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by downsizer
19 May 2020, 14:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

All by 31/12/20 ? Hilarious, but actually about what I expected. Page after page of speculation and personal opinions, repeated ad nauseam. Ask for a simple fact and we can't even get a sensible answer. Still I suppose you are all happy airing your fantasies, so I am sorry if I reminded you that th...
by downsizer
27 Apr 2020, 16:42
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Jesus the thread police will go spastic when they see this! :crazy:
by downsizer
18 Apr 2020, 18:20
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

That is what he means. But there is no way we are paying for that. We probably should be though....
by downsizer
13 Apr 2020, 11:18
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

No, I'm saying we need to buy more full stop.
by downsizer
13 Apr 2020, 09:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Repulse wrote:Given that in the 2000’s the Joint Harrier Force has around 52 a/c, could a similar 4 Squadron, each of 9 a/c, be the best formation?


No. We need more.
by downsizer
07 Apr 2020, 18:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)
Replies: 39
Views: 10528

Re: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)

Ron5 wrote:You're correct Jake, the CdeG is too small for the F-35C.


By how much?
by downsizer
07 Feb 2020, 15:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

You mean I have to go to Liverpool to go aboard as a visitor, on a ship class that's based in my own home city and has never been open to the public?! Pfft... :roll: And its not as if Victory Jetty is a million miles from publicly accessible exhibits like HMS Victory, Mary Rose, NRNM and M33.... Ha...
by downsizer
07 Feb 2020, 08:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 159
Views: 42404

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Raptor pod doesn't fit comfortably, so you can't just clear it.
by downsizer
22 Jan 2020, 21:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

cockneyjock1974 wrote:I feel the RAF maybe getting their WE177’s back as well or whatever modern incarnation it takes. I’ve always felt with no evidence whatsoever, that they’re kicking about somewhere.


Not. Happening.

Are you trolling or pissed? :clap:
by downsizer
22 Jan 2020, 21:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Training @RF is second to none.

Do we really have to descend into dick measuring as per usual over this?
by downsizer
09 Nov 2019, 07:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1911
Views: 237116

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

IX(B) and 12 are the Sqns in question. 12 working with the Qataris.
by downsizer
10 Oct 2019, 10:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

They’ll be used for that as well. [emoji849]
by downsizer
10 Oct 2019, 09:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Are you forgetting the ones from 17?
by downsizer
09 Oct 2019, 20:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

All good historical (and up to date) logged evidence of the RAF withholding Fast Jet assets from Carrier Strike. It should make the eventual transfer of the F35Bs to the RN far easier to justify. Not a good start for (RAF) "F35B Operational Squadron" qualification & training from the ...
by downsizer
05 Sep 2019, 18:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

By trailing them out there its a good way to keep up some training. Putting in a long distance trail isn't something that you want put together by people that have no experience or haven't done so in some time. That goes for the voyager crews as well. This way you get more training out of one exerc...
by downsizer
04 Sep 2019, 20:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I’ve had another post removed, because I’ve criticised somebody’s post. 1. I’m putting it on here because this is the thread we all flock to. 2. Mods if you’re going to remove posts, at least have the courtesy to explain why, even by PM. 3. It is now blatantly obvious we need more moderators, I pro...
by downsizer
17 Jul 2019, 19:03
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Qwerty wrote:The aircraft in the image is marked up for 617...


Wrong. All the Lightnings will have that marking and NO Sqn markings will be applied.
by downsizer
16 Jul 2019, 10:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

207 probably sending some jets back to Marhell later....
by downsizer
13 Jun 2019, 14:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

shotleylad wrote:The harbour boat tour is a complete joke the person giving the information is totally clueless.


Like 90% of this forum then!

Boom, boom. I am here all week.
by downsizer
12 Jun 2019, 10:54
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536797

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Potential hypoxia?
by downsizer
30 May 2019, 18:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Or you could just try making sense! :crazy: :eh:
by downsizer
18 May 2019, 07:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1911
Views: 237116

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

617 is already at Marhell.
207 is going to Marhell this summer from MCAS Beuafort.
17 is staying at Edwards AFB in California.
by downsizer
17 May 2019, 07:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11500
Views: 1373350

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

No way an innocent mistake. Spent three years with a personally allocated MT Car. Absolutely zero personal use allowed and they are all tracked by GPS. CSs combed the paperwork for inaccuracies. I don't know the guy, and have no bone in the fight, but it smacks to me of he thought he was above the r...
by downsizer
16 May 2019, 19:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1911
Views: 237116

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

It already exists. 207.
by downsizer
16 May 2019, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1911
Views: 237116

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Badge is irrelevant. All aircrew and Sqns train to the same standard and same competencies and will deploy the same.

But lets not let facts or reality get in the way of the internet experts.

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