bennett123
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Typhoon T3 numbers j

Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 pm

Just been updating Military Aircraft Markings.

29Sqn

ZJ807
ZK380
ZK381
ZK382
ZK383

41Sqn

ZK379

BAE

ZK303

Stored

ZJ801

Scrapped

ZJ802
ZJ803
ZJ805
ZJ806
ZJ808
ZJ809
ZJ810
ZJ811
ZJ812
ZJ814
ZJ815

RTP

ZJ800
ZJ804
ZJ813

Given the current Out of Service Date of 2040, this looks a bit short sighted.

How much of the Type Conversation and other ongoing training can be done purely with Simulators.
 
steman
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Wed May 08, 2019 6:53 am

It took me a bit to understand what you were writing about.
At first I thought you meant Tranche 3 Typhoons, then I realized you are talking about RAF T.3 twinseat trainers. What does RTP means?
So only 9 twin seater available? Out of a total force of well over 100? How can this be?
 
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SheikhDjibouti
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Fri May 10, 2019 3:25 pm

bennett123 wrote:
Scrapped

ZJ802 ZJ803 ZJ805 ZJ806 ZJ808 ZJ809 ZJ810 ZJ811 ZJ812 ZJ814 ZJ815

I am clearly out of touch with things because it is a shock to me to see such a list of Typhoons wfu/scrapped.

Can anybody explain why?
Too old? Too many hours? Some structural problem that I have missed?

Are they literally scrapped, or just mothballed, ready to return to service if required?
Nothing to see here; move along please.
 
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GCT64
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Sun May 12, 2019 6:38 am

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Scrapped
ZJ802 ZJ803 ZJ805 ZJ806 ZJ808 ZJ809 ZJ810 ZJ811 ZJ812 ZJ814 ZJ815

I am clearly out of touch with things because it is a shock to me to see such a list of Typhoons wfu/scrapped.

Can anybody explain why? Too old? Too many hours? Some structural problem that I have missed?
Are they literally scrapped, or just mothballed, ready to return to service if required?


Literally scrapped, not stored. They were stripped of parts during 2017 & 2018 then fuselages went to scrap yards.
Flown in: A21N,A30B,A306,A310,A319,A320,A321,A332,A333,A343,A346,A359,A388,BA11,BU31,(..55 more types..),VC10,WESX
 
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Mon May 13, 2019 6:06 pm

Attrition of the Typhoon fleet has been much lower than expected, not a single trainer has been lost; just look how many Tornados were lost in the initial training phase. The quantity ordered catered for the initial surge in training requirements but this peak has now passed. The early ZJ twin-stick aircraft are nowhere near the mod. state of the aircraft currently being delivered. With the oversupply of two-seat trainers, the RTP [retired to produce] i.e. spares recovery, makes complete sense. The airframes/engine/undercarriage/parts etc. can be used to support the in-service fleet single and twin-seat.
 
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 pm

Military Aircraft Markings shows ZJ813 as scrapped in May.
 
bennett123
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Re: Typhoon T3 numbers j

Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:08 pm

ZJ801 now to Warton for stress testing and ZJ807 for RTP.

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