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30th Mar 2021, 07:23
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Posted By Mil-26Man

Is what many in the British Army and Royal Navy...

Is what many in the British Army and Royal Navy were saying in 1918, no doubt.
26th Mar 2021, 12:29
Replies: 78
Views: 12,059
Posted By Mil-26Man

I'm sure they'd swap with you.

I'm sure they'd swap with you.
25th Mar 2021, 13:04
Replies: 78
Views: 12,059
Posted By Mil-26Man

It's the beard!

It's the beard!
25th Mar 2021, 11:22
Replies: 78
Views: 12,059
Posted By Mil-26Man

Clearly not, looking at Mogwi's picture.

Clearly not, looking at Mogwi's picture.
25th Mar 2021, 09:15
Replies: 88
Views: 24,886
Posted By Mil-26Man

Not for long, the RCAF is looking to replace its...

Not for long, the RCAF is looking to replace its wider training force under the Canadian Future Aircrew Training Programme (FAcT). Contenders include Leonardo's M-345, which the company is also...
24th Mar 2021, 16:06
Replies: 88
Views: 24,886
Posted By Mil-26Man

Indeed, but my point is doesn't this undercut the...

Indeed, but my point is doesn't this undercut the case for having the Reds at all, unless a new in-service replacement (or one planned to be in service) can be found. The UK developed Aeralis seems...
24th Mar 2021, 15:24
Replies: 88
Views: 24,886
Posted By Mil-26Man

I thought one of the main points of the Red...

I thought one of the main points of the Red Arrows was to showcase British industry to the world and to drum up exports. Not sure what message it sends flying an aircraft that the RAF has binned.
24th Mar 2021, 14:54
Replies: 78
Views: 12,059
Posted By Mil-26Man

If this boils your blood Haraka, wait until you...

If this boils your blood Haraka, wait until you hear about what happened the other day to a young RAF Regiment recruit. Oh, I forget - you did, and you were totally ok with it.
24th Mar 2021, 10:52
Replies: 61
Views: 14,897
Posted By Mil-26Man

But could you plaster a big Union Jack along the...

But could you plaster a big Union Jack along the length of a chartered aircraft? Seems to be the goal, as much as anything.
24th Mar 2021, 09:19
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

As previously said, Bell 212, 412, and Gazelle...

As previously said, Bell 212, 412, and Gazelle are the other likely candidates, given all the other types in UK service are mentioned elsewhere in the paper has having a future.
24th Mar 2021, 09:17
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

I absolutely agree ...

I absolutely agree

https://twitter.com/henrymance/status/1374104684349231112
22nd Mar 2021, 20:12
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

Really don't want to bring up the B word, but...

Really don't want to bring up the B word, but with 200 billion spent on Brexit and counting what did folks expect other than cuts, cuts and more cuts? That's before you even begin to factor in...
22nd Mar 2021, 19:07
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

Bell 212, 412 and Gazelle I believe. My...

Bell 212, 412 and Gazelle I believe. My understanding of the Puma announcement is that it remains until 2025 (that's the previously stated position, and there is nothing in this document that changes...
22nd Mar 2021, 09:33
Replies: 69
Views: 27,484
Posted By Mil-26Man

Indeed, this is the misplaced reasoning that got...

Indeed, this is the misplaced reasoning that got the UK originally replacing 50 C-130s with 25 A400Ms (twice the payload or twice the range). Doesn't matter how capable a platform is, it can only be...
19th Mar 2021, 21:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,091
Posted By Mil-26Man

Them, or the F-35s.

Them, or the F-35s.
19th Mar 2021, 21:18
Replies: 77
Views: 20,972
Posted By Mil-26Man

Thanks, thats interesting. The Dutch weren't...

Thanks, thats interesting. The Dutch weren't involved in the Allied liaison missions that included Brixmis and Soxmis, so that's a new one on me. Will have to try and find out some more.
19th Mar 2021, 19:33
Replies: 77
Views: 20,972
Posted By Mil-26Man

I thought the Allied liaison missions were only...

I thought the Allied liaison missions were only on each others occupied German territory.
19th Mar 2021, 18:02
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mil-26Man

I would suggest that sorties flown on Shader come...

I would suggest that sorties flown on Shader come under the banner of 'operational', which brings me back to my question - for an operational sortie in an active combat zone, would preserving hours...
19th Mar 2021, 17:13
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mil-26Man

Quote: Originally Posted by 57mm View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 57mm View Post (https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/639322-first-operational-storm-shadow-firings-typhoon.html#post11011922)
Out of interest, why were they not...
19th Mar 2021, 12:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mil-26Man

Also, not able to carry underwing tanks with...

Also, not able to carry underwing tanks with Storm Shadow, so I imagine you'll want to keep weight/drag at a minimum.
17th Mar 2021, 17:45
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

Thanks, whatever the origins of the 138 figure...

Thanks, whatever the origins of the 138 figure (and I certainly remember it as far back as 2010), the UK government publicly reaffirmed it in SDSR 2015.
17th Mar 2021, 17:42
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

Why a good thing? There is plenty of life left in...

Why a good thing? There is plenty of life left in them as they are - providing air defence / Aggressor services to free up T2/3 for multirole (and so saving their airframes), or they can be upgraded...
16th Mar 2021, 17:32
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

For some time now the UK has had 48 F-35Bs...

For some time now the UK has had 48 F-35Bs contracted to be delivered by 2025, so there is nothing new in this particular announcement.
16th Mar 2021, 13:09
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

So, as of now the UK has no official programme of...

So, as of now the UK has no official programme of record when it comes to F-35 numbers?
21st Jul 2020, 10:58
Replies: 729
Views: 237,237
Posted By Mil-26Man

Yes, uncalled for. Apologies for that, KB.

Yes, uncalled for. Apologies for that, KB.
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