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by bobp
23 Oct 2020, 11:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1551
Views: 285623
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote: One can but dream.


If its fully modular, it would be a good buy. But I would also like to dream of some serious AA cover as well for knocking out drones, and other hostiles such as Helicopters.
by bobp
22 Oct 2020, 22:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1551
Views: 285623
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Came across this whilst surfing through some stories...




What is there not to like about it?
by bobp
22 Oct 2020, 21:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 135
Views: 55062
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

Poiuytrewq wrote:Fantastic image of Wave Knight.
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Indeed, I last saw her in Portland Harbour last year, whilst doing harbour tour from Weymouth.
by bobp
22 Oct 2020, 18:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 25
Views: 2369
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

Ron5 wrote:Excellent news, thanks for posting Bob. Hopefully a first flight before too long.


Indeed and it gives us insight into BAe's involvement in the project which is quite significant, and Boeings expertise also.
by bobp
22 Oct 2020, 13:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)
Replies: 25
Views: 2369
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA)

First taxi run under own power.....







Full story here........... https://www.defense-aerospace.com/artic ... -taxi.html
by bobp
22 Oct 2020, 07:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1275
Views: 237757
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

And how reliable is Mr Paul Sweeney? I suspect he is after support from the Scottish unions for re-election in the next general election.
by bobp
21 Oct 2020, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1512
Views: 240760
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I see all the recent talk is about three FSS and not two, which has to be a good thing. But a lot of overseas involvement will be likely anyhow providing propulsion systems such as engines. We will have to wait and see who the partners are and where final assembly takes place.
by bobp
20 Oct 2020, 16:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4158
Views: 648423
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

T26 Bow taking shape...

by bobp
17 Oct 2020, 21:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2977
Views: 462395
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Would be nice to see a few extra Helicopters in service but then that costs £'s.
by bobp
16 Oct 2020, 17:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 687
Views: 136105
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

If turrets were fitted to some Boxers, ATGM are a must have too.
by bobp
15 Oct 2020, 20:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 225
Views: 63104
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Daft idea, but has anyone thought of sticking the Wedgetail antenna on the top of a Poseidon fuselage?! They are both 737's and could be a two-for-one solution! There is an awful lot of equipment inside the E7, including the radar, mission systems and computers and consoles. So the 737 would not be...
by bobp
15 Oct 2020, 18:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 65
Views: 27010
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

looks like she needs a lick of grey paint.
by bobp
15 Oct 2020, 11:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 687
Views: 136105
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

ArmChairCivvy wrote: the first 60 vehicles have been built as of August 2020


But not accepted into service yet? AJAX models.
by bobp
13 Oct 2020, 10:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

US and UK bomb Scottish island.........



No humans were killed in the exercise
by bobp
12 Oct 2020, 18:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: AW101 Merlin Helicopter (RN)
Replies: 409
Views: 93836
Location: United Kingdom

Re: AW101 Merlin Helicopter (RN)

Great cockpit shot of a Merlin during Joint Warrior....

by bobp
12 Oct 2020, 16:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6663
Views: 926066
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

A lot of interest from foreign buyers?

by bobp
12 Oct 2020, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS QE starting last week of exercise

by bobp
12 Oct 2020, 15:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 799
Views: 172844
Location: United Kingdom

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

HMS Northumberland in Dundee for supplies

by bobp
11 Oct 2020, 18:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:Hope they gave the poor chap a decent burial.


More than likely an inflatable dummy.
by bobp
11 Oct 2020, 14:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6663
Views: 926066
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

The so called peace dividend reduced our numbers a lot, but its also the case that the threat is still there, that too is reduced greatly affected on economic grounds such as the price of oil. Back to the T31, hopefully by the time it joins the fleet it will be a credible warship for its role as a F...
by bobp
11 Oct 2020, 11:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Today is a rest day ......

by bobp
11 Oct 2020, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Man overboard......

by bobp
09 Oct 2020, 20:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:At 1/350 scale, it would be 80 cm, or 2 feet 6 inches long.


A bit better.
by bobp
09 Oct 2020, 19:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:So at 1:1250 scale, a titchy little 24cm (8 inches) long Corgi toy.


Suddenly lost interest
by bobp
07 Oct 2020, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12530
Views: 2011413
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE is on the verge of being fully operational and the best the RAF can do is put 5 onboard The RAF have some F35B in Cyprus, I dont know if they have returned yet. Otherwise 5 is a dismal figure and all because the MOD cant afford any more at the moment. Give it a year or two and they will have mor...

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