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by inch
17 Jan 2021, 21:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384743

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

And about 3 upgraded tanks , tempest 414
by inch
16 Jan 2021, 11:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5139
Views: 994058

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

Sorry not been following too intensely but when might UK get its first block 4 f35 delivered ?,cheers dudes :thumbup:
by inch
01 Jan 2021, 13:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 821
Views: 172096

Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Camouflage paint schemes
by inch
31 Dec 2020, 13:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1961
Views: 384743

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

So that's it then folks ,our ch3 upgrade will consist of a new paint job ,crack the champagne out lads we've cracked it .. tremendous ;-) ,lol , happy new year British army :thumbup:
by inch
15 Dec 2020, 21:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Think more chance of qe doing a Indian port visit or a few Indian destroyer/frigate sailing with qe when deployed in that area next year as in closer defence opportunity/talk's than India actually buying anything from UK plc ,but that's still ok and a good to work with the Indians even if just that
by inch
15 Dec 2020, 18:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Think there's more chance of India waiting for economy to pick up and go in with France on their new nuclear carrier tbh ,
by inch
15 Dec 2020, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Boris going to India In Jan ,do you think he will try sell the qe design with his defence talk's of closer ties , don't think there's a chance of them biting but probably not stop him trying to push it
by inch
04 Dec 2020, 16:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2274
Views: 474550

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Must admit it doesn't look 6th gen ,more like 5th gen to my untrained eyes , think there will be a lot more snazzy astheticaly looking designs out there to follow around the world ,time will tell and yes I know 6th might be all the engine tech /electronic package etc inside and it's capabilities, bu...
by inch
19 Nov 2020, 20:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6820
Views: 1190395

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

I think t32 could be up gunned t31 ,but just for shits and giggles and thinking outside the box ,with Germany building 160mtr frigates and Italy building 170 MTR frigates and everybody else starting to go bigger ,I'm wondering would they build an almost cruiser size class to support the carriers lik...
by inch
19 Nov 2020, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2090876

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Could it b that t32 a more heavily armed t31 for the rn ,a second batch order ?
by inch
29 Oct 2020, 17:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2274
Views: 474550

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Thought Japan had totally dismissed joint development of fighter with UK and decided it's interests better trying up with USA for help with fighter?, which I wasn't surprised with choice being USA heavily invested in Japan and USA would put too much pressure to bare on Japan to let it go with anybod...
by inch
19 Oct 2020, 20:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2274
Views: 474550

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sounds like it could be fairly competitive to what other countries are going to undoubtedly produce in future ie Chinese ,russian, Japan and Europe if it does go ahead , still won't compete in guessing with future USA offering but it doesn't have to tbh
by inch
19 Oct 2020, 09:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2140
Views: 436444

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Think ron5 we only contracted for the 48 upto now if my thinking is right ? ,but I just can't imagine they only going to stop at that number no matter the outcome of the review , think they might really span it out future numbers tho over a lot longer time tho with the financial burden of covid ,I'm...
by inch
16 Oct 2020, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Be great to know what they learned in the exercise ,but we never going to be told that ,or what the lessons the usmc took away from it and what they think of lizzy
by inch
10 Oct 2020, 17:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Amazing what you do when you board lol,was just measuring a Nimitz class to qe in 1/350 scale and qe 80cm long Nimitz(wh bush) about 95 cm long and qe about 20.7cm wide and bush about 22cm ,lol,wish had a real 1/350 scale model of them both tho lol
by inch
08 Oct 2020, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2090876

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Propper little armed gun boat ,just add a few torpedoes and senser and probably better armed than half our fleet ...lol,be great for Ukraine tho ,give the Russians something to think about tho , hopefully lead onto t31 sometime down the line with another 1b loan
by inch
08 Oct 2020, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2090876

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Propper little armed gun boat ,just add a few torpedoes and senser and probably better armed than half our fleet ...lol,be great for Ukraine tho ,give the Russians something to think about tho , hopefully lead onto t31 sometime down the line with another 1b loan
by inch
08 Oct 2020, 18:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2090876

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Propper little armed gun boat ,just add a few torpedoes and senser and probably better armed than half our fleet ...lol,be great for Ukraine tho ,give the Russians something to think about tho , hopefully lead onto t31 sometime down the line with another 1b loan
by inch
07 Oct 2020, 16:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is biden the Jeremy Corbyn of the USA or at least that way of thinking ? I feel for you if so and the UK as it won't do us any favours .soz wrong thread but had to ask ,cheers
by inch
07 Oct 2020, 16:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ok ron5 ,not qe clone as ive already said or anything to do with qe ship in shape but might build design features similar to qe design on , their own ships as I've said possibly automation for weapons handling ,ramp , simulators if not already doing it ,they could do all that on a America class or w...
by inch
07 Oct 2020, 13:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Think USMC /navy Will be taking close watch how hmsqe preforms next year to asses the small carrier concept as being reported in navylookout today,I don't mean they would want a qe class not their cup of tea at all but how the concept will workout and possibly take some pointers from the qe design i...
by inch
06 Oct 2020, 12:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1311
Views: 290648

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

I know , terrible that really isn't it that we only have so few that 3 ships at sea at once seem like a amazing thing and should be the absolute base line at all times :thumbup:
by inch
05 Oct 2020, 12:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What's the chances that there getting some real live sub hunting on the exercise with a Russian sub in the area trying to get as much data / signals intel as they can ,well it would make it as realistic as it could possibly get
by inch
05 Oct 2020, 11:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12724
Views: 2550522

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Wait for the 2 carrier pic now ,well that's what I'm hoping lol , absolutely cracking tho ,shame sub not leading pic but I can absolutely understand that also ,its doing its job not photo time ,well done everybody and a great big thumbs up to the usmc and navy and the Dutch ,true pals indeed
by inch
02 Oct 2020, 15:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2274
Views: 474550

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Spain defiantly should be buying a few f35b to replace the harrier on the Juan Carlos 1 ,bit of a mad policy tbh in with france and Germany ,as they definitely not going to be building a v take off variant of there new plane defo on that score ,unless Spain planning to build a conventional carrier r...

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