boredwafu said:chieftiff said:You've pretty much summed up the whole chain of events there, the only flaw in the logic being the fact that the FA2 was a multirole aircraft-albeit with engine issues capable of Fleet defence, the GR is a bomber with recce facility, no air attack capability whatsoever.
Interesting to note that just prior to 800 Sqdn's loss of the FA2 a bombing competition was held amongst all the Harrier Sqdns, 800 Sqdn won it by a mile against an aircraft designed as a pure bomber! Luck? Skill? capability? who knows, bloody embarrassing though for the GR7.
True, Crab accuracy has a lot to answer for - they even bombed our carrier once having missed the splash target, and didn't even have the common courtesy to apologies to those injured! (about 10years ago I think)
Yes, but sadly it was an RAF Pilot flying an RN SHAR and I think that the problem was caused by a maintainer failing to set the offset properly on the Weapons Aiming Computer. I joiuned up with the aircrewman who was badly injured and the Watch Chief is one of my best mates.