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by SKB
15 Sep 2019, 17:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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(@HMSPWLS) 15th September 2019
Our flight deck lights add a nice bit of ambiance to a cool Rosyth evening. #moodlighting


Also seen a recent daytime photo, the ramp crest and name have been painted over.
by SKB
14 Sep 2019, 11:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Has anyone else noticed on google Earth, on the grassy area outside the Fleet Air Arm museum in Yeovilton, there is a deck layout of a QE carrier? Definately not 1:1 scale either! It’s part of a children’s playground http://www.forces.net/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image/public/20645470_1015...
by SKB
13 Sep 2019, 11:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 721
Views: 67822
Location: England

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)


by SKB
13 Sep 2019, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6099
Views: 341382
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

T26's = Cities.
T31's = More cities or maybe towns?
by SKB
12 Sep 2019, 18:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6099
Views: 341382
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

"Value Class" Frigates.
(each to have sponsor logos on the bow, ala HMS Dragon)

HMS Lidl
HMS Aldi
HMS Asda
HMS Morrisons
HMS Iceland

:mrgreen:
by SKB
12 Sep 2019, 16:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion





QE group will be in Canada for 5 days, then move south to the US.
by SKB
12 Sep 2019, 13:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6099
Views: 341382
Location: England

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1172093677797294080 Babcock have just released a new video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbfugiOAMxE (BabcockInternational) 12th September 2019 https://www.arrowhead140.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AH2_1366x540.png https://www.arrowhead140.com/
by SKB
12 Sep 2019, 13:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2880
Views: 177298
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

You honestly think they'd put Phalanx CIWS on a B2 River when the T23 doesn't even have them?! :lol:
It's an offshore patrol vessel, not a T45 destroyer!
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 21:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Do you have a screenshot or anything of that speed record? The highest I have stored is 28.6 knots. Would be good to have the top one. Steven B first reported it on the very day, 15th August 2017 (see page 229) 15 Aug 2017 She has cracked 29.2 knots at 12:30 UTC off the coast of the Isle of Wight. ...
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 17:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Hawker Hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 1384
Location: England

Re: Hawker Hunter

RAF Hunter Pilot Goes Rogue over London in 1968 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gavx54dKYvI (Mark Felton Productions) 5th April 2019 On 5th April 1968, an RAF pilot flew his Hawker Hunter jet fighter into central London on an unauthorised mission and proceeded to make one of the most impressive and...
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 16:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1156
Views: 69701
Location: England

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_yo8Xf12Po (Roberto Smera) 9th September 2019 Google translation: For the festivities of September 7th, Independence Day, we had the honour of receiving in Santos the imposing “Atlântico” Multi-Purpose Helicopter Carrier, recently incorporated into the Brazilian Squa...
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4182
Views: 281259
Location: England

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqN-OFwnY1U (Forces TV) 9th September 2019 British F-35Bs have made history by training with US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers for the first time. The B-2s took part in the integration flying training with the British jets as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in...
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 10:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 721
Views: 67822
Location: England

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)


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by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 10:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion



Rosyth high tides for the 18th are at 05:44 and 18:12.
Sunrise: 06:51, Sunset at 19:23
by SKB
11 Sep 2019, 08:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 342
Views: 35205
Location: England

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

RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) is in London for London International Ship Week 2019 (LISW2019). It is the first time that a Bay class ship has visited London. She's berthed near the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. https://twitter.com/AJBC_1/status/1171425190368051201 https://twitter.com/AJBC_1/status/117143348906275...
by SKB
10 Sep 2019, 18:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote:I wonder whether R09 will prove faster than R08 whilst on her Sea Trials? :D

PoW has a 29.2 knot target to beat, achieved by QE on 15th August 2017, south of the Isle of Wight.
by SKB
10 Sep 2019, 17:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I wonder which one will get to Portsmouth first? PoW or QE ?
Place bets now!
by SKB
10 Sep 2019, 14:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10167
Views: 787692
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Btw. Friday is the 13th....
by SKB
10 Sep 2019, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 67595
Location: England

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



Possible PoW escort?
by SKB
10 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 721
Views: 67822
Location: England

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

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(@HMSQNLZ) 10th September 2019
How low can you go @RFATideforce? #WESTLANT19 tanker makes like a submarine as the UK Carrier Strike Group ploughs through the cool Atlantic.

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