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21st Oct 2020, 15:30
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Posted By Davef68

I have a strong suspicion (but no evidence!) that...

I have a strong suspicion (but no evidence!) that the fourth may well be named after a VC winner.
21st Oct 2020, 15:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By Davef68

Hadn't realised Spain still used the F5

Hadn't realised Spain still used the F5
17th Aug 2020, 22:35
Replies: 67
Views: 14,420
Posted By Davef68

Doesn't the A400 do maritime surveillance from...

Doesn't the A400 do maritime surveillance from the Falklands?
17th Aug 2020, 22:27
Replies: 124
Views: 24,297
Posted By Davef68

Numerous reasons, including the fact that studies...

Numerous reasons, including the fact that studies (including of Falklands operations) indicated STOVL aircraft could operate in more sea states/weather conditions than their conventional cousins;...
28th Jul 2020, 11:59
Replies: 36
Views: 9,935
Posted By Davef68

Been hinted at before,(as long ago as 2016) at...

Been hinted at before,(as long ago as 2016) at 6:35

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taLsCgT-2Yg
20th Jul 2020, 16:49
Replies: 384
Views: 245,819
Posted By Davef68

:-) On a serious note, I do hope one is...

:-)

On a serious note, I do hope one is named after John Cruickshank VC, who was not only one of the few CC WW2 VC, but is a native of the North East of Scotland and the only surviving WW2 VC.
20th Jul 2020, 16:43
Replies: 27
Views: 4,470
Posted By Davef68

UK Designations have always been about what the...

UK Designations have always been about what the project team proposed and what their Airships accepted. There is usually a rational, but it's not always consistent! Until the C17, other than the...
9th Jul 2020, 20:23
Replies: 37
Views: 10,511
Posted By Davef68

If you ever read his blog, he quite fancies...

If you ever read his blog, he quite fancies himself as a military strategist/procurement expert.
18th Jun 2020, 18:12
Replies: 466
Views: 184,474
Posted By Davef68

Wouldn't surprise me if it looked similar to this...

Wouldn't surprise me if it looked similar to this

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1200x800/raf_bae_146_ze700_02d74e77ff4ecf3f88b68ad905cea096a00b0aff.jpg
17th Jun 2020, 18:46
Replies: 466
Views: 184,474
Posted By Davef68

I've never understood the British reluctance to...

I've never understood the British reluctance to having a proper VIP aircraft for the Head of Govt/Head of State.
15th Jun 2020, 16:39
Replies: 98
Views: 118,702
Posted By Davef68

Israeli Air Force ...

Israeli Air Force

https://theaviationist.com/2014/09/15/f-15-lands-with-one-wing/
11th Jun 2020, 12:24
Replies: 25
Views: 8,104
Posted By Davef68

Re Easter Island, this is not directly related to...

Re Easter Island, this is not directly related to MR Nimrod ops but may be of interest (It does mention what is likely to be the 51 Squadron aircraft)
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14th May 2020, 23:27
Replies: 40
Views: 16,699
Posted By Davef68

There are photos of a GR3 on Hermes with the...

There are photos of a GR3 on Hermes with the recce pod, and I think it's refered to in Jerry Pook's book, although it's been a while since I read it.
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30th Apr 2020, 00:20
Replies: 79
Views: 37,181
Posted By Davef68

There were early trials on Eagle and Ark Royal,...

There were early trials on Eagle and Ark Royal, with development aircraft and GR1s (If I recall, No 1 took aircraft onto Ark Royal as a squadron) and later there were a couple of trials on Hermes, on...
29th Apr 2020, 23:56
Replies: 79
Views: 37,181
Posted By Davef68

Ferranti (or at least their decendant) had Blue...

Ferranti (or at least their decendant) had Blue Fox and Blue Vixen sets that they displayed at events, airshows etc aloog with many other heritage radars. Pics of their BF taken at Leuchars in 2012....
15th Apr 2020, 07:44
Replies: 45
Views: 11,957
Posted By Davef68

Some of the AAC Gazelles are not far behind the...

Some of the AAC Gazelles are not far behind the Pumas in terms of age
6th Mar 2020, 11:09
Replies: 238
Views: 68,402
Posted By Davef68

RVLs on land were done on the Harrier, they let...

RVLs on land were done on the Harrier, they let you use shorter strips amongst other things. What the F35B brings to the game is the ability to do them on a ship reliably. An example of use is...
2nd Mar 2020, 11:05
Replies: 384
Views: 195,938
Posted By Davef68

Does the same apply to the fixed wing element - I...

Does the same apply to the fixed wing element - I recall seeng something that said the T6s would 'eventually' become MOD property
2nd Mar 2020, 11:01
Replies: 12
Views: 2,796
Posted By Davef68

The Merlins have always had an AAR capability,...

The Merlins have always had an AAR capability, and the first HC4 roll-out had the probe refitted. the problem comes from the Airtanker agreement and who can AAR UK military aircraft.
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2nd Mar 2020, 10:54
Replies: 57
Views: 18,635
Posted By Davef68

I saw VC10 UFO a little while back - not sure if...

I saw VC10 UFO a little while back - not sure if the latter part is the rock band, the TV series or someone saw little green men from Vickers finest
26th Feb 2020, 23:03
Replies: 456
Views: 154,013
Posted By Davef68

I'm still uneasy at having someone with Cumming's...

I'm still uneasy at having someone with Cumming's Russian connections in such an important position
20th Feb 2020, 00:34
Replies: 742
Views: 273,244
Posted By Davef68

I think that poster was referring to them having...

I think that poster was referring to them having a Chipmunk in 88, but did not think to check the serial was correct (Which he would have done if he'd found the pic.....which says WP803.)

Ask me...
13th Feb 2020, 15:01
Replies: 384
Views: 245,819
Posted By Davef68

I beleive there are currently 10 aircraft in the...

I beleive there are currently 10 aircraft in the RAF fleet
13th Feb 2020, 12:37
Replies: 384
Views: 245,819
Posted By Davef68

It's crews rather than aircraft that determine...

It's crews rather than aircraft that determine number of squadrons, so presumably TPTB decided that there were too many crews/personnel for a single command.
13th Feb 2020, 08:13
Replies: 456
Views: 154,013
Posted By Davef68

The initial number always had to be 9, just...

The initial number always had to be 9, just because that was the number of Nimrod MRA4s that they were prepared to accept. It would have been hard to convince the Treasury to fund more of an aircraft...
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