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by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Chinese bombers in strike exercises after US escalation in South China Sea

Yep - so old and out of date with a similar vintage to the B-52! Some of the later H-6 versions weren't built until the 1990s and 2000s though.
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

AA or AAA batteries?
by Nighthawke
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname
Replies: 17
Views: 2709

Re: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname

FraserP wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:52 pm
: Suffolk Punchers?
No - Valkyries as per the post only two above yours!
by Nighthawke
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

Fair question - nearly 40 years in the electricity supply industry. Although not an engineer, I do know the issues facing my colleagues and the industry as a whole. As I said before, exciting times ahead but some difficult challenges. The difference is largely a timing one. Governments commit to tar...
by Nighthawke
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

Tooks wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:02 pm

The electricity infrastructure will easily cope with an electric car future, given suitable will and investment...
May I ask what qualifies you to make such a statement? Are you an engineer with a DNO or in generation perhaps?
by Nighthawke
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 3063
Views: 160550

Re: COVID-19 UK

Why should you? Because if we all sank to the level of rule and law breakers society would break down completely.
by Nighthawke
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: London Flypasts 1990 and 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4574

Re: London Flypasts 1990 and 2007

Glad to help. I didn't want to clutter up the thread with yet another long list but if anyone else needs it let me know.
by Nighthawke
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: London Flypasts 1990 and 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4574

Re: London Flypasts 1990 and 2007

Dave, Just sent you a PM with what I have from my Word document. Should contain all aircraft as seen from Abingdon Airshow.
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

The battery technolgy is improving all the time. Mass production at a low cost is the bigger issue there but then the same applies to other technologies too. The bigger issue by far for EVs is having enough electricity supply and at a fast rate when it is needed. In a pure EV world the petrol/diesel...
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

Thread drift so we'd better stay current or be charged - no resistence! Ohmy
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

Shocking!
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mars Rover tonight 18/2/2021
Replies: 23
Views: 573

Re: Mars Rover tonight 18/2/2021

It is due to land at 20:55 GMT according to the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/science ... t-56101496
slogen51 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:50 pm
Slowing down from 5Km per second in the Martian atmosphere
Equivalent to over 11,000 MPH!
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Modular a/c for the RAF?
Replies: 27
Views: 2056

Re: Modular a/c for the RAF?

Here's an idea...how about give the poor bu..ers a chance before condemning them to the rubbish bin? "Why bother?" Well because they can. Just about every invention has been sneered at throughout history. Britain used to be the world leader in aviation development. People complain about us not being...
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 3063
Views: 160550

Re: COVID-19 UK

Clearly not monopolised by Mike!
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

Richard B wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:46 pm

Infrastructure is not hard if you plan it.
Do you, or have you ever, worked in the electricity supply industry?
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!
Replies: 111
Views: 1944

Re: Electric Cars. Yes No or whatever!

"Electricity is everywhere". If I were to respond to that in detail it would take ages! It isn't, where it is there are loads demand issues to consider just for starters. The distribution network is a complex system that needs greater understanding before making throw away comments.
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 3063
Views: 160550

Re: COVID-19 UK

Glad to see chivalry is not dead yet. Don't strain yourself Mike. :lol:
by Nighthawke
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Demise of the Victor
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Demise of the Victor

If you watch the video clip and read the subtitles it tells you.
by Nighthawke
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Pakistan - Air Force Lockheed C-130B Fairford 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Pakistan - Air Force Lockheed C-130B Fairford 2019

Ah didn't realise you are a long-time member.
by Nighthawke
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Pakistan - Air Force Lockheed C-130B Fairford 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Pakistan - Air Force Lockheed C-130B Fairford 2019

That's a fine first post - welcome to the forum.

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