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by Timmymagic
06 Dec 2019, 17:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 332
Views: 44842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

The wing appears to me to have significant angle of attack at normal flying attitudes so why is that unless to generate lift? Also why the new carrier anyway, the old one could attach the same number of missiles? There is another wing, that the South Koreans use for Spike NLOS, but the UK ones were...
by Timmymagic
06 Dec 2019, 09:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 332
Views: 44842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Do the new "wings" enable longer range? I suspect any gains from lift will be cancelled out partially by drag and weight. Whats not clear about the wing (at least to me) is if it totally replaces the smaller wing, or if its just for ASuW. I haven't seen anything about torpedoes or DC's fr...
by Timmymagic
05 Dec 2019, 01:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 332
Views: 44842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Think everyone will have seen this by now, but in case you haven't...

by Timmymagic
05 Dec 2019, 01:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

For me this is the best pic so far:
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by Timmymagic
04 Dec 2019, 10:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Some bod on Twitter said that it was a Marham one that had 'issues' which meant they were not happy about it flying home without being near a landing spot if required, I guess the F35B would fry a container ship should she ever need to emergency land on one. I'm guessing they must have flown it off...
by Timmymagic
02 Dec 2019, 20:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1543
Views: 143234
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The Japanese defense ministry’s studies point to a need for a very big fighter with an empty weight well above 20 metric tons (40,000 lb.), larger than the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Superior endurance and internal weapon capacity are the key factors behind this choice. No western European countr...
by Timmymagic
27 Nov 2019, 09:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

By the way, interested though I am in further SRVL Trials, does anyone know, now that HMS Dragon & HMS Northumberland are on their way home just what is comprising the HMS QE escort ? I suspect a QE Class moving at Pompey Revs won't need one...there aren't many subs that could keep up, or surfa...
by Timmymagic
25 Nov 2019, 14:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I would think you’ll find if you put that many merlins on a carrier there would be nothing left for anything else including ships flights. I would guess if you put 9 merlin on a carrier and assigned as normal to CASD your at max effort. how long it would take to reconstitute the force to be able to...
by Timmymagic
25 Nov 2019, 10:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A question Iv been wondering is in regards to the 9 ASW merlins that are to be part of the CSG are these all 9 on the QE in addition to the 2 on the T23/26 or including the ones on the escorts ? Realistically if there are 8-9 Merlin HM.2 on ASW duties and 4-5 Merlin Crowsnest thats not far off the ...
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2019, 22:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

cockneyjock1974 wrote:Any word on SRVL for the latest deployment? Surely with the amount of Daves they had on board, they must have tried something. I’ve seen no video or reports about it.


Same here. Not a sausage I'm afraid.
by Timmymagic
23 Nov 2019, 19:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Poster (Chris Cavas) counted 45 spots. 45 spots but not all for F-35B. Bridge Park A and Flyco Park E won't fit an F-35, look like they're for folded helo only. Take away Fly 1, Fly 2 and Fly 3 and the 4 F-35B on the elevators and you end up with 26 F-35B spots and 2 helo spots on the deck that wou...
by Timmymagic
22 Nov 2019, 00:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:It is believed a gantry holding an electrical cable hit the ship.


Sounds like it may have been this...

by Timmymagic
20 Nov 2019, 09:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1543
Views: 143234
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Interview with Team Tempest Programme Director

https://www.wearefinn.com/topics/posts/ ... e-year-on/

by Timmymagic
18 Nov 2019, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

and also achieved a higher top speed than her sister during the trials Given that there will be won't be a massive difference between the 2. Is the opinion that this will either be due to a little more confidence in the propulsion now given the trials on both ships, better conditions for a full pow...
by Timmymagic
18 Nov 2019, 12:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Purdah applies to public bodies. It has absolutely no impact on the media, including the BBC. Lots of people confused around purdah and the Type 31 contract signing as well. Purdah doesn't mean government ceases, it just means announcements and politically contentious decisions are put in abeyance....
by Timmymagic
18 Nov 2019, 09:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 192
Views: 17920
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

I remember reading a post (over on ARRSE, I believe) by someone who had operated the laser systems during the Falklands. All the evidence suggests that Outfit DEC never made it down to the Falklands in time, and was never used there. It may have gone South on a couple of ships relieving the task fo...
by Timmymagic
17 Nov 2019, 22:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 192
Views: 17920
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

What you have posted exactly describes the banning of "dazzlers". The British equipment was designed & used to damage the pilots vision. They are no longer fitted on any RN ship. The dazzlers used by the RN were, and are, perfectly legal. They weren't designed to blind the pilots or d...
by Timmymagic
15 Nov 2019, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:Once PWLS is in and I'm back home with my nipper I shall raise a glass to Desterswo and all those who have followed this project over the years who cannot be here to see what has been achieved now.


Desertswo was a lovely guy, popped up on loads of forums, always with some decent info.
by Timmymagic
15 Nov 2019, 09:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:Someone has just posted that the NOTAM has been lifted for Saturday. I do not have access to that website, so cannot confirm.


Weather doesn't seem that bad, wind wise on saturday, certainly better on sunday though.
by Timmymagic
14 Nov 2019, 20:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10832
Views: 978174
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not into models myself (apart from the catwalk type), but just in case anyone is into it...

by Timmymagic
14 Nov 2019, 16:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 155980
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

I wonder if they could adapt the AMRAAM/Meteor stations to allow the fitting of slimline ECW pods, possibly by increasing the number of power and other connectors. Installing two such pods on the front two stations would produce less drag as a minor benefit and not take up existing pylons. Just a t...
by Timmymagic
13 Nov 2019, 22:38
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 147
Views: 24860
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

A couple decades ago it was going to be balloons that flew over warships to provide ISTAR. Kites being trialled at the moment (TALONS), but the most recent trend seems to be tethered large quadcopters carrying sensors up. Anyhoo, I will go sit in the corner and write a thousand lines "I will n...
by Timmymagic
13 Nov 2019, 22:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 155980
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Timmymagic wrote:No twin stick by the look of it.


Actually have seen another image and there was what appeared to be a sidestick and throttle (and a sidestick in the Typhoon is unusual in the first place).
by Timmymagic
12 Nov 2019, 22:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 147
Views: 24860
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Sorry to be such a skeptic but if there are all those reasons why the HAPS cannot be detected, why do navy ships go radio silent? I've never said the HAPS would go undetected, but directional datalinks are a thing and they're incredibly hard to intercept or detect, even if you can get between the 2...
by Timmymagic
12 Nov 2019, 21:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1798
Views: 155980
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Surely these would have to be new build AC as the ECR version is supposed to be a 2 seater. So plumbing in new wing fuel positions would be possible. Yes total new builds. They'll have a new rear cockpit for the EW operator as well. No twin stick by the look of it. The additional 2 wet pylons becom...

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