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by Little J
04 Jul 2020, 12:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 116
Views: 24001
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

So just confirming what we all said, should have used new airframes.
Well done MoD :clap:
by Little J
03 Jul 2020, 21:15
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 131
Views: 45414
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

Found this, thought it may prove of interest (and in some ways a little scary :D )

by Little J
19 Jun 2020, 18:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 177
Views: 146424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

Ron5 wrote:Why does the RAF hate the Sentinels so much?


Coz it's not a cool piece of kit unless you Yanks use it :angel:
by Little J
20 May 2020, 19:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

As it says in the comments... Didn't a Wildcat land on her during Westlant 18?
by Little J
01 May 2020, 07:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 594323
Location: United Kingdom

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

Pierre Sprey doesn't seem to get much airtime anymore does he (not a bad thing, always thought he was a plank)
by Little J
06 Apr 2020, 17:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 140
Views: 22749
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Ron5 wrote:It was a clusterF from the getgo. Well avoided.


Oh I agree it was well avoided, but the question I'm asking is, could they see (even in those early years) how much of a cluster it would be, or were there other reason's?
by Little J
05 Apr 2020, 11:54
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 140
Views: 22749
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Does anyone happen to know why we dropped out of the NH90? The TTH (and more so the new MTT) would have been an obvious Puma replacement... And maybe if we was in, we could have fixed some of the issues early (like how stupidly low it sits)?

P. S. I can guess why we didn't want the NFH... :D
by Little J
01 Apr 2020, 22:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 140
Views: 22749
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Ron5 wrote:Basically a 50 year old design, that's the ticket.

*Cough* Bell UH-1Y Venom *Cough* :wave: :mrgreen:
by Little J
31 Mar 2020, 10:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 140
Views: 22749
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Think the 169 is to small, "seating up to ten" would be in light order (it's barely any bigger than the Wildcat... It would have made a good basis for the Wildcat rather than the Lynx). The more ideal minimum size would be the 139.
by Little J
29 Mar 2020, 19:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 140
Views: 22749
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

The obvious replacement (based purely on spec's) would be the NH90, however that's still riddled with problems (from what I've read recently on the unreliable interweb), is massively expensive to operate and get parts for... Blackhawk is the more likely option MH139 is now a FMS OPTION (Although pro...
by Little J
22 Mar 2020, 15:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 143153
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

For example, when he puts on the handguard, he is bolting it on... If they could find a push pin solution, that be better. Having said that, this generation is better than the previous one that used a unique bracket (so they could use the same handguard as the conventional rifle layout).
by Little J
22 Mar 2020, 13:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 143153
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Yea, don't know much about the bigger brother, it looks like it could be as adaptable (though I haven't heard about a bullpup version)

(anyone speak Polish?)
by Little J
21 Mar 2020, 23:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 143153
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The Bullpup needs a bit more refinement, but a very clever design...

by Little J
11 Mar 2020, 19:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

serge750 wrote:It would of been built, but...wasn't (a) invincible going to be sold to OZ in the early eighties?


I believe talks were on going, right up until the Falklands kicked off.
by Little J
01 Feb 2020, 20:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



Well she's got one that works :mrgreen:
by Little J
24 Jan 2020, 11:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 143153
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Doing some reading on the L85A2 and A3 it seems the British Army has plans to start introducing a replacement around 2025... With the A3 just being introduced, I can see the MoD's search for a new rifle starting in / after 2025 with an introduction to service around 2030... Basically giving the Yan...
by Little J
24 Dec 2019, 21:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Miles M.52 Supersonic Research Aircraft (1943-1948) (Cancelled Project)
Replies: 3
Views: 2604
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Miles M.52 Supersonic Research Aircraft (1943-1948) (Cancelled Project)

The M.52 story would make a great film...

Having said that Eric Brown's life would make a film series...
by Little J
04 Dec 2019, 13:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The Armchair Soldier wrote:Image

Caption Competition? ….
"Hello Sis"
by Little J
25 Nov 2019, 11:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 522
Views: 102902
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Matsimus' take on the upgrade programme
by Little J
16 Nov 2019, 10:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

cockneyjock1974 wrote:Thanks for the comment Enigmatically. I disagree though the star of both series for me, has been Jerry Kyd.


Have to agree, came across as a great leader. Sort of person that you would do something for, because they asked (and didn't need to order you to do it)...
by Little J
31 Oct 2019, 12:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1059
Views: 175549
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

:clap:

by Little J
27 Oct 2019, 22:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:Well then there's the whole thing about inventing the modern aircraft and being the first to fly it off a ship :D


Forgive my denseness... Modern aircraft?
by Little J
11 Oct 2019, 12:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 594323
Location: United Kingdom

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

SDL wrote:https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1182283878758780928


that's a really cool looking patch
by Little J
10 Oct 2019, 10:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11843
Views: 1528108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So a bit like with the Harrier's in the Falklands war? It has been suggested before that even a Nimitz would have struggled to get aircraft up into the fight...

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