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Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:54:23 am »
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 05:56:27 pm »
First off, thanks very much for getting all this set up. I'm eager to find something for this GB but have not much of a clue where to start. I will go read the rules now so that I have one!
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 07:31:19 pm »
Maybe its time for the P/F-61 Black Widow to be brought back as an attack platform in Vietnam like the B-26 was. It was used effectively with rockets and its guns towards the end of WW2.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 12:15:44 am »
Does it have to be a full platform or can it be a concept?  For instance a promising technology that was trialed but not fully realised then resurected at a later date.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 02:05:17 am »
Does it have to be a full platform or can it be a concept?  For instance a promising technology that was trialed but not fully realised then resurected at a later date.
The rules state that is has to have been in active service and retired. I did not discuss this with my fellow moderator but I think a concept does not fall within the "In service" requirement of this GB.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 03:26:48 am »
It strikes me that a Hot Rod is basically a car which has been brought out of retirement for the purpose of going fast.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 03:29:27 am »
It strikes me that a Hot Rod is basically a car which has been brought out of retirement for the purpose of going fast.

Or looking cool. ;)
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 05:22:19 am »

It strikes me that a Hot Rod is basically a car which has been brought out of retirement for the purpose of going fast.


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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 06:25:16 am »
I've been musing on bringing the Typhoon or Tempest back into R.A.F. service as a ground attack platform in either the very late 40's or very early 50's.

The premise would be that Britain finds it'self involved in quite a few colonial/peacekeeping/policing situations and the Government decides to recall WWII veterans to active service. (yes I know it would have been highly unlikely but this is Whif World) and then someone in the R.A.F. decides that rather then try and train them up on fancy new kit during their 12 months of service why just not issue them with kit they are familiar with and give them a refresher ?
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 06:59:32 am »
I've been musing on bringing the Typhoon or Tempest back into R.A.F. service as a ground attack platform in either the very late 40's or very early 50's.

The premise would be that Britain finds it'self involved in quite a few colonial/peacekeeping/policing situations and the Government decides to recall WWII veterans to active service. (yes I know it would have been highly unlikely but this is Whif World) and then someone in the R.A.F. decides that rather then try and train them up on fancy new kit during their 12 months of service why just not issue them with kit they are familiar with and give them a refresher ?

You just have to find a place with a warm and DRY weather in UK where to store the planes in the intervening time...  :rolleyes:  ;D

Something analog to Davis-Monthan.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 07:03:23 am »
That's not far-fetched - just look at the P-51 coming back for Korea, and a piston-engine aircraft would certainly have been a better ground attack platform than early jets like the Meteor. Malaysia from 1948 until the Sixties comes to my mind, with a long-lasting anti-insurgency campaign by Commonwealth troops. I have a Tempest II somewhere in the stash, as well as some unguided missiles...  :rolleyes:

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 10:39:19 am »
i'll have a go at this GB, just need to see in the stash wich oldtimer will be revived to serve again  :mellow:
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 11:20:03 am »
That's not far-fetched - just look at the P-51 coming back for Korea, and a piston-engine aircraft would certainly have been a better ground attack platform than early jets like the Meteor. Malaysia from 1948 until the Sixties comes to my mind, with a long-lasting anti-insurgency campaign by Commonwealth troops. I have a Tempest II somewhere in the stash, as well as some unguided missiles...  :rolleyes:

I must admit it was finding an extra Tempest II in the stash and then seeing some art work of Korean Mustangs that kicked the thought process off  :thumbsup:
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 11:26:18 am »
I've been musing on bringing the Typhoon or Tempest back into R.A.F. service as a ground attack platform in either the very late 40's or very early 50's.

The premise would be that Britain finds it'self involved in quite a few colonial/peacekeeping/policing situations and the Government decides to recall WWII veterans to active service. (yes I know it would have been highly unlikely but this is Whif World) and then someone in the R.A.F. decides that rather then try and train them up on fancy new kit during their 12 months of service why just not issue them with kit they are familiar with and give them a refresher ?

You just have to find a place with a warm and DRY weather in UK where to store the planes in the intervening time...  :rolleyes:  ;D

Something analog to Davis-Monthan.

I’ve seen pics of cocooned Spitfire 22s stashed away in maintenance unit hangars during the 1950s ‘just in case’.

My candidate would be Buccaneer S2s as Wild Weasels or the ‘EF.3’ Tornado in the same role pending a dedicated 2-seat Typhoon version.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 11:40:15 am »
maybe a post war FW.190 or Bf109 in West- or East-German service  :rolleyes:
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