- 04-07-2012, 09:30 #21
Having actually done a spell in the North Sea on Rigs, and all the offshore survival courses that go with that, I am rather well aware of how long you can last in the water up there, even in a poopy suit. And no, I never took the slightest notice about survival in the water during all the assorted training when I wore a blue suit either.
Back to licking the sticky windows in the privacy of my ignore list for you.Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 04-07-2012, 09:34 #22PrinceAlbertGuest
One of the guys that was rescued has died in hospital according to the Metro.
[QUOTE=Victorian_Major;4493698]'Probably' enough to make a survivable and bearable night in the North Sea is the answer.
Are you on drugs. They'd have no chance of a night in the North Sea, even if they were wearing their immersion suits.
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- 04-07-2012, 09:42 #23
OK, for Arrse to accuse anyone of tastelessness is a bit pot/kettle, but does anyone else find it almost sub-NAAFI to start the article quoted with "Two £40 million Tornado GR4 aircraft ..."?
- 04-07-2012, 09:49 #24PrinceAlbertGuest
[QUOTE=Flaggie;4493781]OK, for Arrse to accuse anyone of tastelessness is a bit pot/kettle, but does anyone else find it almost sub-NAAFI to start the article quoted with "[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Two £40 million Tornado GR4 aircraft ..."?[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
They cost that much!?!?
- 04-07-2012, 10:04 #25
The immersion suit is only part of the survival equation as it merely keeps you dry. The bunny suit underneath is keeps you warm, but the real bonus is the dinghy, that increases the chances of survival enormously. As for location aids, I known the Harrier had an automatic system whereby a signal was sent on 243.00 went the pilot separated from the seat on ejection, or if he forgot to disconnect after a sortie! I assume that Tornado has the same system, furthermore the crew also have SARBE which transmits continuously on 243 and has a voice capability.
- 04-07-2012, 10:08 #26
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- 04-07-2012, 10:19 #27
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- 04-07-2012, 10:24 #28
- 04-07-2012, 10:29 #29
If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing then you are consistently the Anthrax of Arrse. 6600 posts in 15 months and mostly shit. What are your links with the Army exactly?
Usually you are worth a good ignoring too but there's an active SAR operation for two lost crew going on an press arousal to boot. A good time for the uniformed gobshite to STFU.
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- 04-07-2012, 10:39 #30
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