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by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 55
Views: 13051

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

Indeed. Although I do wonder if they will ever escape Bruntingthorpe
by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 55
Views: 13051

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

I expect they will be responsible for the USN/USMC. If they ever get away from Bruntingthorpe
by Vulcanone
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Nightingale (formally London City Airport)
Replies: 15
Views: 1913

Re: RAF Nightingale (formally London City Airport)

The MoD said it was testing the water for selling the 146s. *That is not actually selling an airframe they are due to retire in 2022 (* Always assuming they don't retire them any earlier....)
by Vulcanone
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: Best place for paints?
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Best place for paints?

Not even sure some will send them mail order now... but then I usually purchased over the counter.
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: March 2020 Logs/Movements
Replies: 47
Views: 2608

Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

This is linked elsewhere on FC, but suggests the last Hawk at Warton is now wfu

http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=544
by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Sea King returns to flight
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Sea King returns to flight

Looking good. Nice shots Kev.
by Vulcanone
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Army selects Sikorsky Boeing
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: US Army selects Sikorsky Boeing

Alas aircraft designers the world over have failed to make anything look as good as..... (insert anything applicable)

Due to boredom of being stuck at home thanks to the CVirus situation
by Vulcanone
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: March 2020 Logs/Movements
Replies: 47
Views: 2608

Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

I think it was 2016 going on a previous browsing session of the daily logs. Was used along with the Italian IPA for some of the update works
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: 2020 Display Typhoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: 2020 Display Typhoon

Except it won't be given the same Sqn codes...
by Vulcanone
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: ZP802 Arrives to Kinloss
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: ZP802 Arrives to Kinloss

Nice shot Niall
by Vulcanone
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA

For those that didn't grasp the reasoning behind all of this USAF Video 2015 Original Draken trial post F-15 AGRS disbandment https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=dqMsKsE0SrM&feature=emb_logo And the VP of Draken explains all at Farnborough 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXCujJsriq...
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: E-3 Numbers Reduced Again
Replies: 31
Views: 3715

Re: E-3 Numbers Reduced Again

Well 8 and 23 painted special markings on them... In additional to the markings they normally carried, along with the City of Lincoln crest.

Even 54 Sqn got in on the 100 year act, alas its never flown, and never will either.
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: E-3 Numbers Reduced Again
Replies: 31
Views: 3715

Re: E-3 Numbers Reduced Again

First RAF E-3D flew in 1990, with first handed over to the RAF at Waddington in March 1991. ZH107 the final 7th Airframe delivered in 1992. so how do you surmise that 5 is not enough 737 AEWCs ? France only bought 4 E-3Fs, and they are bigger. And We have yet to name them. Yes the USAF, and NATO jet...
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA

No its a long term contracting policy otherwise why would Draken, ATAC, Air USA and so on have bothered investing a shed load of cash in surplus. French Spanish Mirage F1s and other companies buying more.
by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA

Maybe the 65th AGRS jets did go to the ANG, I can't remember that far back. The entire F-15 fleet was still shrinking at the time, from memory.
by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: F-18s join adversary provider Air USA

For those that seem to have forgotten, Draken International were asked to start providing initial ACMI/DACT aircraft for training shortly after the USAF disbanded the 65th AGRS with F-15s at Nellis. Due in no small part to the issues they were having with an increasingly smaller, and no less ageing ...
by Vulcanone
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado Gate Guard removed
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Tornado Gate Guard removed

The ex Gate Guard is a GR.1B
by Vulcanone
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Rumours of Tom Cruise appearing at RIAT
Replies: 34
Views: 3165

Re: Rumours of Tom Cruise appearing at RIAT

They seem to have also done an F/A-18E painted in that scheme for the film. It has now been dispatched to the mods line for the Blues reequipment later this year
by Vulcanone
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Luftwaffe considering F-18 Super Hornet?
Replies: 32
Views: 4248

Re: Luftwaffe considering F-18 Super Hornet?

I suspect the French will have it as a requirement

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