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12th Dec 2016, 12:19
Replies: 44
Views: 13,287
Posted By soddim

I well remember the 'exceptional ECM...

I well remember the 'exceptional ECM capabilities' of the F3. Without doubt it was quite the worst fighter radar I ever saw in a jamming environment. In fact, in the early days, a co-channel radar...
17th Jul 2016, 14:15
Replies: 32
Views: 7,218
Posted By soddim

Thumper

Good to see Thumper airborne again today after so long - looked and sounded like an airtest so maybe it will appear at displays again soon.
1st May 2016, 15:43
Replies: 24
Views: 2,703
Posted By soddim

Yesterday's Jape

Many yesterdays ago we perpetrated a great hoax about replacing execs MT vehicles with Sinclair C5's - including charging points, refunds of home electricity use and changing facilities for...
20th Apr 2016, 15:31
Replies: 632
Views: 320,550
Posted By soddim

I certainly remember the 'Robinson Loop', Charlie...

I certainly remember the 'Robinson Loop', Charlie Juliet, having instructed in its' execution from the rear seat on 228 OCU. We taught it for a few years in the early 70's until the pieces of wing...
19th Oct 2015, 19:48
Replies: 287
Views: 132,315
Posted By soddim

Newt, every pilot has his memories of 'lots of...

Newt, every pilot has his memories of 'lots of kills' but those are personal victories and not often representative of true comparison or evaluation.
For example, within a few months of leaving the...
19th Oct 2015, 15:44
Replies: 287
Views: 132,315
Posted By soddim

Well, Newt, considering that within 6 months of...

Well, Newt, considering that within 6 months of leaving Germany I was checked out on the F4 with Pulse Doppler radar, 4 genuine head-on missiles that did not need a target going fast enough for skin...
13th Oct 2015, 16:42
Replies: 39
Views: 12,242
Posted By soddim

I'm also an ex 613 A2 who enjoyed working with...

I'm also an ex 613 A2 who enjoyed working with Malcolm Marshall late 70's and I would be happy to join in a forum.
13th Oct 2015, 16:38
Replies: 287
Views: 132,315
Posted By soddim

I flew the Mk2 and 2A between 1964 and 1968 and I...

I flew the Mk2 and 2A between 1964 and 1968 and I too initially felt that it was a truly wonderful machine - well ahead of anything else at the time. However, in Germany we began to meet USAFE F4's...
27th Sep 2015, 10:49
Replies: 37
Views: 14,859
Posted By soddim

Moved on but not forgotten

Moved on but not forgotten
5th Sep 2015, 15:16
Replies: 1,757
Views: 891,739
Posted By soddim

I must say that throughout my considerable...

I must say that throughout my considerable military aviation career it has been my experience that aircrew are more openly critical of each other than in any other group of people I have experienced....
5th Sep 2015, 15:11
Replies: 632
Views: 320,550
Posted By soddim

FG 1 Piccy

Rockets on the centreline - never very accurate. Problem was that the airflow around the fuselage gave the rockets a disturbed air mass for a significant part of their initial flight. With...
24th Aug 2015, 11:04
Replies: 1,757
Views: 891,739
Posted By soddim

The way in which this thread has drifted and the...

The way in which this thread has drifted and the untimely and poorly thought out arguments posted reminds me of why I now rarely use this forum. There seems to be a number of posters here who object...
23rd May 2015, 16:49
Replies: 20
Views: 4,542
Posted By soddim

Whilst the Torygraph got it wrong, the Hurricane...

Whilst the Torygraph got it wrong, the Hurricane should have featured by right because it got more kills than the Spitfire in the B of B - and it should have with more Hurris than Spits available at...
10th May 2015, 17:53
Replies: 39
Views: 8,031
Posted By soddim

I recall a notice in the planning room at Gan: ...

I recall a notice in the planning room at Gan:

'The captains of 4-jets are requested to line up at least 500 feet from the runway threshold to avoid damage to the approach lights on engine...
1st Jun 2014, 21:43
Replies: 21
Views: 9,273
Posted By soddim

I nominate Paul Day who displayed the BBMF...

I nominate Paul Day who displayed the BBMF fighters exceptionally well within RAF imposed limits for many years and led the BBMF as Officer Commanding for many of those years. He displayed the...
3rd Feb 2014, 13:52
Replies: 39
Views: 5,831
Posted By soddim

Trim Stab - I play golf frequently with people...

Trim Stab - I play golf frequently with people who would qualify for a blue badge. They cannot walk far without pain or discomfort nor could they do so carrying shopping. They use a buggy to get...
28th Oct 2013, 22:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By soddim

There was also the NATO Air Defence Competition...

There was also the NATO Air Defence Competition annually - we broke many windows in Amsterdam with our Lightnings on one of the supersonic events
7th Oct 2013, 17:30
Replies: 37
Views: 16,310
Posted By soddim

If I remember this particular accident, it...

If I remember this particular accident, it occurred shortly before I arrived at Leconfield and the story was one of running out of fuel after staying too long on the tanker trying to make contact. ...
20th Sep 2013, 20:20
Replies: 123
Views: 29,924
Posted By soddim

A final thank you to the most stable and cheapest...

A final thank you to the most stable and cheapest filling station I ever RV'd with. You were always there as planned, on time and open! Moreover, it was a particular pleasure to see you there after...
8th Sep 2013, 18:28
Replies: 83
Views: 12,281
Posted By soddim

Saying it again does not make it any better nor...

Saying it again does not make it any better nor any more likely to be right WH904!
8th Sep 2013, 15:43
Replies: 83
Views: 12,281
Posted By soddim

I cannot believe that there are people posting on...

I cannot believe that there are people posting on this forum who denigrate the BBMF. When they compare the Flight with the reds it seems to me that they have completely missed the point of why we...
23rd May 2013, 14:01
Replies: 52
Views: 6,284
Posted By soddim

This officer is a very good pilot but despite...

This officer is a very good pilot but despite that, if we went to war, he might be shot down and, if he was, he would make life hell for the commandant. I object to the fact that in the meantime he...
13th May 2013, 19:31
Replies: 35
Views: 6,796
Posted By soddim

Cannot understand why the taxpayer is expected to...

Cannot understand why the taxpayer is expected to fund 12-year engagements - even if the training was straight through.

What a dreadful waste of public funds!
10th Apr 2013, 16:22
Replies: 31
Views: 7,599
Posted By soddim

Bloody thing could hardly climb on one engine!

Bloody thing could hardly climb on one engine!
8th Apr 2013, 15:15
Replies: 373
Views: 45,390
Posted By soddim

A remark attributed to General Haig in Washington...

A remark attributed to General Haig in Washington at the time of the Falklands war - 'She has bigger balls than anybody else in Whitehall'

Amen to that.
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