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by inch
19 Oct 2020, 20:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377189

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: 2099
Views: 347023

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 12333
Views: 1611869

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: 12333
Views: 1611869

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: 12333
Views: 1611869

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 1275
Views: 237876

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 12531
Views: 2012746

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: 2175
Views: 377189

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...
by inch
02 Oct 2020, 10:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377189

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I wouldn't let France , Germany join tempest ever ,no flipping way . possibly let Spain join tho ,but as they will never go against the EU big 2 it wouldn't happen ,it's all just spin and the journey anyway ,France and Germany will come together no matter what to make it happen because they can't af...
by inch
29 Sep 2020, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12333
Views: 1611869

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is that 3x fleet carriers and 1x light carrier including UK or just European countries ? Ie x 3 fleet = c de Gaulle ,Cavour ,Juan Carlos and Trieste as light carrier?
by inch
26 Sep 2020, 14:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377189

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sorry should have read UK engine tech and stealth tech
by inch
26 Sep 2020, 14:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377189

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

They probably will retain lead as far as 6th gen concerned ,so for a lot of years yet in service ,China can't match USA on Stealth tech,engine tech,even if they manage to level up alittle on electronics it takes the whole package for the platform ,so China not going to catch for the offering anyway ...
by inch
25 Sep 2020, 00:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012746

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

not sure sea state on video but im sure I heard somewhere they can operate upto sea state 6 ,unless someone knows different ?
by inch
24 Sep 2020, 19:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2175
Views: 377189

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Wasn't the engine more powerful if I remember right , could be wrong tho . anyway mute point it didn't happen
by inch
24 Sep 2020, 18:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301816

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

Just can't help thinking tho how good a 150 upgraded challenger tanks or so would do against 12,000 russian tanks rolling across the plains ,even if they were old ,and half not working , don't think Europes tank fleet going to do much just because off shear weight thrown against them no matter how g...
by inch
24 Sep 2020, 17:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012746

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe THATS the suprise they on about a few days ago ,qe/pow at sea photo op to show Cummings they needed and royal navy trying to get all ships out and used so hopefully he not wanting to cut one now he incharge of UK defence apparently ,who knows ?
by inch
23 Sep 2020, 21:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012746

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ah well put paid to that idea then ,was hoping lol.aye Chinooks or Apache be cool but I'm not expecting them on this deployment but you never know ,crowsnest possible but just thought not ready yet till next year but who knows?
by inch
23 Sep 2020, 19:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012746

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Yes I thought we were deploying 5 f35 and 6 Merlin ,maybe only 4 now for some reason ,it is what it is I guess but all good stuff ,I'm still waiting for the suprise they said a few days back , maybe it's going to be a few USMC mv22 osprey ( that's just my hope lol)
by inch
23 Sep 2020, 17:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12531
Views: 2012746

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Your right you could get the 15 just down the side where the lifts are looking at that photo without going too much onto the stern , must admit thought it would look fuller ,good stuff tho , buzzing to have our American pals onboard hope they have a great time and have good things to say about the s...

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