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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: 9946
Views: 605219
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: 716
Views: 53387
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: 1427
Views: 75671
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: 491
Views: 26824
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: 9946
Views: 605219
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: 970
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: 1427
Views: 75671
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: 1358
Views: 71704
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: 4709
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Veering a little too off-topic here. Can we get back to Puma, please.
by The Armchair Soldier
14 Dec 2018, 11:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1089
Views: 67509
Location: United Kingdom

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

I feel we're straying too far away from news-related discussion here guys. Take it to the escorts thread please:
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=701
by The Armchair Soldier
06 Dec 2018, 12:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 605219
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A video featuring the highly mechanised weapon handling system and a loaded F-35 takeoff.

by The Armchair Soldier
03 Dec 2018, 12:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 605219
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I think it's about time we redirect this discussion to the F-35 thread. Let's keep it strictly QEC from this point onward.
by The Armchair Soldier
20 Nov 2018, 14:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 190733
Location: United Kingdom

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

Not UK-centric but it deserves sharing:

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That's a lot of F-35s.
by The Armchair Soldier
15 Nov 2018, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3781
Views: 188476
Location: United Kingdom

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

Deleted the off-topic "nationality" posts. Discuss that in another thread by all means, but this thread is for Type 26 news and related discussion.
by The Armchair Soldier
04 Nov 2018, 12:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5893
Views: 243917
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Deleted the last few off-topic posts. Type 31e news only please.
by The Armchair Soldier
26 Oct 2018, 17:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 75671
Location: United Kingdom

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

https://www.facebook.com/ArmouredReserve/posts/2395412923807332?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDES8BwiOZE9vsnQ91x8We4dCOk06-lvLwMPauNEz8fS4Pti-zoOk-ngQivheXH4iXbU20GqPQE-121CNk_HCE98sBhs6MLV1E_uZ5DveWQcebBcNyheKO3gjD-rqRLi2EUcOZ1w7iZwyDBwLI7r9MoUprlKQ_Z3r6__PoNlbvlSQaG5lSeJy1zTGqumNELHm1MzPcJjwK__ygo6HhB7430D_...
by The Armchair Soldier
17 Oct 2018, 17:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 605219
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS PRINCE OF WALES (16 October 2018)
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Credit to Dave Cullen Photography 2018

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