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More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

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More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by Davef68 » Wed May 17, 2017 2:50 pm

UK serials are reporting that up to 15 serials have been allocated for the RAF's new P-8 Poseidon fleet - the announced 9 aircraft buy, and another 6 serials noted as 'allocated'.

http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=ZP

Of course, this doesn't mean we will see 15 aircraft, but it does perhaps signal a long term intent. In comparison, C17s serial slots were allocated several years before the additional 4 aircraft trickle orders were placed (and two were never taken up).

UK Serials do have very good sources!

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Re: More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by Supra » Wed May 17, 2017 5:08 pm

I'll be amazed & delighted to see the first one landing in full RAF markings (or SNP as appropriate ;)) as hopefully it will be a clear sign we can expect at least 2 more?
Don't know much about Serials, but there must've been a big gap of Nimrod MR4A not taken-up :whistle: It aint done 'til it's done!

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Re: More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by the concerned » Wed May 17, 2017 6:20 pm

Maybe they are thinking of a top up buy to replace the sentinels

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Re: More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by Stroudy » Thu May 18, 2017 10:59 am

Hope it comes in MR4A darker grey, the universal bleached grey they flog them off to everyone else in isn't exactly exciting. It would be positive to have a bit of UK identity to them, as opposed to the 'double take' you have to do to distinguish between our RC-135's and 'theirs'.

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Post by Bluetail » Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm

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Re: More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by tommc » Fri May 19, 2017 4:50 pm

Davef68 wrote:UK serials are reporting that up to 15 serials have been allocated for the RAF's new P-8 Poseidon fleet - the announced 9 aircraft buy, and another 6 serials noted as 'allocated'.

http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=ZP

Of course, this doesn't mean we will see 15 aircraft, but it does perhaps signal a long term intent. In comparison, C17s serial slots were allocated several years before the additional 4 aircraft trickle orders were placed (and two were never taken up).

UK Serials do have very good sources!
The extra serials are just put aside for potential attrition replacements. Remember, this fleet will probably be in service for a fair few decades.

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Re: More than nine P-8s planned for RAF?

Post by filmman » Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Don't get too excited. With pensioner's cuts - triple lock, means tested heating allowance and the dementia tax - and the NEW MOD Black Hole I would expect cuts to stay within the 2%, not increasing procurement.
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