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  1. I asked a simple question. I fully realise that the owner of the site is not obliged to reply. Hardly a state secret is it? I ask a question and get a pretty prevaricating series of replies. Why? An outright 'I'm not telling you' may have shut me up. If I was still in the business of interrogating I might be digging deeper but as it is I can see that I am wasting energy on a lost cause. Strange how much silence there is around though apart from the usual suspects. I had hoped things here had got better..ever the optimist me. I'm not you but I'm goi
  2. Let me be clear. I have never suggested any wrong doing. I have no idea what that is about but would state for all to see that I asked what I thought was a straightforward question as an individual. I am not part of any conspiracy ,real or imagined. Seems to be a default setting! Perhaps you could explain to me why when I ask what I consider to be a straightforward question, I am then accuse of being a troublemaker. Dozens ,perhaps thousands of people have donated to this site. I am not interested in how much money was raised or h
  3. My sentiments too. Given that there was a recent push for donations and by all accounts it looked that that went very well, surely there must be more than three of us who are interested in the cost of the server? Why the silence from the powers that be?
  4. Not really,but appreciate your work. This tells me that we start at around £100 and whatever permutation of 'a few' then gives us is the monthly running cost of the server. Doesn't answer my question does it? Why can't I just get a straight answer? Surely it can't be secret as the membership is paying for it. (granted I haven't donated for a while but that is for reasons outwith this thread).
  5. That means nothing to me as I never buy 1/32 scale , rarely Tamiya and waht is 'a few' so my original question remains unanswered.
  6. All of the computer stuff just floated over my head which perhaps is a good thing. As a matter of interest what does it cost for the current server and would there be any benefit of going upmarket? If so is it worth doing some fundraising?
  7. The rocket packs are easily reproduced in the closed position by scribing and drilling a hole in the ensuing panel. The larger Doppler box came later in its life so is not essential. Remember if you are doing an early one that they didn't have the fairing at the intakes or the reinforcing panels on the air brakes and the aerials on the spine were different from British ones. When flying from Lossiemouth in 1965 they rarely had the tanks fitted. Photos of them with the tanks were either just before they left or the much published ones of them on leaving day. I never saw them wi
  8. Neither had I until I realised the WC-121s visit wasn't at the same time as the Karel Doorman was in the Moray Firth. I've edited my post accordingly.
  9. I cannot think of an operation British aircraft which didn't visit Lossie. Equally so I think the Austrians and Swiss were the only countries with an air arm this side of the curtain which didn't visit. Rarest visitor in my opinion was a Mirage IVA which diverted in with an engine failure. That generated loads of French stuff for a few weeks. The shame is that none of us 'spotters' could afford a camera back then.
  10. I've seen this film on other forums but still never tire of seeing it. I was 12 when the film opens and spent nearly all of my free time on the pillbox at the 23 end so remember the many visitors. The Trackers and Seabats were detatched from the Karel Doorman. Note the 'Hurricane Hunter's' WC-121N in the shot with the Trackers coming down from the 05 end The Hunter GA11 with the prsctice bomb carriers on the belly was not seen very often My cousin was the nav on the B(i)8 Canberra and nightstopped from Germany. The noise from th
  11. SAFA can help too https://www.ssafa.org.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwj7v0BRDOARIsAGh37ipQTmkeQ5f2hL2Knnh78suFPQyUTl9adSMOVvEg8B2382rkN0mJcRgaAuO2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  12. @jyguy has basically answered the question..they didn't have their own training aircraft. My friend joined them after leaving the RAF and had to pay for his own Commercial Pilot's Licence and Air Navigation Certificate whilst being paid a token retainer by BEA. PM sent with more detailed info.
  13. Yes. They were fitted with the door tank later in service. At the end of their service,apart from the external RWR pimples and chaff/(or flare ? ) dispenser to the rear of the radio bay,they looked just like the RAF ones.
  14. Note that the natural metal strip (marked 53 in John's drawings) was left as such and not painted yellow like the British ones.
  15. I completely forgot to say that the fuel dump pipe was moved from the position as per RN aircraft to under the port engine , just forward of the exhaust. Moved because of the rocket motor. There is a small hole on each rocket motor panel which I also forgot to mention. Interesting to note that photos of S50s on the production line show the in flight refuelling probe fitted. They did not have them when they were at Lossiemouth or on their delivery flight.
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