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by The Armchair Soldier
04 Jan 2020, 11:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 125
Views: 25022
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

Oh dear...

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by The Armchair Soldier
23 Nov 2019, 23:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11052
Views: 1080724
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buQjzG-EHys (TheSgbarter) 20th November 2019 HMS Queen Elizabeth anchored in the Chesapeake Bay outside Annapolis, Maryland, USA. The Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier visited the area to host the Defense and Security Trade exhibition and the 2019 Atlantic Future Forum. Pa...
by The Armchair Soldier
24 Oct 2019, 10:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)
Replies: 163
Views: 27902
Location: United Kingdom

Re: General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Protector (UCAV) (RAF)

One Reaper out of service:

by The Armchair Soldier
23 Oct 2019, 15:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1410
Views: 136426
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

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by The Armchair Soldier
14 Oct 2019, 11:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11052
Views: 1080724
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

My favourite shots so far (click for high res versions): https://i.imgur.com/xqktWj4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aeOqZnk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ev8olcM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n9yFfhW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2M6yXxc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xqktWj4.jpg
by The Armchair Soldier
12 Oct 2019, 22:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6233
Views: 483006
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

I’ve moved the US Navy/Yemen discussion to the US Armed Forces topic. Feel free to continue your discussion there but let’s keep this topic focused on Type 31 news from now.

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by The Armchair Soldier
12 Oct 2019, 09:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)
Replies: 261
Views: 34756
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)

UK A400M tactical parachuting capability delayed A target date for the clearance of the United Kingdom to use its Airbus A400M Atlas airlifters for tactical parachuting of airborne forces has yet to be set, a UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman confirmed to Jane’s on 9 October. This includes the...
by The Armchair Soldier
09 Oct 2019, 11:57
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 147
Views: 27643
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Second drone crash in the Kimberley this year A state-of-the-art drone owned by one of the world’s biggest aeronautical companies has crashed in the remote Kimberley for the second time this year, after it lost control during a test flight. The Airbus Zephyr pseudo-satellite, while being launched f...
by The Armchair Soldier
30 Sep 2019, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11052
Views: 1080724
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Deleted a page worth of OT posts. Can we keep it strictly on the topic of the carriers themselves. Take the squadron size discussion to a more appropriate topic. Feel free to PM if you need guidance and do not reply to this post within this thread.
by The Armchair Soldier
28 Sep 2019, 13:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3959
Views: 353664
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

This topic has been labeled News Only meaning only discussions related to news items is permitted. Any extended and more generalised discussions must be held elsewhere. All off-topic posts beyond this notification will be deleted and their author's penalised. Please read the opening post for more information.

by The Armchair Soldier
17 Jul 2019, 11:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1157
Views: 126817
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: 1804
Views: 170089
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: 970
Views: 107314
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: 737
Views: 90204
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: 4386
Views: 394152
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...

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