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    Technically, while the Sea King had been retired...

    Technically, while the Sea King had been retired from UK military service some years ago.....there was still two that remained airworthy and flying since then on the military register, and a third...
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    As I mentioned in my first post I'd heard from...

    As I mentioned in my first post I'd heard from someone involved, that fingers were being pointed at the Air Boss, but if what's in that Gryder video turns out to be all true, then CAF are in big...
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    Which is complete red herring, given the P-63 was...

    Which is complete red herring, given the P-63 was clearly banking inside the turn, so the B-17 was hidden below the cockpit floor in effect, so the blindspot the B-17 was in was nothing to do with...
  4. I think everyone knew that, especially after the...

    I think everyone knew that, especially after the tests at Aberdeen.....but politics as ever wins the day, rather than "best bit of kit for the purpose regardless"

    I can't see any other NATO...
  5. Indeed. The weapons bay on the new P-8 is...

    Indeed.
    The weapons bay on the new P-8 is laughably tiny in comparison.
  6. The impact of the valaise/rifle hitting the...

    The impact of the valaise/rifle hitting the ground at the speed they hit I would have thought would have had more risk to the scope than any issue's with zero, although I get that point, although I...
  7. Gil, Any info on how the Para snipers dropped...

    Gil,

    Any info on how the Para snipers dropped with their kit. I assume rifle went in the leg bag, and somewhere on their person in their jump rig they stashed the scope/bracket in its case (in...
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    That PF number will be from a Mk.2 probably made...

    That PF number will be from a Mk.2 probably made around late 1952. I've seen PF263301 on a 12/52 dated Mk.2.
  9. Thread: Blanco Brushes

    by GeeRam
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    Those are the ones I used to have....actually had...

    Those are the ones I used to have....actually had two sets, one unissued for the 'collection' and the other pair which I used for blanco'ing.
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    It would be the correct type, but it would still...

    It would be the correct type, but it would still need to be checked for fitment, and probably fettled to fit correctly. That's why matching numbers are so important on Enfields, the bolts are not...
  11. Just before D-Day......I wonder if these were 1st...

    Just before D-Day......I wonder if these were 1st or 6th AB?

    The sniper is wearing a newer issue web strap para helmet, and the guys in the background are wearing the leather strap version.

    As...
  12. As noted above, Airborne Div, so very different...

    As noted above, Airborne Div, so very different role to infantry Div snipers.
  13. The image with both HMQ's is interesting as that...

    The image with both HMQ's is interesting as that is likely a rare shot of an Airborne Div sniper, if it is a sniper they are chatting with, as opposed to a normal Airborne Div soldier displaying...
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    Out of a K98k, muzzle v and e about 2600 fps and...

    Out of a K98k, muzzle v and e about 2600 fps and 2600 ft.lbs.
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    I would say the standard 7.92x57 Mauser S.m.E...

    I would say the standard 7.92x57 Mauser S.m.E military ball ammo introduced in 1940 to save on materials after the war had started. The S.m.E round had a mild steel core, lead jacket round which was...
  16. But that was exactly why it was still the best...

    But that was exactly why it was still the best airframe for the job, as the early design was so overengineered for a civilian airliner, that it was so good for the job, especially at low level in...
  17. Actually, the airframe was still very much fit...

    Actually, the airframe was still very much fit for purpose as designed, so much so, that the US was actually interested in buying a fleet of MRA4's to replace the P-3 fleet.........The Nimrod...
  18. While the Nimrods may have been built later, the...

    While the Nimrods may have been built later, the 3 x 135's had been massively upgraded and refurbed already during their lives, including the engine upgrade to the CFM's, so in lifed terms, they were...
  19. Politics....as ever. With the MRA4...

    Politics....as ever.

    With the MRA4 cancellation at the eleventh hour, the name Nimrod has become toxic, and the MR2's couldn't go on forever without major money being spent on them with BAe (not...
  20. Malfunction my arse. I'd wager that's the...

    Malfunction my arse.

    I'd wager that's the official public political face of the situation so as not to escalate a situation, after the Kremlin were given a stern taking to......coupled with the...
  21. Didn't know there was a Japanese made repro? ...

    Didn't know there was a Japanese made repro?

    The Meopta are close to being a new-build original, in that Meopta was the post-WW2 company formed from several pre-WW2 and WW2 era companies which...
  22. Thread: On the move.

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    But Warspite had the most battle honours of any...

    But Warspite had the most battle honours of any Royal Navy ship and was also a WW1 era QE class, so perhaps the Grand Old Lady should have been the one picked.
    I'd still have picked KGV though...
  23. Thread: On the move.

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    KGV would have been the one to have preserved...

    KGV would have been the one to have preserved there.
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    She did indeed, my late father who did 5 years...

    She did indeed, my late father who did 5 years with Met Royality Protection had a few stories about her sense of humour.

    A real end of an era :(
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    They're from t'other side of pond though, so...

    They're from t'other side of pond though, so doesn't count regarding old British Engineering practices ;)
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