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by SKB
25 Jun 2019, 19:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1094
Views: 68764
Location: England

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

Type 45 launches in order. (Because we missed them as this forum didn't exist back then!) HMS Daring (D32). Launched 1st February 2006 at Scotstoun. Sponsor: The Countess of Wessex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y9zzO3XVpE HMS Dauntless (D33). Launched 23rd January 2007 at Govan. Sponsor: Lady Bu...
by SKB
25 Jun 2019, 12:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/RFATideforce/status/1143195605432512515 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D91yNMDXoAQk8Xd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D91yTOzXkAEbmzU.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D91yUv8X4AAnXaT.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D91yVa8XYAAUApv.jpg
by SKB
24 Jun 2019, 18:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1094
Views: 68764
Location: England

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

Tempest414 wrote:So which one of the T-45 is going to the US with the carrier

HMS Dragon is, allegedly. A tweet from 13th April 2019:



Hopefully, HMS Dragon will be ready in time... :?
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by SKB
24 Jun 2019, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1094
Views: 68764
Location: England

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

Five of the six Type 45's are currently in Portsmouth. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9uq7PHW4AEgWMW.jpg:large (Ian Haskell) HMS Defender (D36) on Portsmouth's North West Jetty (left). HMS Daring (D32) in 3 Basin (top), She is being prepared for towing to Cammel Laird, Birkenhead for a major engine/po...
by SKB
24 Jun 2019, 03:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/TomLeachPhoto12/status/1142822759833198592 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wfFcWXUAI50vk.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wfH3-XsAAShQ9.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wfKlTWkAA4ffF.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9wfNrCWsAECKkC.jpg:large (@TomLeachPhoto&#...
by SKB
23 Jun 2019, 15:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1142448124163739650 https://twitter.com/RfaNostalgia/status/1142463502306746368 https://twitter.com/RfaNostalgia/status/1142545904030900224 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9qwck9XUAAtXDo.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9rYGIPXUAM00yx.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/med...
by SKB
23 Jun 2019, 13:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 915
Views: 55007
Location: England

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

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ZP 801 !
by SKB
22 Jun 2019, 01:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 657
Views: 45808
Location: England

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

How about covering the CAMM bay with something like this? Retracts too (0:15)
You could paint a Union Jack, ships crest, or pennant number on its top. Or not.
by SKB
21 Jun 2019, 13:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 57
Views: 6288
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)


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Enterprise's shields have been raised. :mrgreen:
by SKB
21 Jun 2019, 13:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 648
Views: 37505
Location: England

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN


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by SKB
20 Jun 2019, 11:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1728
Views: 95903
Location: England

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

shark bait wrote:Is anyone at these shows actually impressed by this kind of bullshit?

Shows like these give the French and Russians the chance to show their model building skills. :mrgreen:
by SKB
19 Jun 2019, 13:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 125845
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)


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by SKB
19 Jun 2019, 00:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 57
Views: 6288
Location: England

Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)



It would be unwise of the ship's company to go ashore wearing red shirts in this strange, hostile alien location.... :mrgreen:
by SKB
18 Jun 2019, 22:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(The Autistic Angler) 17 June 2019

:clap: QE also makes a good fishing aid...!
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 18:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSamnVPtppg (PortsmouthHistoricDockyard) 17th June 2019 QE's FULL departure from Portsmouth, (55 minutes long!) using the HMS Warrior webcam! Skip the first 15 minutes. ^ Also, a timelapse as seen from the Spinnaker Tower: https://twitter.com/sharpimage_net/status/114...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3797
Views: 191800
Location: England

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

Hmm... https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Building-the-Type-26-Frigate-3.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8xTDcoXsAA0udf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D416xuKWAAAaEJj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzUROjDX0AAHCtR.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqHKtBSXcAANU6Y.jpg So, HM...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion


(ships, planes and gaming) 17th June 2019
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 16:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Marines boats
Replies: 36
Views: 1818
Location: England

Re: Royal Marines boats

Or buy/steal HMAS Choules (ex RFA Largs Bay) back.
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9952
Views: 613581
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QE departing Portsmouth. 3 Merlins on flight deck, Apache not. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RfycBXYAEXunY.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RfzgJWwAAl2VT.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Rf0dQWwAImShs.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9Rf1aIXYAAIw7b.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com...
by SKB
17 Jun 2019, 10:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 125845
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1140544159348080640 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QG232XoAEb2gT.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQpW4AEFi84.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQvXYAAlFC5.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QtcQqXoAAV9nf.jpg:large
by SKB
16 Jun 2019, 22:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 125845
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)



by SKB
15 Jun 2019, 13:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2718
Views: 125845
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)


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