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by Little J
23 Nov 2020, 17:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 214
Views: 71504
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)



Just over 40 years ago, the Royal Air Force took delivery of their first Chinook helicopter. They’ve featured in every major conflict since and proven to be versatile across the spectrum of operations, from deploying troops to rescuing civilians.
by Little J
03 Nov 2020, 20:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 946
Views: 202579
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

ArmChairCivvy wrote:The lightness (leaving aside the changeability of barrel, for a longer one that is) may be :?: the reason why the US has not had any of the silliness (with their SAW) of dropping MGs from section level.


Well except for the USMC who have switched to the HK 416 for assault, DMR and SAW... :D
by Little J
01 Nov 2020, 13:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 946
Views: 202579
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Those interested in all the twists and turns can enjoy a read here:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... lure-93001


That article is soooo badly written :wtf:

I only got a few paragraphs into before I had to stop... I'll try and force myself to read it later
by Little J
28 Oct 2020, 17:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 946
Views: 202579
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Textron's entry...
Note that on the rifle, the support hand is right on the ejection port...

by Little J
27 Oct 2020, 12:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 946
Views: 202579
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

aimed at a space between the 556 and 762, but not necessarily designed to replace either So you don't see a unitary (as for ammo carried) squad coming? 556 isn't going away for a long, long time, the new 6.8 is all about "overmatch" at the expense of lower powered situations, i.e. room cl...
by Little J
27 Oct 2020, 11:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 946
Views: 202579
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Problem with M855 A1 (and its like) is that the barrel pressures have gone up so high that your safety margin to the proof load is almost halved... https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/06/03/hornady-announces-6mm-arc/ The new 6mm ARC round has promise (and is extremely similar to an idea i had y...
by Little J
21 Oct 2020, 19:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 138
Views: 60787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

Signed off work, bored... Decided to do some crude photoshopping... :D
by Little J
13 Oct 2020, 14:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2240035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

bobp wrote:US and UK bomb Scottish island.........
No humans were killed in the exercise


Don't tell Nicola Sturgeon that :shh: :lol:
by Little J
06 Sep 2020, 15:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5060
Views: 874485
Location: United Kingdom

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

Bit of gun porn anyone? :P

by Little J
01 Sep 2020, 11:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: U.K. UAV's/Drones
Replies: 243
Views: 61183
Location: United Kingdom

Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

This bloke is making a RC F-35B (really cool btw, look at his other videos), but he's also built this test frame to help him get used to flighting it and experiment with bits and bob's...

Anyone else think it would make a good (scalable) basis for a UAV???

by Little J
30 Aug 2020, 22:11
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5060
Views: 874485
Location: United Kingdom

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

Sorry, but that first link about Tonka is biased as fook. Other than the small wing, every argument against it is purely due to lack of investment (an unfortunately common problem outside of the US). The Female former RAF pilot saying that the F-15E would have been better... There was a 12 year gap ...
by Little J
26 Aug 2020, 17:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 138
Views: 60787
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

It appears that a year after the introduction of the newly upgraded SA80 A3 the British Army is introducing a series of small but significant tweaks to improve weapons handling. The changes come following user feedback on the SA80 A3 / L85A3 rifles which have been overhauled by Heckler & Koch i...
by Little J
22 Aug 2020, 15:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2240035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ken Block would probably be up for it... A gymkhana through the ships may not go down to well with the Admiralty though :mrgreen:
by Little J
29 Jul 2020, 13:54
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Enfield Em-2 (Rifle, No. 9, mk1)
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Location: United Kingdom

Enfield Em-2 (Rifle, No. 9, mk1)

A very cool design... But bloody complicated working parts...







N.B. if this is the wrong section for this post could a mod please move it :thumbup:
by Little J
25 Jul 2020, 10:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5060
Views: 874485
Location: United Kingdom

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

dmereifield wrote:What are Italian F35's doing at Marham?

Teasing the RAF? :silent:
by Little J
19 Jul 2020, 12:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2240035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A cockpit that folds sideways like the Guppies would be useful, but this looks like it is side loaded only... Side loaded via clamshell doors to fit 3 of these in, in 15 minutes. 1.5 tonne max in each one. https://i.imgur.com/65A26Hx.jpg Apologies, I should have specified... In relation to the F135...
by Little J
19 Jul 2020, 11:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5060
Views: 874485
Location: United Kingdom

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

What about the other underwing pylons that can be fitted to the F-35? If needed surely these could also carry a number of Meteors? How are you going to sneak up on the bad guys if you do that?? Well if we're doing it Sneaky-Beaky like, they won't know how many planes we have in the air and will tur...
by Little J
19 Jul 2020, 11:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2240035
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A cockpit that folds sideways like the Guppies would be useful, but this looks like it is side loaded only...
by Little J
16 Jul 2020, 15:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 46
Views: 3582
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

I don’t really see the V-280 as a competitor to the V-22 but more of a complimentary aircraft, when you look at there size, there lift capacity and troop load they both fit in to different areas. To me the V-22 sits between a merlin and chinook in the above where as the V-280 sits between the wildc...
by Little J
16 Jul 2020, 15:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 336
Views: 95116
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Well unless the MoD makes a costly change to AirTanker's contract there is no chance of it happening... And the only way that will really have a chance of happening is if AirTanker can make money refuelling other nations (like Omega does).
by Little J
04 Jul 2020, 12:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 130
Views: 35282
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: 138
Views: 60787
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: 182
Views: 161847
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: 12576
Views: 2240035
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: 5060
Views: 874485
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)

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