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19th Feb 2016, 12:21
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Posted By WhiteOvies

"In my defence Sir, the Instructor Pilot, Capt...

"In my defence Sir, the Instructor Pilot, Capt Bloggs Royal Marines, had asked for a 'hoofing landing'."
19th Feb 2016, 12:12
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,749,420
Posted By WhiteOvies

So the real problem lies with the issue of how...

So the real problem lies with the issue of how these results, or any information, is presented into the public domain by both pro and anti F-35 media articles. The articles do not discuss the grey...
2nd Feb 2016, 13:54
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,749,420
Posted By WhiteOvies

The Chinese and Russians must love reading these...

The Chinese and Russians must love reading these reports :hmm:

In my view what needs to happen is that the JPO and Gilmore need to get in a room and really discuss the way forward privately,...
6th Jan 2016, 13:48
Replies: 159
Views: 39,658
Posted By WhiteOvies

My take on it is that the Germans are just asking...

My take on it is that the Germans are just asking the question to test the waters and political will. EADS is involved in Neuron, but will that develop into anything useful in time to replace...
27th Nov 2015, 20:18
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,749,420
Posted By WhiteOvies

The USMC Harriers always enjoyed their time...

The USMC Harriers always enjoyed their time embarked on the Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal. The fact they could drink on board helped :E

An MOU was always in place, even for exercises, so...
27th Nov 2015, 19:58
Replies: 43
Views: 11,571
Posted By WhiteOvies

I was recently told by some folks from Bremont...

I was recently told by some folks from Bremont that they have had extremely rich people contact them to see if they can pull some strings with Martin Baker to get them ejected so that they qualify...
26th Nov 2015, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 3,461
Posted By WhiteOvies

Nats, The F-35 Cancelled thread runs pretty...

Nats,

The F-35 Cancelled thread runs pretty much through all of the ups and down, highs and lows etc. of the UK (plus occassionally others) procurement of the F-35, starting from when cancellation...
26th Nov 2015, 19:21
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Views: 2,749,420
Posted By WhiteOvies

RoyalistFlyer, Please let it go, we are not...

RoyalistFlyer,

Please let it go, we are not going to spend any money on buying Harriers. There is absolutely no interest or requirement to do so. Rotary wing flying trials on QE will take place in...
25th Nov 2015, 12:10
Replies: 56,615
Views: 8,026,911
Posted By WhiteOvies

Having been shipmates with the MA on the right I...

Having been shipmates with the MA on the right I can confidently say that her bedside manner is first class! :E
24th Nov 2015, 11:27
Replies: 367
Views: 89,681
Posted By WhiteOvies

Thanks Dave, much appreciated. :ok:

Thanks Dave, much appreciated. :ok:
24th Nov 2015, 11:23
Replies: 11
Views: 3,461
Posted By WhiteOvies

I would suggest that he thinks the thread is a...

I would suggest that he thinks the thread is a wind up because the UK has a long history of buying the F-35 and there is a very, very, very long thread already on here all about it already.
24th Nov 2015, 10:27
Replies: 329
Views: 94,151
Posted By WhiteOvies

Easy, The Navy has the escorts it needs for...

Easy,

The Navy has the escorts it needs for a single Task Group with Type 45s already practicing the future role as part of USN CVN task groups. For a single task group, at any one time, the RN...
24th Nov 2015, 09:58
Replies: 367
Views: 89,681
Posted By WhiteOvies

I suspect that, rather like the RJ and F-35, the...

I suspect that, rather like the RJ and F-35, the RAF colour scheme for the P-8 will reflect the US one with only minimal changes to reflect the UKs ownership. When every penny of the procurement...
23rd Nov 2015, 15:20
Replies: 367
Views: 89,681
Posted By WhiteOvies

LO, Many thanks for the clarification. :ok:

LO,

Many thanks for the clarification. :ok:
23rd Nov 2015, 14:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,081
Posted By WhiteOvies

Sad news indeed, RIP fellas.

Sad news indeed, RIP fellas.
23rd Nov 2015, 14:13
Replies: 367
Views: 89,681
Posted By WhiteOvies

Lots of questions about WSOp training for MPA and...

Lots of questions about WSOp training for MPA and yet I'm sure I saw an article recently showing RAF WSOps going through the MFTS Observer training down at RNAS Culdrose. Green shoots of recovery...
23rd Nov 2015, 13:52
Replies: 367
Views: 89,681
Posted By WhiteOvies

Easy, Pretty sure that the USN have already...

Easy,

Pretty sure that the USN have already flight tested a WESCAM fit on P-8 as well as a radar under the forward fuselage for GMTI (as shown in your pic). The USN is looking to turn the P-8...
18th Nov 2015, 12:10
Replies: 28
Views: 7,952
Posted By WhiteOvies

CM, OK, perhaps a bit premature, but the...

CM,

OK, perhaps a bit premature, but the delay in fitting an AESA and the limited numbers of fully A-G capable Typhoon is a significant limitation (putting to one sides the relative merits of...
18th Nov 2015, 11:57
Replies: 28
Views: 7,952
Posted By WhiteOvies

JTO, Where did you get that piece of...

JTO,

Where did you get that piece of information? I wouldn't believe everything you read about F-35 on the internet ;)
18th Nov 2015, 11:13
Replies: 28
Views: 7,952
Posted By WhiteOvies

ORAC, I think you'll find that F-35 is...

ORAC,

I think you'll find that F-35 is already more capable than the Typhoon, we just need a few more of them. ;)
17th Nov 2015, 15:43
Replies: 21
Views: 8,126
Posted By WhiteOvies

There's some significant issues for the Test Team...

There's some significant issues for the Test Team to sort out coming from that report: organisational, procedural and human factors to name a few.

I hope that the majority of the issues have...
17th Nov 2015, 13:24
Replies: 329
Views: 94,151
Posted By WhiteOvies

Re: F-35 - Those fighter aircraft Cameron was...

Re: F-35 - Those fighter aircraft Cameron was mentioning, perhaps with T1 Typhoons kept on as well?

8 Merlin to upgrade to Mk2 standard - remember that CROWSNEST, the replacement for the SkASaC...
17th Nov 2015, 13:13
Replies: 56,615
Views: 8,026,911
Posted By WhiteOvies

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........ Ooooooooohhhh, that's where I left it.

(shamelessly stolen from a previous post by Nutty but just as relevant to this photo I feel!)
10th Nov 2015, 12:32
Replies: 56,615
Views: 8,026,911
Posted By WhiteOvies

The Met Men much preferred the new design of...

The Met Men much preferred the new design of weather vanes, although it didn't help their forecasting much. Talk of changing the requirement document to read weather cock was quickly dismissed by...
28th Oct 2015, 16:58
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,749,420
Posted By WhiteOvies

LO, ORAC, I really don't expect any of the...

LO, ORAC,

I really don't expect any of the UK team working in the EW/Mission Systems part of the F-35 programme to come on here and spill the beans on exactly what they are doing and how they are...
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