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by Ron5
31 Mar 2020, 01:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 64
Views: 11045
Location: United States of America

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Somehow I don't think it will be one of these ..

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by Ron5
30 Mar 2020, 19:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 64
Views: 11045
Location: United States of America

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Tempest414 wrote:Maybe the Army should get rid of its Wildcats & Gazelles and replace them with 50 UH-72's would make a nice round number


Or actually go with new technology instead of just more of the same decades old designs.
by Ron5
30 Mar 2020, 16:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 64
Views: 11045
Location: United States of America

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

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by Ron5
30 Mar 2020, 16:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3994
Views: 411339
Location: United States of America

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

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1242847914818506756 I'm guessing the German Mission Bay Handling System was part of Rolls Royce Commercial Marine, sold to Kongsberg in Apr 2019 for ~£350 million to help RR fund rectification of tech problems on their Trent engines, BBC reported RR incurred £...
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 22:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1114
Views: 139850
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

They could probably be built at Cammell Lairds in Merseyside quite easily, the problem is money - the funding gap in the equipment plan plus C19 impact. I think I read CL would need a modest investment to accommodate the longer length of the FSS. The only issue might be their less than stellar reco...
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 18:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1114
Views: 139850
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

abc123 wrote:next 15 T26


Good thinking.
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 15:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1114
Views: 139850
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

They could probably be built at Cammell Lairds in Merseyside quite easily, the problem is money - the funding gap in the equipment plan plus C19 impact. I think I read CL would need a modest investment to accommodate the longer length of the FSS. The only issue might be their less than stellar reco...
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 15:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Joint Helicopter Force
Replies: 64
Views: 11045
Location: United States of America

Re: Joint Helicopter Force

Any ex-Marine Ospreys will be knackered and would need mucho dineros to get fit for RAF/RN service.

But a nice idea in theory for the QE's for long range insertion/SAR.
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 14:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1841
Views: 210175
Location: United States of America

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

A German split buy sounds a silly idea. Bet it don't happen.
by Ron5
27 Mar 2020, 14:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 226724
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Looks like the Japanese are going on their own... Not all bad news though, they may be looking to co-operate on lots of the systems inside, which is pretty much what Tempest is about. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-japan-defence-fighter-exclusive/exclusive-japan-favours-home-grown-design-for-nex...
by Ron5
25 Mar 2020, 22:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1254101
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QRA requires supersonic performance no if no buts no maybes. The aircraft being intercepted will be at height and possibly moving away from intercepting a/c’s launch point. Subsonic a/c would never catch up. Point defence may not require supersonic performance because you know we’re the enemy is he...
by Ron5
22 Mar 2020, 15:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 116948
Location: United States of America

Re: Section infantry weapons

You mentioned that the bullpup could use some refinement up. What do you mean by that? TIA.
by Ron5
21 Mar 2020, 18:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1114
Views: 139850
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

[quote="ArmChairCivvy".... the French, who put everyting into the first wave.[/quote]

In theory. In practice, they stay home.
by Ron5
20 Mar 2020, 22:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1254101
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Have a look at this 6:30 on the video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yFd8lx7vQI And another from 1:56 on the next one... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDXonrsMMR8&t=98s That's not an SRVL either. At no time were any of the Russian aircraft relying on partial wing borne lift. They were j...
by Ron5
20 Mar 2020, 18:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1254101
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Touch and go's are not landings.
by Ron5
20 Mar 2020, 18:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152700
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Trivial question here but a diversion from the end of the world news. Whenever I see a photo of a Type 45 there always seems to be more of the black hull paint showing under the forecastle than further aft. Is there any particular reason for this? My uneducated brain thought it might be because the...
by Ron5
19 Mar 2020, 14:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1254101
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A proposal for future games:

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by Ron5
19 Mar 2020, 14:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152700
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Old news. Watch the TV to see the ships conducting operations.

But by all means keep bashing the Royal Navy and the equipment it operates.
by Ron5
19 Mar 2020, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6395
Views: 574955
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

This is why the whole shipbuilding 'strategy' is fundamentally flawed. Parker was asked by the Treasury to come up with a cover for breaking the Bae monopoly. Didn't have to actually make sense just be believable enough. And it didn't (make sense). Surprised he hasn't got his lordship yet to say th...
by Ron5
18 Mar 2020, 15:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 241
Views: 49226
Location: United States of America

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

jonas wrote:... we will continue to ensure that UKaid is deployed in a way that maximises value for money for development and the UK taxpayer.


Uh huh.
by Ron5
18 Mar 2020, 15:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 503
Views: 80989
Location: United States of America

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Whatever happened in the past, we have ended up with a dog's dinner of a programme. As mentioned in the article, upgrades are supposed to be quicker and cheaper than replacement yet we end up with programmes costs almost the same and taking longer, Warrior is a case in point. I'm not sure that the ...
by Ron5
17 Mar 2020, 19:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152700
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Something Scottish and scary?
by Ron5
17 Mar 2020, 17:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152700
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Lovely sight, great video. But who swiped the Phalanx?

PS all Type 45's should have a bow decal like Dragon.
by Ron5
17 Mar 2020, 17:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 49
Views: 12537
Location: United States of America

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

I'd say the M777 portee was a good one to miss on.

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