bennett123
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Typhoons In Security Alert

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:15 pm

 
skysurfer
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:26 pm

"Richard Coglan, who was in Bath at the time of the incident, said: We saw the Eurofighter [Typhoon] circle the helicopter at very slow speed using full thrust just to stay up."


Full thrust eh? Hmmmm.

Had a friend post on my FB that he heard a loud 'boom', now we know what it was!

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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:30 pm

If a Typhoon needs full thrust to keep up with a helicopter, then we have got a problem  

I suspect that the problem was "cornering" to stay within the same county.
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:36 pm

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 1):
Full thrust eh? Hmmmm.

The Typhoon wasn't exactly designed to run circles at low speed around a distressed helicopter... fighter jets find it hard enough to keep up with light aircraft, so I guess he was high AoA with loooots of power.

Now if the UK still had Harriers...
 
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:52 pm

Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 3):

Now if the UK still had Harriers...

Which would not be on QRA as the RAF frames were never intended as interceptors. They could probably slowly circle the heli...30 minutes after the situation had been resolved one way or another.
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:19 am

I heard it  that was a first for me but as soon as I saw on facebook the range of the bang I knew what it must be 
Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:00 am

Quote:
"It was doing really tight, slow circles and it suddenly put on full power and the noise was unbelievable, it was really blasting it out, and then it moved a bit further on and it did another slow turn.

Typhoons are loud! All fighter jets are loud, but Typhoons are ear-shattering, in fact even Su-30s, while creating a minor earthquake when they fire up the afterburners, are quiet when compared to Typhoons.

[Edited 2012-04-12 18:07:20]
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:21 am

Quoting skysurfer (Reply 1):
Full thrust eh? Hmmmm

Back side of the thrust curve? Or just uninformed witnesses.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):
Typhoons are loud! All fighter jets are loud, but Typhoons are ear-shattering,

   Having stood about 400 feet from one at full throttle (and other fighters as well) I can say that the Typhoon is the loudest I've heard. It almost transcends mere noise with all of the vibration that completely dominates everything else around you.
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:40 am

I'm guessing he was indeed using lots of power. When the aircraft is at a very high AOA, to achieve such a slow speed, it needs loads of power to keep out of a stall.
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:49 pm

I wonder if the suburban residents, clustered around RAF Northolt, in NW London, are quite ready for when a flight of Typhoons deploys there for the Olympics?
Being more used to BAe-146's, BAe-125's, biz jets, mostly light helicopters from the old Battle Of Britain airfield/

Though they'll be on QRA, they'll have to arrive, afterwards leave but presumably do some practice take offs and landings before the actual QRA goes operational?
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:37 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 9):
Though they'll be on QRA, they'll have to arrive, afterwards leave but presumably do some practice take offs and landings before the actual QRA goes operational?

There were daily CAP flights during the Winter games in 2010 in Vancouver. I'd imagine the Typhoons would be flying everyday for the duration of the games.
 
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RE: Typhoons In Security Alert

Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:14 pm

I heard the bang, the doors to the non existent balcony shook. I thought it was a pikeys 306 GTI starting up but clearly it was much cooler than that.

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