UK Defence Forum

News, History, Discussions and Debates on UK Defence.

Search found 314 matches

Go to advanced search

by jimthelad
15 Apr 2019, 22:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Suppression eats ammo at fearsome rate no matter what calibre. Suppression would only be used in an under fire extraction of personnel or in the final stage of a section assault. I think what we are referring to is covering fire, ie 'If i stick my head up I MIGHT get slotted' not 'Holy shit if you a...
by jimthelad
27 Feb 2019, 19:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 610
Views: 29051
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

oops missed the fact we already had Valiant. If that is the case how about Lion or Renown.
by jimthelad
26 Feb 2019, 23:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 610
Views: 29051
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Valiant would be my bet.
by jimthelad
17 Feb 2019, 22:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3669
Views: 156648
Location: United Kingdom

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

Currently SPY-6 only is working in S band. There are software and hardware faults on the X band unit.
by jimthelad
12 Feb 2019, 19:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 43
Views: 3399
Location: United Kingdom

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

It would be good to keep a few Scimitar 2 for the Air Assault Bgde. I dont know if we have Lapes still but they we great to have along when I was in.
by jimthelad
20 Jan 2019, 14:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 159983
Location: United Kingdom

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

That would be a terrible shame. Just as someone should remind Leo Varadkar who covers his air defence reporting area, mutual defence, and who is his countries biggest market!! I voted to stay in but I am sick of poncing around a bunch of economic basket cases propping up dubious administrations in a...
by jimthelad
19 Jan 2019, 17:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 159983
Location: United Kingdom

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

That is what Trident is for :lol:
by jimthelad
16 Jan 2019, 23:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)
Replies: 894
Views: 45442
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Poseidon MRA Mk.1 (Maritime Reconnaissance Attack) (RAF)

I guess 120 should clear some space for next years Fincastle silverware then☺
by jimthelad
13 Jan 2019, 22:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4049
Views: 159983
Location: United Kingdom

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

Just saw this on SNAFU. If this is replicable in combat then it makes the tail slide and cobra manouver look tame.
by jimthelad
28 Dec 2018, 19:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

SVD? Came across a few in the Gulf, mercifully the users weren't that great.
by jimthelad
16 Dec 2018, 10:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2645
Views: 103358
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Saw this on SNAFU today. This might be the way forward for the Rivers especially if we keep the B1/2 groups. They could be used as forward support especially of you upgrade the 30mm mount to the SIGMA Seahawk. Add in a NEMO or CAMM/Spear 3 Container and you have something not all that far off the Bl...
by jimthelad
15 Dec 2018, 09:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5791
Views: 201880
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Didnt work on DDay or Inchon. Over 1000 tonnes of ordinance landed in 30 minutes in the prep of both beaches and most of the mines remained.
by jimthelad
15 Dec 2018, 09:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1081
Views: 59334
Location: United Kingdom

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

Throw height is the apogee of the soft launch sequence. From the video's posted it seems to be about 30m (cant tell exactly from the naval angles and I dont know the height of the cab of the land launcher to do the maths. Therefore it is highly likely that any CAMM in a forward sile at deck height c...
by jimthelad
13 Dec 2018, 20:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1081
Views: 59334
Location: United Kingdom

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

The problem for CAMM on T45 is throw height. It cant clear SAMPSON on its mast if it is on the forward silo. Same for QE class. In the former it needs to be behind the first GT trunk or on the hangar roof. QE would need to be on the after island probably.
by jimthelad
06 Dec 2018, 23:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9298
Views: 292431
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

And sinks in fjords? :crazy:
by jimthelad
02 Dec 2018, 13:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2645
Views: 103358
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Not really news but surely now a containerised CAMM/SPEAR3 system should be developed. Could be fitted to all RFA and minor vessels as needed if CMS2 is standard as it seems.
by jimthelad
25 Nov 2018, 22:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1154
Views: 44011
Location: United Kingdom

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

she already looks really worn, lack of maintenance already?
by jimthelad
22 Nov 2018, 23:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 127
Views: 12657
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

It was nominally allocated as 1x 2 man fireteam with a gmpg sf 4 man team per platoon from the heavy weapons/ platoon of the battalion in light roles. In addition each inf coy would expect support from 1x WOMBAT with a 4 man team from the AT platoon. This ended when MILAN came into service and the w...
by jimthelad
22 Nov 2018, 19:13
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 127
Views: 12657
Location: United Kingdom

Re: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle

Why buy the worst carbine in the western world? It cant hit shit past 200m.
by jimthelad
15 Nov 2018, 22:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 384
Views: 23854
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)

It has been tried on several occasions, unfortunately for those who did we have chalked up a series of away wins!
by jimthelad
12 Nov 2018, 22:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Not sure, i left quite a while ago, would need to check.
by jimthelad
11 Nov 2018, 13:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Not really sure. There will be some elements who will have cross trained up to tactical air insertion level but most will be the rotor borne or assault aviation landing trialled in the 90's (definitely not for the faint hearted). There was a Ghurka para battalion along with a Guards para battalion b...
by jimthelad
11 Nov 2018, 09:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

If you are referring to the Royal Ghurka Rifles then I suspect they would jump without a chute!! The Ghurkas are just about the hardest troops in the world. They deploy with their own bodyweight carried or sometime in excess. In my opinion the Ghurkas are the best light infantry in the world, they s...
by jimthelad
11 Nov 2018, 09:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 384
Views: 23854
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)

Do we learn nothing in procurement. Instead of an established product (some would say the state of the art) we get persuaded by heavily lobbied/ possibly indentured MP's to buy a bespoke as yet inbuilt vanity project. If they thought there was a market then let them prototype it and then sell it. In...
by jimthelad
10 Nov 2018, 23:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 808
Views: 36265
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

My bwt 92 kg. Our standard drop weight 76kg. You lose 4.6kg of weight when you land (chutes) and about another 20 when you ditch your bergen for closing up to a contact but it is fucking heavy. There is a reason why P company was such a twat!!!

Go to advanced search