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Forum: AV-8B N/A 03-17-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,247
Posted By whiteladder
Not as much as a published author it seems ...

Not as much as a published author it seems

He also states it in his book on the developement of the F-105.
Forum: AV-8B N/A 03-17-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,247
Posted By whiteladder
Maybe you should tell that to Peter Davies ,...

Maybe you should tell that to Peter Davies , because on page 45 of his book "F105 vs SA-2" he says:

"Missile crews also realised that they could track incomming Weasels on radar, watching for...
Forum: AV-8B N/A 03-13-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,247
Posted By whiteladder
Sam operators in Vietnam were able to detect...

Sam operators in Vietnam were able to detect Shrike launches and switch off their radars. In particular they were able to detect the metal particles emitted by its rocket motor.
Forum: Chit-Chat 02-22-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By whiteladder
The invasion strips started to be paint on some...

The invasion strips started to be paint on some aircraft on the 1st of June, the majority being applied on the 3rd and 4th (remember that D-Day was originally planned for the 5th).
Forum: AV-8B N/A 02-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By whiteladder
The air wing of the ships is varible depend on...

The air wing of the ships is varible depend on the mission. It would normally be some thing like 24 helicopters and 6 Harriers.

But during OIF 1 they operated 4 ships in the northern gulf, USS...
Forum: AV-8B N/A 01-30-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By whiteladder
The Gr9 also carried the Terma pod on a belly...

The Gr9 also carried the Terma pod on a belly station towards the end of its service, this had 5 AAR-57 mws sensors (UV) and 8 flare magazines.
Forum: AV-8B N/A 01-03-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By whiteladder
Dangerman, When where you flying...

Dangerman,


When where you flying Harriers? You probably flew over my house.
Forum: AV-8B N/A 01-02-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By whiteladder
Thales are doing a similar thing for the Royal...

Thales are doing a similar thing for the Royal Navy. They are developing the LMM Martlet to counter small target such as speed boats. It is basically a Starstreak missile which was a British manpad...
Forum: AV-8B N/A 12-14-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By whiteladder
There were at least 2 Skyhawks brought down with...

There were at least 2 Skyhawks brought down with 30mm cannon fire, as well as numerous Helicopter destroyed on the ground.
Forum: AV-8B N/A 10-26-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 716,924
Posted By whiteladder
The original Bl755 behaved in much the same way,...

The original Bl755 behaved in much the same way, it had a fixed time delay before deploying the bomblets. this meant it was limited to low level laydown delivery. It was available in 4 marks, fix...
Forum: AV-8B N/A 10-17-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By whiteladder
Both of these making very interesting reading,...

Both of these making very interesting reading, does any know if Volume 3 is available anywhere?
Forum: Military and Aviation 09-26-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,449
Posted By whiteladder
The main problem as I see it would be you have no...

The main problem as I see it would be you have no way of controlling the attitude of the object as it re enters (without a RCS). It could well be travelling backwards any combination of revolution...
Forum: Military and Aviation 09-04-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 351,575
Posted By whiteladder
Sea Ceptor test firing

HMS Argyll launches first Sea Ceptor Air Defence missile

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Forum: AV-8B N/A 08-31-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 716,924
Posted By whiteladder
HMS Ocean?

HMS Ocean?
Forum: Military and Aviation 08-23-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By whiteladder
That's presuming you can see further than the end...

That's presuming you can see further than the end of your own ship, that the other shipping in the area has adequate lighting, the visibility conditions in the USS John S. McCain incident were...
Forum: Military and Aviation 08-23-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By whiteladder
There are a number of issues at play here, but I...

There are a number of issues at play here, but I think that it is highly unlikely that a problem with the operation of the USN ships sensors, to have 2 radars and the AIS all faulty at the same time...
Forum: Military and Aviation 08-22-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By whiteladder
I don't think that the capabilities of the...

I don't think that the capabilities of the sensors had anything to do with these accidents. The Arleigh Burke has 2 short range navigation radars the AN /SPS-67 and AN/SPS-73. These are designed to...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 08-22-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,168
Posted By whiteladder
I have to say the radar is what I'm looking...

I have to say the radar is what I'm looking forward to most, especially the ground mode.

Does any one know if the apg-73 can use radar offsets in ground modes?
Forum: AV-8B N/A 08-21-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,070
Posted By whiteladder
As I said in a previous post I don`t believe the...

As I said in a previous post I don`t believe the strakes/gunpods play any roll in the aerodynamics of the aircraft.


Firstly if you read the natops for the AV-8b/Tav-8b for there are no mentions...
Forum: Military and Aviation 08-17-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15,482
Views: 4,712,162
Posted By whiteladder
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Forum: Military and Aviation 08-17-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15,482
Views: 4,712,162
Posted By whiteladder
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/08/16/08/434AC...

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Forum: Military and Aviation 08-17-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 351,575
Posted By whiteladder
Hms Queen Elizabeth dock at her home port for the...

Hms Queen Elizabeth dock at her home port for the first time


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/08/16/07/434AA7E200000578-4794340-image-a-36_1502865153902.jpg
Forum: Chit-Chat 08-15-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,886
Posted By whiteladder
We watched Dunkirk as a family during our summer...

We watched Dunkirk as a family during our summer Holiday, we really liked it, I also bought the Dunkirk book written by the historical advisor to the film.


There is an interview with Nolan in...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 07-25-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,948
Posted By whiteladder
This site has some interesting info about the B52...

This site has some interesting info about the B52 harm incident. If you look all the way through the comments section there are comments from the crew of the B-52, including the gunner Zach Peters....
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-23-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,839
Posted By whiteladder
Great book with load of info on...

Great book with load of info on Shrike/Standard/Harm


Iron Hand: Smashing the Enemy's Air Defences

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