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by downsizer
09 Nov 2019, 07:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1792
Views: 146514

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 10652
Views: 921587

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: 10652
Views: 921587

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 10652
Views: 921587

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: 4348
Views: 334777

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: 10652
Views: 921587

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: 1792
Views: 146514

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: 10652
Views: 921587

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: 1792
Views: 146514

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

It already exists. 207.
by downsizer
16 May 2019, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1792
Views: 146514

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.
by downsizer
15 Apr 2019, 19:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10652
Views: 921587

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:What the RAF bods here are missing is the genuine concern that RAF standards will be applied to F-35B deployments and not RN.


What standards mate? Genuinely interested in what you mean, or is it just more spineless sniping?
by downsizer
22 Mar 2019, 13:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 246
Views: 30960

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Dahedd wrote:With the announcement today of the purchase of 5 E7 Wedgetail is it not about time to look again at booms on the Voyagers? That's now C17, P8 & E7s that require a boom to refuel.

Discuss!


There is no fucking money, discuss.
by downsizer
22 Mar 2019, 13:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 121
Views: 18148

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

RetroSicotte wrote:One way or another. This is a cut, and it should always be referred to as such.


I get your point, but gayways availability was so shit that this might see an improvement in some respects.
by downsizer
22 Mar 2019, 13:14
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 121
Views: 18148

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Good......
by downsizer
20 Mar 2019, 16:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1792
Views: 146514

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Cottesmore is fully army-fied.

There are no plans to base Typhoons anywhere else than Con/Lossie. End of.
by downsizer
20 Mar 2019, 11:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1792
Views: 146514

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Ok mate, you clearly know more than me about how RAF FJ Sqns work!

Crack on.
by downsizer
20 Mar 2019, 09:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1792
Views: 146514

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

This shit makes me laugh.

Pure fantasy, there aren’t enough maintenance staff nor pilots for this pipe dream. Can barely find manning for 12 Sqn as it is.

Jokers.
by downsizer
15 Mar 2019, 14:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 334777

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

Thirded.

What does the thread starter think tho?
by downsizer
14 Mar 2019, 20:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 334777

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

Good for you. Remind us again what percentage of threads across the forum were started by you? You had the stat a while ago..... :think:
by downsizer
14 Mar 2019, 20:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 334777

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

I would remind people that this thread is only for the UK's F-35B aircraft. This thread is in the UK Equipment section. If you have international news of the F-35A/B/C, please use the international threads. Thankyou. I would remind you that you are not a mod. But that would be pointless because you...

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