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The Bar / "The Mossie"
« Last post by yasotay on Today at 04:37:53 pm »
I have just started reading on one of my favorite WW2 aircraft, the DeHavilland Mosquito, with Martin Bowman's "Mosquito Missions".  In the book he has several references to "The Mossie" as a referene for particular missions.  I am assuming that this is a newsletter or series of magazines that focus on Mosquito crews and their missions.  A limited internet search had no results for me.  I am hoping someone can assist me and direct me to how I might access this source.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Aerospace / Re: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV)
« Last post by TomS on Today at 03:56:18 pm »
Yes, there are hydrazine thrusters on board.
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Aerospace / Re: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV)
« Last post by RavenOne on Today at 03:01:17 pm »
from 30th Space Wing Facebook page

What's with the ground crew wearing hazmat / moon suits on post landing handling? Is it the fuel, or something else ?

Do not recall when the shuttle landed, there be a volley of ground crew wearing these suits bar the Emrgency crews in their Oshkosh ARFF or E-Pumpers

Cheers
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Aerospace / Re: France and Germany to develop new european fighter jet
« Last post by mrmalaya on Today at 12:41:07 pm »
Indeed, it is more a question of how advanced it will be. As has been said, are they looking for a genuine future fighter or just a European stealth jet.
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Aerospace / Re: France and Germany to develop new european fighter jet
« Last post by muttbutt on Today at 11:49:05 am »
Typhoon is becoming antiquated?

Remember, it has a further 20+ years in service as of now, and likely more. It might be easy to dismiss this Franco-German project (actually much of Europe is incorporated in that "German" part) as purely political, but that would be to misunderstand how enthusiastic Europe is to be  united.

My opinion is that Europe will produce a successor to Typhoon and Rafale as it will also produce a UCAV, and the only question is how much of that Britain contributes to.

I would rather see the UK join with Japan on a future fighter, but has either country got the balls not to buy American?
As I said over on the key forums, I'm cautiously optimistic. There seems to be a genuine effort to work together on these things. What with the French letting the Germans take the lead on the UAV and the new MBT.
It seems like the Germans will give the French the nod to lead the fighter project.
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Aerospace / Re: France and Germany to develop new european fighter jet
« Last post by muttbutt on Today at 11:46:24 am »


 For the sake of their socialist economy, they may just roll out a drone just to keep their engineers working and current.
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