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4th May 2016, 16:46
Replies: 48
Views: 33,641
Posted By andyy

I wonder if the aircraft is one of the ex Babcock...

I wonder if the aircraft is one of the ex Babcock DEFTS fleet that was sold off about 9-10 years ago?
31st Mar 2016, 15:57
Replies: 2,518
Views: 642,269
Posted By andyy

The rumours of the logistics and share housing...

The rumours of the logistics and share housing development at Cov are interesting just as DIRFT is expanding not that far away and Roxhill have achieved planning permission for a rail linked site...
13th Mar 2016, 21:41
Replies: 1,063
Views: 664,537
Posted By andyy

Well, the appropriate response was clearly,...

Well, the appropriate response was clearly, "fantastic, breakfast has arrived and I'm starving!"
11th Mar 2016, 13:56
Replies: 54
Views: 14,959
Posted By andyy

I agree about the A-10, and the 2 seater version...

I agree about the A-10, and the 2 seater version that was mooted (I think 1 prototype was built, and am OA-10 was mooted) would be even better in the armed FAC role.
10th Mar 2016, 14:16
Replies: 54
Views: 14,959
Posted By andyy

Wasn't there a desire to deploy them to...

Wasn't there a desire to deploy them to Afghanistan in some quarters several years ago? And didn't this desire result in trials of a Super Tucano for a similar COIN role.

I even vaguely remember...
5th Mar 2016, 13:47
Replies: 32
Views: 5,635
Posted By andyy

Yes, a pre-deployment fit for several years ISTR.

Yes, a pre-deployment fit for several years ISTR.
10th Dec 2015, 16:47
Replies: 9
Views: 5,066
Posted By andyy

Ff, I used to have similar thoughts about Wyton...

Ff, I used to have similar thoughts about Wyton and Alconbury as a suitable joint location for a major UK airport to serve the needs of London, the Midlands and E Anglia. But equally fanciful.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2015, 11:42
Replies: 617
Views: 137,744
Posted By andyy

A CVR will help in the subsequent accident...

A CVR will help in the subsequent accident investigation, but how about trying to reduce the chances of that accident happening by designing aircraft that,

Dont have a "goofy" fuel system (to...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2015, 14:57
Replies: 617
Views: 137,744
Posted By andyy

By Wageslave: "I'll be looking to the...

By Wageslave:

"I'll be looking to the psychologists rather than engineers for an answer to this accident now, and I'm not holding my breath".

Good posts, Wageslave, and I think you are right...
22nd Oct 2015, 14:01
Replies: 175
Views: 32,462
Posted By andyy

Tourist, bullying is for the enemy; its not for...

Tourist, bullying is for the enemy; its not for your own damn side.

Firm instruction is fine. Even shouting, when required, to elicit life saving action is essential some times, and no one is...
16th Oct 2015, 10:14
Replies: 27
Views: 5,764
Posted By andyy

If the number of FJ squadrons gets doubled to 12,...

If the number of FJ squadrons gets doubled to 12, you will probably find that the number of aircraft per squadron gets halved.

Still, more Command slots available.
14th Oct 2015, 12:01
Replies: 287
Views: 134,112
Posted By andyy

Didnt the Saab Draken achieve roughly similar...

Didnt the Saab Draken achieve roughly similar performance (difficult to compare different variants at different stages of development) using just one Avon?

I am surprised by the criticism of the...
14th Oct 2015, 09:00
Replies: 367
Views: 90,473
Posted By andyy

Not RN, though, so not being paid for out of the...

Not RN, though, so not being paid for out of the Defence budget.
9th Oct 2015, 08:58
Replies: 13
Views: 5,302
Posted By andyy

For completeness, the 15 April story: ...

For completeness, the 15 April story:

India's Jaguar upgrade hits snag over engine selection - IHS Jane's 360...
5th Oct 2015, 14:31
Replies: 27
Views: 11,434
Posted By andyy

39 Squadron? After all, it must be a lot...

39 Squadron?

After all, it must be a lot harder to fly when you are not actually there!
30th Sep 2015, 15:41
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,868,413
Posted By andyy

me neither, Bill!

me neither, Bill!
30th Sep 2015, 14:34
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,868,413
Posted By andyy

a1Bill, Oh I agree, i was just trying to add some...

a1Bill, Oh I agree, i was just trying to add some colour as to why we got where we are, ie the ships of 2015 make look similar to the ships planned as of 2000 but are a whole lot different under the...
30th Sep 2015, 14:20
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,868,413
Posted By andyy

NaB and Engines both confirm my view that the C2...

NaB and Engines both confirm my view that the C2 elements were initially not factored in to the CVF plan, partly because C2 was intended to be conducted from the T45. There was also an aspiration...
28th Sep 2015, 16:34
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,868,413
Posted By andyy

ORAC re your #7714, context is everything and in...

ORAC re your #7714, context is everything and in 2000 the RN were desperately trying to convince the Treasury that the Carriers were "just" boxes and that steel and air was cheap.

The concept at...
10th Sep 2015, 15:08
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,464
Posted By andyy

Given the severity of the accident and that the...

Given the severity of the accident and that the accident happened less than 3 weeks ago and that the pilot was then described as "in a critical condition" and "in an induced coma" I'd be very...
1st Sep 2015, 15:52
Replies: 17
Views: 4,387
Posted By andyy

To be fair, £500M at Faslane wont actually buy...

To be fair, £500M at Faslane wont actually buy very much. Compare that to the cost of HS2 - projected at between £43 and 80 Bn depending on which report you read. And it may buy you about 3 miles of...
25th Aug 2015, 20:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,777
Posted By andyy

CO and WEO.

CO and WEO.
24th Aug 2015, 09:57
Replies: 1,628
Views: 391,152
Posted By andyy

Royalist, a 1* friend of mine suggested something...

Royalist, a 1* friend of mine suggested something similar about 10-12 years ago, and I expect he wasnt the first. The suggestion was that instead of building ships in batches and then taking a...
21st Aug 2015, 14:13
Replies: 40
Views: 5,847
Posted By andyy

WW, Yes East Mids Airport is a very near...

WW, Yes East Mids Airport is a very near neighbour!

I'm not surprised about the electrification.

NR usually fail to issue a scope of requirement and tells industry that they are the experts so...
21st Aug 2015, 11:17
Replies: 40
Views: 5,847
Posted By andyy

If you think that Aerospace PM is bad, you try...

If you think that Aerospace PM is bad, you try the rail industry.:suspect::eek::ugh:
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