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by serge750
15 Jan 2021, 20:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2517968

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks Naval news for the heads up, Does this bode well for QE maiden deployment to meet up with the french ? would be a good sight to see :clap:

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... rettyPhoto
by serge750
06 Jan 2021, 18:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2517968

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SW1 wrote:Wouldn’t get to excited it will be about 7 years before they appear on a boat.


Yes, Seems as though everything takes ages to integrate ....
by serge750
06 Jan 2021, 16:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2517968

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Sounds a pretty good thing to have in the absence of a dedicated anti-ship missile, im sure a 4 F35b flight carrying 32missiles would be able to damage or deter a few vessels getting to close to our CVBG,

75nm stand of range add to that a F35b combat radius, got to be a strike of well over 500nm?
by serge750
02 Jan 2021, 18:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 186123

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Thought the idea was to kill the rest of the population after they emerged from their bunkers after a few months ? but i could be wrong...

Defo a MAD thing to do :twisted:
by serge750
02 Jan 2021, 18:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 186123

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Is this sub going to replace the "Typhoon" class SSBN ? think they were designed to lurk about then fire thier ICBM a few months after WW3?
by serge750
30 Dec 2020, 16:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 676
Views: 166636

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Wonder if the crew will have to hot bunk ? hopefully being bigger with less ICBM's there will be more space for the crews comfort.
by serge750
29 Dec 2020, 19:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4226
Views: 810013

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

Yeh i think your spot on :thumbup: looking at the finished CGI of the hull, maybe from below the Exhaust section to somewhere below & behind the bridge? with a few decks still to go on top,
by serge750
29 Dec 2020, 16:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4226
Views: 810013

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

Initialy I thought it was the flight deck aswell, the stabilizer fin looks very large compared to the various pictures floating around, maybe its because its the lower piece of the hull with a few decks still to stack on top, it's good to see the progress. I seem to remember reading somewhere that t...
by serge750
22 Dec 2020, 14:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 807
Views: 205435

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

Could that be a reason on the T26 that CAMM is higher up?

Would they use the covers on the forward mushrooms, but not cover them up on the midship CAMM ?
by serge750
16 Dec 2020, 18:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 155
Views: 41421

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

Does seem a waste, I think somebody mentioned that they were being used for spares? maybe with the recent increase in spending ( after the black hole ) a small amount could be prioritized to bring 2 or 3 back to service....but probably not :roll:
by serge750
15 Dec 2020, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2517968

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Didn't india state that IAC 2 was going to be conventionally powered ?

Ok I'm biased ( overly optimistic :think: ) would love to see a new build QEC in CATOBAR configuration with the indian navy :thumbup:

Would be good timing as IAC 1 is nearly finished now......
by serge750
15 Dec 2020, 19:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4226
Views: 810013

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

Fitted For But Not with.....perhaps its for the T45 replacement on a T26 hull :lol:
by serge750
09 Dec 2020, 18:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 224
Views: 77978

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Good to see that many helicopters in one spot :D
by serge750
06 Dec 2020, 19:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2266
Views: 468419

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I am 95% sure with "global Britain" project tempest will come to fruition, hope I am not wrong :crazy:
by serge750
04 Dec 2020, 18:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1301
Views: 286674

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

How long were the T23 susposed to be in service :lol:

Can see the T45 in service well into the 40's, what with the engine upgrades aswell, hopefully they will get the mk 41 by then :D

But if the RN is feeling flush ….
by serge750
27 Nov 2020, 18:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1141
Views: 269087

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

The RAF can have all the P8 if the FAA can have the F35b :lol:
by serge750
24 Nov 2020, 19:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980316

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

Loyal wingman as I understand takes off a conventional runway,the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers with their ramps would likely require something very different Take off is relatively easy to solve, the candidates are small airframes. A rocket assisted ramp or a large rubber band would do. It's l...
by serge750
21 Nov 2020, 23:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980316

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

Was hoping with the support for "Global Britain" the powers that be, may support routine deployments of 24 (UK) x F35 on the QEC deployments, hence using them hard & buying a few more regularly to replace the hardest used/early ones, but as you say if they do not commit to the carrier ...
by serge750
21 Nov 2020, 18:40
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980316

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

[quote="Repulse"]I’m wondering if a deal has been done to cap the F35b to match CEPP requirements only, ensuring all a/c will be dedicated to the carriers, with the promise of future Tempest jam to the RAF. TBH, that would be a bigger win for the RN/FAA than give or take a few airframes. I...
by serge750
20 Nov 2020, 20:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2060900

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Does that mean the order for second batch of T26 could be very close to be announced ? :D along with the FSS order ? :D :D maybe after the review is published new year, especially as the building of warships for commercial reasons is being touted ?
by serge750
19 Nov 2020, 20:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2060900

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Great discussion today, taken me ages to read through which is good, Glad the FSS is now a goer :D As been said, probably not a lot of dosh for new suff, but atleast the black hole should get lighter... Would it be possible to speed up the build of the T26 ( now money is a bit more certain ) say 1 p...
by serge750
18 Nov 2020, 18:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6820
Views: 1173431

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

500m Euro per ship, just seems a bit expensive compared to what we are paying, I know we are repurposing some equipment but I assume the lower overheads in Greece would help drive the costs down.[/quote] Would that also include the costs to set up the production line in Greece & support costs ? ...
by serge750
17 Nov 2020, 18:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980316

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

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: well we did have a blue moon last month
by serge750
15 Nov 2020, 20:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2060900

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I would really love to know how much money has been wasted since 2010 on all the the decisions to "save" money in the short term..... or maybe I wouldn't :lolno: Probably wouldn't seem so bad, but it always seems like out of service dates always apear to be extended or capabilitys gapped :...
by serge750
12 Nov 2020, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2060900

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Would be so good to see more missiles on the T45 & a dragon fire type system initialy as a supplement to CIWS I could see the T26 getting dragon fire aswell ( & maybe ExLS ) at a refit when the tech gets better, getting them in the water is probably a higher priority atm, Still think they wi...

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