• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

First Airbus arrives in UK for conversion into RAF Voyager

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Cobham Aviation Services has received the first of 12 Airbus Military A330-200 aircraft at its Bournemouth facility for conversion into 'Voyager', the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft for the Royal Air Force.

More...
 
#2
"…First Airbus arrives in UK for conversion into RAF Voyager…"

And will cost vastly more than a genuine OTS Airbus military tanker version, can't carry cargo on the upper deck because it won't come with a strengthened floor or a cargo door, won't have a full DASS system and cockpit armour because we want to rent the ******* things out to Costanotalot Airways on weekends, and won't have a boom fuel probe so we can't fuel our allies planes.

Other than that, a bonzer bit of procurement if spunking £Billions up the wall on a completely shit bit of kit is your thing.
 
#3
Voyager - proof that whilst any country can **** up procurement, when it comes down to it the MoD is truly in a league of it's own.
 
#4
And will cost vastly more than a genuine OTS Airbus military tanker version, can't carry cargo on the upper deck because it won't come with a strengthened floor or a cargo door, won't have a full DASS system and cockpit armour because we want to rent the ******* things out to Costanotalot Airways on weekends, and won't have a boom fuel probe so we can't fuel our allies planes.
But what about it's negative points ;)
 

Latest Threads