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by inch
20 Apr 2020, 21:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Burn me at the stake digger22 lol
by inch
20 Apr 2020, 12:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Cheers swoop, watching the program if they get probs fixed going to be one hell of a carrier , like 2 qe class rolled into one ship , apart from being in two places at once lol but you get my drift , hopefully get things fixed v soon
by inch
18 Apr 2020, 18:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just a very quick one and I know not in right thread soz but lost track of is the ford class ready to rock and roll now all probs fixed ,just watchin a program but think was from 2015,( ps cool if you direct answer to better thread and direct me there ,cheers
by inch
27 Mar 2020, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not surprised phillyj uncle Ivan was around pwls and greater than usual Russian activity around UK shores ,it's the old tactics of push harder in time of crisis on a country and see if there's any cracks appearing , response times , ability etc ,and it will probably continue apace.but probably one o...
by inch
13 Mar 2020, 11:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

And It's capable of launching 75 apples that will make those enemies cry ;-)
by inch
13 Mar 2020, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Aye I think it's getting like the USN going bto build a qe class variant ,is the same as the USN announcing they are going to build design a conventional powered 80k ton pie and it's going to fly in the sky
by inch
12 Mar 2020, 18:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 241
Views: 60977

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

Bet they might set up RFA argus as a back up on short standby also army Field medical teams on standby I'm guessing
by inch
12 Mar 2020, 16:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 254120

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The thing is I think ? the USA years ahead on this tech and the money they can throw at it which the UK might not be able to match ?
by inch
12 Mar 2020, 12:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 241
Views: 60977

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

Wouldn't surprise me After all this coronovirus crisis ends the government might build a hospital ship for spare capacity in emergency
by inch
12 Mar 2020, 08:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The only problem with that sd67 I think everyone would know it was a derivative of the qe class when they turned up with twin Islands for exhaust ,think the penny would drop .ie similar size and width as qe and twin Islands ,( if it barks like a dog and looks like a dog it's a dog ) or a qe in this ...
by inch
10 Mar 2020, 18:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11678
Views: 1072760

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Well let's hope the budget tomorrow is going to pull a rabbit out of the hat and suprise us all and give something to the defence budget so we can get a bit better armed vessels
by inch
09 Mar 2020, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well if you say 36b for 36 Burke at 1b a pop ,6 bill for 6 subs ? That's 42 bill ISH,that leaves 36 bill on your numbers for 12 qe class and tankers , doable I don't know ?even if you play about a bit more for Burks or subs etc .mind you save a bit on decommissioning nuclear carriers if they went co...
by inch
09 Mar 2020, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Also France add to that list mmh
by inch
09 Mar 2020, 13:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe cheaper if USA doesn't miss a trick and says to someone like India ,at a push Japan and says let's all build a carrier class that works for us all ,just a thought lol,but kinda going off qe class now unless ?;-)
by inch
09 Mar 2020, 12:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

But the plus side 2 carriers in an area Half's the chance of getting hit and putting a single carrier out of action even temporarily ? So even if after costs they operate 2x 65k and build with support (tanker) for the price of on ford they still double the fleet from extra 6 ford After the first 4 a...
by inch
07 Mar 2020, 09:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 254120

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Could it be just 48 in total and sell one carrier ?
by inch
05 Mar 2020, 23:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 254120

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Was Japan ever really going to pick the UK over us in reality I think not , Japan just got too much American skin in the game defending the country and the us tech no how that the UK was never going to get a look in only as a bargaining chip to get better terms from the americans.and as much as I do...
by inch
05 Mar 2020, 20:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 254120

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Can someone explain to me what all that means in simple terms Cos just read that and what are they saying lol,? Is it the us designing the jet and Japan building the mission systems in it ? And Japan and the us agreed that they not going to do anything with the tempest team ,is that about the size o...
by inch
28 Feb 2020, 11:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Tell him to keep trying phillyj ,the truth is out there ,is pow 284x73 or not lol :thumbup:
by inch
27 Feb 2020, 23:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1370619

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well at least ask someone in the know anyway , fact's we need fact's I tell you and we aren't going to settle for anything less :-)
by inch
27 Feb 2020, 18:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 755
Views: 126280

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

The t23 had turned out to be Def on par with the the best of them in the rest of the world as a asw frigate ,not too bad as a general purpose ship as well for an old class
by inch
27 Feb 2020, 18:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4001
Views: 448184

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

Maybe it's 9100t really ron5 ,they just been kidding us ;-)
by inch
26 Feb 2020, 22:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11678
Views: 1072760

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Makes you wonder but suppose Canada and Australia still went for t26 design so can't be that bad even if with there own version
by inch
23 Feb 2020, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11678
Views: 1072760

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Not sure, historical the rn will probably arm their future destroyers with the bare minimum of weaponry as per usual ,numbers( callibur /load out ) etc always out gunned/classed quite quickly it's just the bean counters and rn thinking I quess to the very mediocre thinking and understanding of moder...

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