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by jimthelad
21 Aug 2019, 22:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2846
Views: 161771
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Manual system is backup only. FCS is by bridge console.
by jimthelad
12 Aug 2019, 18:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5973
Views: 310991
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Does the proposed nationalisation of Ferguson mean that they do not meet the necessary criteria for inclusion for T31 vs state aid/ subsidy. If so then that would be a true CF on Ms Fishy's behalf. Anyone know how this is handled for contracts for EU law?
by jimthelad
10 Aug 2019, 20:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5973
Views: 310991
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

That is because the fuckwit SNP led administration specified an all electric drive system with 2 diesel generator sets which ended up being insufficient and that no-one in the UK had ever built before. That and that the whole lower deck needed a redesign to meet the new environmental regs that we we...
by jimthelad
22 Jul 2019, 22:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 163
Views: 14747
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Range of SAM's is irrelevant if you are below the radar horizon.
by jimthelad
22 Jul 2019, 22:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 52
Views: 4456
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Some if not all of the gear such as boxes and cables was likely to be coaxial testing rig sets. We used something similar for testing ATGM.
by jimthelad
17 Jul 2019, 17:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 52
Views: 4456
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

T45 has an optionally manned turret as do the T23 and all other except the B2 rivers. The pannier sits in place of the seat and manual fire controls. It was the loss of this that caused the reticence in the RN. You can see this in the documentary about HMS Duncan in the Black Sea. I wouldn't think t...
by jimthelad
15 Jul 2019, 22:40
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 52
Views: 4456
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Milan had a warhead weight of 2.7kg, single stage HEAT with a beryllium copper liner. It was more effective than other heavier warheads on systems such as AT-4 spigot or Dragon due to it's wider face and tapered distal end causing a more focused plasma jet. Great bit of kit, heavy to lug around and ...
by jimthelad
09 Jun 2019, 19:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 930
Views: 67598
Location: United Kingdom

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

Better than the goose entrails stripes it went in with!! The dents apparently took a while to hammer out!
by jimthelad
08 May 2019, 22:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 591
Views: 53636
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

That is HMS Talent
by jimthelad
15 Apr 2019, 22:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 824
Views: 54612
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: 648
Views: 45862
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: 648
Views: 45862
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: 3904
Views: 240087
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: 5612
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: 4169
Views: 252660
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: 4169
Views: 252660
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 P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 930
Views: 67598
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: 4169
Views: 252660
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: 824
Views: 54612
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: 2846
Views: 161771
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: 5973
Views: 310991
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: 1130
Views: 85172
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: 1130
Views: 85172
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: 10149
Views: 486727
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: 2846
Views: 161771
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.

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