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#321 shep854

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 0739 AM

More Lanc!

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 2228 PM

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 1758 PM

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 1619 PM

A Harrier GR3 with ex Chief of Air Staff labelled as pilot. Well, looking him up it seems he did drive one during the Falklands Conflict.

 

And a very early Vulcan - straight wing makes it a prototype, or possibly the first B.1 (although I'm relying on Wiki there)


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 2303 PM

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 0203 AM

Re Vulcan, certainly looks like one of the early ones. Might even be the one you see here rolling.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 0818 AM

Wrong thread...


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 0747 AM

Finland 100 years independence Air Show 9th of June 2017.

 

Red Arrows conquering Helsinki

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 1438 PM

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 1907 PM

Iron ships and iron men:


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 1920 PM

The video mentions that there was a period when the Germans had broken British naval codes.  This is the first time I've heard this; does anyone have more details??


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 2200 PM

I thought it was the other way around, never heard of UK naval codes being broken.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 0419 AM

Yeah, they broke the codes for convoy protection, for most of the war IIRC.

 

They were reading us and we were reading them. It all got very complicated.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 0729 AM

Sardaukar posted this in my thread on the Facebook TN page:

http://www.di-srv.un...ss1/2enigma.htm

"The British were not the only ones who were reading the enemy's messages. The German Beobachtungs-Dienst (B-Dienst, Observation Service), in conjunction with Entzifferungs-Dienst (E-Dienst, Cryptanalysis Service) were regularly monitoring British traffic. The Germans picked up and decoded British intentions to occupy Narvik, and were able to send a decoy force which distracted the British until after their own occupation troops had landed.

"There were far more serious consequences, however. The German Atlantis had captured three British vessels, City of Baghdad, Benarty, and, on November 11, 1940, Automedon, from which they obtained the British merchant ship codes. With this knowledge their U-boats could be directed to sink ships supplying vital supplies to England.

"B-Dienst had another source of information. Some American maritime insurance companies shared underwriting costs with their European counterparts. They regularly cabled ship manifests and routes to their offices in Switzerland. The Swiss, in turn, shared this information with their German co-insurers, providing the Germans with every detail of ship sailings and cargoes!"


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