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  1. Thread Regenerate- I see Hannants is advertising the 72nd scale Kitty Hawk F-35 trio as a future release. Here`s the blurb for the F-35B, posted on the Hannants website within the last few days. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KH16102 Any new info out there?
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    Cometh the hour.

    Forces TV did a nice piece on the F-35 arrival at Marham at 9pm, which they are repeating at midnight. Tomorrow, they are promising interviews with pilots, and further coverage of RAF Marham and the F-35. https://www.forces.net/
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    Cometh the hour.

    And touchdown.... http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-06/formidable-f-35-jets-touch-down-at-raf-marham/
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    Cometh the hour.

    Landing at Marham soon after 1900 (about now). https://www.forces.net/news/f-35-fighter-jets-their-way-uk EDIT- above link now carrying video footage of landing at Marham.
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    Cometh the hour.

    Dangnabbit! https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/f-35-arrival-in-the-uk-postponed-wait-for-the-silly-tabloid-headlines/
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    Cometh the hour.

    Apparently, Tuesday may see the small matter of the F-35 arriving at it`s new home in Dear Old Blighty. Hurrah and huzzah/gloom and despondencey* * delete as applicable Edit- Anyone local, please post pics.
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    IWM London Visit - is it me? Or what is the point..

    I made the effort to go to NAM Chelsea and was bitterly disappointed, for exactly the same reasons as people have flagged over other museum makeover. Imagine the unpopular IWM makeover, but done with even less regard for what went before. It must be some kind of `group-think` thing for military-themed museums: lot`s of space, touch screens instead of exhibits, inclusivity buzz-words instead of factual history. And if the purpose was to be a PR exercise, then this too was a failure as the majority of those who took part in a rolling poll when I visited last summer, left NAM Chelsea with a negative, or strongly negative view of the army. Didn`t really think that was the point in a national army museum. As for the mini-sub and cut-away Jagdpanther, are they not both at Duxford? There is a mini-sub there and I assume it`s the same one, as, I believe, is the Jagdpanther, but I stand to be corrected if I`m wrong. Agree with others that if Duxford can get it mostly right (touch screens exist to describe actual exhibits), what are the excuses for some really bad museum makeovers elsewhere? Cheers, Ian
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    ASTUTE class build

    `How to Build a Nuclear Submarine` on BBC 4 in eight minutes. (Short warning- apologies) Took a minute to find emoji- you now have seven minutes
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    HMS Agincourt

    Probably more relieved than happy, although happy too. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-nuclear-submarine-hms-agincourt-to-be-funded/
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    Britain`s Biggest Warship

    I was happily impressed with last night`s `Warship` showing, didn`t realise we still had Sea Harriers operating under their own power. But, right enough..... https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/june/28/170628-replica-training-jets-ensure-aircraft-carrier-ready-for-safe-aviation
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    Britain`s Biggest Warship

    No problem, happy to spread the good word. Three years to make for the BBC, and only Forces TV is plugging it. I would have missed it too if I hadn`t been watching Forces News yesterday. Cheers, Ian
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    Britain`s Biggest Warship

    Chris Terrill`s three-part documentary on the building and commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth starts on BBC2, Sunday 15th April, at 8pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/16/britains-biggest-warship Snacks ready, `phone off hook.
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    HMS Queen Elizabeth Sea Trials

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    Forces TV's Dogfights Programme

    Agree, Dogfights is top notch. A lot of good stuff on Forces TV, especially Forces News on at 1300, 1730 and 1830 weekdays. Politically impartial, and informative; like TV news should be. They`ve broadcast a lot of military history and tech shows from the vaults, worth a look at their schedule each day. Cheers, Ian
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    HMS Cardiff 3rd Name for T26

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/new-type-26-frigate-named-hms-cardiff/ St David`s Day announcement to rank alongside the city names of Glasgow and Belfast.