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3rd Jul 2019, 10:07
Replies: 46
Views: 14,718
Posted By FODPlod

A scandalous comment and totally uncalled for....

A scandalous comment and totally uncalled for. I'm sure the mariners who perished in this tragedy had nothing to do with the US elections.

RIP and sincere condolences to their bereaved families.
15th Jun 2019, 13:41
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Yes. That's when SRVL (Shipborne Rolling Vertical...

Yes. That's when SRVL (Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing) would come into its own rather than a purely vertical landing. By the sound of it, this trial was conducted using the latter.
14th Jun 2019, 07:14
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Yet again demonstrating how extremes of...

Yet again demonstrating how extremes of temperature can severely affect man and machine, as Napoleon and the Wehrmacht found to their cost in Russia and ‘hot & heavy’ fixed wing (esp STOVL) and...
4th Jun 2019, 11:31
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Latest news about production and flying hours: ...

Latest news about production and flying hours:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/400th-f-35-delivered-as-fleet-passes-200000-flight-hours/

Still wondering when it will be cancelled.
30th Mar 2019, 08:55
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Latest activity in Far East on Twitter: ...

Latest activity in Far East on Twitter:

Japan has stood up its first operational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadron.

Photos of first 2 F-35 stealth fighters for ROK Air Force
16th Mar 2019, 15:50
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Good job nothing like that could ever happen in...

Good job nothing like that could ever happen in the UK:

Ministry of Defence loses 5,000 high tech radios worth £184 million...
8th Mar 2019, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 3,381
Posted By FODPlod

Not sure how much the results of the Falklands...

Not sure how much the results of the Falklands air battle (21-0 to the outnumbered Harrier) support that argument.
1st Feb 2019, 09:03
Replies: 46
Views: 9,314
Posted By FODPlod

...laboriously researching and re-writing more...

...laboriously researching and re-writing more pain & grief statements to support a host of previously submitted cost-benefit analyses, investment appraisals and COEIAs (Combined Operational...
27th Jan 2019, 23:53
Replies: 5,525
Views: 1,322,906
Posted By FODPlod

I'm struggling to understand here....

I'm struggling to understand here. Notwithstanding the merits of higher sortie generation from being closer to the target and the vulnerability of a fixed land base to all manner of attack compared...
19th Jan 2019, 10:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,587
Posted By FODPlod

Regrettably, I took the photo from the bridge of...

Regrettably, I took the photo from the bridge of HMS MINERVA during a West Indies deployment in 1975. The Flight Commander was Lt Mark Barry-Jackson RN.

Here are some more:
...
15th Jan 2019, 23:09
Replies: 32
Views: 6,401
Posted By FODPlod

On the other hand:[/LEFT] ...

On the other hand:[/LEFT]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Mulley
13th Jan 2019, 11:29
Replies: 11,976
Views: 2,703,872
Posted By FODPlod

Level playing fields are all well and good but,...

Level playing fields are all well and good but, when fighting a non-peer adversary to the death, I’d have no qualms about possessing an overwhelming technical advantage. If this means I am also on a...
13th Jan 2019, 09:56
Replies: 157
Views: 29,976
Posted By FODPlod

Oooh! How’s your New Year’s resolution to be...

Oooh!

How’s your New Year’s resolution to be better-humoured working out? :)
10th Jan 2019, 15:08
Replies: 157
Views: 29,976
Posted By FODPlod

I didn't see this aircraft at Akrotiri because I...

I didn't see this aircraft at Akrotiri because I was never there. If I were, I'd have known better than to ask what it wasn't.

As I was never there, I didn't have a great time diving from an RPL...
9th Jan 2019, 22:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,587
Posted By FODPlod

Can we bring our own Wasp? (Only joking,...

Can we bring our own Wasp?
(Only joking, sadly.)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x627/hms_minerva_in_windies_1975_m_e287d4850df9242cadf6dc14aa5ce0e0187d2efa.jpg
8th Jan 2019, 16:29
Replies: 24
Views: 6,140
Posted By FODPlod

Isn't the underwater environment pun-ishing?

Isn't the underwater environment pun-ishing?
7th Jan 2019, 20:45
Replies: 24
Views: 6,140
Posted By FODPlod

Was that a whoosh? ...

Was that a whoosh?

solar...reflect...lighten. Geddit? :)
7th Jan 2019, 17:36
Replies: 24
Views: 6,140
Posted By FODPlod

Lighten up.......

Lighten up.......
5th Jan 2019, 08:59
Replies: 57
Views: 11,293
Posted By FODPlod

I wonder if the beam is still bending.

I wonder if the beam is still bending.
31st Dec 2018, 11:33
Replies: 57
Views: 11,293
Posted By FODPlod

Try this: Thin Pinstriped Line: Global Bases...

Try this:
Thin Pinstriped Line: Global Bases for a Global Britain? (https://bit.ly/2R4N1AJ)
24th Dec 2018, 13:09
Replies: 32
Views: 4,904
Posted By FODPlod

I find it interesting that you’re implying that...

I find it interesting that you’re implying that the Black Sea is a Russian lake whereas half of it is bounded by three NATO nations, namely Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. That’s more than Russia...
11th Dec 2018, 18:09
Replies: 29
Views: 6,256
Posted By FODPlod

Iím no conspiracy theorist but is Moscow Central...

Iím no conspiracy theorist but is Moscow Central utilising some sort of mult-user account here?
4th Dec 2018, 21:38
Replies: 51
Views: 12,154
Posted By FODPlod

Thank goodness for a sensible post at last. I...

Thank goodness for a sensible post at last. I was beginning to lose faith.
6th Oct 2018, 11:03
Replies: 73
Views: 13,846
Posted By FODPlod

I'm relishing this thread. So informative and...

I'm relishing this thread. So informative and helpful without any of the usual carping, back-biting or snide put-downs... well, almost.

Thank you to those knowledgeable contributors who deserve...
5th Oct 2018, 19:42
Replies: 5,525
Views: 1,322,906
Posted By FODPlod

At such close range, I suspect the visual bulk of...

At such close range, I suspect the visual bulk of the aircraft is a bit more of a giveaway to its presence than the exhaust plume. Low observability does not constitute invisibility.
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