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by The Armchair Soldier
06 Jul 2020, 09:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4779
Views: 582390
Location: United Kingdom

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

I think it’s time we got back on the topic of the F-35 in UK service. Feel free to continue your Australian discussion in the Australian thread: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19
by The Armchair Soldier
04 Jul 2020, 12:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11766
Views: 1496496
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Let's get back on topic now guys.
by The Armchair Soldier
28 Jun 2020, 22:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6541
Views: 689320
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Yeah, we’re veering too far into fantasy territory now. Take it to a more appropriate thread please.
by The Armchair Soldier
22 Jun 2020, 23:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 164
Views: 47141
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

UK selects ELIX-IR threat warning system for E-7 Wedgetail aircraft Boeing has selected Leonardo and Thales to deliver a UK sovereign Defensive Aids System (DAS) for the UK’s new fleet of five 737-based Boeing E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning aircraft. Read More: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk...
by The Armchair Soldier
22 Jun 2020, 22:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Project Mosquito (Swarming Drones Capability)
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Location: United Kingdom

Project Mosquito (Swarming Drones Capability)

UK reveals progress in ‘swarming drone' development efforts The UK government has reported good progress on its three key efforts to develop future ‘swarming drone’ capabilities for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). [...] “The Royal Air Force's [RAF’s] swarming drones project continues to be developed...
by The Armchair Soldier
18 Jun 2020, 11:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Aerospace 146

More on the above in this Forces News report (with video): Coronavirus: RAF Aircraft Reconfigured To Transport COVID-19 Patients Two RAF aircraft normally used to transport Government ministers and VIPs have been reconfigured in record time to help in the fight against coronavirus. The BAe 146s have...
by The Armchair Soldier
16 Jun 2020, 23:16
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Aerospace 146

by The Armchair Soldier
16 Jun 2020, 23:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Aerospace 146

From September: RAF to sell BAE 146 transport aircraft fleet The RAF is looking to sell off its BAE 146 transport fleet, aircraft primarily used to transport the Royal Family and other VIPs. Jane’s 360 was first to report on this news after noticing that the Defense Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) ...
by The Armchair Soldier
16 Jun 2020, 23:12
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Location: United Kingdom

British Aerospace 146

British Aerospace 146 https://i.imgur.com/XmEjKc2.jpg The British Aerospace 146 is a short-haul and regional airliner that was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace, later part of BAE Systems. Production ran from 1983 until 2002. Manufacture of an improved version known as the Avr...
by The Armchair Soldier
16 Jun 2020, 16:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 320
Views: 65963
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Boris Johnson's jet gets 'Austin Powers' makeover A military aircraft is receiving a secret makeover to give Boris Johnson and senior cabinet ministers a Union Jack-coloured jet for official travel, defence sources said. One source said the paint job sounded like something "from Austin Powers&...
by The Armchair Soldier
15 Jun 2020, 18:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11766
Views: 1496496
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Moved the F-35 centric posts to the F-35 thread. Feel free to resume your discussion there. Let's get back onto the subject of the carriers now.
by The Armchair Soldier
13 Jun 2020, 11:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 937
Views: 145884
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

A demonstration of Ares' bridging capability:
by The Armchair Soldier
12 Jun 2020, 11:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 164
Views: 47141
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

RAF To Receive First E-7 'Wedgetail' In 2023 The Royal Air Force is expected to receive its first E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft in 2023. Responding to a written parliamentary question on Monday, Minister for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin said the fifth and final E-7 is set to ar...
by The Armchair Soldier
07 Jun 2020, 11:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 320
Views: 65963
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Reservists delight as Voyager becomes a record breaker A new world record was set by the Voyager aircraft for the fastest ever flight between the UK and the Falkland Islands. The journey of 6834 nautical miles was completed in 15 hours and 9 minutes, breaking the previous record, which had been set...
by The Armchair Soldier
03 Jun 2020, 11:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1977
Views: 257670
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Let's get back to discussing Typhoon now.
by The Armchair Soldier
04 May 2020, 22:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3352
Views: 404164
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

We’re veering way off topic now guys. Please take it to a more relevant thread. PM me if you need advice.
by The Armchair Soldier
28 Apr 2020, 11:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)
Replies: 735
Views: 99193
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic capability (MHC) (MHPC)

Royal Navy’s Autonomous Minesweeper Proves It Capabilities In Cold-Weather Trials The SWEEP minesweeper system – designed to defeat the threat of underwater sea mines and safely clear sea lanes – has recently proven its capabilities during two weeks of cold-weather sea trials. Developed by Atlas El...
by The Armchair Soldier
27 Apr 2020, 19:58
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4779
Views: 582390
Location: United Kingdom

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

Can we get back to the F-35 now please.
by The Armchair Soldier
08 Apr 2020, 18:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)
Replies: 39
Views: 11565
Location: United Kingdom

Re: HMS Hermes (R12) (Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier) (1959-1984) (Ex RN)

Deleted the off-topic posts. Keep it related to HMS Hermes in this topic please.
by The Armchair Soldier
27 Mar 2020, 12:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11766
Views: 1496496
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Back to the carriers themselves now gents.

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