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by seaspear
24 Oct 2020, 20:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Reading more on the MT30 perhaps explains why the ship has been able to achieve this speed ,I have included this article the last sentence brings back some memories lol
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/rolls-roy ... -the-seas/
by seaspear
23 Oct 2020, 19:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The promotion listed a top speed of 25 knots I seem to recall it was approaching 30 on trials
by seaspear
22 Oct 2020, 23:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1275
Views: 237908
Location: Australia

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

Would this be similar to what Canada is doing in its frigate program based on the type 26 but with two classes one for the asw and other for aaw and perhaps use some of the design in that program for the 4x perhaps need new thread if we go off the type 45 thread lol
by seaspear
05 Oct 2020, 11:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What chance a deployment on a Rimpac exercise
by seaspear
04 Oct 2020, 01:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

the Phantom in Vietnam was considered at a disadvantage in combat withMiigs until the addition of cannon https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/air-war-americas-deadly-f-4-phantom-vs-russias-mig-21-who-26365#:~:text=The%20heavy%20F%2D4%20was,the%20addition%20of%20the%20cannon. Certainly, the use...
by seaspear
30 Sep 2020, 21:55
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4991
Views: 784415
Location: Australia

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

This article does quote from the manufacturer conformal tanks
https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org ... s-for-f-35
by seaspear
30 Sep 2020, 21:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4991
Views: 784415
Location: Australia

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

Did,nt Lockheed Martin propose a siz hundred gallon fuel tank for a forty percent increase in fuel capacity after the shelving of the smaller fuel tanks?
by seaspear
30 Sep 2020, 13:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4991
Views: 784415
Location: Australia

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

The document also goes into the sortie rate expected that my earlier post cited , other posts have suggested this can be misleading and would depend on the mission or flying time of the aircraft involved but does it not suggest a very good turn around time for the aircraft involved in comparison to...
by seaspear
30 Sep 2020, 03:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4991
Views: 784415
Location: Australia

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

The document also goes into the sortie rate expected that my earlier post cited , other posts have suggested this can be misleading and would depend on the mission or flying time of the aircraft involved but does it not suggest a very good turn around time for the aircraft involved in comparison to ...
by seaspear
25 Sep 2020, 21:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The FY2018 Acquisition report stated up to six sorties a day for the F35B off U.S.M.C L.H.Ds and U.K aircraft carriers depending on circumstances I have read the Eurofighter as a comparison is capable of three on its land bases apologies for not being able to download the report
by seaspear
24 Sep 2020, 22:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

In the comparison of numbers carried by aircraft carrier Harrier versus F35B , another consideration might be for the sorties able to be generated if the F35b is able to maintain five sorties a day which could provide a useful coverage at only half the designed for sortie rate With the f35b shown ta...
by seaspear
19 Sep 2020, 00:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 397
Views: 85706
Location: Australia

Re: Future ASW

This article suggests practical air launches of u.u.v in asw operations,
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 6113000204
by seaspear
16 Sep 2020, 14:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301845
Location: Australia

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

This is an article from 2014 perhaps showing the directions of research in tanks and armour then is it known if this line of direction was continued ?
http://www.defence-and-security.com/fea ... r-4483944/
by seaspear
15 Sep 2020, 22:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301845
Location: Australia

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

Doesn't flanking require a higher degree of speed and maneuverability over terrains that sometimes does not lend to heavy tracked vehicles ,
by seaspear
15 Sep 2020, 12:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301845
Location: Australia

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

The article suggests that "Iron fist" had addressed that problem ,I understand the Russian T-14 can deploy a thick muti spectral smoke that amongst other things masks millimetre radar emissions , apologies for going off-topic with my comments .
by seaspear
14 Sep 2020, 22:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301845
Location: Australia

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

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... ergy-round
This article suggests that iron fist has some capability against anti-tank 120mm kinetic rounds but of course how that as any protection works in a real engagement is of interest
by seaspear
14 Sep 2020, 12:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1851
Views: 301845
Location: Australia

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

Are there signs internationally that development of heavy tanks are on pause, there was the U.S interest in the replacement of the Abrams with the XM1202 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Combat_Systems_Manned_Ground_Vehicles, Is there a possible view of a medium type tank that is easily moved by...
by seaspear
03 Sep 2020, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12533
Views: 2012988
Location: Australia

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Looking at that great photo with opv above it shows to me how wide the qe class are, not that much shorter in width than the opv .think 80mtr opv in pic as apposed to 73mts ? Just highlights the scale to me .not as wide as other carriers but not bad also Aren’t the only current carriers wide the 2 ...
by seaspear
03 Sep 2020, 20:45
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347055
Location: Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

In the countering of drones is this to be presumed as a counter to military U.A.Vs that may fly alongside manned aircraft
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambl ... f53b0015bc
by seaspear
03 Sep 2020, 08:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347055
Location: Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Is this something that Leonardo is working on that may be added to the Eurofighter
https://www.edrmagazine.eu/leonardo-lau ... protection
by seaspear
02 Sep 2020, 22:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347055
Location: Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

I said 365 I should have said 360 degrees my bad. https://www.f35.com/about/capabilities/missionsystems the Chinese aircraft has been claimed to be the Chengdu j-29 with six cameras mounted around the aircraft the same as the f35 , Im not sure of the capability of the Russian fighter jet the Sukoi-5...
by seaspear
02 Sep 2020, 14:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347055
Location: Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

I am not arguing against the capability of Pirate but would note it cannot view 365 degrees as the f35 and even claimed on the newer Chinese aircraft
by seaspear
02 Sep 2020, 00:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1275
Views: 237908
Location: Australia

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

Looking at the condition of the paintwork I have enclosed this article that suggests the binders used for the R.A.N are more durable and as the R.N may travel to warmer climates perhaps a change is needed
https://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/ ... shippaint/
by seaspear
01 Sep 2020, 23:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2099
Views: 347055
Location: Australia

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

In respect to the Pirate infrared system mounted on the Eurofighter , would the Eurofighter benefit from having more sensors added to the aircraft of this ability , the present sensor is mounted over the nose on the left there does not seem to be any information on its field of scan and it would not...
by seaspear
01 Sep 2020, 06:13
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4991
Views: 784415
Location: Australia

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

Perhaps not the unit cost but flying cost as pere this article
https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... -35-cheap/

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