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by Ron5
10 Jul 2020, 19:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1808
Views: 279601
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Export-Centric Tempest Has Global Ambitions For Partners Tony Osborne July 10, 2020 British combat aircraft Under current plans, the architecture of the future British combat aircraft should be decided this year. It is likely to look very different from the designs unveiled two years ago. The UK is ...
by Ron5
10 Jul 2020, 17:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:I'll bet CdD's food is better than the QE/PoW NAAFI


I understand CdeG is not a popular assignment.
by Ron5
10 Jul 2020, 17:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Timmymagic wrote:I suspect the QE Class has more 'usable' space and is more efficient


What's the matter with you? How can you possibly entertain the thought that the French ship is in any way superior, even for a second????
by Ron5
10 Jul 2020, 17:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1214
Views: 176098
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Not his decision clearly.
by Ron5
10 Jul 2020, 16:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1627
Views: 220135
Location: United States of America

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

What the heck is he talking about?

PS Thanks Andy, nice video, gets the blood stirred
by Ron5
09 Jul 2020, 23:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Storing Photon Torpodeos
by Ron5
09 Jul 2020, 16:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A picture of CdeG's hangar ..

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by Ron5
09 Jul 2020, 16:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

From The Brit, firstly the UK deployment followed by the 2020 French equivalent to make everyone feel good altho there's reason to believe that's not 100% accurate (too many Rafales, not enough escorts). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcVdJiwXYAExbn9?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com...
by Ron5
08 Jul 2020, 20:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Jensy wrote:pursue one very large CVN


As long as it's longer than the British ones, one meter will do :D
by Ron5
08 Jul 2020, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Why would Germany want a carrier? Never really had one before.
by Ron5
08 Jul 2020, 14:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

From The Brit, firstly the UK deployment followed by the 2020 French equivalent to make everyone feel good altho there's reason to believe that's not 100% accurate (too many Rafales, not enough escorts). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcVdJiwXYAExbn9?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/...
by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 17:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 767
Views: 136404
Location: United States of America

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

HMS Kent stolen from WarshipPorn ..

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by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 17:12
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 414
Views: 87275
Location: United States of America

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

As spotted by Gabrielle in Soldier magazine, the Army is getting a Wildcat fitted with a Seaspray radar to play with. One of their top wishlist items. The theory is Wildcat does the long/mid range spotting for Apache. Or for itself I guess.
by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 17:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 590183
Location: United States of America

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

With regards to the F35 B this article suggests that the upgrading to block4 will add weight and affect range ,I dont know if this has been discussed elsewhere but in an aircraft operating off a carrier this suggests it would be vital for all of the F35B operating off carriers to be so upgraded to ...
by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 16:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154773
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Ron5 wrote:
SW1 wrote:https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-time-when-two-super-carriers-became-floating-army-h-1647968681


1994

Threat

US

Sigh.


Future

For real

UK

Nuts, effing nuts.
by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 16:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154773
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

SW1 wrote:https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-time-when-two-super-carriers-became-floating-army-h-1647968681


1994

Threat

US

Sigh.
by Ron5
07 Jul 2020, 16:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1226
Views: 185718
Location: United States of America

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

One Geo Hoon carries most of the blame. Of course he has been amply rewarded by a lucrative post political career.
by Ron5
06 Jul 2020, 23:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154773
Location: United States of America

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

You'd have to be effing nuts to use QE or POW as an LPH. Nuts.

Be like taking Invincible or Hermes inside San Carlos Water.
by Ron5
06 Jul 2020, 23:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1186206
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Tempest414 wrote:2 x 200 x 24 meter ships


Good Grief Charlie Brown!
by Ron5
04 Jul 2020, 15:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11830
Views: 1516156
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote:When is the 3rd Phalanx being fitted to our “fully trained” ??? Aircraft Carrier? :mrgreen:


Wasn't there talk of a 4th or was I dreaming that?
by Ron5
04 Jul 2020, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1186206
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Nothing, absolutely nothing good can be said about the gestation to the Type 26. ClusterF of biblical proportions. Hopefully never to be repeated.
by Ron5
03 Jul 2020, 16:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1808
Views: 279601
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

both the CAF and RAAF appear to have a similar requirement for a capable air superiority fighter with some decent legs on it, which pretty much the starting point for the RAF requirement. If that is correct, and I'm sure you are, where does Sweden fit in? I doubt if they need a long range aircraft....
by Ron5
03 Jul 2020, 15:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 284
Views: 69135
Location: United States of America

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

Stirring the pot, I know, but couldn't resist :twisted: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/28/new-royal-yacht-britannia-would-serious-benefit-uk-says-new/ Yeah. I also think it would be a great idea if someone would buy me a luxury yacht, it would do wonders for my brand too. This one to be p...
by Ron5
03 Jul 2020, 15:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 493257
Location: United States of America

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

I'm slightly surprised the T26 design can take the growth to ~10,000t for Hunter, the same as Burke Flight IIA destroyer with its 96 VLS cells, with no problems, BAE quote T26 as 6,900t and as mentioned before BAE do not state whether their figure is light, standard or full load displacement. My as...
by Ron5
03 Jul 2020, 15:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1808
Views: 279601
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Pseudo wrote:both the CAF and RAAF appear to have a similar requirement for a capable air superiority fighter with some decent legs on it, which pretty much the starting point for the RAF requirement.


If that is correct, and I'm sure you are, where does Sweden fit in? I doubt if they need a long range aircraft.

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