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9th Aug 2022, 14:43
Replies: 8,042
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Posted By GeeRam

Those dodgy Russian munitions again..........so...

Those dodgy Russian munitions again..........so many accidental munitions cooking off since Feb....

Anyway, Novofedorovka airbase is about 230-250km from the front line :)
9th Aug 2022, 08:13
Replies: 75
Views: 16,813
Posted By GeeRam

Presume though, this was all part of the grand...

Presume though, this was all part of the grand Govt plan of changing the running the armed forces to be just like the civilian corporate world where fiddling while Rome burns is an art form among the...
5th Aug 2022, 12:38
Replies: 24
Views: 4,793
Posted By GeeRam

ZM405 got bored with Southampton, and headed west...

ZM405 got bored with Southampton, and headed west and is now on finals to Newquay to have a few go's there as well.

Edit: posted at same time :D
29th Jul 2022, 19:56
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

My ex-MiL spent 2 years in a Soviet Gulag after...

My ex-MiL spent 2 years in a Soviet Gulag after her and her family were loaded onto cattle trucks in Lviv in late 1939......

Not all her family made it to the Gulag......she tearfully recorded her...
29th Jul 2022, 17:53
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

This isn't a civil war...... You're the one...

This isn't a civil war......

You're the one spouting bullshit if you think it is.
28th Jul 2022, 13:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By GeeRam

Thank you RAF Coningsby

Just had a pair of Typhoon's very low level over my house in Bracknell, which is hardly a usual occurrence for leafy South Berkshire......made my day.

More please :ok::D
26th Jul 2022, 18:25
Replies: 74
Views: 8,691
Posted By GeeRam

That's the Bedford OXC unit though, not the...

That's the Bedford OXC unit though, not the Commer Q2 unit.
25th Jul 2022, 10:56
Replies: 94
Views: 34,428
Posted By GeeRam

103 is now tracking down over North Cornwall on...

103 is now tracking down over North Cornwall on its way down to South America.
24th Jul 2022, 14:48
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

I've seen worse repairs..... :E

I've seen worse repairs..... :E
23rd Jul 2022, 10:45
Replies: 74
Views: 8,691
Posted By GeeRam

Wiseman still up to his con tricks then..... ...

Wiseman still up to his con tricks then.....

The fate of the Bev was sealed as soon as this chancer bought it.
23rd Jul 2022, 10:11
Replies: 3
Views: 2,496
Posted By GeeRam

Reds visible on ADS-B departing at 9.30am this...

Reds visible on ADS-B departing at 9.30am this morning heading to Prestwick...?
22nd Jul 2022, 20:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By GeeRam

Not, P-51's, it was Vought F4U Corsairs during...

Not, P-51's, it was Vought F4U Corsairs during the 'Football War' between Honduras and El Salvador in 1969.
Captain Fernando Soto of the Honduran AF flying his F4U-5 Corsair, shot down 3 aircraft of...
22nd Jul 2022, 11:10
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

They are beams as such, the bridge is made up of...

They are beams as such, the bridge is made up of factory precast full width sections with hollowed out deeper sections forming the 'beams'.......and a narrow cast-insitu strip down the middle between...
22nd Jul 2022, 11:05
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

Aaaaahhh..........those view from under put a...

Aaaaahhh..........those view from under put a different light on the damage, as its clear the bridge is built from precast concrete sections..........that makes life a little bit more complicated to...
21st Jul 2022, 15:00
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

I got 33.5m kg based on 1420m long by 20m at...

I got 33.5m kg based on 1420m long by 20m at 1180kg per m2 at 150mm thick.

I doubt Ukraine will want to take out the hydro-electric plant crossing, but they could keep targeting the roadway at the...
18th Jul 2022, 20:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

And in a recent-ish interview, Richard stated...

And in a recent-ish interview, Richard stated that when flying/displaying Graham Peacock's Fury, he's checking the oil pressure gauge every 30secs.....
18th Jul 2022, 19:56
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

No. But, the cost (and subsequent storage for...

No.
But, the cost (and subsequent storage for lots of years) is the issue, as the minimum quantity Shell will consider doing it is considerable.
16th Jul 2022, 09:37
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

Engine built by the same place as the Navy Wings...

Engine built by the same place as the Navy Wings T.20 (and this Tempest II, and any other Centaurus built in the UK as they are the only company doing it)......and all the expertise in the world (and...
15th Jul 2022, 12:56
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

Actually there's not so many Centaurus now flying...

Actually there's not so many Centaurus now flying compared with say 15+ years ago....and they are getting fewer.

The Noratlas doesn't use the Centaurus, it uses a licence built Hercules. The oil...
14th Jul 2022, 18:50
Replies: 43
Views: 10,143
Posted By GeeRam

It won't be sold, as Peel Group are a property...

It won't be sold, as Peel Group are a property development group.......
Given the links to the motorway network etc., I would think yet another large Amazon distribution centre, plus maybe cloud...
14th Jul 2022, 18:40
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

Never heard of the fish thing! I doubt it's...

Never heard of the fish thing!
I doubt it's true.

RR didn't seem to think the Centaurus could be safely flown on anything but the original oil type, and the last person left at RR with...
14th Jul 2022, 07:18
Replies: 43
Views: 10,143
Posted By GeeRam

Not a chance of that happening....IMHO. ...

Not a chance of that happening....IMHO.

There were serious questions being asked about DSA's long term viability even when '558 was still operating out of there, as the airfield was sold by Peel...
13th Jul 2022, 11:29
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

This has got to be a big problem for RF, as with...

This has got to be a big problem for RF, as with the amount of Russian speaking Ukrainians, and the access to RF kit and uniforms, and knowledge of the RF methods, behind the lines attacks on RF from...
12th Jul 2022, 19:24
Replies: 10
Views: 3,733
Posted By GeeRam

As can clearly been seen on Google maps images.

As can clearly been seen on Google maps images.
12th Jul 2022, 19:19
Replies: 26
Views: 2,440
Posted By GeeRam

How long before the engine fails I...

How long before the engine fails I wonder.....given the oil issue.
7th Jul 2022, 18:01
Replies: 24
Views: 3,791
Posted By GeeRam

It got the 'tall tail' mod when it was converted...

It got the 'tall tail' mod when it was converted to TF spec by the looks of it.
A few TF conversions have included the 'tall tail' mod.

Has he gone to do the Stallion-51 run conversion course?
2nd Jul 2022, 11:38
Replies: 52
Views: 9,566
Posted By GeeRam

Yep, because the Soviets were obsessed with only...

Yep, because the Soviets were obsessed with only building tanks, and they had very logistic vehicle production.

Along with the 400k trucks and Jeeps, the USA also sent..

14,000 airplanes
...
1st Jul 2022, 21:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By GeeRam

I can remember the articles in the press back in...

I can remember the articles in the press back in the 1980's after Ed Zalesky bought it, and when he then advertised it for sale in the late 90's.
1st Jul 2022, 15:00
Replies: 536
Views: 159,025
Posted By GeeRam

Should be cozy with another 2 sqdns....... I...

Should be cozy with another 2 sqdns.......

I bet they are wishing they hadn't dug up the runway at Alconbury now......
29th Jun 2022, 14:48
Replies: 8,042
Views: 5,563,900
Posted By GeeRam

Two additional F-35A squadrons..........wonder...

Two additional F-35A squadrons..........wonder where they'll put them then!

They'll fit one additional one at LN, but two?

No where else to put them now, unless one goes next door to...
25th Jun 2022, 19:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,826
Posted By GeeRam

Fabulous.... :ok:

Fabulous.... :ok:
24th Jun 2022, 21:42
Replies: 33
Views: 7,835
Posted By GeeRam

The pilot used to be a regular poster on here...

The pilot used to be a regular poster on here some years back, and it was also his second ejection as well, having had to eject from a Lightning some years earlier during his RAF service days.
The...
24th Jun 2022, 15:57
Replies: 33
Views: 7,835
Posted By GeeRam

Most of the F-58 ex-Swiss Hunters were new build...

Most of the F-58 ex-Swiss Hunters were new build between 1958 and 1960, which some later refurbished ex-RAF etc airframes later in the 60's and even into the 70's.

Pretty much the same age as many...
23rd Jun 2022, 09:59
Replies: 33
Views: 7,835
Posted By GeeRam

What makes you assume all these crashes are...

What makes you assume all these crashes are related to the engine?

Edit to above posted info....

The Hunter loss in 2014 wasn't into the sea, its was on finals back to NAS Point Mugu airfield,...
22nd Jun 2022, 14:38
Replies: 33
Views: 7,835
Posted By GeeRam

This is now the 5th Hunter ATAC have lost since...

This is now the 5th Hunter ATAC have lost since 2012.

May 2012 - Crashed into sea off the coast of California
Oct 2014 - Crashed into sea off the coast of California
Aug 2017 - Crashed into sea...
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