« Reply #118 on: Sep 06, 2011, 3:03 pm »
 
Totally off-topic (not that there is one on this thread  :D ) but I made an FoI enquiry to Merseyside Fire Department regarding the hovercraft they have bought and got a confirmation from someone whose title is:

Corporate Information Sharing Officer
Strategic Planning Directorate
Knowledge & Information Management Department
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service HQ

... what on earth is all that about  ::) >:( - makes you wonder who thinks up these titles (and even worse, how many people are employed in all those "departments")?

implanecrazy

« Reply #117 on: Aug 13, 2011, 6:08 pm »
 
my new computer doesn't work right, got a good mind to go to comet and get my brick back.
:-X ;D

« Reply #116 on: Aug 13, 2011, 5:53 pm »
 
my new computer doesn't work right, got a good mind to go to comet and get my brick back.

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #115 on: Jun 20, 2011, 10:01 pm »
 
Your loosing it my friend!
 
Be very careful or else you will be as senile as I am!
 
You have been warned!
 
B.

Kip

« Reply #114 on: Jun 20, 2011, 9:58 pm »
 
Cos gravities loosing it's suck.
B----y obvious I thought!


Next question.
Prof Kip

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #113 on: Jun 20, 2011, 9:49 pm »
 

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #112 on: Jun 14, 2011, 3:19 pm »
 
Good one Kev!
 
I could almost smell the cockpit's... they all have a distinctive smell...
 
B.

kevthehover

« Reply #111 on: Jun 14, 2011, 8:46 am »
 
Thought you guys would like to see this:
 
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=59368
 
and this:
 
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/index.php
 
Look under military forum it may amuse you chaps from the forces.
 
Kev
« Last Edit: Jun 14, 2011, 8:53 am by kevthehover »

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #110 on: Jun 14, 2011, 8:18 am »
 
Why the engine was sooooo unreliable I never knew...  V4 4 stroke if I remember correctly? Or was it a V2.....
 
Loved it though!
 
Any takers on picture 111 then? Hard one....
 
B.

nj673

« Reply #109 on: Jun 13, 2011, 9:02 pm »
 
Everyone wanted a go on the Jammer, but the plumbers [weapons guys to the non RAF tyes] jealously guarded that privalidge.  I dont recal ever actualy getting to drive one - Ive started a few when the plumbers wore themselves out trying to get a reluctant one going.
 
It certainly was a awsome thing.
 
Gordon

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #108 on: Jun 13, 2011, 8:53 pm »
 
Yes very scary...
 
It was taken in the Falklands on my second tour....
 
And lastly (sorry you civy scum buckets, bit or nostalgia!)
 
My all time favourite picture...
 
Me driving a "jammer", proper name, type "T" weapons loader, unreliable engine, independent power steering (never knew which way it was going to turn and how fast, which is why you always drove it with one hand holding onto the bodywork, NOT a posy thing a safety thing) originally designed for aircraft carriers (F4 Phantom).
 
I could write a book on how good the "jammer" was as I am sure Gordon can vouch? Use it to fit a SUU Gun (a sort of Gatling gun) to the under belly, skilled job... If you look at my original picture of the Phantom's rear, that is the SUU gun hanging in the middle with the access panel lying on the floor.
 
I have to admit, I was blooming good looking in those days! And I still have that furry hat in my van!
 
B.

nj673

« Reply #107 on: Jun 13, 2011, 8:30 pm »
 
Thought you might like that one Gordon! I was trying to find this picture when you were talking about it some time back....
 
Next question is... where is the picture taken?
 
I might add here that Gordon was an engine guy and I was a weapons guy. Seems like a lifetime ago all this my friend, I do miss the aircraft! especially the Pantom....
 
Sore knees, saw head (too many stickyoutythings underneath), saw back... oh joy!
 
B.

Gut feeling is Germany.  Each time I cut myself on something, which was frequent, I daubbed A+ with the blood on the offending article.  I cant believe the RAF gave 19yr old adolescents those things to play with, I'm certain the elfin safety guys would have a fit nowadays.
 
Probably would have then if they knew what we got up to sometimes.
 
Gordon

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #106 on: Jun 13, 2011, 8:22 pm »
 
Thought you might like that one Gordon! I was trying to find this picture when you were talking about it some time back....
 
Next question is... where is the picture taken?
 
I might add here that Gordon was an engine guy and I was a weapons guy. Seems like a lifetime ago all this my friend, I do miss the aircraft! especially the Pantom....
 
Sore knees, saw head (too many stickyoutythings underneath), saw back... oh joy!
 
B.

nj673

« Reply #105 on: Jun 13, 2011, 8:12 pm »
 
What about this then?
 
B.

Ooh err been there done that, on 111, [at least] you werent consided to be a true 'oily' untill you had the wick turned up enough to get it into reheat on the pan.  The usual excuse was that you couldnt get the fuel to transfer from the drop tanks into the main tanks at 80% power, which is almost certainly whats going on here. Most of us only did it the once because once was all it took!!!  Any more than min reheat on one engine and you would push the 'toom plus whatever was attached to it across the dispersal.  As my friend Craig Parry aptly demonstrated to the Jaguar chaps at Lossiemouth one saturday morning when he did 'max mil' on one engine, then the other, just to liven up an otherwise dull morning.  Even Craig wasnt fooish enough to try BOTH engines at the same time.
 
Bad boys !!!
 
Gordon

Brian.G.Reynolds

« Reply #104 on: Jun 13, 2011, 7:36 pm »
 
And lastly....
 
Something to remember.
 
B.