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by Scimitar54
29 Sep 2020, 19:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Where the hell did that “A” come from !!!!!!!!!!
by Scimitar54
29 Sep 2020, 19:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A 2 x Carrier Strike Group would require 6 x F435 Front Line Squadrons! Now that would be a sight for sore eyes (especially if all were FAA). :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
29 Sep 2020, 19:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3611
Views: 501302
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

And effective at spreading the virus!!!!! If particles were to contact any nearby “ persons”.
by Scimitar54
28 Sep 2020, 18:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1437
Views: 218903
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Not when there was the Admiralty, War Office and Air Ministry. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
26 Sep 2020, 18:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

No need to think in terms of 7 hour sorties ........ 2-3 hours would be about as much as it could be .............. without A2A refuelling, that is. Regretably, we don’t have any organic A2A assets either! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 18:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)
Replies: 303
Views: 71345
Location: United Kingdom

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

SW1 wrote “And if you don’t have 40m or .5billion over 10 years?”

Then you are not receiving enough money from HMG to provide adequate defence of your country! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 18:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Only if the Carrier has been sunk or disabled THEN. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 18:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4138
Views: 595323
Location: United Kingdom

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

Especially if one worker in two scives off to take photographs, have a fag or whatever. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 18:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

One that is really “in the the thick of it”. Fighter aircraft providing defensive cover for a Carrier in a very high threat environment, when as many sorties as are needed will require to be performed. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12220
Views: 1468540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

When they are not in the Dockyard! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
25 Sep 2020, 11:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12220
Views: 1468540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So what do you do when you need to deploy individual (escort type) ships? Rob either the CSGs and/or the LHA/LHD of it’s protection. Would you send an inadequately protected Carrier into harms way, bearing in mind that we only have two of them? No you would not, so at that point you might as well no...
by Scimitar54
24 Sep 2020, 23:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12220
Views: 1468540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Quite what all this has to do with “Current & Future ESCORTS”, I have no idea except for the mention of a Patrol Sloop. Fact: To be a Navy and possess critical mass one needs ships. So what the hell do people think they are doing making an argument for less ships for the RN! Today’s RN Fishery P...
by Scimitar54
24 Sep 2020, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

14 or 15 F35b! If they don’t know where Australia is, it comes as no surprise that they can’t count either. :D
by Scimitar54
23 Sep 2020, 10:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1437
Views: 218903
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Surprised they don’t want to deliver it to Gibraltar, or perhaps they plan on taking NI hostage against the return of Gibraltar? :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
23 Sep 2020, 08:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3611
Views: 501302
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Not enough ships and not enough capability. Due to not enough spending. We need the gaps to be filled! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
21 Sep 2020, 17:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 402
Views: 93477
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

But the ships that once provided the connection (to wherever may have been required) are no longer available in the numbers that would be necessary. An early indication of the then forthcoming “Euro-blindness” and lack of strategic and tactical vision. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
21 Sep 2020, 13:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 402
Views: 93477
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Well, if only we could be an island again,. Were it not for the mistaken construction of the CHANNEL TUNNEL”, we still would be. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
21 Sep 2020, 02:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3611
Views: 501302
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Robbing every ship of it’s ha’porth of tar is what is really going on here! We have some good ships, even if there are far too few of them. What is inexcusable is the penny pinching that is leading to inadequate or insufficient weapon types and size and load-outs of VLS Systems. If you are going to ...
by Scimitar54
20 Sep 2020, 17:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

serge750
Or USS Midway! A Buccaneer or two on Hermes and a couple of Sea Vixens as well would have been appropriate, in addition to the Sea Harriers and Sea Kings. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
19 Sep 2020, 21:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12220
Views: 1468540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So we would not have any OPVs in UK waters then?
by Scimitar54
19 Sep 2020, 20:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12220
Views: 1468540
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So are you saying that HMG would rather use the new T31s as UK EZ police vessels instead??? :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
19 Sep 2020, 20:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12323
Views: 1843992
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Shame that they could not have waited until next year! Photographs taken during a photo op with HMSQE and former HMS Hermes would have really been worth seeing. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
17 Sep 2020, 22:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3611
Views: 501302
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

I would not be surprised if 2 x new “Bay” like vessels are what emerges, even possible that 2 of the existing bays get modified. Yet another mistake by Cameron, selling the fourth Bay to Aus. No forward vision, let alone ignoring the rear view as well! :mrgreen:

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