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by Dazza37
Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to get second hand jets in wedgetail buy
Replies: 28
Views: 2711

Re: RAF to get second hand jets in wedgetail buy

Supra wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:25 am
Is the RAF that desperate that they are willing to accept any old bodge-up? Why does the UK seem to buy 'cheap' but ultimately pay more for their procurements? :roll:
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-Dazza
by Dazza37
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Europe's Most Powerful Nations
Replies: 14
Views: 1766

Re: Europe's Most Powerful Nations

Kurnass wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:29 am
And ze Zjermans have Migs...
Really? Since when, and what type?

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to get another 16x chinooks
Replies: 45
Views: 4279

Re: Ra f to get another 16x chinooks

Who, or what, is the 'R af', and also, the 'raf'?

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Top fighter
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: Top fighter

I'm pretty sure the F35 is a classed as a fighter. JSF? JSF was/is just a catch-all name for the overall project and the roles the F-35 will undertake, however, it's primary role is NOT that of a fighter, don't let the 'F' prefix in 'F-35' fool you into thinking that it is, think F-105, F-111, F-11...
by Dazza37
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Top fighter
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: Top fighter

the concerned wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Just wondering which would lock on first the f-22 or f-35
The F-22, that's what it's designed to do and it's primary mission, the F-35 is NOT a fighter...

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Pigeon chicks rescued from HMS Queen Elizabeth by FAA
Replies: 14
Views: 1552

Re: Pigeon chicks rescued from HMS Queen Elizabeth by FAA

What a bunch of miserable sods! 'Waste of fuel, blah blah blah...', 'Vermin, blah blah blah...', 'What about crew hours, blah blah blah...' It's a good news story for the Royal Navy that the public most likely will lap up, which equals good PR for the RN. Fuel won't have been wasted, neither will cr...
by Dazza37
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Turning back the clock(reactivating airfields)
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Turning back the clock(reactivating airfields)

f-4 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Cottesmore had a period on care & maintenance in the late 1970s before TTTE moved in - I'm hoping for a repeat some day soon for some Red aeroplanes...
Cottesmore is still active, only it's now called, Kendrew Barracks, and the Army are the current tenants...

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Eurofighter - accidental missile shot.
Replies: 29
Views: 3464

Re: Eurofighter - accidental missile shot.

Regarding the shoot down of Jaguar XX963 by Phantom XV422, as well as the Master Arm switch being taped over, which it wasn't, there was also a circuit breaker in the rear cockpit related to the missile firing circuit which was supposed to have been pulled but, it was thought it was possibly faulty ...
by Dazza37
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?
Replies: 56
Views: 5654

Re: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?

I have read them (in my office seat, not an armchair) The fact is, if you stand still you get left behind, and there is nothing comparable available. What do you say we should buy instead? I'm not really sure why you think what type of chair and it's location is relevant to where you read the DOT&E...
by Dazza37
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?
Replies: 56
Views: 5654

Re: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?es

Grossly over budget? No... the cost of an F35B is equivalent to the cost of a 737 Max 200, and the third the price of a 777-300ER... Underperforming? No... If you seriously believe any of what you wrote above, you must be living on a different planet to the rest of us! And there's that staggeringly...
by Dazza37
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?
Replies: 56
Views: 5654

Re: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?

Dazza , any info otherwise. I always thought hanging stuff on the outside of a stealth platform would negate any advantage. Correct me if I am wrong with any info you may have. Yes, Scott, hanging external stores/fuel tanks on a LO aircraft increases it's radar signature, It's also pretty obvious t...
by Dazza37
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?
Replies: 56
Views: 5654

Re: Does the RAF F35 have a gun?

bang goes stealth if you hang a gun pod onto it !!!
I wondered how long it would be before someone mentioned this old chestnut...

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter
Replies: 47
Views: 5957

Re: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter

I wish people would stop saying that Tempest is just Replica renamed etc, it isn't, it looks nothing like Replica! Replica was a LO research tool and Tempest is a mock up of a proposed future aircraft, the two are linked only by the fact that they are both LO designs from the same company...

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 144
Views: 12085

Re: ARROWS RAF HOME FOR SALE

So you didn't bother reading the thread already running on this subject then?

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IX and 31 Sqns to live on
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: IX and 31 Sqns to live on

Trevster wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:32 pm
https://youtu.be/BK8eq92bF8A

IX announcement around 9:08, 31 at 11:32
Thanks. :)

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IX and 31 Sqns to live on
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: IX and 31 Sqns to live on

Do you have a link to these announcements?

-Dazza
by Dazza37
Thu May 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Performance take offs
Replies: 32
Views: 3078

Re: Performance take offs

It’s not really a fast jet thing to perform de-rated take-offs to preserve engine life. I’m not totally familiar with the Typhoon but each take off (unless it was a formation t/o when the leader would not use full power) was at full power in every military type I’ve flown so I can’t see that it wou...
by Dazza37
Wed May 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Performance take offs
Replies: 32
Views: 3078

Re: Performance take offs

... Longer in reheat = lower engine life... I can understand that it will shorten the life of the reheat, tailpipe and nozzle components, but why would it affect the engine itself? Are 'non-reheat' take offs conducted at less than full power on the engine core...? Reheat take-offs use max engine rp...
by Dazza37
Tue May 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Least favourite aircraft?
Replies: 90
Views: 7846

Re: Least favourite aircraft?

You know what these type of posts are getting tedious as the title says your least favourite aircraft. But when you post something that people don't like oh dear they throw their rattle out the pram . My post was my opinion I do require or need other people's permission grow up :grr: Perhaps you sh...
by Dazza37
Sun May 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Least favourite aircraft?
Replies: 90
Views: 7846

Re: Least favourite aircraft?

F-35 - ruinously expensive, massively late, over budget, sub par performance, all things it was sold and promised it wouldn't be! F-22 - Ugly, especially from the side, comedy clown's tricycle undercarriage, suffered from a propensity of trying to suffocate it's pilots, and succeeding on at least on...

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