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1

Name 3 Combat aircraft

Typhoon FGR4
Tornado GR4/GR4A
Lighting II

2

Which 4 Squadrons fly the Tornado GR4/GR4A?

• 9 sqn (bomber), RAF Marham
• 31 sqn, RAF Marham
• 15 sqn (reserve), RAF Loussiemouth
• 2 sqn (Army Co-operation), RAF Marham

3

Tornado GR4/GR4A stats?

Max Speed: 1.3 Mach
Max Altitude: 50,000ft
Aircrew: 2

4

Lighting II stats?

Max Speed: 1.6 Mach
Max Altitude: 50,000ft
Aircrew: 1

5

Typhoon FGR4 stats?

Max Speed: 1.8 Mach
Max Altitude: 55,000ft
Aircrew: 1

6

Name 6 Tanker and Transport aircraft

• Voyager
• C-17 Globemaster III
• Hercules C-130J C4/5
• Atlas (A400M)
• The Agusta A109E Power Helicopter
• BAE146 CCMk2 & CMk3

7

What was the Voyager previously known as?

The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

8

What will the Voyager be replacing?

The air-to-air refuelling capability of the RAF's TriStars

9

Voyager stats?

Max Speed: 330kts
Max Altitude: 41,000ft
Aircrew: 11

11

C-17A Globemaster III stats?

Max Speed: 450kts
Max Altitude: 45,000ft
Aircrew: 3

12

What is the Hercules C-130J C4/5 used for?

Operational missions involving parachute ops and air dispatch

13

Which squadron fly's the Hercules C-130J C4/5?

30 sqn, RAF Brize Norton

14

Which aircraft is the Atlas (A400M) replacing?

Coming into service as the 2nd Tranche replacement for the C130K to provide a tactical air lift and strategic oversize lift capability

15

Who operates the Atlas (A400M)?

2 Pilots and a Weapons System Operator

16

Atlas (400M) stats?

Max Speed: 410kts
Max Altitude: 40,000ft
Aircrew: 3

17

Which squadron operates The Agusta A109E Power Helicopter?

No 32 (The Royal) Squadron Resolved Internal Link in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT role)

18

The Agusta A109E Power Helicopter stats?

Max Speed: 168kts
Max Altitude: 10,000ft
Aircrew: 1

19

Which squadron operates the BAE146 CCMk2 & CMk3?

No 32 (The Royal) Squadron, RAF Northolt; in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role.

20

Name the 5 Helicopters in service

• Chinook HC2/2A/3
• Puma HC2
• Merlin HC3
• Griffin HAR2
• Sea King HAR3/3A

21

Which Squadrons fly the Chinook HC2/2A/3

7 sqn, RAF Odiham
18 sqn, RAF Odiham
27 sqn, RAF Odiham

22

Chinook HC2/2A/3 stats?

Max Speed: 160kts
Max Altitude: 15,000ft
Aircrew: 4

23

What is the Merlin HC3 nicknamed?

Bird of Prey

24

Which Squadrons fly the Merlin HC3?

• No 28 sqn (AC)
• 78 sqn, RAF Benson

78sqn was reformed on 3rd December 2007 to allow for the increase in aircraft after the purchase of the 6 Danish Merlin HC3a earlier in 2007

25

Merlin HC3 stats?

Max Speed: 167kts
Max Altitude: 15,000ft
Aircrew: 4

26

Which Squadron fly's the Griffin HAR2?

84 sqn, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus

27

Griffin HAR2 stats?

Max Speed: 140kts
Max Altitude: 20,000ft
Aircrew: 3/5

28

Which Squadrons fly the Sea King HAR3/3A

• 203 sqn (reserve), RAF Valley
• 22 sqn, RAF St Mawgan
• 202 sqn, RAF Loussiemouth

29

Name 5 Intelligence and Surveillance aircraft

• E-3D Sentry AEW1
• Sentinel R1
• RC-135W Rivet Joint
• Reaper NQ9A RPAS
• Shadow R1

30

What role is the E-3D Sentry AEW1 in?

Airborne surveillance and command-and-control role.*

*While primarily procured as an airborne early warning aircraft the E-3D he been extensively employed in the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) role

31

E-3D Sentry AEW1 stats?

Max Speed: 460kts
Max Altitude: 35,000ft
Aircrew: 18

32

What is the Sentinel R1 a modified version of?

The Global Express- an executive business jet manufactured by Bombardier

33

Which Squadron fly's the Sentinel R1?

5 sqn (Army Co-operation), RAF Waddington

34

Sentinel R1 Stats?

Max Speed: 530kts
Max Altitude: 40,000ft
Aircrew: 5

35

What is the Reaper MQ9A RPAS designed for?

A medium altitude long endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted aircraft designed for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)

36

Reaper MQ9A RPAS stats?

Max Speed: 250kts
Max Altitude: 50,000ft
Aircrew: 1

37

Which Squadron fly's the C-17A Globemaster III?

99 sqn, RAF Brize Norton