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by jimthelad
01 Mar 2021, 22:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12812
Views: 2777234
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Piss off, Pongos dropping out of the sky, over our dead bodies!! Everyone knows that it is 16AA who has the honour of dying in a glorious but pointless way (reported in advance by the BBC).
by jimthelad
25 Feb 2021, 20:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4282
Views: 900269
Location: United Kingdom

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

Where's Bob?
by jimthelad
27 Jan 2021, 19:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4282
Views: 900269
Location: United Kingdom

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

Scimitar54 wrote:Not wanting to give a prehistoric fish person ideas above her station?



Surely you don't mean Dear Leader, Die UberSturmbahnFuhrer, or the Hooer o' Holyrood?
by jimthelad
26 Jan 2021, 22:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4282
Views: 900269
Location: United Kingdom

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

There's Bob
by jimthelad
25 Jan 2021, 09:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The UGL was really bought for FIBUA, light vehicles, and reducing the need to close trenches to post a grenade. That said, the blokes seem to love them and they are a lot of fun!!
by jimthelad
24 Jan 2021, 22:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The same as at platoon level. Your fire support team will have to establish a base of fire up to 25-50m behind your point section under effective enemy fire. Therefore you need overmatch of this metric and 50m. For the 7.62x39 this was 200m for AK47, 300 for AKM(S), and about 400 for the RPK. The AK...
by jimthelad
13 Jan 2021, 19:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 65
Views: 24619
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

an SF operation Wasn't that just a faint (a helicopter load) and the non-operation was to lead the Argies to expect Hercules-loads of troopers jumping out in the middle of their southern (navy) airbase, pinning down pretty much all their pro-like, and equipped to fight at night, bns of marines? The...
by jimthelad
13 Jan 2021, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12812
Views: 2777234
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If the software for the weapons system is written then surely it is carriage trials only for a Bravo user?
by jimthelad
12 Jan 2021, 22:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 65
Views: 24619
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

That was an SF operation. Certainly that does merit long range insertion capabilities but manageable due to its limited size and logistics footprint.
by jimthelad
12 Jan 2021, 19:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 420250
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

The French would have insisted they have the pretty bit on top. As a result they have combined the worst bits of both tanks!!! 130mm CR3 for me please and then lets have a serious look at what the US is doing for 15yrs time.
by jimthelad
12 Jan 2021, 19:27
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)
Replies: 65
Views: 24619
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (RAF)

Strategic insertion over 7000km is a good way to get your airborne units killed!! If you have a fleet of 24 aircraft then we can talk battalion deep insertion/interdiction ops. We don't. Simply put, you need the means to support operations at depth or have organic support. Anything else is suicide. ...
by jimthelad
12 Jan 2021, 19:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 420250
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

It doesn't hurt to look. Given how bad the LeClerc is, I hope the Germans take the lead.
by jimthelad
02 Jan 2021, 22:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3726
Views: 755703
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

The BVA/RCVS joint working committee has assurance that all live animal exports excepting horses and breeding animals will stop by 2022. Also, the new planned divergence allows all animal products not meeting farm assured status (Red Tractor) be labelled as non compliant (previously banned by EU law...
by jimthelad
20 Dec 2020, 11:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 271
Views: 85317
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

The Kinloss dispersal sites and HPS/ weapons complex are still serviceable AFAIK.
by jimthelad
16 Dec 2020, 22:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Fire both and then we'll chat. If you look on YouTube you can see numerous examples of what I'm saying. The sport rifles you describe all have longer barrels, different gas piston sets, and more compliant spring systems than the standard M4. The spring force on the breech causes significant wobble w...
by jimthelad
16 Dec 2020, 19:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

We are not talking about sports rifles (or at least I'm not). Any competition rifle will be better set up than an AR. That said, once you have jumped out of a plane, had a rough landing, dumped a mag going to cover, and rammed home a second with half a sand pit accompanying it ,I would imagine the g...
by jimthelad
15 Dec 2020, 22:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

it is certainly one of the most accurate 5.56mm Maybe as a service rifle, but I should think that most of the the AR-15s in civilian competitions will knock it for six. Never in a month of Sundays . The new free floating barrel and Acog sights give it a much better grouping. Also, the bullpup desig...
by jimthelad
07 Dec 2020, 22:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1143
Views: 292882
Location: United Kingdom

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

I suspect Vlad is reprising the Xmas silly buggers the Northern Banner fleet liked to inflict on NATO (north).
by jimthelad
03 Dec 2020, 19:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1737
Views: 392341
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

That won't work . Skillsets are completely different for combined armour vs mech infantry in light role. The French seem to make it work Do they? In my experience of Conops, they rarely work well at all. You are asking a battle group to leave home the one instrument of tactical entry they have and ...
by jimthelad
02 Dec 2020, 22:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1737
Views: 392341
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

That won't work . Skillsets are completely different for combined armour vs mech infantry in light role.
by jimthelad
29 Nov 2020, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6832
Views: 1297882
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 & Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Had a pre-Christmas catch up with an old class mate last night. He let slip that T31 was always intended to be a lightly armed flexible multi-mission ship in support of distributed operations. This was agreed with the RN several years ago to limit the impact of the manning crisis (now resolving), an...
by jimthelad
07 Nov 2020, 07:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Somebody has lost their little red book :roll:
by jimthelad
06 Nov 2020, 20:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

But was the cat black or white?1
by jimthelad
06 Nov 2020, 20:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 428
Views: 132568
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

30mm round ND!!!!! . The Rasman is going to have a field day with that one! You will hear him in the next county!!!! :lol:
by jimthelad
03 Nov 2020, 22:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 1083
Views: 251817
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

The 416 has gone down like a whore in a convent. Complaints include: 'it ain't an M4', tolerances too tight for dusty conditions, poor stability for the 203 mount, and excessive barrel heating with the suppressor. Never fired it so have no skin in the game but the same team also designed the G36 whi...

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