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by Qwerty
27 May 2019, 22:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 75098
Location: Germany

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

You’re right Mr Fred, clothing wasn’t a factor of the cause. Clothing exists that can mitigate against the burns received by the crew. Not sure by how much after 5-8 seconds trapped inside of a propellant inferno? Clearly not as urgent as the training and safety standards requiring suitable revisions.
by Qwerty
27 May 2019, 15:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 75098
Location: Germany

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

Aircrew receive flame retardant clothing for their role.

Hopefully armour crews will now get the same or similar.

NOMEX is also available in black (in case the RTR are reading...)
by Qwerty
22 May 2019, 22:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)
Replies: 146
Views: 12249
Location: Germany

Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

by Qwerty
15 May 2019, 13:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 117
Views: 7884
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

SW1 wrote:Yes p8 has different wings, different fuselage, different fuel tank system, different engines, different avionics but yes apart from that it the same a 737ng.


Trigger’s broom?
by Qwerty
03 May 2019, 12:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36257
Location: Germany

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Jake1992 wrote:It’s HMS King George VI for the final in class


Would never have guessed that!

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defe ... e-is-named
by Qwerty
22 Apr 2019, 18:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9943
Views: 601347
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Should I be surprised that CdG's displays are in English? And I wonder what sea state that remote aircraft handling system can be used? The international language of communication for maritime and aviation is English. If you read the read the English straight off the display you won’t have to trans...
by Qwerty
09 Apr 2019, 12:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 30166
Location: Germany

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

The UOR equipment isn’t budgeted for by the MOD but by the Treasury. This is/was kit the army should’ve had but was never funded thanks to various government policies. Short term strategic thinking and planning and not very popular as it doesn’t win votes. Whereas Typhoons and Aircraft carriers are ...
by Qwerty
25 Mar 2019, 19:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5889
Views: 241837
Location: Germany

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Timmymagic wrote:Mind you it does make you wonder...//...maybe they're in a warehouse somewhere...


Packed in cases between the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant at the Smithsonian
by Qwerty
21 Mar 2019, 08:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9943
Views: 601347
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It seems HMS POW has been testing her emergency escape system, I'm just trying to find out if my nipper got to have a 'slide' or if it was just a test of the equipment and not the process. 8-) https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1108349388554944512 How many decks have the stokers got to climb b...
by Qwerty
01 Mar 2019, 07:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 75098
Location: Germany

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

seaspear wrote:It might look better complete with other things on top than the defence secretary , unless lol


Working at height and in a depot/yard - No protective head gear and no high visibility clothing.
by Qwerty
28 Feb 2019, 21:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36257
Location: Germany

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Dreadnought, Valiant and Warspite were the first Royal Navy SSN’s.

If the naming convention continues, the next boat will be Resolution.
by Qwerty
27 Feb 2019, 07:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36257
Location: Germany

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

HMS Nelson is a training establishment and “landship”
by Qwerty
25 Feb 2019, 14:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 255
Views: 19120
Location: Germany

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

RunningStrong wrote:Yeah it's British Built if you ignore the engine, transmission, driver cameras...


The driver’s from Fiji
by Qwerty
25 Feb 2019, 08:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 30166
Location: Germany

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

JLTV is not yet a certainty...

Trials are not going smoothly.

Discussion better off in the correct thread.
by Qwerty
20 Feb 2019, 08:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9943
Views: 601347
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Prince of Wales is nearing completion.

Staff Move onboard and sea trials scheduled for September.

*Navy Lookout*
by Qwerty
13 Feb 2019, 19:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1719
Views: 93421
Location: Germany

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Story here

https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/mi ... er,RGoPe1f

33 aircraft maintains 5000 jobs in Manching.
by Qwerty
01 Feb 2019, 14:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 907
Views: 53522
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

If you’re so sure, why ask?

I’ll expect you’ll be disappointed for both Poseidon and Lightning.
by Qwerty
01 Feb 2019, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 23940
Location: Germany

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

SVL = Secret Volcano Lair. :lolno:
by Qwerty
01 Feb 2019, 08:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 23940
Location: Germany

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
shark bait wrote:operating from a base in the Caribbean

The RN link did not mention any base? Is it about stops for groceries, or?



SVL Montserrat.
by Qwerty
01 Feb 2019, 08:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 907
Views: 53522
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

Lord Jim wrote:But what sensors does the stock P-8 come with that would be of such use as to necessitate their use over land?


The usual kit.

Mk.1 eyeball/Binoculars.
Two way comms.
TV cameras / Thermal imaging/Passive infra red.
Radar.
ESM.
ECM.
C4I.

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