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by Tempest414
08 Jul 2020, 18:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This is a better question and this why I would say if they go for F-18 then pick the best pilots from the program to go on to do carrier training giving them a squadron that could join the French carrier
by Tempest414
08 Jul 2020, 17:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

RichardIC wrote:Nope, the US won't let them integrate their nukes onto Eurofighter.


Thank I know the real reason I was being flippant. However with F-18 E/F and G and putting the second carrier aside a French carrier with a mixed German unit of 8 F-18F's and 4 G's could bring something to the table
by Tempest414
08 Jul 2020, 16:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe that is why Germany are going for F-18s so they something to fly off any new carrier
by Tempest414
08 Jul 2020, 15:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Taking away the aircraft for a moment is this the ships each navy is deploying as part of each of there carrier group. As said before the French tend to do this i.e the carrier and two escorts but then have allied escorts join the group and as also said the last French carrier group also had a type ...
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:HMS Daring ready by May 2021? No chance.


Am i missing something it says HMS Diamond and Defender above so what has Daring got to do with it?
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11831
Views: 1516280
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

going forward will be more like the French carrier group they seem to send 2 escorts and then 3 allied escorts the last French group had a Type 45 and IH class attached
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 13:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1186260
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

There should be some allied escorts joining too along with Fort Vic and a Tide class it really will be a sight and even though there will only be 16 jets in the airwing if anything was to kick off when at sea we can always surge more jet if needed
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 11:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

so it looks like only the LPH USS Inchon took part in the Haiti operation the remaining 9 big deck amphibs where already deployed or in overhaul at the time meaning the US had to use the carriers and army helicopters
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

interesting would like to know how far out they planned to launch the helicopter force also how many if any of the Tarawa class LHA's where also taking part in this operation. This aside it shows to me that as I have said before any puma replacement needs to be able of operating off the carriers. I ...
by Tempest414
07 Jul 2020, 00:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1186260
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Ron5 wrote:
Tempest414 wrote:2 x 200 x 24 meter ships


Good Grief Charlie Brown!


I don't see type 4X being this big however I could see it getting to 170 by 22
by Tempest414
06 Jul 2020, 17:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2841
Views: 348158
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The £1m wasn’t just for a paint job though was it, it was for a full service and electronics upgrade which was already planned for to keep it air worthy. The media do like to spin things to get the usual out range mob going. The Aircraft was in for a D check which is the Heavy Maintenance visit whi...
by Tempest414
06 Jul 2020, 17:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

my worry about a 3rd flat top is as always it putting a QE at risk of the chopping block. We as nation we really need to get over this fear of putting thing at risk as it is an ever decreasing capability hole. we can't have the LPH we need because we might lose a carrier we can't fit out type 31 pr...
by Tempest414
06 Jul 2020, 16:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1186260
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The cheapest option (whilst preserving a credible navy), would be to keep Govan building at a 18mth drumbeat for FFs and DDs with say 24yr lifespans, get Appledore (or another) up and running building sub 100m ships on a 12mth drumbeat (with 20yr lifespans) and another yard building RFAs every two ...
by Tempest414
06 Jul 2020, 16:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

I would agree in part that with the two carriers we have loads of space for RN types even RAF and AAC as well but for me we come back to the fact that we would need both carriers one in strike fit and the other in LPH and if we don't have both then we would be pushed and operational tasks would be t...
by Tempest414
06 Jul 2020, 13:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 735
Views: 101666
Location: France

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

just needs to be something to put 'stuff' on the back. Whether it has a covered working deck or not it will still need something like M-Cube CMS and a Radar like Scanter 4100 to operate and control UAV's and USV's. using your own words that the RAF fly the same jet as Ryianair ( P-8 and 737-800 ) a...
by Tempest414
04 Jul 2020, 22:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 133
Views: 46512
Location: France

Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

hopefully getting her ready for a 9 month deployment EoS
by Tempest414
04 Jul 2020, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 735
Views: 101666
Location: France

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

A great birdseye view photo. It also gives you a good idea of what could fit on a platform 50% longer and 50% wider (i.e. 90m x 15m), which seem to be a popular option for suggested replacements I would say with the way USV and UUV's are going the a 90 meter ship is starting to look a bit tight for...
by Tempest414
04 Jul 2020, 02:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Many thanks for the insight helps right that off as to costly
by Tempest414
04 Jul 2020, 00:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

I would say if you fitted a 20 x 20 meter hangar on the Albion class you could still fit 3 Merlin's in it and operate 2 Merlin's off 2 spots and just maybe if they landed side on instead of inline 2 Chinooks
by Tempest414
03 Jul 2020, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

For me keep it cheap and quick and buy 2 150 x 22 meter Makassar class LPD's from Korea for 100 million pounds fitted with a full width T hangar capable of holding 2 Merlin and 2 Wildcat opereting off 2 spots. The 150 meter Makassar should be able hold 500 people including 60 crew 300 troops and 140...
by Tempest414
02 Jul 2020, 16:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 735
Views: 101666
Location: France

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

By sacrificing remaining T26? = adding even more cost on T31. If the type 26's are to be cut in numbers it will have nothing to do with type 31 and everything to do with HMG what they want or don't want. China is starting its push out today Hong Kong and the world will kick up little fuss next Taiw...
by Tempest414
02 Jul 2020, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 735
Views: 101666
Location: France

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

Just maybe the navy woke up just in time and went with A-140 knowing that they would have to keep them for 25 year and they have room to add kit
by Tempest414
02 Jul 2020, 14:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 408679
Location: France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

donald_of_tokyo wrote:But, does't the EEZ patrol/fishery protection OPV better be more visible than stealthy?


Who cares it looks cool as. Also the Canadian frigate looks great please oh please paint the Type 31's like this
by Tempest414
02 Jul 2020, 10:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 408679
Location: France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

RichardIC wrote:https://twitter.com/hmssevern/status/1278411644813656070

Oh yes.


Hell yes do it now please
by Tempest414
30 Jun 2020, 12:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 154774
Location: France

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

For me the answer could be keep the 3 Bays and Argus going until 2028 and then start to replace all four ship with 4 180 x 30 meter Enforcer's each with room for 400 troops a full width hangar for up to 3 helicopters a well deck for 2 Caiman 90 and davits for 2 LCVP/CB90. these would be operated by ...

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