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13th Oct 2020, 17:54
Replies: 89
Views: 19,759
Posted By VX275

What's the Polish for "That's a much bigger bang...

What's the Polish for "That's a much bigger bang than the one we were expecting."
13th Oct 2020, 07:26
Replies: 251
Views: 87,782
Posted By VX275

The front door can be jettisoned for use as an...

The front door can be jettisoned for use as an emergency parachute exit (just don't jump up as you leave).
15th Sep 2020, 15:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,281
Posted By VX275

I can't help thinking that any Apache on a...

I can't help thinking that any Apache on a carrier should have the words ROYAL MARINES painted on the tail boom.
8th Aug 2020, 17:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By VX275

Are Reaction Engines Ltd's Patent lawyers putting...

Are Reaction Engines Ltd's Patent lawyers putting a case together?
29th Jul 2020, 19:56
Replies: 30
Views: 3,449
Posted By VX275

Alan Cobham landed his Giant Moth seaplane on the...

Alan Cobham landed his Giant Moth seaplane on the Thames in front of the Palace of Westminster 1st October 1926 on his return flight from Australia.
The CAA couldn't have been watching, as he was...
25th Jul 2020, 15:13
Replies: 52
Views: 4,705
Posted By VX275

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x475/figure_98f1131255d1772c4c74df4e8626c153c2285e34.png
The RAE had an idea to improve the Mustang's Meridith effect. Basically squirt some...
21st Jul 2020, 18:21
Replies: 52
Views: 4,705
Posted By VX275

This is a portion of an A&AEE report on Mustang...

This is a portion of an A&AEE report on Mustang drop tanks on a Spitfire.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/708x151/spit_drop_tank_1d1b89923d0616c0d82b06a70d10a5e5dc6e7a1f.jpg
13th Jul 2020, 19:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,825
Posted By VX275

Maybe its time we stopped worrying about...

Maybe its time we stopped worrying about environmental clearances at -40C and +50C for our aircraft and be more concerned about their ability to survive a couple of days sat on Salisbury Plain.
11th Jul 2020, 16:23
Replies: 31
Views: 9,130
Posted By VX275

ASRA drops? I never complained during liferaft...

ASRA drops? I never complained during liferaft drills after doing ASRA drops from the Herc, when 2 out 3 MS10 in the string inflated upside down. After that practicing righting a liferaft didn't seem...
25th Jun 2020, 16:17
Replies: 466
Views: 184,310
Posted By VX275

Fuselage roundel needs to be bigger, a lot...

Fuselage roundel needs to be bigger, a lot bigger, but at least they got the colours correct.
22nd Jun 2020, 19:21
Replies: 33
Views: 6,695
Posted By VX275

Looking at that photograph I can't help thinking...

Looking at that photograph I can't help thinking that unless they put a bit more effort into the design of the offload ramp there are going to be even more casualties to be cared for.
19th Jun 2020, 09:52
Replies: 34
Views: 8,213
Posted By VX275

The Comet left Henlow to become RAF Lyneham's...

The Comet left Henlow to become RAF Lyneham's gate guardian and now only its nose section survives at Old Sarum. The RAFM also stored their ex South African Lockheed Ventura there before moving it up...
18th Jun 2020, 11:30
Replies: 466
Views: 184,310
Posted By VX275

Whatever the top coat looks like I take it the...

Whatever the top coat looks like I take it the Voyager will still have its IR undercoat.
11th Jun 2020, 16:45
Replies: 29
Views: 7,606
Posted By VX275

ISTR there was an anti-submarine weapon similar...

ISTR there was an anti-submarine weapon similar in size to a depth charge that was actually a homing torpedo but for security reasons it wasn't called a torpedo. So presumably the Sunderland could...
31st May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 54
Views: 19,267
Posted By VX275

They need to fit water pockets (or a disconnect)...

They need to fit water pockets (or a disconnect) to that parachute. I'll bet that aircraft was dragged at some speed (leaving its occupants behind in the water), luckily they were in the solent so...
29th May 2020, 13:14
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

What about all those 'non airworthy' airframe...

What about all those 'non airworthy' airframe repairs?
26th May 2020, 13:16
Replies: 47
Views: 16,367
Posted By VX275

How many stays of execution has it had already?...

How many stays of execution has it had already? One, two or is it three?
20th May 2020, 17:26
Replies: 26
Views: 13,071
Posted By VX275

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/883x598/black_6_f4682eb159cf26999d1be4f452143befe3878873.jpg
If readers are confused by the reference to a damaged propeller on Black 6, this photo...
17th May 2020, 14:31
Replies: 34
Views: 13,228
Posted By VX275

Nothing new, as a youngster I used to go with my...

Nothing new, as a youngster I used to go with my plane spotting older brother and stand by the approach lights to Ringway. Whenever a BEA Vanguard passed over you got a similar effect, a rushing...
11th May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By VX275

As the Skeeter was so underpowered it struggled...

As the Skeeter was so underpowered it struggled to lift even its pilot on a warm day, it probably needed all the help it could get.
8th May 2020, 14:08
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

The one difference from the other Barges Mrs...

The one difference from the other Barges Mrs Heppell had was a shorter mainwheel box. You only noticed this when lifting the tail to stop the tailskid wearing out when crossing tarmac, you couldn't...
6th May 2020, 11:04
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

When the 'Flight' magazine archive was searchable...

When the 'Flight' magazine archive was searchable I found this article about the presentation of 275 to the Cadets.
VX275 presentation.pdf...
5th May 2020, 09:55
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

The last I heard of Mrs Hepple was that she was...

The last I heard of Mrs Hepple was that she was languishing in the RAF Museum's store at Stafford. She went to Stafford straight from RAF Saint Athan where she had been used on the last RAF wood...
4th May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

Belgium and they still glide. ...

Belgium and they still glide.
https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Belgian-Air-Cadets-705725326257507/
3rd Mar 2020, 18:08
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By VX275

Well that answers my question of 22 Feb. Maybe...

Well that answers my question of 22 Feb.
Maybe now the members of the disbanded VGS's will get an apology. Though I doubt it.
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