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British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

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Re: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

Post by mustang5861 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:50 am

Bluetail wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Mike wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:12 pm
mustang5861 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Seem to remember reading on this site (Lossie section, I think) that the same will happen with the P-8s, which will be numbered in the 800 range? Happy to be corrected if I've got that wrong.
ZP801 - ZP809

Basically, a lot of UK military serial allocations these days are nothing more than "personalised registrations".
Actually the P8A block reserved for the RAF is ZP801 to ZP815

Thanks for the clarification guys.

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Re: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

Post by arch » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 pm

Maybe they will be used for the 5 E-7 Wedgetails they have ordered.
Or possible simulators, ZZ398/399 are A400 Simulators

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Post by bizfreeq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 pm

arch wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Maybe they will be used for the 5 E-7 Wedgetails they have ordered.
Or possible simulators, ZZ398/399 are A400 Simulators
Both ZZ398 and 399 are Army Wildcats
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Re: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

Post by EGVP » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm

ZM398 and 399 are the sims.

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Post by bizfreeq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 pm

That makes more sense, cheers Chris
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Re: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:05 pm

Have the ZE7XX ever been used before?

[edit - I see they have, on the 146s. Poor use of the crystal ball!]

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Post by Mike » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:07 pm

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Have the ZE7XX ever been used before?

[edit - I see they have, on the 146s. Poor use of the crystal ball!]
Have a look here :- http://www.ukserials.com/

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Post by Agent K » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:35 pm

arch wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Maybe they will be used for the 5 E-7 Wedgetails they have ordered.
Or possible simulators, ZZ398/399 are A400 Simulators
I’m not so sure the MOD have placed an order for E-7’s just yet, if that is the selected option I suspect contracts are still to negotiated and signed? Unless you know something different?

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Post by TonyO » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:31 pm

arch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:51 pm
a link to flight global site

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... uunR4pNoC-
They haven't ordered them yet, currently at the negotiation stage. Probably see a formal order or contract next summer at the earliest.

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Post by Agent K » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:17 pm

arch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:51 pm
a link to flight global site

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... uunR4pNoC-
So I was correct, they haven’t been ordered yet.

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Post by arch » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:49 pm

Well done agent K

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Post by Agent K » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:41 am

arch wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:49 pm
Well done agent K
I thank you :blush: it does seem the firm favourite (for many good reasons) and I'm sure a contract will be signed at some point.

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Post by ChrisCwmbran » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:27 pm

They need to introduce a new computer system called TOPS, and renumber them all with 5 digit numbers :P

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Post by big john » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:22 pm

50002 :lol:
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Post by Seahornet1 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:58 pm

big john wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:22 pm
50002 :lol:
I think that would be.... Superb...!

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Post by KyleG » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Great post Tom and many thanks for taking the time to post it, the 3rd batch of Tornados always used to puzzle me.
The original Lightning F1 batch started at XM134, so I'm not sure why the F-35 allocations should start at ZM135 - any ideas?
F-35 - ZM135, I'd imagine?
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