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9th Jun 2021, 11:16
Replies: 93
Views: 15,552
Posted By Willard Whyte

VAVA II looks impressive. British built of...

VAVA II looks impressive. British built of course.

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9th Jun 2021, 11:08
Replies: 39
Views: 14,657
Posted By Willard Whyte

Hmm, CAT B......

Hmm, CAT B... (https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/know-how/what-is-an-insurance-write-off/)

"Body shell should be crushed. Signifies extensive damage, although some parts are salvageable.
...
18th May 2021, 11:34
Replies: 140
Views: 18,479
Posted By Willard Whyte

Good comeback '10!

Good comeback '10!
18th May 2021, 07:37
Replies: 52
Views: 11,647
Posted By Willard Whyte

Yes, the Valkyrie is in the fourth building,...

Yes, the Valkyrie is in the fourth building, along with the Air Force One collection and a number of research aircraft such as the X-3 and X-24.
12th May 2021, 21:44
Replies: 6
Views: 3,697
Posted By Willard Whyte

Indeed from 2012... ...

Indeed from 2012...

https://web.archive.org/web/20120818131239/http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/06/19/lockheeds-comprehensive-qa-on-the-f-35/

Q: There was another component kerfuffle about a variant...
12th May 2021, 13:59
Replies: 160
Views: 24,423
Posted By Willard Whyte

Tranche 1 Typhoons (24), C-130s (14), and Pumas...

Tranche 1 Typhoons (24), C-130s (14), and Pumas (20) shouldn't be an issue. We're scrapping a third of the Challenger IIs so they can have some tanks to play with. Haven't looked at RN cuts but they...
11th May 2021, 18:20
Replies: 160
Views: 24,423
Posted By Willard Whyte

One might speculate they could be invited to use...

One might speculate they could be invited to use Lossie as a F.O.B...
11th May 2021, 09:09
Replies: 27
Views: 6,556
Posted By Willard Whyte

Although ultimately it beat the Tornado F2 in to...

Although ultimately it beat the Tornado F2 in to service by over a year.
5th May 2021, 07:21
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By Willard Whyte

Reading some of the above I'm sure cavalry...

Reading some of the above I'm sure cavalry officers in the 1890s were equally dismissive of automobiles, as I suppose prop-jockeys were of jet engines in 1939.

To quote Albert Einstein, "the true...
5th May 2021, 06:41
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By Willard Whyte

The problem, of course, is that when one of the...

The problem, of course, is that when one of the 'Big Five' is involved - lookin' at you Putin - their veto makes the organisation a paper tiger.
4th May 2021, 17:27
Replies: 372
Views: 73,822
Posted By Willard Whyte

NATO was not created by the USA. On 4 March...

NATO was not created by the USA.

On 4 March 1947, the Treaty of Dunkirk was signed by France and the UK as a Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance in the event of a possible attack by Germany...
1st May 2021, 15:27
Replies: 372
Views: 73,822
Posted By Willard Whyte

Also interesting is that of those not pulling...

Also interesting is that of those not pulling their weight 4, Germany, France, Italy, and Canada, are in the top 10 of the world's highest GDPs. A further 3, Spain, Netherlands, and Turkey, are in...
30th Apr 2021, 07:28
Replies: 372
Views: 73,822
Posted By Willard Whyte

One might observe that most nations' GDPs fell in...

One might observe that most nations' GDPs fell in 2020, so a pre-determined level of defence spending will represent a greater % of their overall expenditure. Although, as noted, the 2020 figures are...
28th Apr 2021, 22:36
Replies: 942
Views: 300,147
Posted By Willard Whyte

Reminds me of an episode of The Day Today

Reminds me of an episode of The Day Today
18th Apr 2021, 10:17
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By Willard Whyte

Ah. Sleeper agent then...

Ah. Sleeper agent then...
13th Apr 2021, 18:58
Replies: 32
Views: 4,619
Posted By Willard Whyte

One of these fits inside a RAF knife patch. ...

One of these fits inside a RAF knife patch.


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5th Apr 2021, 14:53
Replies: 53
Views: 14,754
Posted By Willard Whyte

Perhaps the need to fly directly over a heavily...

Perhaps the need to fly directly over a heavily defended target meant its utility was limited.
2nd Apr 2021, 07:30
Replies: 72
Views: 12,353
Posted By Willard Whyte

Nowt to do with aviation, I recall seeing O U...

Nowt to do with aviation, I recall seeing O U 51LLY on a car in Roehampton a few years ago. It did make Oi larf.
30th Mar 2021, 19:01
Replies: 72
Views: 12,353
Posted By Willard Whyte

E3SUX used to be available - I almost bought it...

E3SUX used to be available - I almost bought it four years ago. Any disgruntled E-3 aircrew not willing or able to make the trek up north could always go for E7SUX (£399).
28th Mar 2021, 17:19
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By Willard Whyte

One wonders which rule(s) it broke, perhaps...

One wonders which rule(s) it broke, perhaps something to do with beards?
28th Mar 2021, 17:17
Replies: 78
Views: 12,367
Posted By Willard Whyte

One could observe that the ability to grow a...

One could observe that the ability to grow a beard is a sign of manliness, figuratively and/or literally!
26th Mar 2021, 07:41
Replies: 78
Views: 12,367
Posted By Willard Whyte

A neatly trimmed goatee would solve the mask...

A neatly trimmed goatee would solve the mask sealing issue.
22nd Mar 2021, 19:16
Replies: 731
Views: 241,065
Posted By Willard Whyte

Medium lift to replace the Gazelle? Seems a bit...

Medium lift to replace the Gazelle? Seems a bit 'overkill'.
22nd Mar 2021, 19:06
Replies: 731
Views: 241,065
Posted By Willard Whyte

Nah, just work the frame and crews harder!

Nah, just work the frame and crews harder!
22nd Mar 2021, 19:03
Replies: 731
Views: 241,065
Posted By Willard Whyte

Although the Sentry is going this year... ...

Although the Sentry is going this year...

(oops, beaten to it)
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