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30th Nov 2022, 06:22
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Posted By BBadanov

Similar to the backseater in Top Gun 1,...

Similar to the backseater in Top Gun 1, "Sundown".
30th Nov 2022, 03:39
Replies: 646
Views: 137,846
Posted By BBadanov

Gums mentions SVN. Back in the day, the VNAF...

Gums mentions SVN. Back in the day, the VNAF attack a/c (Spads, A-37s, F-5s) had great, punchy callsigns. I remember "Dragon White" and "Phoenix Amber".
Then in 1970, as part of "Vietnamisation",...
9th Nov 2022, 00:40
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,602
Posted By BBadanov

Not exactly. Yes, the RAAF aircraft (all...

Not exactly. Yes, the RAAF aircraft (all C-130J-30s) were delivered from late 1999.
The RAF aircraft of course comprised the two J-subtypes, the C.4s (C-130J-30) delivered in 1998, the shorter C.5s...
1st Nov 2022, 08:39
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Views: 222,602
Posted By BBadanov

It will be interesting to see if bits go missing...

It will be interesting to see if bits go missing as spares.
31st Oct 2022, 00:31
Replies: 28
Views: 4,322
Posted By BBadanov

The futility was well summed up by Black Adder 4.

The futility was well summed up by Black Adder 4.
22nd Oct 2022, 05:27
Replies: 308
Views: 56,769
Posted By BBadanov

Finestkind OK, going off topic into the History...

Finestkind
OK, going off topic into the History of the World Volume I.

I have not queried that, and am proud of my service.

Boy, don't tell the Yanks that! The US rallied against European/Brit...
22nd Oct 2022, 02:36
Replies: 308
Views: 56,769
Posted By BBadanov

You may indeed 'humbly suggest' anything you like...

You may indeed 'humbly suggest' anything you like as this is a discussion on a rumour network and we all have views, but there are so many 'outraged posters' here because most have past military...
7th Oct 2022, 09:04
Replies: 63
Views: 11,733
Posted By BBadanov

I was never aware of the JP5A and JP5B...

I was never aware of the JP5A and JP5B designators, must have been after my time doing an ANTS Refresher over APR/MAY 1980. Below is my pic of XW291/N in 1980.
...
20th Sep 2022, 02:26
Replies: 118
Views: 22,854
Posted By BBadanov

Indeed Dave. Was absolutely fantastic, even from...

Indeed Dave. Was absolutely fantastic, even from this side of the world.
28th Aug 2022, 23:04
Replies: 79
Views: 14,439
Posted By BBadanov

Yes, stayed there for WEC and EWOC. And so close...

Yes, stayed there for WEC and EWOC. And so close to Tescos !
23rd Aug 2022, 03:07
4th Aug 2022, 10:43
Replies: 12,453
Views: 11,513,378
Posted By BBadanov

SM: "made of brightly coloured plastic and were...

SM: "made of brightly coloured plastic and were very light weight."

Yep, remember them from exercises in Germany - they were called 'green frogs'.
24th Jul 2022, 00:46
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,602
Posted By BBadanov

Unfortunately, I may agree with our Froggie mate...

Unfortunately, I may agree with our Froggie mate here.
With a Labor Govt in now (who never really want to talk nuke), and with our appalling and delayed procurement process, and the limited SSN...
18th Jul 2022, 06:43
Replies: 12,453
Views: 11,513,378
Posted By BBadanov

Yes, and the Swiss initially too with the...

Yes, and the Swiss initially too with the Turbo-Porter.
And the French with the Mirage. We shouldn't go French again - the choppers have been a failure, and we've just got out of that disastrous Sub...
8th Jul 2022, 04:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By BBadanov

Yep, tat's me. I will try thru Camden Museum...

Yep, tat's me. I will try thru Camden Museum (altho it is closed to the public).
8th Jul 2022, 02:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By BBadanov

Spaz, I have been in touch with her to send my...

Spaz,
I have been in touch with her to send my Australian Aviation article on N4 from 1995.
A good contact for her would be Steve Long at Camden Museum, but I don't have his email.
cheers, BB
10th Jun 2022, 00:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,373
Posted By BBadanov

You are on the right track, two syllables for...

You are on the right track, two syllables for jets, but BEAR is single syllable, therefore prop.
Also these are often incorrectly referred to (even by Wiki, who would have thought?) as NATO names....
28th May 2022, 23:27
Replies: 32
Views: 8,573
Posted By BBadanov

Darvan, Fascinating debrief, which will keep us...

Darvan,
Fascinating debrief, which will keep us glued to the scope.
Wow, those Shrikes look so small on the huge Vulcan, they could be misidentified as Sidewinders !!
But maybe in the next...
27th May 2022, 04:27
Replies: 280
Views: 123,177
Posted By BBadanov

Just saw TG2. Fantastic. As said by Otto, it is...

Just saw TG2. Fantastic. As said by Otto, it is F3 of the original.
No spoilers here, but I did close my eyes for the bedroom scene, and loved the expletive as the enemy Gen5 fighter pirouetted in...
12th May 2022, 23:43
Replies: 280
Views: 123,177
Posted By BBadanov

Thanks for this tdr. I will be queuing up at a...

Thanks for this tdr.
I will be queuing up at a cinema near me on the 27th.
25th Apr 2022, 20:42
Replies: 12,453
Views: 11,513,378
Posted By BBadanov

fdr, Interesting issues you raise here, and I...

fdr,
Interesting issues you raise here, and I don't have answers.
The Su-34 Fullback design was an extension of the Flanker series, but took onboard some F-111 features.
So I would suggest it...
22nd Feb 2022, 02:36
Replies: 12,453
Views: 11,513,378
Posted By BBadanov

What?!! How can you say that? The US has just had...

What?!! How can you say that? The US has just had very high-powered representation in Munich.
The VP no less... and we know she was carefully selected on race and gender.
5th Oct 2021, 23:18
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By BBadanov

...and for weekend breakfasts at the O/M in...

...and for weekend breakfasts at the O/M in Laarbruch, steak & eggs always on the menu as "The Australian Breakfast" !!
5th Oct 2021, 21:15
Replies: 97
Views: 19,409
Posted By BBadanov

Thumbs up Yes agree with Sharpend on the Strammer Max, just...

Yes agree with Sharpend on the Strammer Max, just like Germany.
The RAAF feeder at Butterworth in the 70s was great, steak every lunch.
27th Mar 2021, 06:02
Replies: 15
Views: 2,774
Posted By BBadanov

I think the 3-letter codes were from the local...

I think the 3-letter codes were from the local TACAN.
From my logbook, others I have:
TSN Tan Son Nhut
BNH Bien Hoa
PHT Phu Cat
CRB Cam Ranh Bay
BTH Binh Thuy
Of course, back in the day, the...
27th Mar 2021, 04:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2,774
Posted By BBadanov

During my time at Phan Rang, it was PRG. ...

During my time at Phan Rang, it was PRG.

That seems to have stuck to with the vets ever since.
30th Aug 2020, 09:58
Replies: 15
Views: 5,237
Posted By BBadanov

Plus also Bucc solo display from 237, in 1979. ...

Plus also Bucc solo display from 237, in 1979.
Sorry you've left us John, remember your professionalism and friendship.

All my thoughts to your family.
27th Aug 2020, 21:47
Replies: 62
Views: 18,359
Posted By BBadanov

Yep, and evidently the said loveable one was met...

Yep, and evidently the said loveable one was met on the tarmac by the base commander on his RTB, about 0800.
24th Aug 2020, 19:56
Replies: 62
Views: 18,359
Posted By BBadanov

Yes, but you know what was said about Coors? ...

Yes, but you know what was said about Coors?
"It's like making love in a canoe...f**king near water!"
2nd Mar 2020, 22:34
Replies: 56
Views: 21,432
Posted By BBadanov

Now I think this is a funny story, told to me by...

Now I think this is a funny story, told to me by one of the protagonists.
Years ago, a Bucc nav went on exchange to Aus on F-111s.
Later, a Bucc pilot did too (not at the same time). Both went to...
3rd May 2019, 22:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,376
Posted By BBadanov

Here is a pic from 1953, FGOFF John Price with...

Here is a pic from 1953, FGOFF John Price with his Meteor F.8 "EASY II", 77 SQN RAAF
...
12th Oct 2018, 08:38
Replies: 110
Views: 19,049
Posted By BBadanov

Don't worry with Philby's autobiography, "My...

Don't worry with Philby's autobiography, "My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy".
A complete whitewash of his career of treason, it really makes you cringe how these cretins could justify the...
21st May 2018, 05:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,375
Posted By BBadanov

That is indeed sad news about Milt Cottee. He...

That is indeed sad news about Milt Cottee.
He was the driver in Washington DC for Australia's acquisition of the F-111C, and the then OC 82 Wing (the late 'Spud' Spurgeon) always spoke highly of...
4th May 2018, 02:34
Replies: 17
Views: 3,231
Posted By BBadanov

That was three big birds - pelicans I think....

That was three big birds - pelicans I think. Aircraft was downwind in the range pattern, 480K at 2000 ft.
17th Mar 2018, 11:02
Replies: 167
Views: 56,601
Posted By BBadanov

Hey Jindy, that's a bit harsh, Newt is a vet you...

Hey Jindy, that's a bit harsh, Newt is a vet you now!
I have sent him a photocopy of my invite...hope it arrives in time :rolleyes:
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