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by downsizer
18 Dec 2020, 16:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 269
Views: 77968

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Lossie doesn't suffer from gnats IME.
by downsizer
17 Dec 2020, 17:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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

We don't really "have" 21 for frontline duty, we've got 18. BK-01 (XM135), BK-02 (XM136) and BK-04 (XM138) are still at Eglin AFB in Florida, and they're test aircraft. Maybe they'll get converted like BK-03 (XM137) was and flown over to Marham to join the others. But probably not. They a...
by downsizer
07 Dec 2020, 17:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

He needs to get some time in. Youth of today, etc, etc.... :roll:
by downsizer
02 Oct 2020, 19:31
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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

Weapon loading has never been done by the RAF w/reaper.
by downsizer
02 Oct 2020, 13:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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

Timmymagic wrote:
downsizer wrote:UK pers don't load any munitions on reaper/


Really? Thats incredible after all these years.


Is it? Don't maintain them either. All contracted out.
by downsizer
02 Oct 2020, 13:11
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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

Timmymagic wrote:There is a possibility that some UK personnel may be familiar with GBU-12 as that has been used on UK Reaper for a number of years.


UK pers don't load any munitions on reaper/
by downsizer
10 Sep 2020, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Marham always was a marmite posting; loads of people had to be dragged out of there kicking and screaming, even more couldn't wait to leave! Bet its preferable to Yuma by 100%. Having been to both I'd rather be in Yuma. Great pornshop right outside the main gate there as well. In the summer??? Well...
by downsizer
10 Sep 2020, 19:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:
topman wrote:Marham always was a marmite posting; loads of people had to be dragged out of there kicking and screaming, even more couldn't wait to leave!


Bet its preferable to Yuma by 100%.


Having been to both I'd rather be in Yuma. Great pornshop right outside the main gate there as well.
by downsizer
08 Sep 2020, 14:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Meanwhile the US pilots will be doing flying exercises at Marham to familiarise themselves with the airfield Meanwhile the US pilots will be doing flying exercises at Marham to familiarise themselves with where the pubs are . Fixed that for you. There are no pubs at Marham. There are no decent pubs...
by downsizer
30 Aug 2020, 20:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 138
Views: 65235

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

I'm sure I've seen that picture before, and I'd suggest that weapon is from a while ago as from at least 2012 they were sprayed a sandy colour as TES for close combat troops. Unless of course it was stolen from a unit that didn't go outside the wire.
by downsizer
23 Jul 2020, 13:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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

SKB wrote:More F-35B trees should be planted to speed up the harvest.


For someone who loves to scream that posts are off topic, you're pretty comfortable going OT yourself.
by downsizer
14 Jul 2020, 18:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

In before wannabe mods state OT. :crazy:
by downsizer
08 Jul 2020, 09:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518171

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

shark bait wrote:
Timmymagic wrote:I remember when it was 12 and 12, then 12 and 8....now 8 and 6...


Wishful thinking. When was the last time the RAF deployed 12 typhoon overseas? Ever?


Pretty much every year since about 2015.

Not in the same place mind.
by downsizer
25 Jun 2020, 15:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 348
Views: 106206

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

shark bait wrote:Image

Looks good!


No it doesn't. It's vile.

Take away the United Kingdom bit and it's passable.
by downsizer
16 Jun 2020, 20:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 348
Views: 106206

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Well it isn't going to be.
by downsizer
16 Jun 2020, 16:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 348
Views: 106206

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

bobp wrote:Who is footing the bill?


Who foots the bill for any paint scheme? :roll:
by downsizer
15 Jun 2020, 16:28
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I never said his point wasn't obtuse. Booo. Clearly forgotten your Falklands adventure. Oh right, it was a Navy campaign, token involvement by the RAF. I'm not really sure of your point? I'm well versed on the FI and assistance provided. I suspect you are just being a dick. And your point, which is...
by downsizer
15 Jun 2020, 11:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I never said his point wasn't obtuse.
by downsizer
15 Jun 2020, 10:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I think the point he was making was that the UK could use US weapons should it choose to.
by downsizer
19 May 2020, 14:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980447

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: 5135
Views: 980447

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: 5135
Views: 980447

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: 5135
Views: 980447

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: 5135
Views: 980447

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: 49
Views: 19093

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?

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