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by T_J
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hunting the Fast Movers! - your sightings and data
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: Hunting the Fast Movers! - your sightings and data

we must remember that the F117 was"secret"until the gulf war. The F-117 was made public knowledge during November 1988. November 8, 1988 Pentagon releases indistinct first photo of the FSD-1 to the public confirming the F-117A's existence. https://www.f-117a.com/Timeline1.html 1990 April 3 The Air ...
by T_J
Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lanc at Derwent 16th
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Lanc at Derwent 16th

Video at following link. Congratulations to all!

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/d ... am-1576808
by T_J
Tue May 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Jet! When Britain ruled the skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Jet! When Britain ruled the skies.

Magpie wrote:Thank you for sharing these video links :clap:
No problem, Magpie. :thumbs:
by T_J
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Jet! When Britain ruled the skies.
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Jet! When Britain ruled the skies.

NAM Updater wrote:T1 - did you notice if we were mentioned in the credits? I think part of it was filmed at Winthorpe!! :S
Yes, Newark Air Museum was mentioned in the credits.



by T_J
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict
Replies: 307
Views: 115834

Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Interesting Russian "version" of last night's events on the Russian MOD website? :grr: It must be embarrassing for whoever the Russian Ministry of Defence sends out to do those briefings. They claim that the Syrians shot down 71 cruise missiles. They did the same with the 2017 cruise missile attack...
by T_J
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Canberra PR9?
Replies: 12
Views: 2680

Re: Canberra PR9?

Image of Phantom FG.1 XV589 at following link.

http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/proj ... e_Open.htm
by T_J
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict
Replies: 307
Views: 115834

Re: Syrian/Iraq air war and conflict

Only two PAK-FA were deployed. The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the two Su-57/PAK-FAs deployed to Syria have now returned to Russia. "MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Two Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets have successfully completed a two-day program of tests in Syria, Russian Defense Ministe...
by T_J
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military s

Quite likely they were hit by S400 missiles under control of Russians. N No it doesn't. Russia has no beef with Israel as long as they stay away from striking near to their airbases. They are not going to get involved with the back on-going Israeli/Hezbollah/Syrian/Iranian conflicts. That is why th...
by T_J
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Two fast jets flying very low
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Two fast jets flying very low

hernaman86 wrote: sorry but what is ILS
Instrument Landing System

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instrument_landing_system
by T_J
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian pilot detonated grenade to avoid capture
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Re: Russian pilot detonated grenade to avoid capture

I wonder which it really was. The Russia hero story, or the taken away and shot story? The pilot detonated grenade(s) as his hiding position was overrun. Grenades are carried as standard in the combat vests. Apparently in the video the pilot can be heard shouting in Russian "This is for our lads" o...
by T_J
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USN releases video of Su-27 buzzing EP-3E
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: USN releases video of Su-27 buzzing EP-3E

Some more footage from the EP-3. It looks like the EP-3 is carrying the special camera pod that was developed to record such incidents. hHB9vJqWTMQ Other videos at following link. https://www.youtube.com/user/NAVEURNAVAF6F/videos Image and details of the camera pod at following link. http://www.thed...
by T_J
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: If it wasn't a Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: If it wasn't a Canberra

Could it have been a Meteor?
by T_J
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Yeman claim to have shot down a F-15
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Yeman claim to have shot down a F-15

The rebels have released the following video. Appears to show the remains of a Saudi Tornado. The "NO STEP" appears to be from the leading edge? (Wreckage being held up at 2:09)

Possibly the F-15 was only combat damaged and only the Tornado was lost?

by T_J
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Secret casualties of the cold war
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Secret casualties of the cold war

These flights weren't one sided though. In 1978 a Tu95 crashed in Norway killing all on board. Not a Tu-95 but a Tu-16. Soviet Union: Military Plane Crashes in Norway The crash of a Soviet military reconnaissance aircraft on a remote Norwegian island in August strained Soviet-Norwegian relations du...
by T_J
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: strange glow in the sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: strange glow in the sky

baz1 wrote:many thanks T_J that seems to have tied that one up nicely
No problem, Baz! Seasons Greetings!
by T_J
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: strange glow in the sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: strange glow in the sky

I still think that you are see the likes of a star. If you look at Stellarium the pulsating star Rigel is visible at the times of your sightings. Rigel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-MCQfxZOIg Betelgeuse is also visible but would be higher in the sky. Betelgeuse, Rigel, Pulsating Variable Stars h...
by T_J
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: strange glow in the sky
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: strange glow in the sky

Download the likes of Stellarium for your phone/tablet. It is amazing how many people get fooled by astronomical objects. They can be deceptive.

http://stellarium.org/en_GB/
by T_J
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-111 in Desert Storm
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: F-111 in Desert Storm

Excellent interview. It is amazing how many people don't know about the initial 3 day low-level phase during Desert Storm for many of the participants. Even B-52Gs were down in the weeds!

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