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No. 6 Squadron Typhoons  
User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Has anyone seen an RAF Typhoon in No. 6 Squadron markings yet? Any photos?


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5911 times:

They were to start converting this October to Typhoons.
However, the production for the Saudi AF order has pushed it back to 2010.


User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

It has been confirmed by the MOD in a letter to Ming Campbell, the local Leuchars MP, that 6 Sqn will be the first Leuchars Typhoon Sqn and will officially stand up on 1 October 2010. No doubt the first Typhoons will arrive at Leuchars in Spring/Summer 2010 and will likely be factory fresh Tranche 2 FGR.4s. The other two Leuchars Sqns will also stand up as Tranche 2 deliveries progress. The allocation of Sqn Numbers for these two has not yet been decided, however 25, 43 and 111 must all be competing for the spots.

User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5827 times:



Quoting ACW367 (Reply 2):
The allocation of Sqn Numbers for these two has not yet been decided, however 25, 43 and 111 must all be competing for the spots.

I really do hope 111 Squadron gets Typhoons. One of the more famous RAF Squadrons. No. 56 and 74 are also favorites of mine, though I don't know if there're even remote plans to have them use the Typhoon.

Do you happen to know what the long range plan is; how many RAF squadrons are supposed to get Typhoon and whether any squadrons other than No. 6 have even been selected yet?



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

Well 56 was the Tornado F.3 Operational Conversion Unit, which has now stood down.
I doubt that will be a Typhoon unit.
74 Sqn has been stood down for some years after a period as a second line unit.

The question perhaps should be, what famous RAF Sqns will be on unmanned air vehicles in the future, as 39 Sqn has been, from Canberras to Predators.
The thought came to me on seeing the BAe Mantis mock up at Farnborough, loaded up with Hellfire's and bombs, one of which could be going to Afghanistan next year.


User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5739 times:



Quoting GDB (Reply 4):
Well 56 was the Tornado F.3 Operational Conversion Unit, which has now stood down.

The 56(R) Sqn numberplate has already been reallocated. It is now stood up as the C2 ISR OEU. In full this this the intelligence/reconaissance Operational Evaluation Unit of the Air Warfare Centre. Unlike other OEUs they do not have their own aircraft, but borrow Sentry/Nimrod/Sentinel aircraft for trials from the front line Sqns.


User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5588 times:



Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 3):
Do you happen to know what the long range plan is; how many RAF squadrons are supposed to get Typhoon and whether any squadrons other than No. 6 have even been selected yet?

As stated above,only 2 tranches have been confirmed for the RAF which equals 5 frontline Sqns + OCU.

http://www.publications.parliament.u...text/80626w0005.htm#08062693001405

3, 11 and 6 are named. The other two frontline Sqns from tranche two have still to be decided (as stated above there are 3 contenders). As and when negotiations are complete on tranche 3, then the RAF will make further decisions on the Sqns and bases required.

http://www.publications.parliament.u...xt/40909w05.htm#40909w05.html_wqn3


User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5509 times:



Quoting ACW367 (Reply 6):
3, 11 and 6 are named. The other two frontline Sqns from tranche two have still to be decided (as stated above there are 3 contenders). As and when negotiations are complete on tranche 3, then the RAF will make further decisions on the Sqns and bases required.

Is the RAF in a position similar to the USAF, not likely to get as many Typhoons as it wants while the USAF doesn't appear to be getting as many F-22As as it wants?



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User currently offlineACW367 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

Negotiations on tranche 3 are ongoing between UK MOD (Typhoon Integrated Project Team at DE&S Abbey Wood), the other partner nations MODs and the Manufacturer. Hansard says these negotiations are expected to continue throughout the year. So I guess that no-one will know anything till very late this year or early next.

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