RAF in a hurry?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Civvy_Shot, Jan 14, 2008.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/7188024.stm

    Now I wonder where he was off to in such a rush?

    Can't say there was much panic at our site, more a lot of people going "what the feck was that??" but apparently half the town collectively shat themselves.

    (a) if he was heading West, any reports of the Irish/Iranian invasion fleet?

    (b) if East, was his tea getting cold?
     
  2. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    That's what you risk with such a high-powered "Uber-Jet" ... exceed the speed limit without even noticing the transition!!

    Sound as though a "no coffee" interview is imminent!!
     
  3. Was it tea time??
     
  4. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    When does the Bar open?
     
  5. There is a suggestion over on Pprune, which appears to be supported by spotters who were listening to their airband radios at the time that the boom coincided with a Typhoon calling a mayday because the back-seater (so a T1 version) was turning blue because his oxygen supply had given up.

    At which point the front seater called the mayday and lost a lot of altitude very, very quickly.
     
  6. Just someone enjoying the LFS. And Shrewsbury needs waking up a bit - I mean, the Percy Thrower Garden Centre for heaven's sake.
     
  7. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    And thus went supersonic? 8O

    Bring back the Javelin [aka Dragmaster]. From 31,000 at the recovery datum [14 miles base leg] straight into the instrument pattern at 1500 for a GCA. Airbrake, full flap, close throttles, nose down .... and certainly not supersonic.

    I blame the RAF for buying these high-performance pointed things. :lol:
     
  8. Personally, I think it all went downhill when they binned the Mosquito...
     
  9. An update on the story on the bbc.

    bbc news
     
  10. ...errr send key setting, over.
     
  11. Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.

    Sorry old man, don't understand your banter...
     
  12. Cabbage crates coming over the briney?...
     

  13. Maybe this will help.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ9yj_BXRp0
     
  14. Indeed.

    Oooooo-aarrrrrr:

    http://www.shropshirestar.com/2008/01/jet-failure-caused-sonic-boom/

    Well it woke the yokels up anyway.
     
  15. Only the Shropshire Star would have it as front page news complete with nice pictures of a Eurofighter encase people don't know what they look like, its the biggest thing thats happened in Shropshire for about a decade.