±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: nbrich1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6596

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 99
Total: 99
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Photo Gallery
03: Community Forums
04: Statistics
05: Photo Gallery
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Photo Gallery
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Your Account
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Home
16: Community Forums
17: Home
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Photo Gallery
23: Photo Gallery
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Photo Gallery
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Photo Gallery
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Photo Gallery
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Community Forums
55: Photo Gallery
56: Photo Gallery
57: Community Forums
58: News
59: Photo Gallery
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Home
70: Photo Gallery
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Photo Gallery
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Photo Gallery
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Photo Gallery
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Photo Gallery
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Photo Gallery
91: Photo Gallery
92: Community Forums
93: Downloads
94: Photo Gallery
95: Member Screenshots
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Royal Air Force Gecko
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
timroberts
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 70
Location: shrewsbury UK
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:00 pm
Post subject: Royal Air Force Gecko

Dear All
I thought someone might like to see these pictures of one of 3 Geckos used by the RAF for training purposes.

s7.photobucket.com/alb...rd%202010/

This one is a runner, but the radars etc aren't operational, according to the airmen stood by it there are another 2 fully operational ones, and also an (some) SA6 Gainful.
This one is kept at RAF Cosford, and is used for spares to keep the others operational, it is ex East German.
The airmen told me that the old valve technology used in the radars is much more durable than modern chip technology, I forget why!

Best Wishes
Tim Roberts
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

This may not translate "across the pond," but I must say for some reason I was expecting the Geico Gecko in RAF colors.

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:26 pm
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

Neil

That was funny,..... I happen to be watching TV as I was reading the above post and guess what commercial came on...

I sat there, trying to picture the Geico Gecko wearing RAF camo clothing..... HA HA HA

Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

- Neil_Baumgardner
This may not translate "across the pond," but I must say for some reason I was expecting the Geico Gecko in RAF colors.

Neil


For the culturally deprived....

www.youtube.com/watch?...re=channel
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Michel_Krauss
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 30, 2009
Posts: 953
Location: Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:23 am
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

An couple of years ago there was an article about an military army exercise in the UK, I think it was Military Machines international

The army had invited people along with their privately owned former Eastern-Europe / Russian vehicle's to act as enemy forces

From what I could understand from the article was that the amateur enemy forces where much tougher to crack then the regular army expected

And the professionals, with modern equipment, where just "fighting" an group of amateurs with old equipment Wink

Michel

_________________
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You
Back to top
View user's profile
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1434
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:04 am
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

- Doug_Kibbey
- Neil_Baumgardner
This may not translate "across the pond," but I must say for some reason I was expecting the Geico Gecko in RAF colors.

Neil


For the culturally deprived....

www.youtube.com/watch?...re=channel


I love the Geico 'Therapist Sarge' advert...

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:07 am
Post subject: Re: Royal Air Force Gecko

- JimWeb
- Doug_Kibbey
- Neil_Baumgardner
This may not translate "across the pond," but I must say for some reason I was expecting the Geico Gecko in RAF colors.

Neil


For the culturally deprived....

www.youtube.com/watch?...re=channel


I love the Geico 'Therapist Sarge' advert...



"Tissue?" Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum