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    Nope none arrived.The newer PC21, their big...

    Nope none arrived.The newer PC21, their big brother ,would have shown them up though. Swept wings and fire engine red colour scheme looked and flew beautifully.
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    IAC CASA at RIAT

    I was in attendance at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to find 253 sitting well presented slightly down the line from a B1B, just across from an RAF Sentry...
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    Sticky: Interesting about what he says is a multi agency...

    Interesting about what he says is a multi agency approach. Any chance the DCMNR might want to add a few euro to aquisition costs?
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    Re Russian helicopters the future Mi-38, the...

    Re Russian helicopters the future Mi-38, the Mi-17 replacement, shall be along in a few years (2007 alledgedly). Built to all appropriate European safety specifications etc it will come with a pair...
  5. Ouch on the CG 139. I was reading a site on the...

    Ouch on the CG 139. I was reading a site on the Deepwater Program last week and it never mentioned it. I can think of at least one Jayhawk crash recently, in Alsaka. I don't like the idea of my...
  6. I think the 139 and 412EP are the front runners,...

    I think the 139 and 412EP are the front runners, they offer a better configuartion for a troop and cargo carrying helicopter than the UH-145 and MD900. The 412EP offers the benift of familiairty and...
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    I know its an unweildly acronym but I prefer to...

    I know its an unweildly acronym but I prefer to use it and B(Beyond)VRAAM for a few reasons.

    Anyway, UAV's for maritime surveillance. The USN, USCG and the Australians have investigated the use of...
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    The Brazilian AT-29 and A-29 Super Tucanos work...

    The Brazilian AT-29 and A-29 Super Tucanos work as part of the Amazon Surveillance System (SIVAM). They carry Piranhas (also Sidewinder compatable) as part of their A2A contribution to the network,...
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    I'm mostly biased against the C130J. Too many...

    I'm mostly biased against the C130J. Too many problems with it when it was introduced and still some doubts about it now.
    Anyway, as a European nation how about a high/low solution based around...
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    P38 Lightning= Der Gabelschwanz Teufel= Fork...

    P38 Lightning= Der Gabelschwanz Teufel= Fork Tailed Devil

    Not to rain on your parade, or rather trivia, hptmurph but that saying has never been attributed to the Lightning though it is believed...
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    The only repainted Corgi model I have see (other...

    The only repainted Corgi model I have see (other than some pink Avro Yorks which is an involved story) is a Hurricane repainted in Russian winter white cammo, and a superb job it was too but of...
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    I understand the vacforms are amongst the hardest...

    I understand the vacforms are amongst the hardest types to build. Probably explains why I've never found anyone to take it on. I had a Royal Mail induced ding on a diecast 707 I got through the post...
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    No, and no. Sorry. www.tricatus.co.uk This...

    No, and no. Sorry.

    www.tricatus.co.uk

    This will give you an idea about what they produce, if you ever feel like starting to collect, and it will also give you an idea about what sort of history...
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    Definitely not a Fouga. It isn't financially...

    Definitely not a Fouga. It isn't financially viable for such a plane. An Alloutte could be a future release, but due to a lack of USAF or RAF users Corgi managment would consider it a no-no. I'll...
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    Nice pic Silver, obviously attempting to chase...

    Nice pic Silver, obviously attempting to chase down an Me262 there :tongue:

    In the last few months I've got aquainted with someone who works for Corgi and does research for their aircraft models....
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    Just out of interest thats the tail of a Seahawk...

    Just out of interest thats the tail of a Seahawk at the helipad on the stern. Would go well with those 4 Blackhawks:p
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    I just realised that you could paint over the...

    I just realised that you could paint over the maple leaf with a shamrock on the Canadian jets. That would cover them up great:p
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    A Lt. Chris Saunders has died from his wounds...

    A Lt. Chris Saunders has died from his wounds from the fire in the submarine and eight other crew men are still injured. He was being transported to a hospital in Londonderry but his situtation...
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    The only Nimrods in service are with the RAF and...

    The only Nimrods in service are with the RAF and the airframes are 30 years + old and are currently about to undergo rebuild to MRA4 class so there is no chance for Irish Nimrods. Best bet is extra...
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    Personally I was more interested in this line ...

    Personally I was more interested in this line

    There are Irish territorial waters in oceans other than the Atlantic?
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    In terms of supportability, yes. Standardisation...

    In terms of supportability, yes. Standardisation on a single type would be more sensible for the low number of helicopters in service. Only operating the Blackhawk though does limit options open to...
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    If anyone is interested in the price of what it...

    If anyone is interested in the price of what it would be for Ireland to purchase outright and sustain a new fighter of the class of Typhoon/Gripen/F16 Block 52 or higher, unit of 12 aircraft (a...
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    Collection of hydrographic and oceanographic data...

    Collection of hydrographic and oceanographic data useful for military purposes such as bottom mapping. Good for helping in mine warfare and discovering whether particular areas are suitable for...
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    Time for a song "I was a PFC on a search...

    Time for a song

    "I was a PFC on a search patrol huntin' Charlie down
    It was in the jungle wars of '65
    My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
    And I could hear the enemy movin'...
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    Thought you were against second hand kit?

    Thought you were against second hand kit?
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