Hi there, You probably recall the incident in Jan 2005 where an RAF C-130 (XV179) was shot down in Iraq. There is a thread currently running on PPRUNE which is highlighting this and some consequential safety aspects of RAF C-130 operations. The sister of the RAF ground engineer who died when XV179 was shot down in Iraq, has now raised a petition to try and get the RAF Transport fleet modified so that in similar circumstances, the crew have a better chance of getting the aircraft (and its load) safely back on the ground. My opinion is that as the RAF's primary customer, we have a vested interest in supporting this. Please check out the thread on PPRUNE and the petition which is here. If you feel you can support the petition, then please do so. Maybe the MOD here will consider making this a "sticky" for the duration that the petition is running?