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by -Eddie-
22 Mar 2019, 13:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 117
Views: 7802
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

One way or another. This is a cut, and it should always be referred to as such. Agreed, but considering the current UK procurement climate, I think that 5 Wedgetails is plenty. If they install AAR gear on them, that should be a great thing... Given that we now have the Rivet Joint, Poseidon and Wed...
by -Eddie-
22 Mar 2019, 12:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 117
Views: 7802
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

To be fair number 6 wasn't just maintenance issues, it was in bits and didn't fly.

I'd agree that five is too few, but there's a strong suspicion that the weak value of Sterling has caused this. Hence the purchase price quoted by the MoD being given in $.
by -Eddie-
22 Mar 2019, 12:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 117
Views: 7802
Location: United Kingdom

Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

The MoD will be procuring five E-7 Wedgetails on behalf of the RAF, which will replace the E-3D Sentry inventory like for like. https://twitter.com/RoyalAirForce/status/1109057486479331329?s=19 I wonder if the RAF will stick with the Australian name and we'll have Wedgetail AEW.1, or if it'll get a ...
by -Eddie-
28 Feb 2019, 18:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 74778
Location: United Kingdom

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

A recent shot of the Rheinmetall proposal for the Challenger 2 LEP.

Complete with defence secretary :think:

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by -Eddie-
15 Feb 2019, 22:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1719
Views: 92912
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Out with the old, in with the new(ish)
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IX Sqn are transitioning from their Tornado GR4s to Typhoon FGR4s. These will be Tranche 1, and IX is expected to provide QRA and adversarial combat training.
by -Eddie-
24 Jan 2019, 18:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 74778
Location: United Kingdom

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

Further info, looks promising;


by -Eddie-
23 Jan 2019, 23:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 74778
Location: United Kingdom

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

Does the upgrade package include a new Engine pack as well. This design does look the business and hope it wins any competition. Not this design, but apparently it may get the same 1500HP engine and gearbox as the Leopard 2A7 when a separate competition to replace the drivetrain is started. Rheinme...
by -Eddie-
23 Jan 2019, 01:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1427
Views: 74778
Location: United Kingdom

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

Couple of late posts...

Challenger 2 (Mk2.../3?) firing the L55A1:



New turret, first digital one in Europe for 20 years:

by -Eddie-
24 Oct 2018, 00:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Impressive work rate on DT-1 to get half of DT-2 completed! Ship and aircraft must be working well together.
by -Eddie-
20 Oct 2018, 22:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

HMS Queen Elizabeth has a Sea Harrier :lol:
by -Eddie-
18 Oct 2018, 08:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hopefully some good pictures and videos from this.
by -Eddie-
11 Oct 2018, 18:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Sea State 6! I wonder if the F-35s are still flying and landing in that?
by -Eddie-
11 Oct 2018, 08:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Really nice, clear view of the forward flight deck. Look at all that space!
by -Eddie-
30 Sep 2018, 23:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

As I'm sure we all expected, night flying has already started.
by -Eddie-
28 Sep 2018, 21:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Best of the bunch imo
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Ok I'll stop spamming images now :P
by -Eddie-
28 Sep 2018, 21:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Here it is in a wider shot:
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by -Eddie-
28 Sep 2018, 21:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:Congrats on scoop of the year!!!!!!

Cheers. They're all over the (geek) internet, I've no idea why the MoD is still operating its media embargo like we're in the analogue age.
by -Eddie-
28 Sep 2018, 18:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Not that this makes it any better, but it hopefully shouldn't conflict with the QE trials.

by -Eddie-
28 Sep 2018, 14:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Oops, I suspect someone at Jane's may get a ticking off by the MoD media team.

All tweets and articles referencing the story (Jane's and UKDJ) have been removed. Bit late for that now! :lol:
by -Eddie-
26 Sep 2018, 20:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9934
Views: 598842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I believe so, yes.

Some people are asking why not just release the news if this is the case, and I think it's because they'll want to draft an official news release via the Royal Navy and have images to go with it. Might take a few days to collate all of the information and clear it for publication.

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