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by Ron5
21 Jan 2021, 14:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4229
Views: 820638
Location: United States of America

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

jonas wrote:Parliamentary written questions 21st Jan :-

https://questions-statements.parliament ... -18/138885


Stupid effing question. I think he meant what's the cheapest rate to build them. But that would only attract a smart ass answer just like the one he did get.
by Ron5
15 Jan 2021, 12:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384362
Location: United States of America

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

Work share is a pretty difficult thing to manage, particularly across widely separated locations. I’d think the best way to manage it would be to either spread the work around on the basis of subsystems (Canadian tracks, Australian steel etc.) but even that is tricky. Maybe simply design it in one ...
by Ron5
14 Jan 2021, 13:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2548287
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

jimthelad wrote:If the software for the weapons system is written then surely it is carriage trials only for a Bravo user?


Carriage and firing trials are rather expensive. The most expensive bit of the whole process. I doubt very much if anyone will want to pay for the B. Certainly not the UK.
by Ron5
14 Jan 2021, 13:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384362
Location: United States of America

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

mr.fred wrote:
Tempest414 wrote:could we pull off a Type 26 style commonwealth program with Rheinmetall at it heart

It’d be about as British as Queen Victoria.


I suspect he meant RBSL which makes it a a tad better.
by Ron5
14 Jan 2021, 13:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384362
Location: United States of America

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

history going to waste What a joke! Vickers who built Challenger are long gone. Elswick is used for various engineering work by Pearsons. Barnbow is a demolished wasteland. No factories or people to waste. All due to one Paul Drayson, Labour's procurement supremo who declared all UK AFV manufacture...
by Ron5
13 Jan 2021, 17:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2548287
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Timmymagic wrote:US and Norway


Neither are interested in JSM on F-35B's. I don't know any nation that is.
by Ron5
13 Jan 2021, 13:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2548287
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well that's my lad all packed up and relocated to MOD Caledonia (Rosyth) for the foreseeable future courtesy of National Rail. How he managed to traverse the underground from Waterloo to Kings Cross with all his kit is a miracle! Cannot wait to see him arrive at HMNB Pompey onboard POW sometime thi...
by Ron5
13 Jan 2021, 13:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2548287
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Timmymagic wrote:Basically you're not going to see JSM cleared and on F-35B before 2024 at the earliest



I'm curious as to who is the customer that would pay for this integration?
by Ron5
11 Jan 2021, 13:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5139
Views: 993153
Location: United States of America

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

They will carry 8 Spear 3's plus 2 Meteors internally plus more Spear 3's on underwing pylons if required. Truth is we don't know. Nothing has ever been said about external carriage of Spear. I think a lot will depend on if the US decides to attach BRU-61's on the inner and mid pylons for SDB1, SDB...
by Ron5
10 Jan 2021, 13:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5139
Views: 993153
Location: United States of America

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

Army case the Grey Eagle?) from a 'safe' distance. - this would replicate the 'Normandy' scenario, where it would be difficult for the OpFor to leave their SAM cover, for quick and decisive manoeuvres... without being picked up by stand-off weapons. And as opposed to the old days, night cover for m...
by Ron5
10 Jan 2021, 13:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5139
Views: 993153
Location: United States of America

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

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Here come back to the limited carry of Spears by the F-35.


They will carry 8 Spear 3's plus 2 Meteors internally plus more Spear 3's on underwing pylons if required.
by Ron5
07 Jan 2021, 13:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 485
Views: 124536
Location: United States of America

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

Mercator wrote:new MR6 vid



Fugly.
by Ron5
30 Dec 2020, 14:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 676
Views: 168518
Location: United States of America

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

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by Ron5
29 Dec 2020, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4229
Views: 820638
Location: United States of America

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

Looks like the back end to me.
by Ron5
28 Dec 2020, 13:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1717
Views: 359914
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Boxer has already had the 40mm CTA integrated https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1314558646722981888?s=21 "Integrated" is an elastic term. Also that picture is almost certainly photoshopped. Lockheed mounted their Warrior/Ajax export version turret on a Boxer too. https://assets.r...
by Ron5
26 Dec 2020, 13:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 821
Views: 171932
Location: United States of America

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Good news

by Ron5
23 Dec 2020, 13:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1717
Views: 359914
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

It does look quite tall to fit in a400m/c17. Would say that if it’s acceptable for your air defence system to be fitted on a man truck then it should be acceptable for your long range artillery to be fitted to the same. Beg to disagree! If your artillery is being hit with small arms then things are...
by Ron5
22 Dec 2020, 18:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 38
Views: 4820
Location: United States of America

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

Can't wait to see these launching from PoW. There's a small British EMCAT that was developed by GE (I think) that would do the trick nicely. https://u0v052dm9wl3gxo0y3lx0u44wz-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/MV-Advanced-linear-machine-during-testing-in-2012-developed-over-230-kN-t...
by Ron5
22 Dec 2020, 15:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1717
Views: 359914
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

As an aside, the idea of turning Boxer into a tank as pushed by Nicholas Drummond et al, seems remarkably stupid. Tank Boxer vs any real tank is going to have only one conclusion. Not sure I buy that RCH 155 Boxer either. Looks way too tall and unstable even with the new lower design. I suspect it w...
by Ron5
21 Dec 2020, 13:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2548287
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Read this morning that he'll be back at sea in May.
by Ron5
21 Dec 2020, 13:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 38
Views: 4820
Location: United States of America

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

Looks the business.
by Ron5
20 Dec 2020, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 807
Views: 207365
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

Rationale for mushrooms:


by Ron5
20 Dec 2020, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 333
Views: 97699
Location: United States of America

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Spotted a couple math errors in the 2nd one :D

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