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by Qwerty
25 Jun 2020, 14:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68749
Location: Germany

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

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by Qwerty
19 May 2020, 12:06
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 56
Views: 18679
Location: Germany

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

perhaps Extenda were more famous if the SF were not the sile customer (Australia has some, too?) FYI Norway: https://supacat.com/newsevents/news/norway-hmt-extenda-vehicle/ NZ: https://supacat.com/newsevents/news/supacat-special-operations-vehicles-mobility-heavy-sov-mh-accepted-new-zealand/ Aus: h...
by Qwerty
14 May 2020, 15:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 409732
Location: Germany

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Here’s the Written evidence from June 2019 as to why the U.K. is going to Asia/Pacific.


http://data.parliament.uk/writteneviden ... 103172.pdf
by Qwerty
14 May 2020, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 409732
Location: Germany

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

RichardIC wrote:and BTW, has anyone wondered what the Government of Singapore may have to say about the idea?


If they’re not in approval, would the deployment still occur?
by Qwerty
14 May 2020, 10:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 409732
Location: Germany

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

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by Qwerty
13 May 2020, 23:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 409732
Location: Germany

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Sending a couple of OPV’s seems a bit too late but it’ll do. They’ll be carrying out operations against pirates, prevention of rogue activities such as illegal fishing or stripping war graves of metals & artifacts, enforcing UNCLOS in disputed areas will tick a few boxes. Ultimately it’s about ...
by Qwerty
13 May 2020, 12:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 409732
Location: Germany

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Sending a couple of OPV’s seems a bit too late but it’ll do. They’ll be carrying out operations against pirates, prevention of rogue activities such as illegal fishing or stripping war graves of metals & artifacts, enforcing UNCLOS in disputed areas will tick a few boxes. Ultimately it’s about d...
by Qwerty
17 Mar 2020, 09:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 56
Views: 18679
Location: Germany

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Jackal Mk1’s we’re operating out of Kandahar AirField (KAF) from 2006.

They didn’t have a name back then.
by Qwerty
28 Feb 2020, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521035
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If those are the USB ports, how big is the mouse?
by Qwerty
25 Jan 2020, 10:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521035
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If I was a betting man, I’d put money on QE hanging off Norfolk/Lincolnshire for the deck qualifying phase.

Close to Marham, see?

But I only gamble with other people’s money ;-)
by Qwerty
24 Jan 2020, 10:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 142610
Location: Germany

Re: Section infantry weapons

The lowest bidder shall win!
by Qwerty
23 Nov 2019, 15:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521035
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If the graveyard and for’ard end of the runway represented your thumb in a clenched fist, the knuckle would be where your index finger knuckle would be.
by Qwerty
02 Nov 2019, 07:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1058
Views: 174870
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Tinman wrote:We will be getting a further buy of 8, announced after the election.


Is this already budgeted for?

Do you have a link, please?
by Qwerty
14 Sep 2019, 10:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521035
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

swoop wrote:Has anyone else noticed on google Earth, on the grassy area outside the Fleet Air Arm museum in Yeovilton, there is a deck layout of a QE carrier?
Definately not 1:1 scale either!



It’s part of a children’s playground
by Qwerty
13 Sep 2019, 19:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 880
Views: 142610
Location: Germany

Re: Section infantry weapons

by Qwerty
01 Aug 2019, 15:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 414
Views: 87522
Location: Germany

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Always thought apaches were quiet.
by Qwerty
17 Jul 2019, 18:58
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 591659
Location: Germany

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

The aircraft in the image is marked up for 617...
by Qwerty
12 Jul 2019, 22:27
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1058
Views: 174870
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

First flight of RAF’s Poseidon MRA.1 / 01 !
by Qwerty
11 Jul 2019, 14:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 202
Views: 53802
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

by Qwerty
09 Jul 2019, 13:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521035
Location: Germany

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

“It's fair to say that Phalanx hasn't had too much of an opportunity to engage real targets in its service life. It's reputation in its early days wasn't great for reliability. Successive improvements have addressed that, but at the same time the threat has improved as well to the point at which gun...
by Qwerty
08 Jul 2019, 15:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1058
Views: 174870
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

The 2nd aircraft is due for delivery in January 2020.

~Penny Mordaunt - 08JUL19
by Qwerty
08 Jul 2019, 10:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6541
Views: 698205
Location: Germany

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

The Albion class are labour intensive warships, I doubt they’d appeal to a small neutral nation..?

Being neutral, Scotland wouldn’t reinforce anyone.

I could see them receiving some of the GP T23’s, though.
by Qwerty
23 Jun 2019, 09:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1058
Views: 174870
Location: Germany

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Poseidon MRA.1 - 01

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