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by Scimitar54
14 Jan 2021, 17:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1956
Views: 378925
Location: United Kingdom

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

Should have been rewarded with a voyage to the Red Sea, followed by a “encouraged” invitation to “walk the plank”.
:mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
13 Jan 2021, 09:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 331
Views: 96260
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

What is a Type 321 Frigate, Dusty Bin? :lol:
by Scimitar54
12 Jan 2021, 08:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1956
Views: 378925
Location: United Kingdom

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

Become totally ineffective!
by Scimitar54
06 Jan 2021, 17:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518088
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Did not realise that they were that subsonic!
by Scimitar54
02 Jan 2021, 21:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 186127
Location: United Kingdom

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

I said WW3, not Armageddon. A limited (and in theory, more survivable) WW3 is the sort of Scenario that you have described. There is no need for it as a second strike weapon, as your “likely targets would in all likelihood have been destroyed already. More likely use is for a Military Target either ...
by Scimitar54
02 Jan 2021, 02:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 692
Views: 186127
Location: United Kingdom

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

Starting WW3? :thumbdown:
by Scimitar54
29 Dec 2020, 20:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4226
Views: 810043
Location: United Kingdom

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

Stern Section! Unless the “shed” is so small, that the hull has to be built in 3 x sections to be joined together outside. The earlier photographs of the hull taking shape inside the “shed” do not suggest that this is so. The upward slope referred to with regard to the section outside may simply be ...
by Scimitar54
22 Dec 2020, 13:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Research Vessel
Replies: 31
Views: 2585
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Multi-Role Research Vessel

No, that would mean we only get 1. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
17 Dec 2020, 21:48
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5135
Views: 980379
Location: United Kingdom

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

Gate Guardians at RNAS Culdrose, RNASYeovilton and RAF Marham sounds about right to me. They are joint assets after all. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
16 Dec 2020, 22:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 155
Views: 41422
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

That would probably be Project Cloud Nine though! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
16 Dec 2020, 18:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 155
Views: 41422
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

Which makes it all the more criminal that 8 x Merlin HM1 are languishing in inactivity, when they could (and should) have been brought up to HM2 standard to provide additional Airframes for the additional (to Merlin) Crowsnest role. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
15 Dec 2020, 10:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 331
Views: 96260
Location: United Kingdom

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

How do you propose to fit 10 x sets of NSM to 11 Ships. :?:
by Scimitar54
14 Dec 2020, 22:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518088
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Remote (Automated) Damage Control sensors not detecting the problem perhaps?
by Scimitar54
14 Dec 2020, 15:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Absolutely Fine, but I would not want to see them acquired (or given) to the RN, only to have them passed to a “third party” Navy. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
14 Dec 2020, 03:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Flies in the Ointment:- 1) Although there are no doubt cost savings to be had due to efficiencies of scale in the build process, there is also the operational cost of the 2 or 3 extra Frigates for the RN to find. 2) The T23 are already being pushed to a point that is beyond what is reasonable, so no...
by Scimitar54
13 Dec 2020, 21:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

No it is not required. The Submersible Barge would need to be used in any case to lower the vessel into the water if it had been completely assembled within the “Shed”. Only difference if being ‘joined” in No.1 Dock would be Floating the two sections into it. (Not required if joining the two section...
by Scimitar54
13 Dec 2020, 17:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Put it into the basin via a submersible barge and float it iinto the dock (a similar process was used for QEC, but in this case without the need for a coastal transit). :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
12 Dec 2020, 20:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Portsmouth Shed would seem to be just the right size for building T4x, whether Destroyer or Cruiser. It would also be co-located with the T45 “Centre of Excellence” and Base Port. It would need the necessary workforce though. : : :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
12 Dec 2020, 12:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3720
Views: 683227
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Some media even describing as Warboats !?!? :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
12 Dec 2020, 12:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12939
Views: 2061074
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Or build in two halves and join together outside! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
11 Dec 2020, 17:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6820
Views: 1173504
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Or Bob the Bruces. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
11 Dec 2020, 09:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518088
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Could not have put it better myself! :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
10 Dec 2020, 10:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12717
Views: 2518088
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

All well and good, but it will not be an adequate replacement for WESTLANT21. :mrgreen:

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