VIDEO: RAF Tornado Targeting Pod Footage from Afghanistan

#7
I wouldn't go that far, a bit of of a difference between a GR4 and a UAV. My point was ref to the RAF making routine tasks " mountains out of molehills"
Yes, I know, but I'm an inveterate punster and couldn't let a target of opportunity like that go by. :)

Besides, all that's necessary is to just be a little economical with the truth ...

Whilst CrabAir remain safely in the comfort of their cockpits and spend little time over the target area, WATCHKEEPER doggedly remains in contact for as long as necessary under the control of its ground-based crew.
 
#8
Excog,

WK may be remaining in contact over Wales with the Viet Taff, but certainly not over Afghanistan with Terry as it is yet to be deployed! H450 is doing that role now.

However, remember that H450 and WK are line of sight ops only and fulfils a complimentary role to GR4 as it does with a myriad of other types (eg DH3, Pred, Reaper, other fast air etc).

Regards,
MM
 
#9
Excog,

WK may be remaining in contact over Wales with the Viet Taff, but certainly not over Afghanistan with Terry as it is yet to be deployed! H450 is doing that role now.

However, remember that H450 and WK are line of sight ops only and fulfils a complimentary role to GR4 as it does with a myriad of other types (eg DH3, Pred, Reaper, other fast air etc).

Regards,
MM
Like the Viet Taff comment ^_^

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#10
Excog,

WK may be remaining in contact over Wales with the Viet Taff, but certainly not over Afghanistan with Terry as it is yet to be deployed! H450 is doing that role now.

However, remember that H450 and WK are line of sight ops only and fulfils a complimentary role to GR4 as it does with a myriad of other types (eg DH3, Pred, Reaper, other fast air etc).
Hey, it was only a joke - no need to take off into the wild blue yonder about it. PR machines don't work by presenting a fair and accurate reflection of reality and certainly not by giving kudos to the 'also ran's. :)

The big problem, as I see it, is that after training in Wales we will end up with a system that can track Terry's goats and sheep but not Terry himself.

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Viet Taff? Reporting you for Incitement to Racial Hatred someone will be, isn't it, boyo. :twisted:
 
#11
I will always remember reading an especially amusing operational MISREP a few years ago which stated:

'NSTR other than observing 1 x youth (unsuccessfully) attempting to copulate with goat at position LatX/LongY'!

Meanwhile, back in Wales:

Blackadder : Have you ever been to Wales Baldrick?
Baldrick : No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder : Well don't, it's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough sinewy men roam the valleys terrorising people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in Wales Baldrick, you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.

Regards,
MM
 

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