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by Zealot
17 Sep 2018, 15:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 86554
Location: United Kingdom

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

Meet the Challenger 2 Black Night being show cased as BAEs Demonstrator for LEP

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https://www.janes.com/article/83009/bae ... monstrator
by Zealot
09 Jun 2018, 21:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 86554
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

The US won the "Most Lethal" Shoot Off - 1st Place

Skip to 7:15
by Zealot
06 Jun 2018, 19:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)
Replies: 79
Views: 8411
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Scimitar Class Fast Patrol Vessels (RN)

Zealot wrote:Take the Oerlikon 20mm cannon from the Batch 1 River Class. The only money spent would be on fitting them.


I'm already a head of you on that one ;)
by Zealot
04 May 2018, 21:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9859
Views: 425357
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Both the Short Module and the Strike Length variants.
by Zealot
04 May 2018, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9859
Views: 425357
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

ASROC is too large for ExLS, unless it has its booster removed which would severely impact its range.
by Zealot
26 Apr 2018, 16:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10035
Views: 678101
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Why is it that this kind of theft is deemed to be OK? Just asking. Just to clarify, it is legal to use a VPN in the United Kingdom. There is not a single UK law nor EU law which would forbid or prevent you from doing so. You’re well within your rights to use the app that I linked to access BBC.co.u...
by Zealot
26 Apr 2018, 16:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10035
Views: 678101
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Why is it that this kind of theft is deemed to be OK? Just asking. Just to clarify, it is legal to use a VPN in the United Kingdom. There is not a single UK law nor EU law which would forbid or prevent you from doing so. You’re well within your rights to use the app that I linked to access BBC.co.uk
by Zealot
25 Apr 2018, 21:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10035
Views: 678101
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If you are on Google Chrome use this; https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... meio?hl=en - Switch to a UK server and go onto BBC.co.uk
by Zealot
20 Apr 2018, 19:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 824
Views: 49964
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Grenadier Guards have just received the first of the L85A3s!

(Volume Warning)


(Volume Warning)
by Zealot
26 Mar 2018, 17:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 26296
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

One missed, Two hit. Heres the one that missed;

by Zealot
22 Mar 2018, 23:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 824
Views: 49964
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The AW50s are also being upgraded to the AX50s.
by Zealot
22 Mar 2018, 00:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 824
Views: 49964
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

During a seminar at the 2018 Future Soldier Technology conference, held in London 12th-14th March, the CO of the British Army’s Infantry Trials and Development Unit confirmed that the L110A2/A3 would be dropped. The move will widen the debate around suppressive vs precision fire. http://www.thefire...
by Zealot
15 Mar 2018, 14:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 68810
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Would it not make more sense to swap Warrior and Ajax? Send ajax to the Armoured brigades and warrior to the Strike Brigades?
by Zealot
04 Mar 2018, 14:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9859
Views: 425357
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

benny14 wrote:
Zealot wrote:It will be 16 ASROC maybe even 24, they wont have any other ASW weapon after all.

Evidence?



The fact there will be no stingray on board and no other mention of alternative ASW systems. The only confirmed ASW platforms are its Helicopters.
by Zealot
03 Mar 2018, 18:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9859
Views: 425357
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It will be 16 ASROC maybe even 24, they wont have any other ASW weapon after all.
by Zealot
29 Jan 2018, 00:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 594
Views: 37096
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

Belgian Government Green Lights Procurement of New Generation MCM Vessels https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/january-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/5896-belgian-government-green-lights-procurement-of-new-generation-mcm-vessels.html As far as the Belgian Navy is concerned...
by Zealot
26 Jan 2018, 22:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 86554
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

118 were placed in storage after the 2010 cuts, that's 404; plus one lost in Iraq is 405. No idea about the last 3.
by Zealot
26 Jan 2018, 22:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1730
Views: 106124
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Typhoon

It's not sitting on the center station, its blocking the view of the rear landing gear.
by Zealot
25 Jan 2018, 13:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 256
Views: 22221
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-purc ... lion-deal/

According to the UK Defence Journal, its 2,747 JLTVs
by Zealot
02 Jan 2018, 19:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 328
Views: 23433
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (Army Air Corps)

Spike NLOS similar to the South Koreans. IMO, the armies trailer based Exactor should be moved on to the Wildcats.
by Zealot
20 Dec 2017, 13:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 86554
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

RunningStrong wrote:I think Rheinmetall will genuinely find a way to make 120mm smooth bore a realistic possibility on the CR2


They already have, they want to replace the entire turret. Yeah... Not gonna happen. The remodeling of existing turrets during CLIP was already deemed too expensive.
by Zealot
16 Nov 2017, 20:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 256
Views: 22221
Location: United Kingdom

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

Timmymagic wrote:
Mercator wrote:Google is your friend.


Are they UK Bushmasters though? Sure they've got the RWS, but they're missing some of the kit they've been seen with before, in particular the massive bull bars.


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Yeah they are. :)
by Zealot
12 Nov 2017, 20:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3843
Views: 216483
Location: United Kingdom

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

The VLS layout is rather interesting, its a shame ours wont have 32 Cells. She looks beautiful, definitely better looking than ours.
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by Zealot
12 Nov 2017, 20:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9859
Views: 425357
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The French CSG consisted of 4(inc. Sub) French escorts and 2 Ally provided escorts. If the French can do it with less escorts, i'm sure we can with more.
by Zealot
08 Nov 2017, 20:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1385
Views: 83967
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

FCAS.jpg


Sneak peak of FCAS Concept. The affordability part cut of at the bottom is a little hilarious. :lol:

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