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23rd Nov 2022, 19:29
Replies: 76
Views: 11,318
Posted By VX275

I've found a photo from the ASRA trial. It shows...

I've found a photo from the ASRA trial. It shows just how cramped the space was in the tanker Herc. The photographer is stood on the ramp in the space between the HDU and fuselage wall that the...
15th Nov 2022, 10:21
Replies: 76
Views: 11,318
Posted By VX275

The ASRA kit on the tanker was mounted on rails...

The ASRA kit on the tanker was mounted on rails that ran in the gap between the end of the fuel tanks and the HDU on the ramp. It was all a bit cramped especially as we had additional MS10s stowed in...
14th Nov 2022, 21:29
Replies: 76
Views: 11,318
Posted By VX275

I was involved with the A&AEE trials of a JATE...

I was involved with the A&AEE trials of a JATE designed ASRA for the Herc tanker. The tankers were an obvious choice for a Search and Rescue aircraft in the Falklands and so JATE designed and built a...
7th Aug 2022, 22:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By VX275

The bare fuselage frame of GXT was in the hands...

The bare fuselage frame of GXT was in the hands of the Aeroplane Collection in the late 70's early 80s. I remember we took it to one of the IAT shows at Greenham Common and were a bit miffed that the...
26th Jul 2022, 19:39
Replies: 54
Views: 9,331
Posted By VX275

The Specification for the LLP originally required...

The Specification for the LLP originally required a minimum drop height of 250 ft AGL at max AUW.
Towards the end of its trials at Boscombe someone came up with the idea of conducting a live drop at...
25th Jul 2022, 19:07
Replies: 91
Views: 12,086
Posted By VX275

The reason why the Lancaster and the Shackleton...

The reason why the Lancaster and the Shackleton broke down into easily roadable chunks is more to do with the fact that they were built on the other side of Manchester and it made it easier to...
23rd Jul 2022, 20:19
Replies: 91
Views: 12,086
Posted By VX275

What connection does the Bev have with Middle...

What connection does the Bev have with Middle Wallop or the AAC? Better would be the Boscombe Down collection at Old Sarum, the A&AEE operated the (last) Beverley and JATE carried out trials with the...
25th Jun 2022, 22:19
Replies: 21
Views: 5,358
Posted By VX275

Will crew helmets be a requirement? if so all...

Will crew helmets be a requirement? if so all those aircraft suggested will need modifying unless you only want severely restrict who is to fly in them. Of course restricting the size of the crew...
19th Jun 2022, 09:36
Replies: 15
Views: 5,201
Posted By VX275

There's something odd about that photo of it...

There's something odd about that photo of it floating in the water. Where are the sensor turrets?
29th May 2022, 23:25
Replies: 85
Views: 18,935
Posted By VX275

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/760x571/carrier_cd9ddd4c9c9e869690aa61ac27fb1e29b0b2a1a7.jpg
RAF Calshot couldn't find a U boat for the AFEE trials of the Fa 330.
18th Apr 2022, 20:06
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By VX275

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/870x537/008_aac892a929affde7b7a935adaeaba0ef8964b28b.jpg
Fa330 land trials at the AFEE RAF Beaulieu. The trailer is the floor of an Airfield Control...
8th Mar 2022, 08:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By VX275

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1632x1224/img_2202_b0592481dd891c8ca312792e59ef26764dcf6c77.jpg
This is the official camouflage scheme for the WACO Hadrian in RAF service. Notice...
24th Jan 2022, 09:05
Replies: 66
Views: 16,512
Posted By VX275

I remember those days well. Especially keeping an...

I remember those days well. Especially keeping an eye out for the A10's that would roll in to 'attack' the tractor I was driving across my sisters Worcestershire farm.
19th Jan 2022, 09:35
Replies: 1,230
Views: 584,447
Posted By VX275

That reminds me of one pupil I was given. Sat in...

That reminds me of one pupil I was given. Sat in the cockpit for the first time I passed him the FRCs (it was in a Venture) and proceeded to read the Cockpit checks having asked him to follow me. He...
10th Jan 2022, 22:25
Replies: 20
Views: 7,859
Posted By VX275

Well since QinetiQ priced themselves out of...

Well since QinetiQ priced themselves out of flight trials, maybe now is the time to move ETPS to Brize (I'm sure there's room to squeeze another unit in) and satisfy the tree huggers, who don't want...
6th Dec 2021, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By VX275

I have some reports covering the Albemarle in my...

I have some reports covering the Albemarle in my collection of Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment reports.
6th Jul 2021, 21:27
Replies: 47
Views: 7,825
Posted By VX275

Whoever drew that up has failed in their...

Whoever drew that up has failed in their application to join Gapan.
20th Jun 2021, 21:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,682
Posted By VX275

The specification required a minimum...

The specification required a minimum (Operational) drop height of 250 ft which is why once the LLP looked like it was a goer there was a rapid program to compete and develop a Low Level Reserve...
18th Jun 2021, 22:09
Replies: 14
Views: 3,682
Posted By VX275

The two round canopies in the photo are the UKs...

The two round canopies in the photo are the UKs LLP (Low Level Parachute) which is based on a design called the Russell Lobe. Incidentally this was a parachute design rejected for UK military use at...
18th May 2021, 21:16
Replies: 49
Views: 9,102
Posted By VX275

Not just supply missions. The Stirling Mk IV...

Not just supply missions. The Stirling Mk IV could stake a claim to being the best allied airborne forces aircraft. It could carry more stores both internally and externally, drop more parachutists...
19th Apr 2021, 13:41
Replies: 12
Views: 5,242
Posted By VX275

I'd be interested to hear from someone with...

I'd be interested to hear from someone with knowledge of composite wing structures about the significance (if any) of that failing paint finish on the A400M highlighting the fuel tanks.
11th Apr 2021, 17:49
Replies: 39
Views: 13,699
Posted By VX275

Well it does have two patios. Although I think...

Well it does have two patios. Although I think they are officially called retractable parachute jump steps.
When we first saw them proposed in the specification meetings we idly discussed if they...
8th Apr 2021, 00:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By VX275

I never wore goggles for any of my 254 launches /...

I never wore goggles for any of my 254 launches / 24 hours (Total Time) in Mk 3 and Barges, although I can remember wiping the ice build-up off my eye brows after one particular very cold Mk 3 flight.
8th Mar 2021, 10:41
Replies: 20
Views: 9,619
Posted By VX275

And then there are always exceptions to the rule....

And then there are always exceptions to the rule. I present the GAL Hotspur Mk III glider. Triangular spade grip, full length column and no throttle to worry about. You've gotta love that flap leaver...
21st Jan 2021, 23:18
Replies: 32
Views: 10,758
Posted By VX275

Are you by any chance the RAFM CEO? Because you...

Are you by any chance the RAFM CEO? Because you are trying to defend the turning of the RAF's premier museum into North West London's largest creche. The rebuilt BoB Hangar may have more exhibits...
17th Jan 2021, 15:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By VX275

Talking of Lancasters, have you noticed these...

Talking of Lancasters, have you noticed these film makers can't count. There are a surprising number of Lancasters with only two engines and three fins.
7th Jan 2021, 17:57
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By VX275

Why do most films of the BoB seem to include FW...

Why do most films of the BoB seem to include FW 190s being shot down and a mass flypast of Miles Master I filling in for a scrambling fighter squadron? Is it laziness or ignorance on the part of the...
22nd Dec 2020, 10:41
Replies: 1,230
Views: 584,447
Posted By VX275

Mention of an aircraft called Mrs Hepple may...

Mention of an aircraft called Mrs Hepple may confuse some, but this page from the magazine Flight may help.
If anyone is interested VX275 is likely to be put up for disposal by the RAF Museum who...
12th Nov 2020, 13:11
Replies: 15
Views: 3,778
Posted By VX275

From the look of its lack of ground clearance...

From the look of its lack of ground clearance It's going to be using that winch quite often.
Its also so ugly it makes the Humvee look good - and that takes some going.
28th Oct 2020, 18:33
Replies: 250
Views: 67,417
Posted By VX275

Better still bring back the GAL Hotspur Mk III -...

Better still bring back the GAL Hotspur Mk III - Train 1 Cadet and give another 6 cadets gliding experience all on the same flight.
13th Oct 2020, 18:54
Replies: 92
Views: 29,524
Posted By VX275

What's the Polish for "That's a much bigger bang...

What's the Polish for "That's a much bigger bang than the one we were expecting."
13th Oct 2020, 08:26
Replies: 267
Views: 130,101
Posted By VX275

The front door can be jettisoned for use as an...

The front door can be jettisoned for use as an emergency parachute exit (just don't jump up as you leave).
15th Sep 2020, 16:02
Replies: 14
Views: 3,921
Posted By VX275

I can't help thinking that any Apache on a...

I can't help thinking that any Apache on a carrier should have the words ROYAL MARINES painted on the tail boom.
8th Aug 2020, 18:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,802
Posted By VX275

Are Reaction Engines Ltd's Patent lawyers putting...

Are Reaction Engines Ltd's Patent lawyers putting a case together?
29th Jul 2020, 20:56
Replies: 30
Views: 4,466
Posted By VX275

Alan Cobham landed his Giant Moth seaplane on the...

Alan Cobham landed his Giant Moth seaplane on the Thames in front of the Palace of Westminster 1st October 1926 on his return flight from Australia.
The CAA couldn't have been watching, as he was...
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