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#441 shep854

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 0844 AM

I just wish the MoD would grow a spine and put blue/red subdued roundels on the a/c instead of those silly colorblind things!!! :glare:

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#442 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 0853 AM

Yeah it looks pretty daft doesnt it? :D

 

I gather they had a similar problem with the SR71. Apparently they were not going to put any markings on the Blackbird at all because of the high cost of coloured paint, but the USAF demanded it, despite nobody other than the tanker guys ever seeing it in the air. I gather it proved to be quite expensive to have coloured paint that was heat reflective as well as radar elusive.

 

As for this, well I cant see why they dont put some vinyl stickers on, and just take the damn things off when there is a war. I mean, how hard, right?


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 1539 PM

...As for this, well I cant see why they dont put some vinyl stickers on, and just take the damn things off when there is a war. I mean, how hard, right?

 

Pretty soon we'd be reading stories about British defence being so poorly funded that their planes were fitted for but not with national markings.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 1725 PM

Planes, what planes? Those are USN birds! 


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 0201 AM

I THINK the ones that landed at Marham are British owned. The ones that will be part of the test program to land on the Queen Elizabeth later this year will be the US owned, instrumented birds. But it makes sense, in that the landing they are planning is something a bit different. They want to be sure the sotware all works properly.

 

Besides, Im not seeing an issue really. Its nothing that hasnt happened before....

 

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 1130 AM

HMS Queen Elizabeth underway replenishes for the first time.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 1806 PM

While handy, 220 cubes doesnt sound nearly as impressive as 220,000 liters. :P
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