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by Digger22
07 Jun 2019, 15:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just arrived back from a trip to Berwick upon Tweed, and so had to get the train to North Queensferry, just to see PoW. Although I couldn't get a decent photo, only one tent on her deck, roughly mid ships, nothing on the stern. Can't be long now to sea trials.
by Digger22
14 May 2019, 20:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

I think it's a perfectly reasonable What is the benefit of a Hybrid class? More than one boat on Patrol maybe More available for SSN duties (12 boat fleet) Cheaper Future production costs One type fleet Greater survivability Trident is capable of carrying 14 MIRV per missile. 56 warheads per Patrol...
by Digger22
13 May 2019, 19:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Surely the whole point of a SSBN is that nobody knows where it is? The notion that you could not sail one through a Navigable area of any Ocean defies the point. Also you could sail one without the Trident fitted, so in an engagement against a none nuclear power, such as the Falklands you make it cl...
by Digger22
12 May 2019, 13:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

As we can't afford every capability these days, demonstrated by recent capability gaps, are we not missing a trick by continuing to have separate SSN and SSBN fleets? Could we not have developed a hybrid SSN with say four Trident missiles on Each SSN and do away with SSBN altogether? 12 of these boa...
by Digger22
02 May 2019, 17:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not that I want her sold to India for a second, but it would be interesting to know how much a CATnTRAP conversion would actually cost them. But I can already hear the groans!
by Digger22
22 Apr 2019, 17:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Should I be surprised that CdG's displays are in English? And I wonder what sea state that remote aircraft handling system can be used?
by Digger22
21 Apr 2019, 19:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A tad disappointed that despite QE being in dry dock for two weeks we have had no news.
by Digger22
21 Apr 2019, 19:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Our negotiators would probably end up paying some money to the Indians too, and then argue that we have saved money. :lol:
by Digger22
19 Apr 2019, 21:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

We could just sell them our F35's too :crazy: It's the British way.
by Digger22
28 Feb 2019, 20:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 647
Views: 36168
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

HMS Conqueror for me.
by Digger22
26 Feb 2019, 18:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It's a great point, moving forward to Operations, would USMC maintainers/armourous be part of the embarked personnel? If different weapons are employed by USMC jets, I can't see an alternative,
by Digger22
21 Feb 2019, 20:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A swarm attack would overload any defence, eventually. My point was that to be able to engage a threat with two Phalanx rather than one has to be better.
by Digger22
21 Feb 2019, 19:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

We talked about CIWS on the class years ago on the old Site, I couldn't believe we would skimp on Protection for such a massive investment. 4 Phalanx to me is a bare minimum, giving two CIWS mounts to engage any and all close in threats instead of sometimes one, depending on where the threat lies. S...
by Digger22
10 Feb 2019, 20:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 587
Views: 42631
Location: United Kingdom

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

What's the delay with Audacious?
by Digger22
22 Jan 2019, 18:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9588
Views: 358293
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Why isn't Daring having her propulsion sorted, rather than just being sat alongside dormant? Apologies if already discussed.
by Digger22
21 Jan 2019, 19:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 632
Views: 44085
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

And we still have T45 major works to look forward to too. More T23 pressure.
by Digger22
20 Jan 2019, 19:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 632
Views: 44085
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

Highlights the availability issue with low Hull numbers when ships begin to need major re fits or life extension. So currently 11 ish deployable warships available to RN. Very sad.
by Digger22
07 Jan 2019, 22:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 105
Views: 7083
Location: United Kingdom

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

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by Digger22
23 Dec 2018, 14:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe a Torpedo that follows an Acoustic torpedo would defeat CAT. In other words the Acoustic Torpedo would send course Data to an otherwise unguided (none Acoustic) following weapon. If the acoustic weapon is taken out the following Torpedo finishes the job, as there is nothing for the CAT to atta...
by Digger22
22 Dec 2018, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2713
Views: 122231
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Is she due to follow Mersey in to dry dock for a much needed repaint?
by Digger22
20 Dec 2018, 17:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: TSR-2 (Cancelled Project)
Replies: 52
Views: 4972
Location: United Kingdom

Re: TSR-2 (Cancelled Project)

Projects like TSR2, only become a waste of money if we don't see it through or the project design is flawed. If it wasn't for Ronnie R, the Rockwell B1 would have been canned forever, and I'm convinced the resurrection of what would become the Lancer, convinced Maggie to look at restarting TSR2. As ...
by Digger22
18 Dec 2018, 14:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1089
Views: 67104
Location: United Kingdom

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

[quote="Qwerty"]M134D is more effective than M2 when it comes to reaching out and touching someone with the full metal jacket of love Can't say 40 rounds v 200 is entirely fair, plus the punch of the round is not comparable. Recoil is a problem with the M2 too, so most are shoulder stabili...
by Digger22
13 Dec 2018, 16:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1089
Views: 67104
Location: United Kingdom

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

Surely high end Destroyers in small numbers allow a potential enemy to focus their efforts on these few units, regardless how good they are, once they're gone they're gone. Just as we targeted and hunted German surface raiders.
by Digger22
12 Dec 2018, 16:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599651
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

No, we never learn, especially when implementing lessons learnt involves spending money. Relying on Escorts seems logical, unless something happens to your escort!
by Digger22
10 Dec 2018, 17:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 716
Views: 53016
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

A very wet looking Phalanx position.

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