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First P-8A for RAF

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by roger4 » Thu May 09, 2019 7:52 am

Snoop95 - no need to guess, the photos show the nose cone, wings, fin fillet and rudder are already painted!

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by plmc135 » Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am

roger4 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:52 am
Snoop95 - no need to guess, the photos show the nose cone, wings, fin fillet and rudder are already painted!
All 737's appear like that on the production line; the only element that can sometimes identify the customer is the rudder which is painted to help with the balancing of the aircraft

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Sun May 12, 2019 6:55 pm

plmc135 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am
roger4 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:52 am
Snoop95 - no need to guess, the photos show the nose cone, wings, fin fillet and rudder are already painted!
All 737's appear like that on the production line; the only element that can sometimes identify the customer is the rudder which is painted to help with the balancing of the aircraft
The control surfaces will be painted before fitting to the aircraft as they have to be balanced individually. If you painted them on the aircraft you'd probably have to take them off again.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by plmc135 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:23 am

Courtesy of the Renton 737 blog, the first RAF P-8A is now on the flightline at Renton fully marked as ZP801 with 01 on nose and tail.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by XR713 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:30 am

Fantastic, can't wait for the RAF to return to MPA ops.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

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Re:Second P-8A for RAF

Post by plmc135 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:07 am

Courtesy of the Renton 737 blog, the second RAF P-8A is now on the flightline at Renton fully marked as ZP802 with 02 on nose and tail.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by Thunder » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:33 pm

Strange that no mention on here that ZP801 made it’s first flight back on the 12th of July.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by rh226 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:41 am

Thunder wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Strange that no mention on here that ZP801 made it’s first flight back on the 12th of July.
There was a separate thread for that, Thunder.

See viewtopic.php?f=287&t=178088
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by rh226 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:02 am

Hex code 43C918
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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by Raski » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 am

It's shown in the link.

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Re: First P-8A for RAF

Post by adderman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:41 pm

Update from Daily Fail on 31/10/2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... g-jet.html

The usual mistakes in the article but a couple of good videos, the armchair warrior comments worth a chuckle too.

Mike

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