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by SW1
24 Oct 2020, 22:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377192
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Are you thinking of a close coupled canard or maybe something like viggen? Are you wanting the canard just to balance high aoa performance with cruise performance or to achieve maximum lift or max range in the overall design or to have an effect in the area rule of the platform. Canards can affect a...
by SW1
24 Oct 2020, 18:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377192
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

If you don’t have a vertical tail longitudinal stability is always an issue when manoeuvring particularly from transonic speed and above or if there is an asymmetrical load distribution being carried.
by SW1
23 Oct 2020, 10:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Been the trajectory for more than a decade now and tiers for f35 ended with the end of sdd phase a couple of years ago.
by SW1
22 Oct 2020, 11:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I wonder if expectations are finally meeting realities.

I suspect you will likely be able to count the number of spare engines in the entire force on the fingers of one hand and they’re will be plenty of space in the carrier to carry as many as you wish.
by SW1
21 Oct 2020, 14:01
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 49
Views: 21027
Location: United Kingdom

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

Lord Jim wrote:Can either a Merlin or Chinook lift a Foxhound (with RWS) or Jackal?


Chinook can

by SW1
18 Oct 2020, 21:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347029
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Didn't Donald just say that he will bring it back home... all of it? - a nice way to have a sovereign capability (I mean: more like, not to have it in the long run) Perhaps we can soon forget about what he says, no? Did started pulling some engineering contracts back to Texas in May under the cover...
by SW1
17 Oct 2020, 21:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2977
Views: 462690
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

However I doubt there is enough merlins to have 4 on one. Quite a few were marinised as troop carriers? - v tight with ASW/ AEW Merlins Yes a fleet of 25 transferred from the airforce. This I believe leaves a round 10 available to deploy after other tasks/maintenance taken into account. Of that 10 ...
by SW1
17 Oct 2020, 21:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2977
Views: 462690
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

They should really be called multi role support ships. The roles being defined what they carry. The bay has always been the ideal candidate as its basically what they’ve been doing for years fwd deployed. However I doubt there is enough merlins to have 4 on one.
by SW1
16 Oct 2020, 22:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 225
Views: 63139
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Is Germany doing that? They aren’t mounting their sigint on an airbus.....
by SW1
16 Oct 2020, 08:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1100
Views: 222694
Location: United Kingdom

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

- that clearance figure seems to be hard to find? http://www.b737.org.uk/techspecsngs.htm#side How do you read the two 'height' figures given and their small difference? Is that the max (allowable) impact from touching the runway on landing? I.e. ground clearance, written 'in code'? It maybe around...
by SW1
15 Oct 2020, 22:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1100
Views: 222694
Location: United Kingdom

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

I tried to verify the concerns of the early operators of the NGs with much improved bypass engines, namely that the ground clearance was so much less than on earlier models that the use of some airfields could become not feasible That’s why you have those flattened lower surface on the NG nacelles ...
by SW1
15 Oct 2020, 18:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377192
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You can hypotheses exactly how much it may generate or how many it may employee and most figures are woolly because it’s nearly impossible to predict with any certainty but one thing there is no getting away from and that is the below. “ The Tempest programme is also being seen as providing critical...
by SW1
15 Oct 2020, 16:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377192
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:GE and RR worked together on the alternative engine for the F-35... good to see them coming together (again)


There talking about GE U.K. subsidiaries (smiths) Particularly in Cheltenham and hamble I would think rather than GE aero engines.
by SW1
15 Oct 2020, 10:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377192
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/84a9b674-fe09-4dd6-a52e-d112ce25d88d Britain’s next-generation fighter programme will support roughly 20,000 jobs and deliver £25.3bn in value to the UK economy by 2050, according to initial estimates that will form part of an outline business case t...
by SW1
14 Oct 2020, 19:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 687
Views: 136197
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Interesting thread

by SW1
14 Oct 2020, 19:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 687
Views: 136197
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Interesting thread

by SW1
09 Oct 2020, 17:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611909
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If there moving the the land mass of the UK away from the continent no wonder it’s taking so long hopefully it ends up somewhere warmer. I don’t see anything from anyone discussing anything other than NATO being the bedrock off our national security. There appears a real disconnect for some about th...
by SW1
09 Oct 2020, 11:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611909
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is there scope over the next decade to increase build drum beat. Hopefully but only if funding matches ambition. It will be interesting to see what the emphasis on subsea results in as part of the Integrated Review. The threat to National Security has been identified but the cost to properly counte...
by SW1
09 Oct 2020, 10:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611909
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

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? You need to look short term and long. Manning of the current fleet, maintenance and support to the current fleet and if extra resources could impr...
by SW1
08 Oct 2020, 22:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611909
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Amongst the usual defence review bingo card checklist two point worthy of consideration “A Russia that is now more active in the Atlantic, our backyard“ Yep so maybe do something about that before banging on about playing in other people’s back yard “Meanwhile he said that while space and cyber wer...
by SW1
08 Oct 2020, 22:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611909
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Amongst the usual defence review bingo card checklist two point worthy of consideration “A Russia that is now more active in the Atlantic, our backyard“ Yep so maybe do something about that before banging on about playing in other people’s back yard “Meanwhile he said that while space and cyber were...
by SW1
07 Oct 2020, 18:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 25
Views: 2380
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

https://www.leonardocompany.com/en/press-release-detail/-/detail/07-10-2020-leonardo-electronic-warfare-capability-at-the-heart-of-royal-air-force-swarming-drones-capability-demonstration Leonardo, working in partnership with the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), have together succe...
by SW1
04 Oct 2020, 12:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Diligence
Replies: 51
Views: 9425
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RFA Diligence

It’s interesting that these sort of fwd support ships appear to be making a bit of a comeback in a slightly different configuration with probably not such a focus on the damage repair.
by SW1
03 Oct 2020, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012776
Location: United Kingdom

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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