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by Dahedd
21 Mar 2020, 11:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I saw a cgi concept for that version of Tern a wee while back. Every other concept of late seems to have been a tilt rotor though. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=97E342CA4C3BB5DCF00375BBA6B74FBB33F8C529&thid=OIP.iirpYZ2zmpoSqXGJ41A0WAHaFj&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpop.h-...
by Dahedd
20 Mar 2020, 18:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 241
Views: 49216

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

I think this disaster presents the Govt with a perfect opportunity to get 1 or 2 built. Built in the UK with funding from the DifD budget & direct from the treasury. However the incredible amount of spending to keep the country going might well spell the end of the Trident replacement, a reducti...
by Dahedd
14 Mar 2020, 14:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142764

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

Mate I go out on the MTB with who works on them & is not long back from 6 months in Florida says the plan is 2 more by years end.

For what its worth he's also still very hopeful of them getting a few more on top of the planned 9.
by Dahedd
15 Feb 2020, 00:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142764

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

Futures names to include 'The Red Beastie', 'The Mosset', 'Joannas', 'The Thunderton' in no particular order other than the last must be Jo's (everyone eventually ends up there if for no other reason than a Good bar fight). Good god man not Joannas, are you totally mad. Might as well call it a 'Fly...
by Dahedd
10 Feb 2020, 22:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1841
Views: 210136

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

This is a little weird....looks like Egypt may be about to buy 24 Typhoon....Italy is the sales lead in this case. https://twitter.com/EgyptDefReview/status/1226438034461163530 Greek chap over on Snafu saying this is a direct result of Turkey trying to take over a stretch of the Med having signed a...
by Dahedd
07 Feb 2020, 13:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Interesting if feasible.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/boeing- ... er-hornet/

Would give the UK access to tankers & ew support from Growlers. Discuss :?:
by Dahedd
01 Feb 2020, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11381
Views: 964670

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Repulse wrote:
However, as the RAF is not on board anyway, any purchase of F35Bs beyond 48 will be either scrapped or capped to another squadron. We’ve seen already recently the Navy pushing the CVFs as UAV carriers.



RAF not on board? Any real evidence of this? And which UAVs would the RN be suggesting?
by Dahedd
01 Feb 2020, 09:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I think South Korea are, if not definitely then at least looking at it for their new LHD's.
by Dahedd
10 Jan 2020, 10:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4473
Views: 472529

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

Singapore to acquire up to 12 F35b for $2.75b dollars https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/singapore-f-35b-short-take-and-vertical-landing-stovl-aircraft My phone did not like that link. Refused to open it because of security issues. It is a Huawei phone mind you, maybe the idea of F35s in Singapo...
by Dahedd
24 Dec 2019, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2756
Views: 284246

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

When was the last time NATO practiced a Reforger exercise? That could be an interesting thing to see.
by Dahedd
14 Dec 2019, 15:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This is why getting the 8 HM.1 restored to flight status and HM.2 standard should be the first priority for the RN if they ever get any additional money for kit. Pretty sure you've had that mate. I think one of the 4 was donated to the Moriva aviation meseum in Kinloss recently as an outdoor display.
by Dahedd
14 Dec 2019, 15:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Don't know if anyone has seen the Times today but there's a 2 page rant about the carriers from Max Hastings. Guys a complete pillock.
by Dahedd
13 Dec 2019, 19:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 371
Views: 66054

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Lord Jim wrote:Could you provide a summary of the reasons the Tiger is rated higher than the Apache for ship board operations?


Because it was onboard a ship in a James Bond film?
by Dahedd
11 Dec 2019, 18:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 226659

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Perhaps buying the P-1 may have been a smarter move than P-8.... I've a couple of mates who are either current or ex RAF "kipper fleet" One lad is currently serving with the P8s & says it was the only deal in town, the assistance from the USN made it the only option. The other lad who...
by Dahedd
21 Nov 2019, 15:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142764

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

I would love that. I very much struggle to believe, but i'd love that. Lad that I go mountain biking with is just back from a 16 week deployment in Florida with the P8s. He's said before that there's expectation of another 3 being bought, the RAF apparently have the serial numbers allocated already...
by Dahedd
15 Nov 2019, 16:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I felt rather sorry for Glenn Peters at the end. He looked totally lost without his Captain.
by Dahedd
09 Nov 2019, 19:28
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 151
Views: 37982

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

I was, thinking that a carrier group deploying with 1 or 2 HAPS equipped with an EO or radar package would be a good match. Never thought about assigning one to a frigate
by Dahedd
09 Nov 2019, 19:14
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1841
Views: 210136

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Surely conformal tanks make more sense than 2 small tanks on the wings. Something like a Growler should be a no brainer for the RAF.
by Dahedd
08 Nov 2019, 10:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

She's apparently up off Fraserburgh just now, seems to have been a fav spot. Annoying as I've stuff to do in Lossie this morning, was hoping I'd see her before she went back south.
by Dahedd
03 Nov 2019, 23:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2756
Views: 284246

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Whatever you do don't read the readers comments on that Express post.
Theres an extra helping of Tinfoil hats needed on there. It's all a ploy to surrender the UKs forces to the EU apparently.
by Dahedd
03 Nov 2019, 23:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 270
Views: 64383

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

What ever happened to the Warthogs we bought. Are they in decent storage or dumped somewhere to rot? Would they not make a good chassis to carry Exactor?
by Dahedd
02 Nov 2019, 12:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253845

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Can't see why not. One of the original designs for the QNLZ carriers was a good bit longer if I remember. Was a section not removed on cost grounds?
by Dahedd
02 Nov 2019, 10:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142764

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

Sounds like 5+3... anyone remember the assessment where adding the Barents Sea called for a minimum of 9 - I can see some accountant's finger prints all over this The lad I know is RAF & he's been in Florida for months now. He says that there are at least another 3 serial numbers assigned to th...
by Dahedd
02 Nov 2019, 08:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142764

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

Dunno about 8 but a mate of mine working on them reckons at least another 3 are in the pipeline.
by Dahedd
28 Oct 2019, 09:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2756
Views: 284246

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Probably been discussed earlier but what ever became of the Pascat project?

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