RE: RE:crash on deck

#61 by chocks , Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:20 pm

I was a new boy on the Ark Royal the day this was filmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv8prm4mGEQ

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#62 by Sistersue , Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:21 pm

Thats a great film Chocks, have been on the Ark Royal once, down at Plymouth, but have no idea when or why - possibly a Navy Days thing?
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#63 by chocks , Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Do you think it was the Ark Royal I was on Sue? Bearing in mind she was scrapped 35 years ago.......I think perhaps you are to young.

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#64 by Frothy , Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Brilliant, how do you land something as big as a Buccaneer on a postage stamp. These pilots had lots of bottle.

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#65 by chocks , Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:57 pm

Pilots didn't have to do much. Just line it up and hope the hook caught. We were the stupid ones. We had to guide them down, run out and unhook them have fire crews on deck and movements teams ready for them. We must have been mad. The Aircraft Handlers job is recorded as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Not only landing. Launches were worse. we hed the danger of fire or explosion, getting sucked into an aircraft jet intake or being blown overboard by a jet blast.. We had to crawl under the aircraft whilst under full power to remove chocks, under wire cutting blades, live rockets, bombs and fuel tanks. It makes you wonder how any of us are still around.

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#66 by Frothy , Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:19 pm

I do apologise chock. I like most people see a plane landing on a aircraft carrier and do not see the crew that get them up there and down again.. incredible

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#67 by chocks , Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Don't apologise Frothy. Just think of me as a total nutter then make adjustments for me
If youve watched the other film I've put in post #75 on the You Tube thread you'll get a good idea of how stupid I am. And that film is of Harriers and they are a lot safer than Bucc's, Phantoms and Gannets.

 
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RE: RE:crash on deck

#68 by chocks , Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:30 pm

New Aircreft for the FAA & RAF the F35 joint strike fighter.

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#69 by Frothy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:17 pm

Not a bad looking plane. This country invented the jet engine and the vertical take off idea, Why can't we build our own


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RE: RE:crash on deck

#70 by chocks , Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:39 pm

could be £££££££££


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RE: RE:crash on deck

#71 by Templer , Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:46 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #72
could be £££££££££

I think your right mate.


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RE: RE:crash on deck

#72 by Frothy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:57 pm

Yer but this country want's to waste billions on a white elephant HS2


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RE: RE:crash on deck

#73 by chocks , Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:47 am

The Fleet Air Arm's latest toy. The Westland AW159 Wildcat.

Powered by 2xLHTEC Turbo engines
Speed - 291Km/h
Range - 777 Km
Endurance - 4.5 Hrs

Armament - Side Mounted CRV7 Rockets & Machine Gun Pods
Un-named Light and Heavy Guided Weapon Systems up to 40Kg warhead
Underslung Stingray Torpedo and 25f Depth Charges

A formidable beast to say the least.

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RE: RE:crash on deck

#74 by chocks , Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:12 pm

Not had any FAA Aircraft for a while. So here's some WW2 aircraft.

At the start of the war the FAA had an ageing stock of Bi-Planes

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Below is the Fairey Albacore


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RE: RE:crash on deck

#75 by chocks , Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:34 pm

FAA WW2 Cont'


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