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by Tempest414
21 Jan 2021, 15:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 821
Views: 172121
Location: France

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

fv 432 or bulldog
by Tempest414
21 Jan 2021, 12:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 821
Views: 172121
Location: France

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Dose this still stand or is it wrong or has it changed

Armoured infantry battalion

57 x Warrior , 21 AFV , 8 CRV(T) , 12 Javelin ATGW and 6 81mm Mortars plus 729 all ranks
by Tempest414
19 Jan 2021, 10:22
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5139
Views: 994228
Location: France

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

just a question but given Marte ER has the same length as a Meteor at 3.6 meters could this be carried in a F-35B's weapons bay if so the UK and Italy could work together to fit Marte ER to the UK's and Italy's F-35's , Typhoons and Merlin's and it would fit nicely between spear 3 and Storm shadow
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2021, 11:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 270
Views: 78999
Location: France

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

we need to ask ourselves what other 'common' airframe, if any, can fill the 'niche' roles and be configurable at speed/ with ease to step from one niche to another. this is why I said something like a 737-800-QC which can carry 130 pax's or 10 pallets or a mix of both what would be looking at here ...
by Tempest414
17 Jan 2021, 12:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

By the way why do the Australian Army need over 400 modern IFVs yet we seem to need less than 300? Ok they only have one Armoured Regiment but they also will have cavalry in Boxers and Light Infantry in the Bushmaster and its successor. The argument that we have to maintain SSBNs and SSNs doesn't r...
by Tempest414
16 Jan 2021, 16:57
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

keeping with the Commonwealth Singapore would need to replace its 150+ plus the like of Oman could push the number up to 600 or 700 . I also think once you have a group like that exports may come however the UK would need to commit to 200+
by Tempest414
16 Jan 2021, 14:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

I didn't say it was cheap but the fact is we can't design and build a tank on our own on the cheap work share is here to stay and if we want something that is not Euro pack or US we will need to find partner's I cited two cases where one of the original partners left a collaboration and made their ...
by Tempest414
16 Jan 2021, 09:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

The point is weather it is eurofighter or frigates or tanks work share is now a thing in most projects and is doable Eurofighter, where France pulled out and partner disagreement has caused delays and cost. Tanks, such as MRAV , where France pulled out and then the UK did, or MBT80 where it all fel...
by Tempest414
16 Jan 2021, 08:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

The point is weather it is eurofighter or frigates or tanks work share is now a thing in most projects and is doable Yes, work share is common and how modern systems now are built. The point of most of the people on this forum is that both France and Germany are untrustworthy countries who look to ...
by Tempest414
15 Jan 2021, 17:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

The point is weather it is eurofighter or frigates or tanks work share is now a thing in most projects and is doable
by Tempest414
15 Jan 2021, 11:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 270
Views: 78999
Location: France

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

If Boeing wishes to open a design and manufacturing facility for wing or fuselages U.K. in the U.K. it can compete for VIP aircraft purchases if it doesn’t we can put a 300% tariff on any price they give. Don’t know why we would prop up aligning foreign manufacturers that actively attempt to destro...
by Tempest414
15 Jan 2021, 11:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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 Tempest414
15 Jan 2021, 10:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 270
Views: 78999
Location: France

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Why not 3 737-800-QC's in place of the 4 146's might work well of course you would lose the short rough strip capability but they could be good for VVIP - troop and fright movement plus Medi vac
by Tempest414
14 Jan 2021, 18:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

Ron5 wrote:
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.


Yes this is what I was thinking for the UK but I was thinking more a commonwealth program with work share
by Tempest414
14 Jan 2021, 11:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384794
Location: France

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

With the UK , Australia and Canada all needing to replace there MBT's = 300+ tanks at about the same time could we pull off a Type 26 style commonwealth program with Rheinmetall at it heart
by Tempest414
13 Jan 2021, 10:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 65
Views: 22921
Location: France

Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

Strategic insertion over 7000km is a good way to get your airborne units killed!! If you have a fleet of 24 aircraft then we can talk battalion deep insertion/interdiction ops. We don't. Simply put, you need the means to support operations at depth or have organic support. Anything else is suicide....
by Tempest414
12 Jan 2021, 18:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 65
Views: 22921
Location: France

Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

drop Airborne troops and equipment over strategic distances as part of out "Global" approach and make the Para's once again a go to first responder force. That's what the US did, straight from the good ol' USA into the Baltics... we were part of it, but can't remember what was used for ou...
by Tempest414
10 Jan 2021, 09:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 225
Views: 78792
Location: France

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

We can't free up Bob from the type 26 program send Paddy with a shovel down there
by Tempest414
09 Jan 2021, 17:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 485
Views: 124632
Location: France

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

As for the UOR fleet of Mastiff's & Ridgeback's they should go to make up 3 Battalions of Reserve mobile infantry There's zero value dumping such equipment onto reserve units when it will be reliant on a regular army maintenance support and supply chain package. There is never zero value there ...
by Tempest414
08 Jan 2021, 12:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3720
Views: 692625
Location: France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Good news. Two sets of Puma light UAVs are in trial onboard HMS Tamar... Its a start and would allow eyes on for ships command but its limited range 15 km and time 2 hours is some what poor Not a big issue. Puma light UAVs are light UAVs . As these UAV are very cheap and handy to operate, they have...
by Tempest414
08 Jan 2021, 12:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 485
Views: 124632
Location: France

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

As for the UOR fleet of Mastiff's & Ridgeback's they should go to make up 3 Battalions of Reserve mobile infantry There's zero value dumping such equipment onto reserve units when it will be reliant on a regular army maintenance support and supply chain package. There is never zero value there ...
by Tempest414
07 Jan 2021, 17:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 485
Views: 124632
Location: France

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

The sooner we get some of our numerous "Light" role Infantry Battalions into vehicles like this the more use we will be able to get out of them, using troops from 1st Division for roles we would currently have to use 3rd Division units for. I would agree and think two Brigades of the 1st ...
by Tempest414
07 Jan 2021, 11:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3720
Views: 692625
Location: France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

donald_of_tokyo wrote:Good news.

Two sets of Puma light UAVs are in trial onboard HMS Tamar.


Its a start and would allow eyes on for ships command but its limited range 15 km and time 2 hours is some what poor
by Tempest414
07 Jan 2021, 09:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 419
Views: 124224
Location: France

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

For the UK it means god knows what....seen numerous Defence figures speak about it as an advantage of Apache E, but no-one ever then asks them what it means to the UK. The only UK platform that it could apply to would be Watchkeeper (there's no way the RAF will be pairing Protector with AAC operate...
by Tempest414
03 Jan 2021, 22:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 333
Views: 97772
Location: France

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

At the time of the first statement there was a figure of 200 million said to be set aside

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