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« Reply #135 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 7:30pm »

on Mar 13th, 2010, 5:58pm, paul12 wrote:
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what a cabbage but i think your right
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Excuse my ignorance but what is the reference to cabbage all about??

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« Reply #136 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 07:32am »

difficult to explain but here goes if you took to much interest in the job ie if you where mr airforce you where a cabbage if you tell a2a from a2b you where a cabbage if a stranger flew in and you knew the type you where a cabbage that sort of thing goosey bye spoting the tank and saying so would be tagged straight away on the line for being a cabbage we all know what it is but would not say so
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« Reply #137 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 07:41am »

you'll have to persuede DT to go pick it up on the transit when it gets it's MOT after all he needs it to go on a shopping trip to marham for the vixen

i might have a new tin of RAF blue grey paint, for the tanks mate

although people are already asking that as 894 represents a RN aircraft, would it have had tanks

is it not a better idea to stick them on 544 or 900 ??
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« Reply #138 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 08:37am »

Oh I still have nightmares about 'em.I seem to remember that the bombdoor tank gauge could be toggled with a switch to read the fuel level in the bombbay tank I don,t remember that well as it was the early 80,s but for some reason we had one fitted in the bombbay and didn,t know if there was any fuel in it or not. The sooties had tried to de-fuel it to no avail so were assuming it was empty.They all disappeared and said it was a liney job to remove it if you look at the picky of the tank you will see four teeny weeny handles down each side adequate when empty but about as much use as a wrafs knicker elastic when it full due to the fact that it holds about 3000lbs of fuel.So there we were four lineys aside and a couple with malletts to knock the hanging pins out all on bended knee like we were proposing to it.You,ve probably already guessed that the Sooties were mistaken or cruel and heartless at least we had gravity on our side. I learnt a valuable lesson that day if I saw them taking bombay tanks out make like a magician and dissappear.
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« Reply #139 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 08:43am »

goosey if lyndsey mason was involved and i suspect he was as he was on our shift it was def deliberate this would appeal to his humour same as the 500s on the hunter that always seemed half full when we hand balled them off
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« Reply #140 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 08:45am »

on Mar 14th, 2010, 07:41am, matt wrote:
i might have a new tin of RAF blue grey paint, for the tanks mate

although people are already asking that as 894 represents a RN aircraft, would it have had tanks

is it not a better idea to stick them on 544 or 900 ??


Thanks for the offer of paint Matt, I may take you up on that!

Royal Navy Buccaneers did indeed frequently carry slipper tanks. In fact two Royal Navy Buccs operating from Ark Royal carried slipper tanks on a very famous mission to Belize in 1972!

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I think that XX894 is perhaps the most deserving Bucc to have them fitted as she represents both the Royal Navy an Royal Air force!
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« Reply #141 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 09:05am »

on Mar 14th, 2010, 07:41am, matt wrote:
you'll have to persuede DT to go pick it up on the transit when it gets it's MOT after all he needs it to go on a shopping trip to marham for the vixen


I have all ready asked DT. Hopefully he will consider it?
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« Reply #142 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 09:07am »

on Mar 14th, 2010, 07:32am, paul12 wrote:
difficult to explain but here goes if you took to much interest in the job ie if you where mr airforce you where a cabbage if you tell a2a from a2b you where a cabbage if a stranger flew in and you knew the type you where a cabbage that sort of thing goosey bye spoting the tank and saying so would be tagged straight away on the line for being a cabbage we all know what it is but would not say so
hope it helps
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Thanks for clearing that one up Paul!
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« Reply #143 on: Mar 14th, 2010, 12:03pm »

You will earn a few Green Shield Stamps when you fill that little lot up Francis cheesy cheesy cheesy

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« Reply #144 on: Mar 16th, 2010, 11:58am »

on Mar 14th, 2010, 08:45am, Plazz wrote:
Thanks for the offer of paint Matt, I may take you up on that!

Royal Navy Buccaneers did indeed frequently carry slipper tanks. In fact two Royal Navy Buccs operating from Ark Royal carried slipper tanks on a very famous mission to Belize in 1972!

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I think that XX894 is perhaps the most deserving Bucc to have them fitted as she represents both the Royal Navy an Royal Air force!
wink You are correct!!! and by the way they lost 2 Buccaneers on the Victorious, trying to get the trim settings correct on Launch!!!!!!! whilst carrying them shocked shocked
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« Reply #145 on: Mar 22nd, 2010, 10:10pm »

Some dents to fill and then a lick of paint… grin

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« Reply #146 on: Mar 23rd, 2010, 7:51pm »

She wiil certainly look the dogs danglies when you get those fitted Francis. grin
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« Reply #147 on: Mar 27th, 2010, 10:43pm »

The tanks are now fitted!!
A little bit of BDR work to be carried out and then a splash of paint to finish off!

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The replacement brake relay valve was also fitted today so the next task is to bleed the brakes before setting off down the runway again!
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« Reply #148 on: Mar 27th, 2010, 10:49pm »

Wow what a beastie! Will the tanks be useable??
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« Reply #149 on: Mar 27th, 2010, 10:53pm »

The tanks are just for show. One of them has a tiny crack about 20mm long in the lower half and we don’t have any off the ancillary pluming that goes between the tanks and the fuselage.
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