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by Andy-M
24 Sep 2019, 09:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 247
Views: 28639
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

"about as sophisticated as K-9", good point, so why not buy K9 then ? It will be 40% cheaper and maybe 30% when fully automated. Err, at the boot straps level it is British: the suspension has been licensed from the AS90 design ( the origins of it) why not go a step further and buy the Po...
by Andy-M
16 Sep 2019, 20:35
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 247
Views: 28639
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

If Boxer is chosen could the module be adapted to also be mounted on a Ajax frame to allow higher levels of armour. KMW Donar was the first vehicle designed with the 155mm Turret, it's based on the GDELS ASCOD 2 https://www.kmweg.com/home/artillery/autonomous-howitzer/donar/product-information.html
by Andy-M
11 Sep 2019, 17:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 865
Views: 83575
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
Andy-M wrote:Are you sure you don't mean Sweden?

Their 6.5? Universal caliber - the holy grail - that was done away with, a while back?


thought you meant the Ksp 58 DF, about half way down this link, they shortened the FN MAG.

http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/u ... /ksp58.htm
by Andy-M
11 Sep 2019, 09:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 865
Views: 83575
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

jimthelad wrote:totally agree, but if we could lose the 1.5kg the Finns seem to have done then perfection becomes deified!!!!


Are you sure you don't mean Sweden?
by Andy-M
29 May 2017, 21:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10884
Views: 994625
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I haven't seen this link posted, so here goes, very high res versions of the photos posted in the last 2 or 3 pages, plus one extra.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/picture ... eady-sail/
by Andy-M
31 Jan 2017, 21:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10884
Views: 994625
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

“Series Of Technical Issues” Behind HMS Queen Elizabeth Delays

http://forces.tv/90691472
by Andy-M
15 Jan 2017, 10:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Trials and Development Units.
Replies: 17
Views: 4562
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Trials and Development Units.

May be , with better sensors/ 360-view, the time is now to repeat this (Swedish) concept with a 120mm gun (130; the new Rhenmetall piece?) using a Ch2 hull and drivetrain (even power should be OK, with weight going down): http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lbswAiIUNQE/U9aM02A_lpI/AAAAAAAABCk/exgPax1Rd7s/s16...
by Andy-M
12 Aug 2016, 23:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 39887
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

ArmChairCivvy wrote:That .ru page buggered up my PC so well that a reboot was required...

I wonder what else came with it?


damn, I had two to choose from and picked that one, worryingly my security didn't pick anything up, looks like a system scan will be required. :oops:
by Andy-M
12 Aug 2016, 18:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 39887
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Thales Rapidfire can be equipped with six Starstreak, or even Thales LMM, 40mm CTA Cannon firing airburst and six LMM would be enough for any drone.

http://s019.radikal.ru/i604/1309/80/5e221ef70f4d.jpg
by Andy-M
31 Jul 2016, 21:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1156
Views: 118155
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN)

Please justify the statement that the T45 is the most advanced BMD platform in the world. Well, I read both articles and one said they're the most modern AAW ships in the World, can you quote the bit that says they're the most advanced? Semantics, yes, but it could read differently however you want...
by Andy-M
14 Jul 2016, 16:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 354
Views: 42611
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (Army Air Corps)

Brimstone 2 has begun trials on Apache, on the AH-64E and not the Westland version.

http://www.janes.com/article/62277/farn ... che-trials
by Andy-M
10 Apr 2016, 09:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: CT40 Case Telescoped Weapon System
Replies: 20
Views: 2890
Location: United Kingdom

Re: CT40 Case Telescoped Weapon System

There also seems to be some contraption with substantial weights on it holding the vehicle in one place, obviously they didn't want the vehicle to move. Also there's a green bit of metal attached to the barrel off of the contraption, which may be stopping the recoil dead, judging by the amount of wi...
by Andy-M
25 Nov 2015, 10:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3931
Views: 326953
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Gabriele wrote:
Have the latest ones been built to 'civvy standards'?


The QE class has much civilian inside of her.


So you think they'll have just a 20 year life span like HMS Ocean? It's just been announced it's being scrapped by the way, don't know if you've heard.

http://forces.tv/64892168
by Andy-M
25 Nov 2015, 09:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3931
Views: 326953
Location: United Kingdom

Re: UK's Future T26 Frigate.

Italian ships are cheaper because they are not built to the same standards of survivability as the UK & US. Whoever says that is telling bullshit stories. The only ship more survivable than italian ones (which, with the exception of the old "Santi" class LPDs are all built according t...

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