UK Defence Forum

News, History, Discussions and Debates on UK Defence.

Search found 283 matches

Go to advanced search

by Scimitar54
19 Jun 2019, 00:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Might be visiting Cape Cod at some point later in the year then! Cod from under the waves and COD from the air! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
15 Jun 2019, 18:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5893
Views: 243238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Tubs? With the oft-occurring mid-spelling on here (predictive text?), I had thought that you were referring to "tubes". Just goes to show that one must be clear in what one is saying (or in this case writing). :idea:
by Scimitar54
15 Jun 2019, 12:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5893
Views: 243238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Tempest414 wrote It now looks like Leander will now get 24 CAMM but if the RN wanted more swap out the two front tubs for two 3 cell EXLS giving the ship 36 CAMM. Now maybe your maths are different from mine, however 24 (-2) = 22. 2 x 3 cell EXLS (I presume that you intend that they be "Quad Pa...
by Scimitar54
13 Jun 2019, 15:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not built with it, only fitted as a stop-gap until Illustrious was in service. Should never have lost it's catapults, arrestor gear and 3D Radar and retained it's ability to operate Buccaneers either if you ask me. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
12 Jun 2019, 10:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 24078
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

Very Polite "Slap on Wrist" accepted. Spleen vented.
by Scimitar54
12 Jun 2019, 06:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 24078
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

Well it seems that it is up to us to disabuse them all of the notion that "surrender & survive" is the way forward. Great tributes have recently been made to "a previous generation" in D Day 75; however, Our self-serving politicians are in truth, spitting on the graves of tha...
by Scimitar54
11 Jun 2019, 23:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 24078
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

It is totally irresponsible to plan a fleet or a Fighter force om the assumption that peaceful co-existence is going to continue, when nearly all of the elements for a challenge to our international rules based world trade are in place. If Governments do not take the threat seriously enough, then th...
by Scimitar54
11 Jun 2019, 09:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Nor does he seemingly know much of RN carrier aviation before the Invincible Class ... "Most of our previous Carriers have had Ski-Ramps". Three out of how many? The mind boggles. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
09 Jun 2019, 16:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 907
Views: 53736
Location: United Kingdom

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

Or better still in FAA colours. :idea:
by Scimitar54
08 Jun 2019, 13:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 24078
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

And where in this grand scheme of things, are the ASW platforms needed to ensure the continuance of commercial shipping (we are a trading nation after all). The only possibility would be to expand the Tier 2 class to have the numbers (and capability) to perform this role. Not less than 10-12, I woul...
by Scimitar54
04 Jun 2019, 22:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

And so will the type 26s, so it will be up to the T31s!!!!! :idea:
by Scimitar54
04 Jun 2019, 20:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 123453
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

If you get your wish then there will be not much to provide NGS. 57mm as the biggest gun on a Type 45!!!!!, must be SRM.
by Scimitar54
01 Jun 2019, 09:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)
Replies: 259
Views: 16423
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)

Except that by spending substantial money and effort on further stop-gaps, you will certainly delay or even rule out, getting what you actually need.
by Scimitar54
31 May 2019, 22:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)
Replies: 259
Views: 16423
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)

How do we get to where we want to be? How about getting Argus to "soldier on" along with Albion & Bulwark and their limited helicopter facilities, until all three are replaced by 2 x LHDs in the 2030's. Agreed, the situation will be far from ideal in the short to medium term, but it wo...
by Scimitar54
31 May 2019, 20:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 91058
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I believe that you are correct.
by Scimitar54
28 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I was referring to the Flight Deck and F35Bs, not two (or even one) of the Islands.
by Scimitar54
27 May 2019, 15:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 91058
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Which is probably why the real solution to both of these problems (and as the replacements for Albion & Bulwark) is 2 x sizeable LHDs. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
26 May 2019, 16:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There will be more motion with a CAMM silo up forward on a smaller ship (Type23 for example), but I accept that vertical movement of the silo may need to be taken into account against the height at which the "cold launch" ends and the missile propellant ignites. Forward movement of the shi...
by Scimitar54
26 May 2019, 13:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I originally had in mind 12 x cells, but I'm less concerned about the actual number. Possibly 6, but more likely 9 or 12 would be seen as making the installation more worthwhile. Although re-loads might be possible, you would not want to be carrying out that evolution whilst operating aircraft, or i...
by Scimitar54
26 May 2019, 02:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I've been thinking about the possible fitting of CAMM on the QEC and it's possible location(s). It would seem that the only sensible location for a silo to be sited would be on the Stern (to Starboard, at the angle) where a fourth Phalanx, as suggested by some would most likely be fitted. In this lo...
by Scimitar54
25 May 2019, 20:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

3rd Phalanx remains to be fitted later. Not enough time to do it before heading off to Rosyth for Dry-Docking, IIRC.
by Scimitar54
24 May 2019, 19:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5893
Views: 243238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Broad Beamed Leander anyone? :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
23 May 2019, 14:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9946
Views: 603933
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Single Island Starboard side looks pretty awesome. Not so difficult to imagine how it might have looked without the Downtakes/Uptakes "Stack" now. Even more awesome. All the extra deck parking that would have become available. In a CATOBAR configuration, relocation of the "Bow Catapul...

Go to advanced search