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by Tempest414
24 Oct 2020, 15:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240768
Location: France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Tempest414 wrote: now we could go for six Karel Doorman class 3 set up for Carrier support and 3 for LRG support replacing Fort Vic , 3 x Bay , 2 x Wave and Argu While I do think the KD could make a nice base for the SSS, six may be a step too far, it would be a shame to loose the dock when the bay...
by Tempest414
23 Oct 2020, 10:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240768
Location: France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Lets say if Merlin could VERTREP 4 ton loads and the FSS could carry say 5 Merlin within 10 trips they could move an extra 200 tons. Would it be possible for 5 helicopters to move 200 tons in say 3 hours
by Tempest414
22 Oct 2020, 17:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240768
Location: France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Ron5 wrote:
shark bait wrote:in the rare event they a full engine delivering they can sling it under a helicopter


Curious, can a Merlin lift that engine?


Merlin can lift about 5 tons
by Tempest414
22 Oct 2020, 17:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240768
Location: France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Poiuytrewq wrote:Or the full Karel Doorman?


now we could go for six Karel Doorman class 3 set up for Carrier support and 3 for LRG support replacing Fort Vic , 3 x Bay , 2 x Wave and Argus leaving the RFA with 4 Tide Tankers and 6 Support ships
by Tempest414
21 Oct 2020, 11:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 49
Views: 21018
Location: France

Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

CVRT Upgraded with Ukrainian turret for Jordon displayed at SOFEX 2016 http://i.imgur.com/mZFCStJ.jpg http://www.armyrecognition.com/sofex_2016_official_online_show_daily_news/new_cvrt_reconnaisance_vehicle_upgraded_with_ukrainian_kastet_combat_module_at_sofex_11005165.html The "KASTET" c...
by Tempest414
21 Oct 2020, 09:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240768
Location: France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

British lead or British fronted we will have to wait and see
by Tempest414
21 Oct 2020, 08:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 399
Views: 104769
Location: France

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Yes but now with the new up-rated GE engine and rotor the E is a lot closer to the British D in power to lift that is what the pilots said last year
by Tempest414
20 Oct 2020, 22:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 399
Views: 104769
Location: France

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

The other major difference between the British WAH-64 and the usual AH-64 are: The WAH-64 use a pair of Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 01/12 engines, replacing the original General Electric T700-GE-701C engines. The Rolls-Royce engine produces 1,565 kW (2,100 hp) vs. 1,410 kW (1,890 hp) for the GE T7...
by Tempest414
19 Oct 2020, 09:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2977
Views: 462408
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

No they have used this term for sometime
by Tempest414
18 Oct 2020, 10:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2977
Views: 462408
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

For me right now with money being tight and though I am not a fan of Rubs for now I would add one to the Albion class capable of holding 3 Merlin's and also having doors front and back to allow use of the ramp from the vehicle deck. This with the rubs on the Bays could allow up to 5 Merlin's or 3 Me...
by Tempest414
16 Oct 2020, 10:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011485
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Now it is time we got some photos of the LRG together in the Med
by Tempest414
14 Oct 2020, 11:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011485
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So we will not get to see the two carriers together at sea then ?
by Tempest414
14 Oct 2020, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Can't see any reason (other than cost) to not fit 12 ExLS launchers each quad packed with CAMM to give a total of 48 missiles. That provides a pretty reasonable defence. Then, forward of this position, 8 Harpoon launchers taken from Type 23 when they retire and modernised with Harpoon II. If I was ...
by Tempest414
11 Oct 2020, 17:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

BTW range has nothing to do with how much the crew eats. It's 100% the size of the tanks and the thirstiness of the engines. Which, of course, varies with speed. I suspect the 10k miles were at the most economical speed while the 7k is at the RN's fleet speed. the figure of 9300 nm for the IH is sa...
by Tempest414
11 Oct 2020, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Putting the speed aside they have some how lost 2000nm range
by Tempest414
11 Oct 2020, 09:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think there is some game playing going on by the RN/ MOD here. In the Babcock video it shows the Type 31 lay out and on the lay out it shows the max speed as 26 knots and the range as 7000+ nm yet the Danes say the IH class is capable of 30 knots and 9000+ range so for me the RN or MOD is looking ...
by Tempest414
10 Oct 2020, 17:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The type 23 is in RN service rated at 28 Knots but HMS Sutherland topped out at 34 knots on trials in 2008
by Tempest414
09 Oct 2020, 10:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The problem with the whole Europe nato idea is that it not only limits what we can do on our own with out pulling the core of these groups away but also could be almost impossible in enact in a really hot situation. What happens if one or two on the nation in a group don’t want to act ? Artical 5 i...
by Tempest414
09 Oct 2020, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

SW1 wrote: Indeed so will you be proposing moving surface fleet spending to the submarine service. What are you suggesting he do? Cut what to build what and where? I think the point being made is that we're insecure in our own backyard, and don't seem too interested in securing it. But on the other...
by Tempest414
08 Oct 2020, 17:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Also looking around there is no other boat designs of this size and type that a British yard could plug into the Vita class is a nice boat if not a little long in the tooth however with modern systems and weapons it should work well for Ukraine The Barzan class already have Tacticos CMS , MRR Radar ...
by Tempest414
08 Oct 2020, 12:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So with 11 patrol boats under 40 meters and 1 frigate these 8 new 56 meter fast attack boats will really be a step change for the Ukraine navy only 1 of the 11 patrol boats has a gun over 25mm so maybe a fit of 2 x 40mm would be a good fit for them 8 x 56 m Vita class boats with say TACTICOS CMS N-1...
by Tempest414
08 Oct 2020, 09:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12332
Views: 1610857
Location: France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I think it will be a upgraded Vita class will be interesting to see what weapons fit it will get maybe a 57mm and 2 x 30mm to start with maybe NSM
by Tempest414
07 Oct 2020, 17:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011485
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The Pumas are interesting wonder if they are thinking of doing this at sea like the French a lot of work the crews would have to do the dunker
by Tempest414
04 Oct 2020, 06:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011485
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Until lasers can take over from the gun any fighter tasked with the job of fleet defence needs a gun full stop any and every fighter pilot I have ever spoken to has told me the the same and I have spoken to a lot. And given the gun is podded on the B will take away stealth. And the Phantom was the s...
by Tempest414
03 Oct 2020, 10:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011485
Location: France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Was this posted before? https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense/status/1311380291957567490 No and a good pic. But it makes me think that nothing has been learnt from the past build a plane without a gun then down the line it needs a gun pod started with the Phantom and there we are 60 years doing the sam...

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