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21st Jul 2022, 21:00
Replies: 5
Views: 4,107
Posted By Jackonicko

MoD wants to hide the C-130 force's light under the nearest bushel....

Steve Bond is the author of a series of positive, helpful RAF-related books, including:



Meteor Boys: True Tales from the Operator's of Britain's First Jet Fighter - From 1944 to Date


...
20th Jul 2022, 14:51
Replies: 271
Views: 121,011
Posted By Jackonicko

The demonstrator is not an Anglo-Japanese...

The demonstrator is not an Anglo-Japanese programme, though it will have both Italian and Japanese participation.
19th Jul 2022, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By Jackonicko

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8771_1441de79ba78a43380866d1532eca309484cb998.jpg...
19th Jul 2022, 16:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By Jackonicko

Various shots of the model, which is reminiscent...

Various shots of the model, which is reminiscent of the YF-23


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/rs59191_vq7a7191_22e6f7889e691236a6eb80d1b4e3237857eeb399.jpg...
19th Jul 2022, 16:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By Jackonicko

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/control_of_the_air_poster_fx7a_cxeaaoxwl_08c77eab89360bd610987f2eb836e799639783d2.jpeg...
19th Jul 2022, 16:02
Replies: 271
Views: 121,011
Posted By Jackonicko

A whole day earlier I posted this:18th Jul 2022,...

A whole day earlier I posted this:18th Jul 2022, 14:16

https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/647865-adios-pregnant-pelican-uk-fly-new-tempest-demonstrator-within-five-years.html
18th Jul 2022, 14:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By Jackonicko

Adios to the Pregnant Pelican - UK to fly new Tempest demonstrator within five years.

UK’S ‘NEXT-GENERATION’ COMBAT AIR DEMONSTRATOR SET TO FLY



Ben Wallace MP, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, has confirmed that Britain plans to lead the development of a new flying...
18th Jul 2022, 12:16
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

And there's yet a third new 'adjunct' on show at...

And there's yet a third new 'adjunct' on show at Farnborough -

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/bae_adjunct_fx7baygxwaem_tf_d0d57d86fce3dddc6d3bbef8fbb1c6d3f976d603.jpeg
15th Jul 2022, 22:17
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/536x755/screenshot_2022_07_15_at_22_47_08_45795f966131d52b9d66cc8575473c8a67c6a225.png

Performance figures.
15th Jul 2022, 21:42
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

BAE Systems unveiled a new 'Loyal Wingman' at...

BAE Systems unveiled a new 'Loyal Wingman' at RIAT.

I don't recall ever seeing any performance specs for Mosquito, or indeed for MQ-28, or Skyborg, so it's a bit hard to see where this fits in?
...
3rd Jul 2022, 15:29
Replies: 52
Views: 9,566
Posted By Jackonicko

Perhaps because we want something better, and a...

Perhaps because we want something better, and a little less archaic?
25th Jun 2022, 21:31
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

Is this why Taranis fizzled out? Why have...

Is this why Taranis fizzled out?
Why have people tried so hard to produce aircraft in this class?
Are the Kratos aircraft, MQ-25 and Ghost Bat similarly 'doomed' do you think?
25th Jun 2022, 21:29
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

It wasn't obvious to me, nor to those who poured...

It wasn't obvious to me, nor to those who poured £30 million into it!

So what made it obvious to you?
25th Jun 2022, 21:21
Replies: 53
Views: 13,622
Posted By Jackonicko

So: The programme remains focused on the...

So:

The programme remains focused on the post-2035 capability space

The Rapid Capabilities Office will now quickly launch activities to aggressively pursue the RAF's unchanged firm commitment...
25th Jun 2022, 20:56
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By Jackonicko

I can't help but think that synthetic fuel (made...

I can't help but think that synthetic fuel (made from hydrogen from water and carbon from atmospheric CO2) and hydrogen itself might not offer a better long term option.

I wonder what Willy...
2nd Jun 2022, 21:21
Replies: 155
Views: 26,043
Posted By Jackonicko

Bang on! "Shoving NATO's border right up to...

Bang on!

"Shoving NATO's border right up to Russia's Western flank" is based on democratic sovereign nations feeling threatened by Russian nationalism, militarism and posturing and applying to...
2nd Jun 2022, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 2,607
Posted By Jackonicko

Well they got 4 airworthy for today's flypast!

Well they got 4 airworthy for today's flypast!
2nd Jun 2022, 19:17
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Jackonicko

I see that the Reds reduction from nine to seven...

I see that the Reds reduction from nine to seven has been admitted, but not explained:

"In 2022, the Red Arrows are performing aerobatics with a seven-aircraft formation, while the team’s major...
2nd Jun 2022, 19:08
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Jackonicko

The failure to issue actual maps showing where...

The failure to issue actual maps showing where and when different elements were going to disperse - and their subsequent tracks - meant that it was always going to be a bit hit and miss what (if...
2nd Jun 2022, 18:57
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Jackonicko

Lucky that Red Ten and Red Eleven are up to...

Lucky that Red Ten and Red Eleven are up to keeping station for a simple flyby, eh?
1st Jun 2022, 14:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By Jackonicko

It seems such a shame that someone can't put a...

It seems such a shame that someone can't put a line on a map showing what is going where and roughly when - as they've done admirably for the Reds routing.

I wonder how soon after Buck House the...
10th Apr 2022, 09:40
Replies: 1,361
Views: 89,884
Posted By Jackonicko

Could it be Khartoum or Entebbe, I wonder?

Could it be Khartoum or Entebbe, I wonder?
8th Apr 2022, 14:20
Replies: 1,361
Views: 89,884
Posted By Jackonicko

I'd say that's probably BEA on the roof, perhaps?

I'd say that's probably BEA on the roof, perhaps?
8th Apr 2022, 09:07
Replies: 1,361
Views: 89,884
Posted By Jackonicko

Begging your indulgence.... Can anyone...

Begging your indulgence....

Can anyone identify where this is?

It's G-AMXD before she became a Comet 2E, I think (the outboard intake looks standard, not like a bastardised Comet 4) so it's...
14th Feb 2022, 12:12
Replies: 115
Views: 33,126
Posted By Jackonicko

Was Rich Knighton with him, then, equally naked?...

Was Rich Knighton with him, then, equally naked? I didn't read that, if he was.....

Don't get me wrong, I think Mayhew would be epic as CAS, but don't think he's necessarily a 'shoo-in'.
2nd Jan 2022, 15:23
Replies: 66
Views: 43,107
Posted By Jackonicko

The boss of 17 then would have been Mike...

The boss of 17 then would have been Mike Armitage. 14 went from 'Mac' Furze to Tim McElhaw during that time frame, and 60 were under Joss Linford. Bill Bailey was Staish, IIRC.
22nd Dec 2021, 10:25
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By Jackonicko

Press releaseUK and Japan to develop future...

Press releaseUK and Japan to develop future fighter jet engine demonstratorThe UK and Japan announce plans to develop a future fighter aircraft engine demonstrator and agree to explore further combat...
22nd Dec 2021, 01:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By Jackonicko

Japanese F-3 and Tempest to share a common engine?

Expect an announcement today confirming co-development of the powerplant for the F-3 fighter by the UK and Japan, and of agreements for the co-development of other systems for F-3 and Tempest. This...
20th Dec 2021, 20:54
Replies: 721
Views: 314,812
Posted By Jackonicko

This is hands down the best aviation book of the...

This is hands down the best aviation book of the year for me, and one of the all time great aircrew bios.
18th Dec 2021, 20:57
Replies: 7,993
Views: 5,517,609
Posted By Jackonicko

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ukraine-prim...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ukraine-prime-minister-moscow-russia-ben-wallace-b1978558.html
17th Dec 2021, 20:16
Replies: 28
Views: 7,013
Posted By Jackonicko

I think they reached their decision on that some...

I think they reached their decision on that some years ago.....
3rd Dec 2021, 17:54
Replies: 292
Views: 59,892
Posted By Jackonicko

And he's right Aviator applies just as well to a...

And he's right Aviator applies just as well to a female pilot as to a male one.

It does not, however, apply to someone who doesn't fly an aircraft (or crew it).

This is like calling a theatre...
29th Nov 2021, 20:19
Replies: 292
Views: 59,892
Posted By Jackonicko

The Royal Air Force does not own the word...

The Royal Air Force does not own the word 'aviator', which has an accepted, long-standing and well-understood meaning.

Which is someone who flies.

Calling every member of the RAF an 'aviator'...
25th Nov 2021, 20:32
Replies: 20
Views: 6,149
Posted By Jackonicko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYl1CDa92_Y ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYl1CDa92_Y

Gerry Mayhew interviewed.
25th Nov 2021, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 6,149
Posted By Jackonicko

Funny, but a little unfair. In my albeit...

Funny, but a little unfair.

In my albeit limited experience, Mike Wigston seems to be a good-humoured, friendly chap, who is charismatic and inspirational, devoted to his service and his people...
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