mar 2019, 00:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,971
Posted By Fonsini

I’m sure it was his pride and joy - take good...

I’m sure it was his pride and joy - take good care of it. RIP F/O King.
4th Mar 2019, 00:00
Replies: 52
Views: 16,823
Posted By Fonsini

Gnat vs. Hawk Flight Characteristics

So there happens to be a Gnat for sale over on Controller.com all decked out in Red Arrows livery and the write up makes specific mention of how RAF pilots took a step down in performance when they...
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