RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#16 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:53 pm

Yes mate, It's the FAW Mk2. Beautifull aircraft she was but had a hell of an accident rate. One of the first aircraft I worked on.

 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#17 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:59 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #157
Yes mate, It's the FAW Mk2. Beautifull aircraft she was but had a hell of an accident rate. One of the first aircraft I worked on.


Is it because you worked on them? quote "they had a hell of an accident rate"


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#18 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:01 pm

 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#19 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:03 pm


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#20 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Some nice videos of Sea Vixens on youtube. Impressive Plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmL7A9oDStY&feature=related


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#21 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:50 pm

Good stuff there Frothy.
Some more Vixen pic's. I'll make these my last....promise...... before I take over the forum and turn it in to a Fleet Air Arm Forum

BLACKBURN BUCCANEER AND SEA VIXEN HMS EAGLE - 6197114048.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Vixen and Buccaneer on HMS Eagle

DH Sea Vixen FAW2 _2%20cloud.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) DH SEA VIXEN FAW2 BOMBING RUN.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

DH SEA VIXEN FAW2 WITH VULCAN YEOVIL AIR DAY 2011.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) With Vulcan at Yeovilton Air Day 2011

DH SEA VIXEN FAW1 FIRE HMS VICTORIOUS 1961.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Crash on Deck HMS Victorious 1961

 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#22 by Templer , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:56 pm

Don't worry about posting the pictures Chocks, it's interesting stuff.


 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#23 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:59 pm

Don't worry about it mate. I for one love it. You could alway start a FAA, Navy,Army and RAF thread, and ACF for me


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#24 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:05 pm

As you may have noticed Brian, I'm very passionate about Naval Aircraft. And I find it's easy to bore people who aint!
Just to say, I love the Buccaneer and the Sea Vixen but my all time favorite is the Hawker Sea Fury. So I'll sneak this one in before I go.

HAWKER SEA FURY - SeaFury_launch.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#25 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:07 pm

What does the letter stand for on the tails of these aircrafts?


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#26 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:33 pm

There you go chocks...Your own Thread


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#27 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:14 pm

POSTED BY CHOCKS
These letters a called "Deck Letters" every ship or Naval Air Station has them. It's a complicated system but basically the first letter of the ship or the first two letters of the shore station are used.
R = Ark Royal
N = Invincible
VL = Yeovilton
CU = Culdrose
E = Eagle

etc etc . Trust me though, It's complicated. For instance R for Ark Royal, why not A? because A was used on Albion and R was also used on Glory until 1953. There has been about 300 codes used to date so if ever you need to know you can ask me, I know a lot of them but I also have a book with all of them listed.


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#28 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:15 pm

Thanks chocks, that's fascinating


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#29 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:28 pm

So actually I've touched a Sea Harrier that's flew at the Falklands and served on 3 carriers. I feel highly honoured


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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#30 by Dooberry Firkin , Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:16 pm

I was part of a team ( of around 20 people ) that 'pulled' at Buccaneer along a runway at Cosford for charity back in the 80's - 1 minute 41 seconds (ish - if memory serves ) for 100 yards - the last 30 yards or so slightly uphill, and harder than the first 70 !

Doobs.


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