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8th May 2019, 14:03
Replies: 52
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Posted By Brewster Buffalo

It was a bomb though far more research went into...

It was a bomb though far more research went into deploying the Genie on the Lightning.
The Genie was an American unguided missile with a 1.5kt warhead which entered service with the USAF in 1958....
5th May 2019, 20:00
Replies: 52
Views: 10,676
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Some more info from another of Chris Gibson's...

Some more info from another of Chris Gibson's books. The idea was proposed in 1954 and only the then, under development Lightning and the Javelin would have the performance to deliver the weapon and...
27th Apr 2019, 19:20
Replies: 52
Views: 10,676
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

EE Lightning – nuclear Bomber!?

Read in Chris Gibson’s Secret Projects.
Desperate times lead to desperate measures …..
In the early 1950s the prospect of a formation of Soviet nuclear armed bombers heading our way lead to the...
25th Mar 2019, 20:44
Replies: 93
Views: 64,167
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Talking about the NATO E-3s are there any plan...

Talking about the NATO E-3s are there any plan for their replacement? Similarly the French?
22nd Mar 2019, 20:44
Replies: 93
Views: 64,167
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Why no orders from the USAF?

Why no orders from the USAF?
15th Mar 2019, 19:44
Replies: 13
Views: 3,932
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

The Thunder & Lightning website lists 26 complete...

The Thunder & Lightning website lists 26 complete Buccaneers and a similar number of nose/cockpits sections still in existence. There are of course some more in South Africa..
15th Mar 2019, 19:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Thanks Lomcevak. I can see continuing to use...

Thanks Lomcevak. I can see continuing to use BLC, even when it wasn't needed, offered the option of operating from airfields with shorter runways.
Fine aircraft and, if the UK hadn't managed to get...
14th Mar 2019, 21:54
Replies: 42
Views: 11,269
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Worth a read...

Worth a read https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20101017064147/http://report.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org/volume01/chapter004/#the-report

Surprised to read that the soldiers fired over 100...
14th Mar 2019, 20:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,196
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

But strangely no RAF combat aircraft took part in...

But strangely no RAF combat aircraft took part in the Korean.. This has been discussed on another forum -

....not a single front line fighter or fighter-bomber squadron was sent by the RAF. This...
7th Mar 2019, 20:08
Replies: 13
Views: 2,067
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Just watched this fascinating film made in 1955....

Just watched this fascinating film made in 1955. Some of the it hasn't aged well so parts are washed out or in black and white. Not good for a colour film. Plot nothing special - best part James...
6th Mar 2019, 11:17
Replies: 22
Views: 3,755
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

In the air war over North Vietnam some F4s were...

In the air war over North Vietnam some F4s were fitted a device- Combat Tree - which interrogated a MiG's IFF system allowing their identification at BVR. The RAF used a similar system, known as...
6th Mar 2019, 10:59
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Thanks for the replies. My question arose from...

Thanks for the replies.
My question arose from reading Keith Wilson’s “Haynes” manual on the Buccaneer which quotes a pilot saying ..“Once below 300 knots the handling qualities became quite...
3rd Mar 2019, 19:08
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Buccaneer & BLC

As we know the Buccaneer had a Boundary Layer Control system whereby bleed air was sent to the wings,and the tail thereby reducing take-off and landing speeds by 25 knots.
Once the Buccaneer became...
23rd Oct 2015, 18:14
Replies: 22
Views: 5,993
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

I experienced this problem on both my laptop -...

I experienced this problem on both my laptop - wifi connection and my desktop - direct connection. BT customer with a Hub 5 for over a year this started after I upgraded to unlimited from 20GB a...
18th Jan 2015, 18:09
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Perhaps the thinking was that whilst at sea the...

Perhaps the thinking was that whilst at sea the pilot would only take off/land into wind so when he had to fly to a land base his ability to deal with crosswinds - being out of practice - might be...
17th Jan 2015, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Why did the RN need 4 and the RAF only 3

..runways that is. In WW2 a typical admiralty airfield design consisting of four runways but an RAF one would only have three...


Anyone know why???
17th Sep 2014, 19:22
Replies: 63
Views: 6,531
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

I think the RAF missed an opportunity here...

I think the RAF missed an opportunity here especially if all the invasion barges had gone so those didn't need bombing. IIRC the Luftwaffe carried out limited intruder operations againt the bomber...
15th Sep 2014, 20:11
Replies: 63
Views: 6,531
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

and then came the night blitz. I wonder if...

and then came the night blitz.

I wonder if any thought was given to intruder operations over the Luftwaffe bomber bases. Probably wouldn't have stopped the attacks but might have disrupted them.
12th Jul 2014, 18:23
Replies: 15
Views: 5,455
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

I think if they can trace the original owner it...

I think if they can trace the original owner it is...but then the price to buy it back will at it is now rather than as it was i.e. farmland
11th May 2014, 16:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Just updated to version 12 of Tune In app and...

Just updated to version 12 of Tune In app and problem remains. Can't understand why one station causes the Hub3 to reset.

Tried another android app - Radio Player but that doesn't offer BBC live...
8th May 2014, 19:10
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Tune in Radio App problem

Tune In radio app installed on a Hudl. App works fine until I try to listen to a BBC Live Event Steam. Once I select an event the Hub3 immediately switches off and goes into a restart process. Once...
11th Apr 2014, 20:02
Replies: 11
Views: 4,425
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Book is Burtonwood by Aldon Ferguson. Published...

Book is Burtonwood by Aldon Ferguson. Published by Airfield Publications in 1986. ISBN 0951 1113 02.
1st Apr 2014, 17:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,425
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

fish I have a book on the history of Burtonwood...

I have a book on the history of Burtonwood published in 1986. This concentrates on its military history but does mention BOAC stratocruisers using this airfield in 1955 as Ringway's runway wasn't...
21st Jan 2014, 18:31
Replies: 35
Views: 18,673
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

No need to look at you drive past. Those clever...

No need to look at you drive past. Those clever folk at Google have driven their camera car around the hangers and external exhibits at Duxford so you view the VC-10 in comfort at home..
...
26th Oct 2013, 18:53
Replies: 5
Views: 5,511
Posted By Brewster Buffalo

Set aside a day last weekend to sort this out...

Set aside a day last weekend to sort this out only to find that my laptop started and worked fine. I seem to have prevented the laptop installing the upgrades though they still appear in the windows...
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