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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".

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  1. That's the later version, the earlier installation retained the tailcone and had the tow hitch mounted externally on the port side.
  2. The real Horsa could be tail sitters, that's why they all had a tail support strut. Italeri (and Bronco on their 1:35 kit) have molded it incorrectly as a rectangular blade shape under the rear fuselage. Rather than the simple sliding tube affair on the real aircraft.
  3. This is the ONE release from Airfix this year that floats my boat amphibian.
  4. That's the one that use to sit outside the Humbrol premises isn't it? If so you couldn't have chosen a better 'Hunter on a stick' for this thread.
  5. Nice Spitmunk.
  6. OK the basic kit may not be all that old but the RAF Fortress Mk III due out soon is just that.
  7. Cosford the week after SMW at Telford is worth a visit as that's when the RAF Museum opens its conservation workshops to the public.
  8. Nigel, I saw this advert and thought you might be interested. You might find shelf space will be a problem but you wont be short of references for your build. http://www.milweb.net/classifieds/view_large.php?ad=90492&cat=38
  9. The P8 is fitted with a boom receptacle and so just like the RAFs RC-135W and C-17 any refuelling (if permitted by the RTS) will be from USAF tankers.
  10. One of the Nimrod trips I did nearly din't happen as no one had signed out the 1 gallon tea pot from Safety Equipment. It was considered a No Go item.
  11. This story doesn't surprise me, the J model Herc was also totally impractical for UK needs having only provision to make 1 cup of coffee at a time and a microwave cooker. Lockheed were at a loss to answer the question as to wether the microwave was N V G compatible ( we were only half joking). And oh how we laughed when it was discovered that the microwave's ping could be mistaken for the ACWS warning ping, resulting in panic from the two pilots when the Loadmasters warmed his pie.
  12. It would surprise me if they were using this address...... The Public Relations Department Ministry of Defence Whitehall and getting nowhere.
  13. Dazz you have a PM inbound.
  14. It starts with a letter addressed to..... "The Public Relations Officer c/o The Officer Commanding RAF (Insert base name)"
  15. The Orne canal and bridge Coup de Main gliders were all Mk I (Op Deadstick was the training). The kit is reasonably accurate but it does require some work to get it right. The cockpit floor needs lifting with footwell added between the seats. There are also some missing air bottles and the battery that need to be added. There is also a prominent keel beam under the centreline of the canopy and two internal glazing bars to add to the main windscreen. DON'T follow the instructions and fit the steps to the crew doors as these doors slide in, up and over the only time one of these doors dropped down was when it was left in the ramp. and that was lowered. The belly skid needs the rubber block shock absorber added and some extra struts. The Coup de Main gliders were fitted with an arrestor parachute, this was installed in the hole in the tail which was meant to be a gunners hatch. Externally all you'd see would be the cables leading from there to the main undercarriage mounting points on either side of the fuselage. Painting wise, the cockpit was cockpit green all over but the passenger compartment was only painted (cockpit green) up to a level just above the seats above that level the fuselage remained bare wood. I hope I haven't put you off.