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by SKB
10 Jul 2020, 17:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1226
Views: 186149
Location: England

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


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(Warship TV) 7th July 2020
by SKB
10 Jul 2020, 17:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I'll bet CdeG's food is better than the QE/PoW NAAFI. :mrgreen: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcJk0xvWoAA_VKV?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcJk11tWsAELJbu?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcJk2w5XYAAq7dq?format=jpg&name=large (@NavyLookout) 5th July 20...
by SKB
10 Jul 2020, 11:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE and PoW are no longer the largest-ever ships in Portsmouth Harbour. https://twitter.com/PortsmouthProud/status/1281512875350253568 Length: 880 ft (268.22 m) Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m) Draught: 28 ft (8.53 m) Decks: 13 passenger decks Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) Capacity: 2,767 passengers Crew: ...
by SKB
09 Jul 2020, 08:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 665
Views: 109057
Location: England

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcQFAuaWoAI8tr2?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EcPuJuSXsAAozEp?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 (BAE Systems Maritime) 6th July 2020 'Built with pride in Barrow'- the latest piece of Dreadnought makes a move. Four Dreadnought-Class submarines will be ...
by SKB
07 Jul 2020, 13:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Daring ready by May 2021? No chance.
Daring in 14 Dock, 25th June 2020
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EDIT: It definitely did say Daring, seems to have been changed now.
by SKB
07 Jul 2020, 13:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1808
Views: 280170
Location: England

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

They could use the jet engine fan from inside a Sony PlayStation 4. (Its certainly loud enough!) :mrgreen:
by SKB
04 Jul 2020, 18:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)


Russian pilots were allegedly blinded by Vespina's new brilliant-white fuselage and dazzling tail art. :mrgreen:
by SKB
04 Jul 2020, 16:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If I remember correctly, both ships were said to be fitted with three Phalanx each by the end of this year.
by SKB
04 Jul 2020, 12:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace EAP (Eurofighter Typhoon prototype) (1982-1991)
Replies: 9
Views: 5869
Location: England

Re: British Aerospace EAP (Eurofighter Typhoon prototype) (1982-1991)


(AirflowNZ) 30th July 2019
RAF COSFORD ENGLAND July 12, 2018. A wide variety of aircraft are on display at this great Aircraft Museum. Shown is a Bae EAP test aircraft used to develop the Eurofighter Typhoon.
by SKB
04 Jul 2020, 12:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Some actual thread title related content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nQWAfYKAl8 (Forces TV) 3rd July 2020 The Royal Navy's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed back into her home port of Portsmouth as a "fully trained" aircraft carrier. The 65,000-tonne warship has complete...
by SKB
04 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 116
Views: 23868
Location: England

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

by SKB
02 Jul 2020, 14:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PoW gets first Phalanx
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(@NavyLookout) 2nd July 2020
First Phalanx CIWS mount installed on board @HMSPWLS

:clap: :thumbup:
by SKB
02 Jul 2020, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(ships, planes and gaming) 2nd July 2020



Now berthed at Victory Jetty for her second time.
by SKB
02 Jul 2020, 08:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1278027109521375234 https://twitter.com/smrmoorhouse/status/1278315638763773954 09:00 - QE is nearing Portsmouth, she is currently east of the IOW, off the Nab Tower and is doing 10 kts. Four tugs have gone out to meet her. HMS Warrior's webcam will be streaming QE...
by SKB
29 Jun 2020, 12:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvaKiHb4sf0 (AIRBOYD) 26th June 2020 Following the arrival of the RAF VIP Voyager to its base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, post the completion of its smart new paint scheme, the aircraft returned to its primary role supporting operational training today acting ...
by SKB
28 Jun 2020, 11:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1520024
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



3 years since QE first left Rosyth?! :shock: :o
by SKB
26 Jun 2020, 19:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)




^ For all those people who've said that the Union Flag has been painted backwards or upside-down on ZZ336's starboard (right) side....
by SKB
26 Jun 2020, 12:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6541
Views: 697769
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Isn't it odd that the phrase general purpose means does everything. But doesn't do or include ASW. So its technically not general purpose at all.
by SKB
25 Jun 2020, 23:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1490
Views: 217948
Location: England

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote:Status Quo.... "Down, down". :D

:mrgreen:
by SKB
25 Jun 2020, 19:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awO1Xh2_0yU (Forces TV) 25th June 2020 The RAF Voyager which has been given a £900,000 paint job has landed at Brize Norton. The aircraft, which is used to transport the Prime Minister, royals and senior cabinet ministers, has gone from grey to bright white, with a Un...
by SKB
25 Jun 2020, 18:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Ron5 wrote:Can someone who knows how, do a poll so we can get a headcount?

Done. Poll added to thread ^ :thumbup:
by SKB
25 Jun 2020, 17:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68693
Location: England

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

ZZ336 (G-VYGG) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRkX9Gv9FM&feature=emb_rel_end (ElliotL- CBGSpotter) 25th June 2020 The long awaited "Boris Force One" departed Cambridge Airport today after respray into this colourful new United Kingdom paint scheme by air livery. The Airbus A330-243 ...
by SKB
25 Jun 2020, 17:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)
Replies: 289
Views: 60529
Location: England

Re: Airbus A400M Atlas (RAF)

Is pelican meat tasty?
:mrgreen:

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