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by The Armchair Soldier
17 Jul 2019, 11:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1143
Views: 95271
Location: United Kingdom

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

Type 45 news only in this topic please.
by The Armchair Soldier
17 Jul 2019, 10:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1740
Views: 128229
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Who doesn't like a bit of BRRRT:
by The Armchair Soldier
13 Jul 2019, 17:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 935
Views: 76003
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

https://i.imgur.com/PvVZU23.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K3UDAH4.jpg The first of Britain’s new fleet of nine maritime patrol aircraft has taken to the skies. The flight of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 was completed successfully at the hands of Boeing test pilots. Following this first test flight the aircraft, ...
by The Armchair Soldier
11 Jul 2019, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 68758
Location: United Kingdom

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

Iranian boats 'tried to intercept British tanker' Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf - before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the tanker British Heritage, was forced to move between the ...
by The Armchair Soldier
02 Jul 2019, 16:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4182
Views: 287096
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://i.imgur.com/xC37Ojo.png https://i.imgur.com/Tqo6ghh.png https://i.imgur.com/9itpYIX.png https://i.imgur.com/VATSJLS.png RAF F-35 Lightning aircraft from 617 Squadron “The Dambusters” operating today with their Aeronautica Militare counterparts. Italy and the UK were the first European opera...
by The Armchair Soldier
25 Jun 2019, 11:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1740
Views: 128229
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Moved the Luftwaffe Typhoon news to the German Armed Forces topic:
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by The Armchair Soldier
03 Jun 2019, 11:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10287
Views: 804206
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Apaches join HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time: https://www.facebook.com/HMNBPortsmouth/posts/2477976088899291?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAZOtQZSh6SfPjKUOYdDxZc3RiIN6RhzcFGP_www644qw3Bo7SnwOYIGNgoB1lxKT3Ssyj4UMmlfoCxclOJ7hd2_SK79shvkoK1Ed_a0unP1WjFbyV21Mnd4InOCZN3jZetoI2SqIzZTbj-0UbI2iclCWba5j-s9kfk6Z...
by The Armchair Soldier
08 May 2019, 12:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 721
Views: 68942
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

Found some good shots of them at work with RFA Fort Victoria on Twitter:

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by The Armchair Soldier
26 Apr 2019, 15:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1470
Views: 105145
Location: United Kingdom

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

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Made a GIF out of the Rheinmetall CR2 upgrade clips featured in this video.
by The Armchair Soldier
05 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)
Replies: 494
Views: 37968
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)

ALBION testing her Phalanx:
by The Armchair Soldier
04 Apr 2019, 13:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10287
Views: 804206
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE reunited with POW:

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Photo credit: Matt Warwick <https://twitter.com/mpwarwick/status/1113549549157613569>
by The Armchair Soldier
03 Apr 2019, 11:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Containerised armament
Replies: 8
Views: 1874
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Containerised armament

Moved to Joint since it's not strictly related to the Royal Navy.
by The Armchair Soldier
22 Jan 2019, 13:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1470
Views: 105145
Location: United Kingdom

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

Spotted this on Twitter:

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Rheinmetall's Challenger 2 LEP technology demonstrator
by The Armchair Soldier
11 Jan 2019, 23:12
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 108321
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Timmymagic wrote:Pity there isn't a wide angle of this without the dais. Tornado, Typhoon T3, F-35 and Tempest mockup together...

some poor sod had to polish that floor....


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by The Armchair Soldier
27 Dec 2018, 17:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 48
Views: 6778
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Veering a little too off-topic here. Can we get back to Puma, please.

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