UK Defence Forum

News, History, Discussions and Debates on UK Defence.

Search found 470 matches

Go to advanced search

by Little J
22 Jun 2021, 10:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 102
Views: 8272
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Probably just lazy journalists coping someone else's homework...
by Little J
14 May 2021, 11:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 102
Views: 8272
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

What's happening with the gearbox? I read somewhere (possibly here), that the gearbox was more in need of replacing than the engine...
by Little J
07 May 2021, 21:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

FN EVOLYS... FN's latest machine gun

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/202 ... chine-gun/

by Little J
17 Apr 2021, 23:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4548
Views: 1218345
Location: United Kingdom

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

Can I just say, well done Bob :thumbup:
by Little J
14 Apr 2021, 20:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Ron5 wrote:They're painting an AW189 black. That's all.

Well they painted a Bell 222 black and that became Airwolf!?! :angel: 8-) :lol:
by Little J
31 Mar 2021, 20:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 194783
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

by Little J
26 Mar 2021, 18:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

It would be the cheapest (and realistically the best) option, but i still think keeping Leo UK in work will be a massive factor...
by Little J
21 Mar 2021, 13:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A321 (RAF)
Replies: 48
Views: 8361
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A321 (RAF)

.............
by Little J
07 Mar 2021, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13402
Views: 3770326
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Can F35B also use catapult to fly? Even if it is not much powerful = optimized for smallish/slowish UAV, it will contribute in increasing the lift-off weight and reducing the fuel lost in launch? If so, a small (less powerful) catapult "curved along the sky jump", will provide good for BO...
by Little J
03 Mar 2021, 22:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13402
Views: 3770326
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:Fitting a trebuchet might work too.... :mrgreen:


I actually want to see some mad British boffin try this now :lol:
by Little J
27 Feb 2021, 12:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 194783
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Raytheon Sentinel R1 (RAF)

17 years, should have easily been double that...
by Little J
26 Feb 2021, 12:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Grot MSBS... The results of the tests were staggering. According to Moszner the gun overheated, parts such as the polymer stock and lower receiver tended to break, the rifle suffered from numerous malfunctions and the gas regulator in front of the Grot simply fell out. Besides that, the gun itself s...
by Little J
26 Feb 2021, 11:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5396
Views: 1461398
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/320295-the-us-air-force-quietly-admits-the-f-35-is-a-failure?fbclid=IwAR1WBKeAgd715D5K6Utd7oI34JbeWx9wWp5g3KV4cdBzi90uX7-E12fa3rs interesting piece So they now realise what has been said for years (they pushed the design to high end) and don't want to risk it to ...
by Little J
03 Feb 2021, 13:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: westland scout
Replies: 5
Views: 1450
Location: United Kingdom

Re: westland scout

Always thought the Wildcat should be used in an MH-6 role...
by Little J
03 Feb 2021, 00:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 379
Views: 154110
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Without looking at those links, is it possible airtanker are lending them a plane or 2 until their own aircraft are converted?
by Little J
31 Jan 2021, 13:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

We don't have a PDW in Army service but the MoD Police have the H&K MP7 so there is a small supply chain already in existence. Also do Tank crews etc. still have the "Mini" SA80 or carbine? I believe it was updated to A2 standard and it is very compact if a little heavy still, for a w...
by Little J
30 Jan 2021, 16:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

by Little J
29 Jan 2021, 11:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

And Enfield were nice enough to do preliminary work on a bullpup version ;) :shifty:
by Little J
25 Jan 2021, 17:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

I wasn't referring to that, but the UGL...
(wont let me post pictures though :oops: )
https://www.google.com/search?q=m320&ne ... 20&bih=921
by Little J
25 Jan 2021, 15:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

As others have alluded to, the doctrine around section attacks is changing if we implement grenade launchers in any form (personally not a fan of underslung) within a section. The Yanks seem to be moving away from underslung launchers, the m320 being mostly employed as a stand alone... But maybe th...
by Little J
23 Jan 2021, 18:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1096
Views: 336415
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Still see it as a 762 replacement more than anything... And even then I can't see to many Yanks being happy to hand in their m4's to lug one of these things around all day...
by Little J
22 Jan 2021, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 94
Views: 17838
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

There was originally concept art of Crowsnest on a rear ramp... Looked way better (aero wise) than stuck on the side...

And to be honest, I think all future frontline helicopters should be marinised, regardless of who will operate them.
by Little J
22 Jan 2021, 12:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 94
Views: 17838
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

Hi, Excuse my ignorance for the crap suggestion ? but could we not except a limited capability for a few years until a common replacement for the merlins etc by buying more wildcats which would keep yeovil open, no differing logistical supply line, its not in the same league as puma but if we could...
by Little J
22 Jan 2021, 12:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 94
Views: 17838
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

Where are Airbus proposing to build these Heli's?
by Little J
21 Jan 2021, 18:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 7
Views: 3334
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Aerospace 146

Don't remember seeing anything... But it'll be a deal with Boeing for a few BBJ's that they haven't told us about yet (seems to be happening regularly at the moment)

Go to advanced search