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15th Nov 2018, 06:59
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Posted By ScottBouch

Haha, this is just one of far too many!

Haha, this is just one of far too many!
14th Nov 2018, 15:08
Replies: 108
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Posted By ScottBouch

Many thanks to all who have helped contribute to...

Many thanks to all who have helped contribute to this thread, and the kind donations of pencils and refill leads! :)

I have now updated the web page on them, please see here: British Aircrew...
2nd Oct 2018, 07:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Haha, 'Screaming Scull'! I like that! I've had...

Haha, 'Screaming Scull'! I like that! I've had mine plugged in and making tones (it's a bit old and dusty, but appears to work), but really could do with finding the manual for it to figure out how...
28th Sep 2018, 21:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Thanks LOMCEVAK, so some uses for NATO socket...

Thanks LOMCEVAK, so some uses for NATO socket depending on the who was operating the aircraft I guess...

Tashengurt - do you mean the comprehensive tester with a "split head" on top? I recently...
27th Sep 2018, 14:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Well would you believe it - Just had a quick look...

Well would you believe it - Just had a quick look in the garage, and found an unissued Mk2 / Mk3 helmet pigtail with the older smaller LEMO connector!

14 tiny contacts, 7 male, 7 female.
...
27th Sep 2018, 12:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Yes, in a previous life we used LEMO connectors...

Yes, in a previous life we used LEMO connectors in scientific instruments, but a smaller diameter version to these ones. I recall the fiddly job of soldering numerous very fine multi-core wires to...
27th Sep 2018, 10:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi Tashengurt, Thank you for that! Much...

Hi Tashengurt,

Thank you for that! Much appreciated! After years in my collection, it was only this week I learnt it was possibly for NBC, and you have confirmed this nicely.

I had always...
27th Sep 2018, 09:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi all, This is the adaptor I have, and...

Hi all,

This is the adaptor I have, and believe it to be intended for AR5, NBC intercom box use. Can anyone confirm this please?
...
27th Sep 2018, 06:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi all, I'd be interested to learn about...

Hi all,

I'd be interested to learn about this eatly "half moon" connector. I did once have a Mk3C helmet with a grey pigtail lead and small silver LEMO plug (about half the length of modern ones,...
26th Sep 2018, 18:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Thanks H Peacock, I have seen the three...

Thanks H Peacock,

I have seen the three versions of LEMO, but as you say, the three aircraft - it's tempting to correlate them, but knowing the logic of the air force, I doubt it's that...
26th Sep 2018, 17:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,880
Posted By ScottBouch

Calling Tonka aircrew and squippers - PEC question

Hi all,

Can anyone confirm the designation of a version of the Mk12 PEC (Tornado) with a regular NATO socket for helmet comms instead of the LEMO connector?

I've so far only found documented...
24th Sep 2018, 08:33
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

During my time volunteering working on preserved...

During my time volunteering working on preserved Lightnings XS452 and XS458 at Cranfield, I found two FOD screwdrivers, one stuck down behind the seats, the other lodged in one of the the engine...
24th Sep 2018, 07:44
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi Stitchbitch, I'm sure I have one of these...

Hi Stitchbitch,

I'm sure I have one of these elastic lanyards somewhere, if I can find it, I'll photograph it to see if it's what you recall. Would suit a later green flying suit being a 90's mod...
23rd Sep 2018, 08:28
Replies: 108
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Posted By ScottBouch

I loved reading these stories, but this one had...

I loved reading these stories, but this one had me laughing out loud!



Thank you guys for all the anecdotes that keep on coming! It gives a real human side to the kit, and more reason for my...
21st Sep 2018, 21:40
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi all, I really can't believe the interest...

Hi all,

I really can't believe the interest that this quick question has caused! I'm also enjoying all the stories that are coming out of this!

It's one small detail of the AEA, but I suppose...
21st Sep 2018, 16:40
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Fantastic! thanks! Have found several images...

Fantastic! thanks! Have found several images online now having the manufacturer and type!

Cheers, Scott.
21st Sep 2018, 08:21
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi DODGYOLDFART, these are still on staedtler's...

Hi DODGYOLDFART, these are still on staedtler's website, do yours from the late 90's look the same?...
21st Sep 2018, 08:13
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi all, Thank you guys for the interest and...

Hi all,

Thank you guys for the interest and help on this!

I've started to put together a bit of a rough timeline based on your service dates:

Chugalug2: 1959 to 1973, Wooden, painted the...
20th Sep 2018, 21:36
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Thank you ex82watcher! How very kind! PM coming...

Thank you ex82watcher! How very kind! PM coming up!

Glad you've seen my stuff at Newark, for a niche subject it's amazing how many people take a liking to it!
20th Sep 2018, 21:07
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Thank you NutLoose, that's very kind! Old and...

Thank you NutLoose, that's very kind! Old and tatty is fine, as it shows real service life! I'll PM my email address... - Ah, I can't for some reason.. my email address can be found here:...
20th Sep 2018, 20:57
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

In an AP about Mk2 / Mk4 coveralls, I read that...

In an AP about Mk2 / Mk4 coveralls, I read that the shoulder pencil pocket could also be used for a pencil torch.

Any gen on these? Were they issued? If so, same questions as per the pencils...
20th Sep 2018, 20:54
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Thanks Timelord, that's really helpful! ...

Thanks Timelord, that's really helpful!

Cheers, Scott.
20th Sep 2018, 20:42
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi NutLoose, Thank you! I now know what I'm...

Hi NutLoose,

Thank you! I now know what I'm looking for! I was expecting a wooden pencil!

Which era / decades were these typical for?

Many thanks again! Scott.
20th Sep 2018, 20:24
Replies: 108
Views: 10,541
Posted By ScottBouch

Question RAF / RN Chinagraph Pencils (Cold War era) for Kneeboards

Hi all,

I'm researching British flying clothing and equipment through the 50's to 80's for some web pages I've been writing to share my research, and this is a little detail I can't find any...
3rd Dec 2012, 20:55
Replies: 104
Views: 32,129
Posted By ScottBouch

Hi again, Regarding the NBC PEC I have... ...

Hi again,

Regarding the NBC PEC I have...

I believed that it's shoe (2x holes) was only used on the Vulcan, however I have learnt that later Victors used a similar shoe (early ones used a...
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