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18th Jun 2019, 12:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,857
Posted By dead_pan

Classic air display 'red mist' - can't look bad...

Classic air display 'red mist' - can't look bad in front of your peers...

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17th Jun 2019, 10:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,247
Posted By dead_pan

Some men have mediocrity thrust upon them

Some men have mediocrity thrust upon them
14th Jun 2019, 10:11
Replies: 82
Views: 23,807
Posted By dead_pan

Then why host him at all, or get one of his...

Then why host him at all, or get one of his lackeys to meet him?
14th Jun 2019, 08:55
Replies: 82
Views: 23,807
Posted By dead_pan

Intriguing why the mines (assuming this is what...

Intriguing why the mines (assuming this is what caused the damage) were positioned above the waterline. Intention to damage rather than sink? Also they would have been quite easy to spot from the...
14th Jun 2019, 08:43
Replies: 23
Views: 4,684
Posted By dead_pan

Looks a bit old fashioned, like a 1970s livery.

Looks a bit old fashioned, like a 1970s livery.
13th Jun 2019, 15:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By dead_pan

To be fair it can achieve 80km under favourable...

To be fair it can achieve 80km under favourable conditions i.e. with the launch aircraft at 80000' with a Category 5 Hurricane behind it.
10th Jun 2019, 10:05
Replies: 28
Views: 7,307
Posted By dead_pan

As one of the Bell personnel once informed me,...

As one of the Bell personnel once informed me, yes they can providing you have a very narrow runway and 20 foot deep trench either side of it...
5th Jun 2019, 10:12
Replies: 104
Views: 33,588
Posted By dead_pan

You just know the assembled news crews are going...

You just know the assembled news crews are going to phuq their coverage up with idiotic commentary and hyperactive editing...
3rd Jun 2019, 08:42
Replies: 104
Views: 33,588
Posted By dead_pan

Nice photobomb by the 152/172/Skyhawk too. Just...

Nice photobomb by the 152/172/Skyhawk too. Just snuck in there...
27th May 2019, 18:58
Replies: 14
Views: 5,132
Posted By dead_pan

Herc action

For those of you who haven't seen the following vid doing the rounds on social media:

https://youtu.be/SEhcyvQic2s

Interested to know what tactical advantage such a formation would have over...
17th May 2019, 05:47
Replies: 24
Views: 8,412
Posted By dead_pan

Nice tidy hole - pretty straightforward to repair...

Nice tidy hole - pretty straightforward to repair one would think. The F16 will probably take a bit more work.

Relieved no casualties from this mishap
15th May 2019, 08:39
Replies: 103
Views: 43,872
Posted By dead_pan

They'll never hack my carrier pigeon and...

They'll never hack my carrier pigeon and unbreakable Beano letter substitution cypher! Old skool is best.
14th May 2019, 08:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By dead_pan

Yeah 'cos we're really going to face down Russia...

Yeah 'cos we're really going to face down Russia and China post-Brexit, global Britain and all that.

A bit of red meat for the Tory faithful, completely unrelated to the fact that Jeremy is...
7th May 2019, 14:14
Replies: 459
Views: 871,430
Posted By dead_pan

From my personal experience PAX are deterred from...

From my personal experience PAX are deterred from putting luggage into the hold by the costs levied by airlines, also the wait times at their destination, the risk (albeit small) of luggage going...
7th May 2019, 11:15
Replies: 459
Views: 871,430
Posted By dead_pan

I'm guessing the poster was thinking that the...

I'm guessing the poster was thinking that the cabin crew would lock and unlock the overhead storage. Pretty pointless otherwise.
1st May 2019, 12:02
Replies: 169
Views: 87,906
Posted By dead_pan

They don't have to display over the base though...

They don't have to display over the base though (or do they?)

I'm campaigning for them to move to Brize FWIW - acres of practice area to the south, close to their spiritual home at Rissington,...
25th Apr 2019, 11:10
Replies: 505
Views: 243,994
Posted By dead_pan

Lower limit = watch out for those cows! Upper...

Lower limit = watch out for those cows!
Upper limit = did you just hear that loud pop?
25th Apr 2019, 11:05
Replies: 505
Views: 243,994
Posted By dead_pan

Uses a similar principle to submarine autonomous...

Uses a similar principle to submarine autonomous 'gliders'

Weirdly a decade or so ago I met a couple of bods who were thinking of pitching a similar concept to MoD and DARPA, albeit with a few...
11th Apr 2019, 09:15
Replies: 49
Views: 28,709
Posted By dead_pan

I wonder if the US will stand in the way of the...

I wonder if the US will stand in the way of the German's request, given the ongoing criticism re their defence spend?

Also, the Typhoon appears to morphing into the Skyhawk's bigger brother....
5th Apr 2019, 15:27
Replies: 23
Views: 5,972
Posted By dead_pan

Very impressive departure today, the Buffs...

Very impressive departure today, the Buffs skimming just below cloud height on the way back to Barksdale. It appears to have been a very successful deployment - diverse range of sorties flown over...
19th Mar 2019, 13:44
Replies: 33
Views: 7,109
Posted By dead_pan

Weird but its almost as though the UK's...

Weird but its almost as though the UK's membership of the EU deterred them from doing this sort of thing...

Still I guess the swivel-eyed tendency will shout that their fears were justified -...
14th Mar 2019, 12:03
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,145,622
Posted By dead_pan

Another SLFie who may be stating the obvious, but...

Another SLFie who may be stating the obvious, but surely the goal of any airframer is to produce an aircraft that even the minimum standard of pilot can fly and have a decent chance of successfully...
6th Mar 2019, 10:31
Replies: 43
Views: 10,006
Posted By dead_pan

Not surprised TBH given the response to the last...

Not surprised TBH given the response to the last show, also the rise of RIAT as a (primarily mil) trade show. End of an era though
5th Mar 2019, 10:47
Replies: 75
Views: 43,464
Posted By dead_pan

Except...one would imagine the propaganda value...

Except...one would imagine the propaganda value from parading the tail fin or what whatever from a downed F16 would far outweigh that from a fragment of AMRAAM and bleating about Pakistan breaching...
5th Mar 2019, 10:35
Replies: 75
Views: 43,464
Posted By dead_pan

Don't dispute this - my comment related more to...

Don't dispute this - my comment related more to the size of the fragment pictured. One would imagine weapons designers would prefer it if the bits were as small as possible to minimise the chances of...
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