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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #100 on: June 15, 2019, 03:22:52 AM »
Depending upon when you saw them, the jerry cans may have made sense.  I understand that until the Alvis Stalwart UBRE (Unit Bulk Refuelling Equipment) was introduced in 1975 for fast combat refuelling of all vehicles but in particular the larger armoured MBT's and APC's of the British Army, the only real alternative in the field was jerry cans.  I may be wrong here though.
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #101 on: June 15, 2019, 04:13:32 AM »
Depending upon when you saw them, the jerry cans may have made sense.  I understand that until the Alvis Stalwart UBRE (Unit Bulk Refuelling Equipment) was introduced in 1975 for fast combat refuelling of all vehicles but in particular the larger armoured MBT's and APC's of the British Army, the only real alternative in the field was jerry cans.  I may be wrong here though.

That's been my understanding, too.
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #102 on: June 15, 2019, 09:06:03 AM »
Depending upon when you saw them, the jerry cans may have made sense.  I understand that until the Alvis Stalwart UBRE (Unit Bulk Refuelling Equipment) was introduced in 1975 for fast combat refuelling of all vehicles but in particular the larger armoured MBT's and APC's of the British Army, the only real alternative in the field was jerry cans.  I may be wrong here though.

That's been my understanding, too.

It was around 1975 that I went to that fuel dump too ----

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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #103 on: June 18, 2019, 09:54:48 AM »
Generally, most fuel would be stored in bulk for the reasons given.  However,  on operations, bulk fuel has considerable transport and safety problems associated with it.  It is much easier to decant it into jerry cans and issue the jerry can with fuel as a single unit, receiving back empty ones in return, which are in turn, refilled.   

Generally, we tended to store unfilled jerry cans on pallets, one or two levels high.  Filled ones were stored on pallets only one level high.  Bladders were stored on the ground, surrounded by a low bund, about two feet high, to direct leakages and to prevent the spread of burning fuel.

I've served on refuelling points where decanting occurred.   We were  issued with gasmasks and relieved every four hours, otherwise we became "happy" from the fuel fumes and a danger to ourselves and the fuel depot.  All cigarettes/lighters/matches were confiscated at the start of a shift.  Once you were off shift, you were directed to the showers and given a change of uniform, to prevent skin problems from the fuel soaking into clothing.   It was not my favourite or anybody else's duty, I can assure you.   Even Ammo point was preferred.   


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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2019, 04:13:23 AM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #105 on: August 20, 2019, 04:13:57 AM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2019, 04:14:36 AM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2019, 07:52:33 AM »
That box-art looks quite familiar.... Hmmmm....


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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #108 on: September 07, 2019, 02:06:40 AM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #109 on: September 07, 2019, 06:15:40 AM »
So, the guy in the yellow sweater, who's he actually signaling too   ???

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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #110 on: September 07, 2019, 06:17:48 AM »
So, the guy in the yellow sweater, who's he actually signaling too   ???

Bloke in air ops who handles the take off?

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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #111 on: September 07, 2019, 06:22:48 AM »
So, the guy in the yellow sweater, who's he actually signaling too   ???

Bloke in air ops who handles the take off?

I thought that was the other way around   ???

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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #112 on: September 07, 2019, 09:15:30 AM »
The Rainbow Wardrobe

Yellow
Aircraft handling officers
Catapult and Arresting Gear Officers
Plane directors

https://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/carriers/rainbow.asp

But who is he signalling to? Skynet Junior?
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2019, 10:39:18 AM »
Probably the guy right behind him handling the drone.


Pic from THIS ARTICLE, which also has video of an X-47 taking off, including signalling shooter.
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2019, 09:39:57 PM »
That would explain it   :smiley:

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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #115 on: October 18, 2019, 07:49:45 PM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #116 on: May 11, 2020, 04:20:54 AM »
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Re: Freedom Model Kits
« Reply #117 on: May 12, 2020, 03:48:22 AM »
More to the last:

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