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by cabbage
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 424
Views: 172914

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

I can testify on the awkwardness of working on British built aircraft of a certain vintage, ie. Vulcans and Buccaneers. The designers seemed to take a perverse liking in to making any servicing tasks as difficult as possible. Most access panels are tiny, and any person carrying out the task needed t...
by cabbage
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 4163

Re: Cool Moves

The sight, and sound of a Vulcan carrying out an airtest, at Scampton, will always remain with me. it was the only time everyone stopped what they were doing ,so they could watch.

About the only manouver it didn't do was to fly inverted.

i was stationed at Scampton between 1978 and 1982.
by cabbage
Sat 09 May 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are UKARians watching on TV?
Replies: 1161
Views: 226659

Re: What are UKARians watching on TV?

Just finished watching the final episode of "Danger UXB" on the Talking Pictures channel. To me it perfectly captured the drama, danger and comradeship associated with the Bomb Disposal teams in WW2. A some one who has worked with the modern equivilent people ie. EOD Teams, I could appreciate the te...
by cabbage
Fri 17 Apr 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 342
Views: 46027

Re: Deceased in 2020

Norman Hunter - Leeds legend and one of the World Cup Winning Squad in 1966

The sad passing of a legend, and one of my football heros.
by cabbage
Thu 16 Apr 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

Thanks both of you for the clarifications.

The error with the Canberra designations was entirely my fault, as I got the 213 Squadron version wrong . I knew it was a B(I) version but the exact Mark eluded my memory.
by cabbage
Wed 15 Apr 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

Further to my previous post, might I be permitted to make a couple of observations. Firstly, the 2 Meteors are both Royal Navy target tugs. You can make out the "Royal Navy" marking on the fuselage on at least one occasion, and the wing mounted winch is also clearly visable. Secondly, the ...
by cabbage
Wed 15 Apr 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

Great video / film from a classic aviation era.

One quick question, any one know the reason for the pointed nose and long probe on the Hnter T.8, featured at 6.41 into the clip ? I've never seen one like that before,and it is definitely not one of the ones associated with the Sea Harrier era.
by cabbage
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Nimrod XV250 final flight 10 years ago today 13-4-10
Replies: 14
Views: 1986

Re: Nimrod XV250 final flight 10 years ago today 13-4-10

These pictures bring back many happy memories of 7 and 1/2 years spent working on Nimrods, at Kinloss. As an armourer, i would have spent some considerable time inside the bombay, and around the various launchers and sonobouy racks, in the back-end of XV250, and most of her sisters. I may even have ...
by cabbage
Fri 10 Apr 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 3359

Re: Covid Poll

I'm a security guard, only paid when I am actually working. In a peverse way, this pandemic is a kind of bonus, in that I'm getting more work than usual, as I am basically a relief guard, on call to cover sickness calls. The down side is that I often get last minute calls to distant (+40 mile journe...
by cabbage
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3188

Re: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project

Good to see her in safe hands.

I have spent quite a lot of time in both cockpits, whilst serving on 208 Squadron, in the early 90's.
by cabbage
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 37
Views: 8101

Re: Military aircraft retirements

Is this an enforced early retirement of 8 Squadron's AWACs ? It seems a bit strange to me, seeing as how the NATO version is still flying around, with the original type of engines fitted. This would also explain the very few sitings I've had of them flogging Waddington's circuit recently. ( I live o...
by cabbage
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 53936

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

It would be nice to see MT928, fitted with the extended High-Altitude wing tips, as fitted to several other operational Mk.VIII's. I know it's probably not an accurate fitting for this particular airframe, but it would certainly raise a few eyebrows, and give a slightly different outline to a very f...