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    i can remember reading an article in the monthly Bentwaters/Woodbridge base newsletter called "the forum " about the men who worked in the arrestor huts . Apparently the machinery made a very scarey noise when the cable was pulled out
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    Quote Originally Posted by canberra View Post
    The SATCO at the time(Sqn Ldr Day) wanted the barriers got rid of Ted, and he was prepared to use any excuse he could to do it!

    Can someone whos still serving please confirm if barriers are still in use?
    hi sac smith, serving at raf lossiemouth.

    i can confirm that the barrier is still in use i was servicing it today. if u wish any info on the RHAG or barrier just ask ill be happy to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted angus View Post
    They were all live armed returning from Q bolthole ar Lossie they must have full runway & cable

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    we have main and a short main has RHAG and barrier short has RHAG each end with all RHAG's

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    Reading this thread I am confused some are talking about Barriers when they mean Cables and Cables when they mean Barrier.

    Can we resolve the problem by referring the cable as arrestor cable and Barrier as Barriers please. BTW nothing like hearing a jockey call "Barrier, Barrier, Barrier"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bishop View Post
    BTW nothing like hearing a jockey call "Barrier, Barrier, Barrier"
    Presumably without the usual air of nonchalance?

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    Default Re: Airfield Arrester Gear

    No. In my experience it sounds more like:

    'BARRIER, BARRIER, BARRIER" in which case they are going to fast for a safe capture

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    Is there any information about the runway arrestor gear in RAF Laarbruch, Germany?
    When was it installed?
    I found a photo of a 31 Sqn Canberra, dated Nov. 1960.

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    Most RAF barrier systems at that time were BFAB Safelands.

    That looks to be a posed photo for publicity purposes. The aircraft appeats to have been towed up to the net and the nose pulled through. Had it actually engaged there would be considerably damage to both net and aircraft. The net would be well wrapped around the 'plane and not neatly aligned across the runway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDP View Post

    There is also, on display at East Kirkby, a cable drum and arrester gear but like a numptie, despite the number of times I've been, never photographed it

    Any takers?

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    Default Re: Airfield Arrester Gear

    To me arrester or arrestor gear refers solely to the cables and not the barriers. So should we have a seperate thread for the barriers?

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