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1st May 2015, 18:22
Replies: 22
Views: 11,000
Posted By XV277

Seems to have gone Tech in Halifax, NS. ...

Seems to have gone Tech in Halifax, NS.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/bobby-itfc/a400_zpstrg582qr.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/bobby-itfc/media/a400_zpstrg582qr.jpg.html)
6th Feb 2014, 19:50
Replies: 1,628
Views: 449,115
Posted By XV277

So if we use the E-6 style trailing antenna at...

So if we use the E-6 style trailing antenna at low level over the sea with a big weight on the end, we obviate the need for MAD as we can hook 'em instead?

I'm sure I saw a P-8 video at one point...
6th Feb 2014, 14:50
Replies: 1,628
Views: 449,115
Posted By XV277

Is that a serious question?

Is that a serious question?
26th Aug 2013, 22:12
Replies: 55
Views: 14,675
Posted By XV277

It didn't, at least not in the RAF (It was an...

It didn't, at least not in the RAF (It was an IDS/GR1 tank). Don't think the Germans or Italians used it either.
26th Aug 2013, 16:32
Replies: 55
Views: 14,675
Posted By XV277

Early in the MRCA program, there was a...

Early in the MRCA program, there was a 'supersonic' underwing tank with a smaller capacity than the one that entered service. Can't remember the details now, but it was flown on some of the...
26th Aug 2013, 16:22
Replies: 16
Views: 2,676
Posted By XV277

Fat blokes with machine guns hold much less...

Fat blokes with machine guns hold much less attraction than Bikini Babes with Machine Guns....
1st Aug 2013, 12:31
Replies: 32
Views: 5,398
Posted By XV277

Bit longer than expected. "My loyal...

Bit longer than expected.

"My loyal subjects, please place your heads between your legs and kiss your bottom goodbye"
19th Jul 2013, 17:29
Replies: 25
Views: 3,883
Posted By XV277

'Air' flags are refered to as ensigns.

'Air' flags are refered to as ensigns.
19th Jul 2013, 17:22
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By XV277

Better than the scrapyard? At least it went out...

Better than the scrapyard? At least it went out doing what it loved ...:):)
21st Jun 2013, 14:12
Replies: 34
Views: 12,349
Posted By XV277

Bikini shots must be old as she split with...

Bikini shots must be old as she split with Knowles in 2003
29th Mar 2013, 15:00
Replies: 31
Views: 7,603
Posted By XV277

Answer D - None of the above!

Answer D - None of the above!
12th Mar 2013, 18:53
Replies: 28
Views: 9,979
Posted By XV277

LUSH (Limited Update for Sea Harrier) added a new...

LUSH (Limited Update for Sea Harrier) added a new Elta radar and Derby capability

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10029.0
...
12th Mar 2013, 18:39
Replies: 70
Views: 15,285
Posted By XV277

Was he rejected by the ATC as a boy?

Was he rejected by the ATC as a boy?
1st Mar 2013, 10:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,438
Posted By XV277

The Leven is a very good salmon river.

The Leven is a very good salmon river.
22nd Feb 2013, 15:30
Replies: 37
Views: 5,547
Posted By XV277

For one tiny second there, I thought you were...

For one tiny second there, I thought you were about to say 'turn them back around the way they came' (It was proposed for Spitfires at one point....)
21st Feb 2013, 16:17
Replies: 926
Views: 400,843
Posted By XV277

Thanks. Thought so. NoVANav, yes - I live...

Thanks. Thought so.

NoVANav, yes - I live in a world of TLAs (Three letter acronymns!)
20th Feb 2013, 23:49
Replies: 926
Views: 400,843
Posted By XV277

I notice 'Squarebasher' in Private Eye having a...

I notice 'Squarebasher' in Private Eye having a go at the Rivet Joint acquisition.

It's the usual mix of rumopurs and speculation, but one of his points caught my eye - is the RJ procurement under...
19th Feb 2013, 00:19
Replies: 30
Views: 10,877
Posted By XV277

Would there be an inquest? Scotland does not have...

Would there be an inquest? Scotland does not have a system of inquests, and I can't remember if they would automatically apply to military personnel killed in Scotland?
8th Feb 2013, 01:23
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By XV277

I doubt the hook or the airframe/undercarraige...

I doubt the hook or the airframe/undercarraige would have been strong enough.
7th Feb 2013, 19:55
Replies: 26
Views: 5,406
Posted By XV277

Did an RAF pilot (Ian Black?) not do a tour on...

Did an RAF pilot (Ian Black?) not do a tour on the Mirage 2000C in the 90s?
30th Jan 2013, 11:48
Replies: 18
Views: 4,772
Posted By XV277

But sharkmouths were 112 Squadron

But sharkmouths were 112 Squadron
30th Jan 2013, 11:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,897
Posted By XV277

The only other RAF aircraft I can recall seeing...

The only other RAF aircraft I can recall seeing them on was the Buccaneer, which makes me wonder if they were a Naval predilection.

Twin store carriers meant the Tornado could carry 8x1000lb bombs...
29th Oct 2012, 15:55
Replies: 29
Views: 6,819
Posted By XV277

I don't know the answer, but those figures are 8...

I don't know the answer, but those figures are 8 years old (at least) so may not take into account operational experience of the AH.
29th Oct 2012, 13:11
29th Oct 2012, 12:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,819
Posted By XV277

This was one of the issues in the NAO report into...

This was one of the issues in the NAO report into Battlefield helicopters in 2004. They said:





Ministry of Defence - Battlefield Helicopters - National Audit Office...
1st Oct 2012, 17:37
Replies: 23
Views: 7,292
Posted By XV277

And a daft name.

And a daft name.
5th Sep 2012, 13:31
Replies: 49
Views: 9,618
Posted By XV277

Interesting - so the story peddled that they...

Interesting - so the story peddled that they couldn't be converted to tankers because the different rear cargo door configuration meant they couldn't fit the HDU in was just that, a story?
5th Sep 2012, 13:17
Replies: 36
Views: 8,226
Posted By XV277

Whilst the RN managed to retain their 'Heron'...

Whilst the RN managed to retain their 'Heron' flight by buying some new Jetstream 'trainers' and then finding a reduced training requirement.

At least until a certain CAS was allegedly most...
24th Aug 2012, 23:23
Replies: 43
Views: 11,502
Posted By XV277

Mike, Bit more research has shown that...

Mike,

Bit more research has shown that Thetford, as quoted above, was wrong. R.33 seems to have been demilitarised in 1920, although still used for RAF related trials such as:

AEROPLANE...
23rd Aug 2012, 13:46
Replies: 43
Views: 11,502
Posted By XV277

One of the units out of Boscombe Down, also...

One of the units out of Boscombe Down, also operated out of Middle Wallop as well. It was damaged in 1995, and later sold in 1998 - some sources say it was written off others that it was repaired.
...
23rd Aug 2012, 10:25
Replies: 43
Views: 11,502
Posted By XV277

I do, on his section on airships, he mentions...

I do, on his section on airships, he mentions (for example) the R.33 "It served with the RNAS at East Fortune and Howden, and went on to serve with the RAF until 1927"

R.34 was similarly an RAF...
13th Aug 2012, 23:22
Replies: 45
Views: 5,063
Posted By XV277

Didn't the cub turn out to be an ex-Kuwaiti...

Didn't the cub turn out to be an ex-Kuwaiti Hercules, and the Mig 29 a Mirage F1?
13th Aug 2012, 23:19
Replies: 230
Views: 132,161
Posted By XV277

There was an article in Aviation Leak or Fright...

There was an article in Aviation Leak or Fright at the time that suggested the 'Stealth hawk' was not classified, as it used existing techologies, but the SO people had just kept it carefully hidden.
10th May 2012, 11:46
Replies: 1,802
Views: 359,197
Posted By XV277

And no selling the spare carrier to the French.

And no selling the spare carrier to the French.
1st May 2012, 20:15
Replies: 22
Views: 6,142
Posted By XV277

NATF re-born? Naval Advanced Tactical...

NATF re-born?

Naval Advanced Tactical Fighter (NATF) 1990-1991 (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/natf.htm)
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