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by Qwerty
09 Apr 2019, 12:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 455
Views: 24385
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: 5791
Views: 201798
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: 9736
Views: 518886
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: 1348
Views: 61456
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: 610
Views: 29031
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: 610
Views: 29031
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: 230
Views: 15053
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: 24385
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: 9736
Views: 518886
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: 1706
Views: 79689
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 Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 45430
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: 274
Views: 20195
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: 274
Views: 20195
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 Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 45430
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.
by Qwerty
31 Jan 2019, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 627
Views: 38610
Location: Germany

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

article regarding the state of readiness/refit

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/progre ... -frigates/
by Qwerty
31 Jan 2019, 08:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 45430
Location: Germany

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

That would depend on the enemy, the operational theatre and the RAF assets available. e.g. If the Air-seeker was grounded over a safety concern and the next best thing available was a Poseidon, then i’d go with that rather than risk the enemy gaining an edge. If the Red Arrows were on a display in K...
by Qwerty
30 Jan 2019, 19:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 45430
Location: Germany

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

We make do with the tools we have, not want we would like to have.

In the absence of something purposeful, the next best thing will do. including Poseidon.
by Qwerty
28 Jan 2019, 23:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1348
Views: 61456
Location: Germany

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

mr.fred wrote:As Descartes once said; you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.


FYI: It was Abraham Lincoln
by Qwerty
21 Dec 2018, 11:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: U.K. UAV's/Drones
Replies: 174
Views: 9475
Location: Germany

Re: U.K. UAV's/Drones

Made me chuckle

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