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Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

Postby SKB » 18 May 2019, 17:43


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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby SKB » 05 Jun 2019, 20:18

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^ New artists impression of the RAF P-8A Poseidon

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Timmymagic » 09 Jun 2019, 15:23

SKB wrote:^ New artists impression of the RAF P-8A Poseidon


It looks great...but can't help but think it would look better in hemp...

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Scimitar54 » 09 Jun 2019, 16:52

Or better still in FAA colours. :idea:

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby S M H » 09 Jun 2019, 18:45

Timmymagic wrote:It looks great...but can't help but think it would look better in hemp...
As long as it doesn't come out brown like a one Nimrod xv 246 . A K A the flying t***.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby jimthelad » 09 Jun 2019, 19:06

Better than the goose entrails stripes it went in with!! The dents apparently took a while to hammer out!

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Timmymagic » 10 Jun 2019, 12:06

With all of the Seedcorn instructor crews already operational on US P-8 there must now be a fairly decent sized MPA crew set up in place already. 2 new crews qualified, with 2-3 already operational under Seedcorn with another 2 more in the pipeline. P-8 will probably be the smoothest introduction to service ever.

Great cockpit shots, particularly the low level one.


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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby cyrilranch » 10 Jun 2019, 18:02

SKB wrote:Image
^ New artists impression of the RAF P-8A Poseidon


The nose is painted black and not grey- looking at the boeing production photograph s posted on Twitter. :think:

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jdam » 23 Jun 2019, 09:43



Blink and its done :wtf:

Edit: I got this from Gabriele's twitter

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Qwerty » 23 Jun 2019, 09:57

Poseidon MRA.1 - 01
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby SKB » 23 Jun 2019, 13:55

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Lord Jim » 23 Jun 2019, 16:27

In the last picture, at the back of the tail, is that where the retractable MAD probe/boom would have been fitted?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jdam » 23 Jun 2019, 17:34

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Looks like it, you can see that it is much longer on the P-8 Neptune, I wonder if it can be retrofitted to any P-8?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby cky7 » 24 Jun 2019, 01:13

Why is there no MAD boom on the standard p8? Is it cos it’s designed to be mostly high altitude or were methods seen to be more effective?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Halidon » 24 Jun 2019, 05:24

cky7 wrote:Why is there no MAD boom on the standard p8? Is it cos it’s designed to be mostly high altitude or were methods seen to be more effective?

USN decided to save the weight/cost. Bouys and other detectors (hydrocarbon detector) were judged adequate, and yes it was envisioned to do more at higher altitude.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Lord Jim » 24 Jun 2019, 20:41

Wouldn't a MAD Boom be useful in shallower water found in littoral regions? Also how effective are hydrocarbon detectors against conventional AIP boats?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby shark bait » 26 Jun 2019, 08:13

Good question.

I struggle to believe they are at all effective. I've used a handheld sniffer and couldn't pinpoint the source of a leak from 2 meters away. I can't imagine doing the same over 10km with loads of other traffic around would yield any usable results.
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby xav » 27 Jun 2019, 13:07

Boeing rolls out first British P-8A Poseidon MPA
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According to pictures released on Boeing UK & Ireland Twitter account, the first Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (P-8A) Maritime Patrol Aircraft being built for the RAF is now painted and undergoing pre-flight preparations for its maiden flight.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... eidon-mpa/

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Qwerty » 08 Jul 2019, 15:33

The 2nd aircraft is due for delivery in January 2020.

~Penny Mordaunt - 08JUL19

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Scimitar54 » 08 Jul 2019, 21:08

6 monthly intervals? After a gap of nearly 9 years already, it seems painfully slow. At that rate, we won't have the (still inadequate) fleet of 9 for another 4 years. An absolute disgrace. :mrgreen:

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Lord Jim » 09 Jul 2019, 16:39

Slow is the new norm for deliveries of all new kit for he Armed Forces these days. Imagine what it is going to be like if and when we replace the L85A3!

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Pseudo » 09 Jul 2019, 18:05

Lord Jim wrote:Slow is the new norm for deliveries of all new kit for he Armed Forces these days. Imagine what it is going to be like if and when we replace the L85A3!

It's the consequence of straitened procurement budgets. It costs less on the annual basis in which the budgets are based. Though because it's spread over a longer term the full cost is higher and it pushes other procurement projects further down the line or means that they've got to be extended further. If you're not careful it could turn in to a bit of a death spiral.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Qwerty » 12 Jul 2019, 22:27

First flight of RAF’s Poseidon MRA.1 / 01 !
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Ianmb17 » 13 Jul 2019, 07:41

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