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by imperialman
14 Mar 2019, 12:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4105
Views: 188533

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

It's run by frequent anti-F35 tweeter Giovanni de Briganti (@JoedeBrig on Twitter), so take that as you will.
by imperialman
14 Dec 2018, 10:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3780
Views: 186579

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

A new crane is to be built across 14 & 15 docks at Pompey! https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... -1-8738012 I believe that there is one in Scotland that's for sale, only used to build a couple of things so is like new :D I was told recently that Babcock bid for and won the crane, however ...
by imperialman
22 Nov 2018, 11:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Queen Elizabeth alongside in Norfolk, courtesy of Stefann Watkins/Planet Labs on Twitter.


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by imperialman
08 Oct 2018, 15:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3780
Views: 186579

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

RichardIC wrote:It's not a policy announcement (UKDJ may spin it otherwise).


I wouldn't worry about that. On a side note, I'm hoping to visit GLASGOW in build next month, will post photos here if allowed to take any.
by imperialman
02 Oct 2018, 12:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:So why didn't RFA Tiderace go over with QE and Monmouth to do this job?


She failed FOST it seems.
by imperialman
20 Sep 2018, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If I am wrong about the 70 I'll hold my hands up and eat some humble pie, but I wouldn't be too shock if around 70 is the max figure. The QEs are similar in size to the US kitty hawk which was able to operate up to 90 aircraft at max Iv read, now with the growth in aircraft size 70 seems do able. T...
by imperialman
20 Sep 2018, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Last time I was on board I and a few others got to speak to the captain and senior officers, this is an exact quote Jake1992 (although it never made it into an article), "In all practicality, mid-50's is our upper maximum in what you could call surge conditions but I can't foresee that as we wo...
by imperialman
20 Sep 2018, 09:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Posts like this should be banished down into the fantasy thread hell hole. QE is designed to operate up to 36 F35b and 4 Merlin. Studies have shown that 36 F35b flying cyclic ops would not also allow deck space for 9 Merlin flying ASW ops at the same time. There might be the space to store 9 Merlin...
by imperialman
05 Sep 2018, 11:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That RAS video is from the 21st of June I believe.
by imperialman
05 Sep 2018, 10:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

RichardIC wrote:What is interesting is that some of them are being issued direct by STRN/@NavyLookout rather than the official @HMSQnlz account. Exclusive distribution rights. Kudos.


Not so, they're being downloaded from the Royal Navy imagery database website, they're downloadable by anyone.
by imperialman
27 Jun 2018, 15:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3780
Views: 186579

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

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by imperialman
24 May 2018, 22:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

They will want instrumented aircraft for the trials, and the UK's instrumented aircraft are all on the wrong Coast. They'd have to fly across the USA all the way from Edwards, and that costs. That's why it is pretty likely that instrumented american Daves from the Patuxent River part of the test fl...
by imperialman
08 Mar 2018, 12:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

RetroSicotte wrote:Wow, just wow. :D


They asked the UKDJ for a quote on it and completely cut out the bits where it's explained that it's not a conspiracy, not a "discovery" nor was it hidden from the public in any way shape or form. Really poor journalism and selective quoting.
by imperialman
12 Feb 2018, 10:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:
imperialman wrote:What happened to the 845 Merlins?



Thanks, was earlier under the impression that Ex started before the 2nd Feb when we saw 2 845 NAS landing on the QE.
by imperialman
08 Feb 2018, 20:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Wrekin1410 wrote:We expect the Daily Fail to get things badly wrong but I’d have expected the MOD to do better and actually have a picture of them on HMSQNLZ!


Ocean is behind QNLZ in the image.
by imperialman
23 Aug 2017, 15:14
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 106
Views: 9841

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Tweet: "DefMin Harriett Baldwin has flown to Norway this week to discuss defence corporation and ISTAR projects #GlobalBritain"

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by imperialman
18 Aug 2017, 14:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

She was Designed to carry 72 Aircraft; 50 of those I imagine being F35. Higher numbers like 72 represent the ferrying capability and doesn't relate in any way to operational capability. Could 72 aircraft physically be embarked on QE, yes almost certainly but it wouldn't be of any use to do so. Qine...
by imperialman
20 Jul 2017, 09:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3780
Views: 186579

Re: Type 26 Global Combat Ship [News Only]

GibMariner wrote:HMS Glasgow it is!




That hour squinting at Royal Navy ship's badges paid off then. :lol:
by imperialman
19 Jul 2017, 21:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3780
Views: 186579

Re: Type 26 Global Combat Ship [News Only]

Blurring the ships crest is something they done with Tamar and Spey in this fashion. My best guess:
by imperialman
10 Jul 2017, 11:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Queen Elizabeth picked up an item of debris around one of her propeller shafts. ACA spokesperson said: “HMS Queen Elizabeth is making progress through her sea trials programme, which is designed to test the full spectrum of her systems. The ship is performing well, however an item of debris was caug...
by imperialman
26 Jun 2017, 19:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599561

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Jdam wrote:You have no idea how happy I am to finally see pictures of her in the sea :D


Another shot via the Royal Navy.
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