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by 90inFIRST
03 Apr 2020, 15:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4086
Views: 497639
Location: United Kingdom

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

Post says 5 blades picture shows 4?
by 90inFIRST
23 Oct 2019, 09:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

topman wrote:
Jdam wrote:Any reason why the weapon bays of the F-35's are always open when they are on deck?


If I had to take a stab, I'd say to allow a post flight inspection.


The doors are part of the aerodynamics of the landing the help duct the jet blast
by 90inFIRST
21 Feb 2018, 15:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:
Smokey wrote:HMS Ark Royal (IV) would frequently Transit the North Atlantic unescorted at the height of the Cold War.

Apart from a Soviet “fishing” trawler...
A long time ago I admit, but didn't she take out one of those 'trawlers' in an accident?


Ran over a soviet kotlin class destroyer
by 90inFIRST
24 Jan 2018, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11816
Views: 1196628
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I stand corrected!
by 90inFIRST
24 Jan 2018, 09:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11816
Views: 1196628
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Hi Retro

I'm the same, I cant find any sources for the 2 last incidents where do you get your information from?
by 90inFIRST
23 Jan 2018, 14:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11816
Views: 1196628
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

That's my point the hard kill didn't work
by 90inFIRST
23 Jan 2018, 13:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11816
Views: 1196628
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

[quote="RetroSicotte"]Hard-kill has shown to have improved dramatically as of late though. Look at the Arleigh Burkes in the Gulf.

What did they do?
by 90inFIRST
16 Jan 2018, 12:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 625
Views: 130693
Location: United Kingdom

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

6 SSBN's :shock: when did we get 2 more?
by 90inFIRST
02 Jan 2018, 13:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:
SKB wrote:Of course it would. Electricity and rainwater don't mix.


The guys that wired my yard for lights didn't use a tent. But then again, they didn't connect it to the mains until it stopped raining. Must be smarter than your average UK shipyard worker.

:-)


It doesn't stop raining here
by 90inFIRST
05 Dec 2017, 12:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4785
Views: 595156
Location: United Kingdom

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

Think you have missed the point, we wont buy all 138 because there is no money to buy them anymore plus the £-$ exchange rate has made individual aircraft much more expensive which ever model they are. 48 aircraft might well be the lot and there will only be B models. In the very unlikely event of t...
by 90inFIRST
12 Oct 2017, 21:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 406
Views: 74852
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Merlin helicopters

The first Merlin deployment on a Type 45 was on HMS Defender in 2013. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-l ... s-defender[/quote]

Some pictures

http://www.fleetairarmoa.org/news/merlin-meets-defender
by 90inFIRST
27 Sep 2017, 15:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4086
Views: 497639
Location: United Kingdom

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

SDL wrote:Saw a tweet go by (annoyingly didn't grab it) that mentioned that they've named the 3rd ship to be built before they've named the 2nd... which seems a bit strange.


Guess he wants to name it as he visits the city in question
by 90inFIRST
26 Jul 2017, 13:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4086
Views: 497639
Location: United Kingdom

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

WhiteWhale wrote:Why would the US buy the T26? They build a better ship for less.


Which frigate is that?
by 90inFIRST
04 Jul 2017, 12:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I'm amazed they didn't turn off the transponder for the 26knot run I would expect that it would certainly go quiet for any faster then that, if she is capable of exceeding that of course. The French requirement for PA2 was for it to reach 29 knots at least...they weren't planning on making changes ...
by 90inFIRST
27 Jun 2017, 08:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:I hope Happyslapper got to see it all. (He started this thread here and in mp.net if you didn't know) :)

[quote="cockneyjock1974"][quote="R686"]Good job to all that made it look so easy, a nice way to start my day.

Er thought I started it on Mp
by 90inFIRST
21 Apr 2017, 16:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4785
Views: 595156
Location: United Kingdom

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

Watching an F35a blatt about above my house right now
by 90inFIRST
19 Apr 2017, 16:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

[quote="Thorvicson"]Just wondering if anybody has seen any further mention of the Large data display screens that appeared in the artwork for the CVF which were mounted on the Island to give the flight deck teams an overview of the flight deck operations ? You can see the mounting points a...
by 90inFIRST
28 Mar 2017, 08:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11863
Views: 1530946
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I hope someone had the sense to purchase the scaffolding and tentage. The cost to hire all of that, and for the duration it's been on, must have been colossal.[/quote]


They have a contract with a scaffolding company to provide all the scaffolding needed for the construction and the deck work
by 90inFIRST
22 Mar 2017, 12:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4086
Views: 497639
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Global Combat Ship [News Only]

Couple of years time when we have bought yet another two OPV to keep the yards afloat?
by 90inFIRST
14 Mar 2017, 12:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 767
Views: 137485
Location: United Kingdom

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

Gabriele wrote:Are we even looking at the same image, though...? Here: http://navaltoday.com/2017/03/07/hms-mo ... eployment/ i continue to see GPMGs. Buttstock gives them away. Yesterday I did see a photo on the Royal Navy website with a .50 firing, though.


I blew the picture up def GPMG
by 90inFIRST
14 Mar 2017, 09:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3355
Views: 411895
Location: United Kingdom

Re: river I/I.5 and II patrol vessels

[quote="Dahedd"]Rolling the 40mm out across the whole of the UK military seems to be a no brainer.
It would be prefect at sea on the Rivers & possibly on others instead of the 25mm guns.

They all use 30mm guns

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