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21st Oct 2020, 08:17
Replies: 28
Views: 5,475
Posted By Timelord

The importance of the graphics were probably at...

The importance of the graphics were probably at their highest for the Tornado GR4 1990 ish vintage sims. That one specified that LL visual navigation had to be possible using 500,000 maps and that...
19th Oct 2020, 18:27
Replies: 47
Views: 8,832
Posted By Timelord

I accept the line about reflecting the population...

I accept the line about reflecting the population they serve, but surely the requirement ultimately to lay down your life means the armed services are fundamentally different to the population they...
11th Oct 2020, 16:29
Replies: 30
Views: 5,510
Posted By Timelord

Pr00ne: Your post re US weapons is true for...

Pr00ne: Your post re US weapons is true for Canberra And F4 but the RAFG (and UK and RN) Buccaneers only ever carried UK weapons.
10th Oct 2020, 18:47
Replies: 30
Views: 5,510
Posted By Timelord

Maybe. They were called Munitions Storage...

Maybe. They were called Munitions Storage Squadrons by the time I was involved. But I believe RAFG Canberra Squadrons used US nuclear weapons so they would have had US storage units.
10th Oct 2020, 18:09
Replies: 30
Views: 5,510
Posted By Timelord

I was closely associated with the strike role at...

I was closely associated with the strike role at Laarbruch during Buccaneer days and I cannot recall “TDS” . Any more context?

If it refers to XV Sqn, maybe “Third Division Squadron”😏
10th Oct 2020, 12:27
Replies: 30
Views: 5,510
Posted By Timelord

Aircraft / Airfield Survivability Measures?? ...

Aircraft / Airfield Survivability Measures??

Germany Hunters before my time.
30th Sep 2020, 08:35
Replies: 99
Views: 15,630
Posted By Timelord

Saw an old RAF advert on another thread: “ Join...

Saw an old RAF advert on another thread: “ Join the airocrats “
23rd Sep 2020, 23:01
Replies: 24
Views: 9,515
Posted By Timelord

Similar thing happened to a couple of Dutch F16s...

Similar thing happened to a couple of Dutch F16s detached to Lossie many years ago. They had been or were about to go strafing on Tain Range and so had loaded guns. With a bit of time / fuel to spare...
19th Sep 2020, 16:37
Replies: 40
Views: 8,789
Posted By Timelord

I believe it was this project that coined the...

I believe it was this project that coined the slogan “Train less- be better” . Good luck squaring that circle! That whirring sound you can hear is Trenchard spinning in his grave.
16th Sep 2020, 08:56
Replies: 43
Views: 8,601
Posted By Timelord

Good prog I thought. So where / when was the...

Good prog I thought. So where / when was the “Dowding “ display performed to the public?
2nd Sep 2020, 08:51
Replies: 17
Views: 4,257
Posted By Timelord

And this thread brings it further into question!...

And this thread brings it further into question! If you want to help the individual involved, probably best to delete or let this die out.
31st Aug 2020, 11:35
Replies: 39
Views: 14,930
Posted By Timelord

There are much more stringent limits for civilian...

There are much more stringent limits for civilian public transport workers including pilots, train drivers etc than the standard breathalyser limits. I believe that these now also apply in the...
25th Aug 2020, 15:35
Replies: 2,071
Views: 1,030,913
Posted By Timelord

Good luck. I was never on 35 but happy to help if...

Good luck. I was never on 35 but happy to help if I can. (50 and 44 1974-79)

TL
25th Aug 2020, 09:36
Replies: 2,071
Views: 1,030,913
Posted By Timelord

Petet: PN has summarised the ground training...

Petet:

PN has summarised the ground training which included:
Target study,
Intelligence reading and study,
Weapons Standardisation (Nuclear weapon knowledge and procedures both academic quizes,...
24th Aug 2020, 16:45
Replies: 2,071
Views: 1,030,913
Posted By Timelord

PN,all true of course. I was just talking about...

PN,all true of course. I was just talking about flying. Not sure what Petet is interested in. WST was, of course, an absolute joy!
24th Aug 2020, 14:51
Replies: 2,071
Views: 1,030,913
Posted By Timelord

In my time (1973-79) the BTR scheme ruled pretty...

In my time (1973-79) the BTR scheme ruled pretty much every trip. I’m trying hard to think of anything we did that wasn’t dictated by ticking BTR boxes but can only think of some dedicated Co-pilot...
24th Aug 2020, 07:31
Replies: 62
Views: 14,923
Posted By Timelord

Read Geoffrey Wellum’s book “ First Light”. I...

Read Geoffrey Wellum’s book “ First Light”. I don’t think there were any limits! By the way JH, the hangover curing properties of pure oxygen were still much valued in the 70s and 80s. By the 90s the...
21st Aug 2020, 17:26
Replies: 70
Views: 13,027
Posted By Timelord

My experience of the Hastings is only training to...

My experience of the Hastings is only training to be a Vulcan Nav Radar on the T5 out of Scampton. We used to get airborne with two or three student Nav Rads and weave intricate patterns in and out...
18th Aug 2020, 15:05
Replies: 99
Views: 24,853
Posted By Timelord

How to destroy the Royal Air Force? I saw an...

How to destroy the Royal Air Force?

I saw an official slide a while ago that stated “ Less training is better and quicker”. That seems like a pretty good start!
8th Aug 2020, 19:33
Replies: 73
Views: 14,015
Posted By Timelord

I have always thought that only aircrew get to...

I have always thought that only aircrew get to see how all the other branches and trades contribute to the application of air power. Everyone makes their essential contribution and aircrew are...
7th Aug 2020, 14:36
Replies: 99
Views: 15,630
Posted By Timelord

Soldiers, Sailors and Air People. Leading Air...

Soldiers, Sailors and Air People. Leading Air Person, Senior Air Person etc ?.
17th Jul 2020, 17:32
Replies: 220
Views: 33,837
Posted By Timelord

Well anyway, it will all be a housing estate soon...

Well anyway, it will all be a housing estate soon and the “gravestone “ in a museum at best. Maybe it’s in preparation for that the wording has been changed.
17th Jul 2020, 17:06
Replies: 220
Views: 33,837
Posted By Timelord

But it isnt about history, if it was then 35 or...

But it isnt about history, if it was then 35 or 44 would be flying F35s. It’s about PR.
17th Jul 2020, 15:58
Replies: 220
Views: 33,837
Posted By Timelord

Without in any way minimising the skill or...

Without in any way minimising the skill or heroism of the crews, I think it would be worth remembering that even in the immediate aftermath the RAF recognised that the good Public Relations...
8th Jul 2020, 12:01
Replies: 669
Views: 390,735
Posted By Timelord

As I said in a previous post ; On the day, he...

As I said in a previous post ; On the day, he screwed up. That is not because of a hitherto unheard of medical condition, but nor is it criminal negligence. It is a result of being a human being. The...
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