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22nd Oct 2020, 08:59
Replies: 63
Views: 19,684
Posted By ancientaviator62

Only my pic of the RAF and Chilean Hercules side...

Only my pic of the RAF and Chilean Hercules side by side on Easter Island.
19th Oct 2020, 14:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,027
Posted By ancientaviator62

I wonder why Sri Lanka bought an ex tanker ! A...

I wonder why Sri Lanka bought an ex tanker ! A hard life for the six converted whilst in that role in the RAF. Perhaps they had a makeover before delivery.
19th Oct 2020, 10:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,027
Posted By ancientaviator62

When the RAF retired the 'K' Austria and Sri...

When the RAF retired the 'K' Austria and Sri Lanka bought a couple I think. One may even be an ex tanker ! Wonder if they are still flying.
18th Oct 2020, 08:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,027
Posted By ancientaviator62

Given the small number required I think the A400M...

Given the small number required I think the A400M may well be too large and expensive . My money is on a 'scrappage' trade in to Lockheed for some nice new (or refurbished !) C130J.
16th Oct 2020, 07:51
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

Just curious how many crew members the USMC C130...

Just curious how many crew members the USMC C130 tanker would carry on a tanking sortie. As for baling out if anyone did, then my door of choice in the circumstances would be the port para door. This...
15th Oct 2020, 10:14
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

IIRC we had lots of crew door warning light...

IIRC we had lots of crew door warning light problems when we first got the 'K'. Eventually the 'solution' was to remove the 'door closed' microswitch and just have the 'door locked' system in...
5th Oct 2020, 08:47
Replies: 14
Views: 4,060
Posted By ancientaviator62

C130K, XV 202 at Cosford will surely share the...

C130K, XV 202 at Cosford will surely share the same fate as the Beverley.
4th Oct 2020, 08:29
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1886x1487/hercules_aar_phantom_1bfe2539a4c6631ba7a04f1c221a5631de0cf673.jpg
wiggy,
no idea who who the F4 crew were. I think the F4 was...
3rd Oct 2020, 07:46
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By ancientaviator62

Had it twice on the RAF C130K. Same reason both...

Had it twice on the RAF C130K. Same reason both times, the Doppler Ae panel blew out. First time was a shock, a big bang, fog etc. Second time not such an event. As mogwi says, once on oxygen it is...
2nd Oct 2020, 09:10
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x702/hercules_waiting_to_tank_f25bd6b35afe640a1c383b263cce34114ba6cc84.jpg
Managed to find a pic of a RX in the 'waiting room' before being...
2nd Oct 2020, 08:47
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x589/hercules_aar_f4_1_41b738041c8fcde2a62e116d64fc8a94ab17bf0f.jpg
We could tank all the RAF FJ except the Lightning and Jaguar as I recall....
2nd Oct 2020, 07:12
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

Having seen the latest picture I too wondered if...

Having seen the latest picture I too wondered if any pf the prop blades or other debris had penetrated the fuselage. We usually tanked straight and level as I recall...
1st Oct 2020, 12:36
Replies: 252
Views: 91,203
Posted By ancientaviator62

The occupational hazard of being a tanker is the...

The occupational hazard of being a tanker is the possibility of being indecently assaulted from behind by the R/X a/c. Never happened to me but have had a couple of 'interesting' situations that...
8th Sep 2020, 09:45
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By ancientaviator62

I wonder how long before someone demonstrates how...

I wonder how long before someone demonstrates how easy it is to hack and take control. What one person can invent another can circumvent.
3rd Sep 2020, 09:30
Replies: 130
Views: 33,667
Posted By ancientaviator62

Is there any truth in the rumour that the RB 211...

Is there any truth in the rumour that the RB 211 twisted the fuselage so much that the a/c was a write off ? Also that the contract with MOD did not specify that the a/c be returned in a serviceable...
27th Aug 2020, 06:38
Replies: 70
Views: 13,028
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/781x586/hastings_hit_hut_ee21c6e41f6f4cd497febb69f2624378540fef3d.jpg
A friend has sent me this pic of a Hastings that hit a hut at Kai Tak. Can...
26th Aug 2020, 06:36
Replies: 70
Views: 13,028
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x769/hastings_landing_roller_conveyor_5d341ff2c9e2cf08f61f841ab8394642200267a5.jpg
We usually left the para doors off after para sorties as they...
25th Aug 2020, 13:08
Replies: 70
Views: 13,028
Posted By ancientaviator62

I heard that the 'Siggie' exited the stricken...

I heard that the 'Siggie' exited the stricken Hastings with his duty free. Perhaps he trod on the F/E.
25th Aug 2020, 08:47
Replies: 70
Views: 13,028
Posted By ancientaviator62

Another George Lucking's story was that he...

Another George Lucking's story was that he ordered the crew coach driver off the bus thinking he was just an airman scrounging a lift. Chug, could you recount your problem with a Hastings mainwheel...
21st Aug 2020, 10:05
Replies: 43
Views: 7,979
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x676/bill_caribou_strip_ldg_5b2abe56e52dddca8f31a515882d68ef93a45516.jpg
Another RAMAF Caribou 'arrival'
21st Aug 2020, 10:01
Replies: 70
Views: 13,028
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x687/hastingsbermuda_sunset_8154aa48d5fce2f993cc23bc9a7563b17fbcbaba.jpg
Taken at Kindley Bermuda
19th Aug 2020, 07:59
Replies: 29
Views: 11,387
Posted By ancientaviator62

As always the Greeks had a word for it. Hubris....

As always the Greeks had a word for it. Hubris. Prevalent in many occupations but especially so in politicians.
18th Aug 2020, 12:54
Replies: 43
Views: 7,979
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x676/bill_caribou_strip_approach_d3aef639c036fe2234e52c2a876818b64f6f460e.jpg
RMAF 'Bou' strip landing .
17th Aug 2020, 08:22
Replies: 43
Views: 7,979
Posted By ancientaviator62

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x676/bill_caribou_tawau_4da6cd075d9e0e290054d5f3f29cc32cbfc4d76a.jpg
Pic is of aa with his second favourite a/c (the C130K is first ). Keep the...
15th Aug 2020, 13:21
Replies: 46
Views: 4,900
Posted By ancientaviator62

I have a copy of a chap's logbook when he was...

I have a copy of a chap's logbook when he was OC10 Sqn at VE day. His last bombing sortie was on 25 April 1945 to 'Wangerooge'. This was the Halifax . His next entry is July 12 with the Dakota Mk IV....
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