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First P-8A for RAF

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Snoop 95
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by Snoop 95 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:25 pm

It might have been a good idea not to allocate all registrations, but buying a copy of such publications as Military Aircraft Marking was not restricted to the good guys!

Davef68
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by Davef68 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:12 pm

PR9 wrote:It's been interesting finding out about these things. Made sense during wartime to deceive enemies. :ninja:

One more question, what about serials "not taken up" but then skipped and more allocated afterwards (the T2 Hawks for example). :)

I suspect it's the software they use, won't allow the reallocation once reserved

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by raameagle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:13 am

The report of the first RAF P-8A on the production line was incorrect...
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plmc135
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by plmc135 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:59 am

Indeed the info for l/n 6560 has now been changed to show it as for US Navy.

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bizfreeq
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:41 am

Aren't ours officially U S Navy until delivery? As we are procuring them through the USN could that be why it has been changed? Just a thought.
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