TriStars coming back into service

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TriStars coming back into service

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http://www.pr.com/press-release/620065

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tankbuster wrote:Privatising war, why has no one ever thought of it before?

Eh? Nothing unusual about private military contractors...
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sylvancatharsis wrote:
tankbuster wrote:Privatising war, why has no one ever thought of it before?

Eh? Nothing unusual about private military contractors...

Indeed. Omega Air Refuelling have been doing it since 1999. :whistle:

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tankbuster wrote:http://www.pr.com/press-release/620065

Privatising war, why has no one ever thought of it before?


Can we change the thread title to reflect the actual news item? A lot of folks on here might not bother with a thread about the (non)possibility of a private contractor buying F-35s, but they might be very interested in the possibility of seeing Tristars back in the air! :shock: :drool:

In fact, since the UK military is seen as a potential customer for AGD sys, might we see yet see a Tristar back at Brize? :biggrin:
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Given the planned involvement with NATO operations I would say that is very likely indeed! :smile:

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Russ wrote:
sylvancatharsis wrote:
tankbuster wrote:Privatising war, why has no one ever thought of it before?

Eh? Nothing unusual about private military contractors...

Indeed. Omega Air Refuelling have been doing it since 1999. :whistle:


And Flight Refuelling Ltd (now Cobham) since the '30s!!..
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Pah !! Both of those are rank amateurs.....the Swiss have had PMCs for over 500 years !! :biggrin:
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Sounds a bit like 1982 and the MoD leasing Heavylift Belfasts to move equipment to Ascension !!

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Any VC10s left at Brunters? :grin:

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Good fund raising idea for Brooklands, get their Dunsfold VC10 back in the air and lease it on a daily rate :-)
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Just trying to remember, that's all (6) of the Tristars at Bruntingthorpe? RAF had nine, two scrapped Cambridge, one scrapped Kemble, six to Brunty, if I'm remembering correctly?

Shame one can't be kept as a museum piece, after all 30 years service with the RAF, but good to see them used again and not scrapped. :smile:
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I thought one was staying at Brunty? At least it was parked well away from the others with the rest of the CWJ museum exhibits.

Can't ever see the RAF hiring them again personally.

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capercaillie wrote:Just trying to remember, that's all (6) of the Tristars at Bruntingthorpe? RAF had nine, two scrapped Cambridge, one scrapped Kemble, six to Brunty, if I'm remembering correctly?

Shame one can't be kept as a museum piece, after all 30 years service with the RAF, but good to see them used again and not scrapped. :smile:


Deffo 6 Tristars at Brunty on Sunday's Cold War Jet day... I seem to recall the commentator having a list of all serials involved, but I don't take down numbers so didn't go and check. There was one parked quite close to the static 'Walton Collection' but it DID have a US serial on the side, so would not expect that one to be staying.

I didn't hear the commentator say that any of the Tristars would stay, only that by the August Cold War Jet day event, there would still be at least one Tristar on site as in the time available, they don't expect to do everything they need to do to send the Tristars stateside.

Another heavy in the fast taxi category at Brunters would be magical - shame it is unlikely to be a Tristar or the Vulcan (though there was a fabulous model of XH558 in nuclear white flash livery that did two glorious displays).

I believe that there were 3 x VC-10 on the ground at Brunters... The one owned by GJD which closed the fast taxi show magnificently... Then two others at the refurb/scrapper end of the airfield. I think the forward fuselage of oneis being chopped to go to Cosford, I expect the other to become razors or something... :down: :pinkwafer:

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VC10s at Bruntingthorpe
ZD241 owned by GJD and staying with the CWJ collection
ZA147 Used as spares for ZD241
XR808 Complete aircraft being dismantled for removal to Cosford.
Be great if a TriStar flew out at the august CWJ day!

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