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by Dahedd
29 Nov 2020, 00:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1181
Views: 205827

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

Clearly the arresting gear isn't going to trap anything too large (looks like Hermes 450s - no need for Watchkeeper spec over the ocean), however it shows what could be achieved on the QEC with its far larger deck area, with regards UAVs and possibly something like a BN Defender.... :twisted: Time ...
by Dahedd
22 Nov 2020, 19:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12823
Views: 1857127

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

However, for a complementary escort, I’d see the following as essential requirements: - Aviation facilities for 2 Merlin / Wildcats - Large gun for NGFS - Active Sonar - Local air defence via CAMMs - ASuW missiles - Ability is to support a 30-60 RM detachment - Boat / Mission bay to handle USV/UUVs...
by Dahedd
19 Nov 2020, 18:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12823
Views: 1857127

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Absalon style for the T32 given the T31 is based
on the Iver Huitfeldt (they are siblings after all) Spun as a boost to the RM as well as the RN?

That or the full blown Danish navy spec Air def frigate, maybe they've decided 6 T45 ain't enough.
by Dahedd
05 Nov 2020, 21:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 376
Views: 118482

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Lord Jim wrote:Ok stick a 120mm Mortar on the back instead. The Coyote could easily take four crew and a few dozen 120mm mortar bombs. :)



https://supacat.com/newsevents/news/sup ... apability/


81mm mortar but its a start
by Dahedd
05 Nov 2020, 20:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1129
Views: 247649

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

:thumbup:

Trust me the dogs are far better behaved
by Dahedd
04 Nov 2020, 11:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1129
Views: 247649

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

Saw it on route to Lossie yesterday while I was out walking the mutts. Roll on number 5.
by Dahedd
20 Oct 2020, 17:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 406
Views: 113890

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Cheers. So the WHA-64D and up coming AH-64E have very limited marinization modifications and therefore should not be used for any extended maritime operations to avoid causing expensive damage to the aircraft. All the more reason to give all the Army's Wildcats to the RN/RM & equip them properl...
by Dahedd
16 Oct 2020, 14:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 761
Views: 153073

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Time perhaps to look again at the Warrior upgrade.

Should we just scrap the idea in favour of more Boxers, these fitted with turrets with the CTA & perhaps a buy of the Ascod 2 apc variant. Bin the warrior completely or convert them to replace the old Bulldogs (FV 432)
by Dahedd
02 Oct 2020, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12581
Views: 2277861

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ft Victoria looks great. Guess it's far too late to save Ft George from the Turkish breakers yards?
by Dahedd
24 Sep 2020, 23:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Coastal Forces - General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5008

Re: Current & Future Coastal Forces - General Discussion

Rather OT as it refers to air assets not coast/navy but driving passed Kinloss the other day it amazes me just how open & easy to access the P8s & Typhoon's seem. Some jihadi with a self made mortar (ie IRA attack on downing St) could make a real mess from the road. Infact a stolen HGV would...
by Dahedd
18 Sep 2020, 23:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2140
Views: 392914

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Very cool. I'll hopefully be seeing that over the house from now on. They've been putting on a lovely show this week. What an amazing noise :thumbup:
by Dahedd
08 Sep 2020, 23:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1296
Views: 264135

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

Is the C17 not getting a fly past from the twin seat "thing" they launched out the back of it.
by Dahedd
18 Aug 2020, 19:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 153
Views: 47972

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

OT but perhaps Nato should invest in a few of these to add the the Hungary based C17 wing
by Dahedd
15 Aug 2020, 21:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1129
Views: 247649

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

Well pre Covid certainly my mate that's at Kinloss working on them was still saying they were hoping to get another 3, so 12 in total.

Fingers crossed :thumbup:
by Dahedd
18 Jul 2020, 17:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 46
Views: 3716

Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

The Invictus seems to be a far simpler aircraft vs the other 2. That might seal the deal for it. Looks the business too. Like a Cobra & a Commanche got jiggy with it :lol:
by Dahedd
07 Jul 2020, 17:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 432
Views: 118514

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

As spotted by Gabrielle in Soldier magazine, the Army is getting a Wildcat fitted with a Seaspray radar to play with. One of their top wishlist items. The theory is Wildcat does the long/mid range spotting for Apache. Or for itself I guess. That makes far more sense. Always struck me as daft that t...
by Dahedd
27 Jun 2020, 12:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 336
Views: 96142

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

I really like it bar the golden United Kingdom, its just too much. That should have been in Black or Navy, & possibly just said Royal Air Force.
by Dahedd
17 Jun 2020, 22:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12581
Views: 2277861

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

USN could send the DDG-81 USS Winston S Churchill to escort the carrier. Be a nice touch. Sure to piss some folk here in the UK off :twisted:
by Dahedd
17 Jun 2020, 22:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 336
Views: 96142

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Bloody Facebook posts for the Scotsman & Telegraph are going mental over this. So many bloody sheep :lolno: depresses me how many folk won't look into the real story, believe the click bait & have such a hatred of all things forces related.
by Dahedd
09 Jun 2020, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1129
Views: 247649

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

I take it that pod would replace the Sentinal then?
by Dahedd
02 Jun 2020, 21:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 432
Views: 118514

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

For a pure plane guard chopper they should have kept a few Sea Kings or Naval Lynx. Why waste either a Wildcat or Merlin In that role. The French use a positively ancient Alouette chopper don't they?
by Dahedd
16 May 2020, 16:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1129
Views: 247649

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

Surely one option is to retain the Sentinal, even if they lose say 1 to keep the fleet then replace the Royal Flight 146 with a version of the aircraft. Those aircraft could even double as pod carriers as suggested above by Lord Jim.
by Dahedd
08 May 2020, 12:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 432
Views: 118514

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Lord Jim wrote:Wasn't the Merlin with "Wings" a possible design to counter the size of Radar possibly to be used in the AEW role and also to increase its altitude and range to make it more effective?


I've looked online & couldbt find any pics of it though.
by Dahedd
06 May 2020, 14:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 432
Views: 118514

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

https://www.janes.com/article/94747/wildcat-weapon-wing-unveiled Seem to recall from periodicals of the time that Westland looked into wings on a helicopter a few decades ago, before Wildcat was even thought of. I expect there's a slight overall aerodynamic advantage, but the big plus is probably c...
by Dahedd
05 May 2020, 23:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing RC-135W Airseeker/Rivet Joint (RAF)
Replies: 93
Views: 38463

Re: Boeing RC-135W Airseeker/Rivet Joint (RAF)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/05/republicans-move-block-48-us-fighter-jets-deployed-britain-huawei/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=news&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1588713872 They're threatening to pull F35A deployment to the UK next y...

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