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by Little J
11 Oct 2019, 12:47
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 313922
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: 10496
Views: 871905
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...
by Little J
19 Sep 2019, 16:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10496
Views: 871905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:16:00 - Now (nearly) turned 90 degrees, facing the basin gate. Tugs Hopetoun on the stern, Craigleith on the bow.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 21/zoom:16


When I go on that link it shows her still against the wall :wtf:
by Little J
17 Sep 2019, 07:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 67042
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

And I bet no one has had the common sense to get the new handguard changed from (the proprietary) HKeymod to (the superior) MLOK :clap:
by Little J
14 Sep 2019, 08:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 67042
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Textron's entry into the NGSW programme... (tried attaching photo, but "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached") Check out the rifle, It looks a bit... Erm, cumbersome would be the polite way to put it. https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/09/12/first-photo-of-textrons-ngsw...
by Little J
03 Aug 2019, 15:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 323
Views: 38689
Location: United Kingdom

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Said that before... I suggested aw189
by Little J
19 Jul 2019, 11:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10496
Views: 871905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Think they are due to be displaying at RIAT....
by Little J
30 May 2019, 12:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 271
Views: 29531
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Wasn't sure whether to put this here or else where, so maybe a mod can move it if needs be.
by Little J
14 Mar 2019, 15:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 481
Views: 49270
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Jon Hawkes, Associate Director, Jane's Land Warfare Platforms talks to the UK’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme Directors Lee Fellows (Lockheed Martin) and Marcus Bruton (DE&S) about the significantly transformed Warrior IFV, its new capabilities, the experiences of users to date and r...
by Little J
03 Mar 2019, 22:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 191
Views: 23893
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Signed and shared... Don't think it will make a difference though (unfortunately).
by Little J
24 Feb 2019, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10496
Views: 871905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What’s the weather like where you are?

Much the same... View isn't quite as good though :D
by Little J
21 Feb 2019, 09:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 195
Views: 24149
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

My first experience of the Tornado was visiting RAF Honnington in 1982 to see the first squadron(s) in their new HAS complex. Mine was open days at BAe Hatfield in the early / mid 80's, my adolescent brain liked them but preferred the Lightning 'coz that was louder :angel: And that it looked a litt...
by Little J
12 Feb 2019, 19:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1299
Views: 93880
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Bit of info from Janes
by Little J
11 Feb 2019, 15:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10496
Views: 871905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Very nice photo of French carrier CDG. It carries 30 Raffle M, 2 E2C, 1 NH90 and 1 Dauphin. And I think it is very much crowded. Even if half of them can be stored in the hangar, deck handling will be complicated. HMS QNLZ will carry 24 F35B and 12-15 Merlin, with a few Wildcat, I guess. Thanks to ...
by Little J
10 Feb 2019, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 195
Views: 24149
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

Someone needs to do a low level send off... I'm talking as low as TFR can go.
by Little J
07 Feb 2019, 11:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 65
Views: 8557
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Phalanx

SKB wrote:Image


Kind of reminds me of the Terminator production line in the film :thumbup:
by Little J
01 Feb 2019, 19:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 67042
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Isn't it a new bullet design (not the one in the SPC)?

To be honest, from the small bits I've seen online, I think 556 and 762 will still be standard for a long time to come.
by Little J
31 Jan 2019, 19:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 935
Views: 81768
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

So does that turn it into a mini JSTARS? It was actually Boeings proposal to replace JSTARS in the US (last I heard the USAF now want to use satellite's). ...together with the possible E-7 buy could give us a ISTAR fleet with a basically common airframe down the line. That has been one of the argum...
by Little J
31 Jan 2019, 18:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 935
Views: 81768
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

In standard trim there shouldn't be any major need to operate overland.
But that goes well out of the window if they get any of Raytheon's Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) radar.
by Little J
30 Jan 2019, 23:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Gloster Meteor (1944-1965) (RAF)
Replies: 6
Views: 1944
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Gloster Meteor (1944-1965) (RAF)

Isn't Martin Baker still using a Meteor for ejection seat testing?
by Little J
30 Jan 2019, 19:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3922
Views: 287485
Location: United Kingdom

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

I thought the Yanks wanted a design that was already in the water (and proven)? Why the change?

Not that I wouldn't want t26 to win this...
by Little J
28 Jan 2019, 19:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1478
Views: 114891
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I'll put this here (because I'm not really sure where to put it :lol: )
Not suited to a CR2 upgrade, but looking to the future - a CR2 replacement...

by Little J
21 Jan 2019, 14:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1478
Views: 114891
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Is it slightly concerning that both upgrade teams are now working as one... Or do I need to take my tin foil hat off :think:
by Little J
13 Jan 2019, 22:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10496
Views: 871905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Think that you'll be left a little bit disappointed come the day...
by Little J
31 Dec 2018, 15:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 48
Views: 7152
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

As has been said before, AW139 or 149 would have been a better option for AAC.

Maybe even NH90 (still probably an option to replace Puma if the bugs get fixed).

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