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YeehawTwistyArms
 


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Sea Harrier

One of the more interesting ebay items -

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-BAE-Se...1950#v4-35
  
Post #68208312th Aug 2010 6:28 pm
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DSL
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Hmmmmmm, would look good on the front garden a la JC's Lightning!! Whistle Whistle
   
Post #68209112th Aug 2010 7:02 pm
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MacLeod 313
 


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I seem to recall that Clarkson has'nt got a Lightning, its a Fookin big Leaf Blower
  
Post #68209812th Aug 2010 7:35 pm
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Yes please i will have 2. Cheap at half the price. Very Happy
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Post #68240813th Aug 2010 8:08 pm
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DSL
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Hold fire on that BR, looks like lots of Tornados will be looking for new lawns soon! Evil or Very Mad This would look better on the grass!

   
Post #68241013th Aug 2010 8:24 pm
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disco_steve
 


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You may have a longer wait than you realise for the Tornado fleet to start being 'sold off'

The Typhoon is no where near multi role ready (i.e. capable of delivering the vast array of weapons currently available) it is not anticipated to be remotely ready until at least 2015+ . . . and that is ignoring any problems or design issues yet to materialise Rolling Eyes

That leaves the ageing Tornados, yes they are pushing 30 years+ . . . . BUT . . . they are the ONLY aircraft currently in the RAF capable of a multi role long range sub sonic (just) weapons delivery platform that the UK have Thumbs Up

Have a look at this if you think the Tornado is no longer at the forefront of our defence capability

http://www.baesystems.com/Newsroom/NewsRel...11423.html

I think you will find the recent media suggesting they will go by mid next year is propaganda, oops I mean spin at it's very best, it keeps the public (tax payer) quiet as they think the government is making savings within the MOD

Light touch paper and stand well back Whistle
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previous vehicles:
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various euro boxes ! 
 
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Bit like a year ago when the Nimrod MR2 was our main fixed wing SAR platform, then it got binned before the MR4A is ready. Sure sign that MR4A will be scrapped as politicos can say "we could do without it". Leased Rivet Joints to do the ELINT/C&C role & the name Nimrod is history! Besides something has to go for those stupid aircraft carriers so the RN can go on its beer soaked diplomatic jollies to pretend we are still a maritime power!

Rant continues!! Whistle Whistle
   
Post #68253114th Aug 2010 11:35 am
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disco_steve
 


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Yep Laughing

Near where I live is a DLO supplies site, literally rammed with brand new army equipment, Landrovers and MAN 4x4 trucks, Tanks, bridges you name , it's in there, and then you hear on the news how desperate 'our boys' in Helmand are for kit and equipment . . . it's disgraceful beyond belief Mad

Millions and Millions of £'s are sat around doing nothing, more millions are being spent on state of the art buildings on MOD sites all over the place, and the government has the absolute audacity to say it is 'hard up' and needs to make cuts, and WE will feel the pinch (especially when VAT goes up in Jan)

And as for the £42 million we pay to the EU every Censored day . . . . that's Censored Censored Censored Censored

I feel a little bit better now Laughing
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06 D3 now gone to family member and still going strong at 265k

previous vehicles:
04 D2 TD5 - (clocked 189k from new)
52 X-Trail 2.2 SVE
various euro boxes ! 
 
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Deeeeeeeeeeeeeep breath!! Enough to drive you to drink!
   
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Off Topic

Steve.
I know where you mean Thumbs Up

I wonder what the chances are for a peeky around that site Whistle

Frapp
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RRS TDV8 As well

Embarrassingly in for the 2nd round, bought another one

D3 TW4T 
 
Post #68269215th Aug 2010 8:23 am
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Steve

I'm going to bite now. Rolling with laughter


If we purchased 100 LR and sent them all to Afghan, what happens when 1 gets blown up?? We need to have a strategic reserve so we can send a replacement out.

I know we have just spent a few quid on the Benneli (sp) shotgun. We have sent X amount to theatre, X amount to train with and the remainder have gone to the reserve.

Unlike civvy industry where if you break a part all you lose is time and money. In my game if you break a truck,weapon etc it WILL cost lives. Hence you see all this kit lying around doing nothing.

Also the vehicles may be destined for theatre but need an upgrade of some sorts. Look at the slack handfull of Hercs we have that are in refurb at the moment. In their standard form they are unfit for theatre. They need a complete rewire. THis takes 9 months, plus a load of other upgrades to protect the crew and cargo be it troops or equipment.


Sorry rant off, soap box is now back in the cupboard
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I agree . . . Thumbs Up

but why are some of those vehicles getting on for 3 years old (still effectively brand new) and this one I love, are serviced every 12 months, inc changing the engine oil, even though they haven't moved (apart from the hanger to the workshop and back)

This is OUR taxes that pay for all this ridiculous practice

my soap box is getting empty, SWMBO keeps using it for the laundry Whistle
 Never get mad - get even !!

06 D3 now gone to family member and still going strong at 265k

previous vehicles:
04 D2 TD5 - (clocked 189k from new)
52 X-Trail 2.2 SVE
various euro boxes ! 
 
Post #68271915th Aug 2010 11:36 am
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Steve, would you want to get in a vehicle in theatre when it had been sat there for 3 years and NOT serviced? Fluids degrade, oil channels dry up and moisture gets in. You buy reserve stock so it is available on the shelf when it's needed, you can't rely on a manufacturer neatly turning out the right vehicle in 24 hours.

Do you have a drawer in your house with spare lightbulbs and batteries or do you always wait for one to blow or batteries to die then buy just the right amount and type after a few hours in the dark?
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... then there's the V60 XC B5 
 
Post #68272615th Aug 2010 12:11 pm
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It may seem strange but the servicing schedule of mil vehicles is overkill. Every day that a veh engine is started it has a first parade check. All levels, lights, damage etc. And a last parade at the end of the day. Again going through levels, lights damage etc. If you are in a tracked veh you "halt parades". If on a long move you stop for more than say 10 mins you have a series of checks to carry out.

If you don't drive a veh in any given month it still goes through the same checks but once a month.

This is all recorded and archived. THose that buy mil vehicles should get this hstory when you buy it. It lists all the major componants changed throughout it's service life.

THis way we know that when a veh comes from storage it should be in a fairly decent condition.
 HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

They shall not grow old as those of us left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condem. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning WE WILL REMEMBER THEM 
 
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The place being discussed here is the Veh depot at Ashchurch. This is the main veh storage site for the Army, the site has humidity controlled storage facilities and its where most vehs go before they are issued to various units around the world. The maintenance that the vehicles go through there are designed as someone mentioned to keep them ready for any situation. Whilst they are in the depot they are subject to the maintenance regime as laid down in the sevicing schedule (AESP 601).

As said it looks like a lot of money just sitting about but as MARKW has touched on there is a requirement to have what is known as a War Maintenance reserve. In such ops as the 2 Gulf Wars the vehicle are deployed and held in reserve by the RLC vehicle speacialists. Thumbs Up
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