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    the Celtic God of Thunder may be the way forward for the RAF.

    Taranis:



    looks like a decent bit of kit expanding on what we already use on a daily basis.

    Read More here ...: www - Taranis UAV
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

  • #2
    But where would the flyboys pose?


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    • #3
      I wonder if 39 Sqn will be playing with this new toy?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
        But where would the flyboys pose?
        In the unemployment office.

        "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


        Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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        • #5
          well, at least they won't lose it in Chad
          regards
          GttC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lordinajamjar View Post
            In the unemployment office.
            i take it you are not commenting from Ireland Lordinajamjar?

            besides - they still have over 1,100 other RAF aircraft to keep them busy.
            Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 15 July 2010, 13:13.
            RGJ

            ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

            The Rifles

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
              i take it you are not commenting from Ireland Lordinajamjar?

              besides - they still have over 1,100 other RAF aircraft to keep them busy.
              Did you count Air Cadet gliders in that figure?

              Are you sure it isn't a gazillion?


              Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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              • #8
                Wait till the Strategic Defence Review comes out in the next few months. There'll be a lot less RAF planes after that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                  besides - they still have over 1,100 other RAF aircraft to keep them busy.
                  For the time being. Cameron's budget cuts are already going far beyond pre election expectations.

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                  • #10
                    so what? still plenty of pilots need to be recruited
                    RGJ

                    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                    The Rifles

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                      so what? still plenty of pilots need to be recruited
                      Fair enough. Do you think there'll be a scaling back, downsizing or mothballing of assets over the life of the current parliament?
                      Last edited by Orion; 15 July 2010, 23:35.

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                      • #12
                        1100 ? The Americans will be delighted to hear that good news.

                        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle5349036.ece

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Orion View Post
                          Fair enough. Do you think there'll be a scaling back, downsizing or mothballing of assets over the life of the current parliament?
                          it's an SDR so things tend to get smaller not bigger and given the current financial climate you can be sure lots will go but hopefully we will get a more efficient and focussed air force out of it.

                          Originally posted by sofa View Post
                          1100 ? The Americans will be delighted to hear that good news.

                          http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle5349036.ece
                          that's not news sofa - that article is almost 2 years old.

                          US troops have often called in British fast air aswell as British troops often calling in American fast air.

                          obviously the US have more than the British, but likewise the British have considerably more than other nations. at least most of our pilots are engaged in combat sorties in one way or another at some stage of their career and constantly go on exchanges with other air forces.
                          RGJ

                          ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                          The Rifles

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                          • #14
                            this guy, the RAF's Wing Commander Green has a decent future ahead of himself - so long as it all goes well for him and he survives:



                            The attempt to beat the land speed record by an RAF officer is a step closer with the design team unveiling a life size model of the rocket-powered car which will be used in the attempt.

                            Backed by the RAF, Wing Commander Andy Green will pilot the supersonic Bloodhound when it makes its historic record-breaking bid in 2012.

                            Read more here:...

                            good to see the RAF supporting him in his quest.

                            good luck!
                            Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 30 July 2010, 18:45.
                            RGJ

                            ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                            The Rifles

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                            • #15
                              coming along nicely...

                              RGJ

                              ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                              The Rifles

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