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12th Jul 2011, 16:29
Replies: 55
Views: 15,016
Posted By Double Zero

Pop & co, if you are going to close ranks and...

Pop & co, if you are going to close ranks and refuse to admit anyone knows anything but you, you can do without me.

It seems discussion is beyond you, cheap insults are all you can manage...
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12th Jul 2011, 07:43
Replies: 55
Views: 15,016
Posted By Double Zero

Flying Lawyer, It may amaze you but my...

Flying Lawyer,

It may amaze you but my previous work has not been restricted to taking pretty PR pictures.

When with BAe ( where I first trained as a fitter ) my main work was in photographing...
11th Jul 2011, 22:49
Replies: 55
Views: 15,016
Posted By Double Zero

Photographer yes, from a flight test background. ...

Photographer yes, from a flight test background.

So you think selecting flap is a good idea with a wing in that state, when IF it went asymmetric you'd be rolling into a rather reduced wing & no...
11th Jul 2011, 19:33
Replies: 55
Views: 15,016
Posted By Double Zero

JW411, Get off your horse. I haven't been...

JW411, Get off your horse. I haven't been involved in a mid-air between warbirds, no, but I know what asymmetric flap does...
11th Jul 2011, 17:04
Replies: 55
Views: 15,016
Posted By Double Zero

Looking at the shot of the Skyraider coming in to...

Looking at the shot of the Skyraider coming in to land sans wing portion, was it a terribly good idea to select flaps ?
17th Jun 2011, 11:24
Replies: 13
Views: 3,007
Posted By Double Zero

Doering, excellent, thanks are due to you at...

Doering,

excellent, thanks are due to you at many levels.

I grew up and later worked at Dunsfold, a 1942 'field.

In about 2001, long after I then BAe left, the new owners ( property...
3rd Jun 2011, 23:01
Replies: 49
Views: 7,022
Posted By Double Zero

Sounds like a VC to me ! More to the point,...

Sounds like a VC to me !

More to the point, are he and his comrades going to be allowed to live in UK; if we can fund Wayne & Stacey 'avin a fag' on the dole lining up for burgers we can surely...
31st May 2011, 15:33
Replies: 129
Views: 106,749
Posted By Double Zero

I always thought they were revealed when they...

I always thought they were revealed when they were superceded.

Never mind the B-2, how about the SR-71 ?! Aurora indeed...
23rd May 2011, 00:15
Replies: 30
Views: 4,322
Posted By Double Zero

Could be worth trying Bristol, I understand...

Could be worth trying Bristol, I understand there's a sizable Polish Club there. Good Luck, if the rest are like my friend there ( whose late Dad was involved ) I wouldn't want to be on their...
16th May 2011, 21:08
Replies: 63
Views: 17,960
Posted By Double Zero

"Well as long as bankers ( which includes this...

"Well as long as bankers ( which includes this miserable excuse for a UK government ) and their chums on the golf course are OK, while our 'can do' services mistakenly keep on struggling, this will...
16th May 2011, 15:29
Replies: 63
Views: 17,960
Posted By Double Zero

Well as long as bankers ( which includes this...

Well as long as bankers ( which includes this miserable excuse for a UK government ) and their chums on the golf course are OK, while our 'can do' services mistakenly keep on struggling, this will go...
6th May 2011, 21:39
Replies: 5,609
Views: 1,358,870
Posted By Double Zero

Much as I admire the A-10, and after seeing them...

Much as I admire the A-10, and after seeing them ( and more to the point, their pilots' skills ) at West Freugh I certainly do, I would reckon the chances of embarking on a Naval version development...
4th May 2011, 10:34
Replies: 102
Views: 20,760
Posted By Double Zero

When I last visited Duxford a few years ago they...

When I last visited Duxford a few years ago they had an Upkeep; maybe it's been moved then ?
29th Apr 2011, 08:44
Replies: 22
Views: 7,214
Posted By Double Zero

Squirrel 41, I photographed the development...

Squirrel 41,

I photographed the development and test firing of the 25mm Aden planned for the Harrier GR5 ( instead of the AV-8B's GAU-12 ).

This was at a time, remember, when BAe had become...
27th Apr 2011, 16:34
Replies: 8
Views: 3,031
Posted By Double Zero

Control authority or what ?! Whatever the...

Control authority or what ?!

Whatever the thing costs, it's worth it - now build a useful number.
18th Apr 2011, 14:12
Replies: 1,833
Views: 290,030
Posted By Double Zero

uffington, thanks for that; never thught I'd...

uffington,

thanks for that; never thught I'd be agreeing with the Sun !

Slightly surprised to see the tanks left on, I suppose it's as good a place as any to keep them.

Couldn't see any sign...
18th Apr 2011, 09:34
Replies: 1,833
Views: 290,030
Posted By Double Zero

Well I'm not RAF or RN, but I do read history,...

Well I'm not RAF or RN, but I do read history, and the FAA has traditionally been in the sights of the RAF, equally traditionally meeting the challenge when things hit the fan.

Wether that was the...
18th Apr 2011, 08:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Double Zero

There was the project of a small, inflatable wing...

There was the project of a small, inflatable wing aircraft ( precursor to Microlights ) in I think the 1950's, for the use of 'spies in the field'.

It was flown, the Test Pilot ( Boscombe ? Can't...
16th Apr 2011, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 2,269
Posted By Double Zero

Can you still get the doors open without a...

Can you still get the doors open without a penknife ? :)
9th Apr 2011, 14:48
Replies: 3
Views: 3,385
Posted By Double Zero

Some Flight Test aircraft - say the Concorde...

Some Flight Test aircraft - say the Concorde prototypes, had an escape system consisting of a lowerable chute to allow bailing out, rather hopefully below the intakes.

A lot of good people have...
28th Mar 2011, 15:18
Replies: 11,987
Views: 2,731,803
Posted By Double Zero

Re Harrier losses, I believe it has been...

Re Harrier losses, I believe it has been commented that the early Harrier 1 accident rate - particularly in the case of the U.S.Marines - was due to pilots being trained on helicopters ' because the...
27th Mar 2011, 15:25
Replies: 11,987
Views: 2,731,803
Posted By Double Zero

LO, I appreciate what you're saying (...

LO,

I appreciate what you're saying ( though the phrase 'troll' springs to mind ! ) but the Harrier is / was rather good at A/A, and the accident rate - while 1 crash is a tragedy let alone more...
27th Mar 2011, 09:44
Replies: 1,209
Views: 251,525
Posted By Double Zero

But....we do need to brag a bit so that trumps...

But....we do need to brag a bit so that trumps OPSEC does it?

Got it in one ! Sadly the Harrier PR was more opsec, so the wander-bomber, ( deliberate spelling ) as it had each 2 shouty occupants...
26th Mar 2011, 19:01
Replies: 11,987
Views: 2,731,803
Posted By Double Zero

sort of STOVL Gripen, low observable, how...

sort of STOVL Gripen,

low observable, how does that work then ?!I appreciate the spirit of what you're saying, but as regards air-to-air stuff the Sea Harrier had AMRAAM and even the GR7/9 had...
26th Mar 2011, 07:41
Replies: 32
Views: 6,885
Posted By Double Zero

Invincible deserves a salute in the form of a...

Invincible deserves a salute in the form of a flypast.

No Sea Harrier in the Historic Flight ? Can't be the Admiralty embarassed about stupid decisions while sitting on fat pensions, surely ?
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