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by 2HeadsBetter
21 Nov 2020, 18:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

"Would the F35's last till the end of the QEC life span?" - Depends when you buy them!
by 2HeadsBetter
09 Nov 2020, 18:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 196
Views: 64444
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

Don't know if anyone has posted this before - an informal chat with a USN Tomcat pilot who spent 3 years flying the Tornado F3.

by 2HeadsBetter
16 Oct 2020, 17:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2140
Views: 382248
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

"Profumo" - any relation?

An Italian businessman guilty of fraud. What is the world coming to?
by 2HeadsBetter
01 Oct 2018, 17:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just bloody typical that I was dragged off kicking and screaming on a family holiday when all this was going on. So thanks to everybody for all the pictures and videos. Curiously, not much coverage on Spanish tv.
by 2HeadsBetter
19 Jul 2018, 19:14
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

Nice video. Shame there were no V bombers available.
by 2HeadsBetter
11 Jun 2018, 17:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

@swoop: "Possibilities of getting 5-6 carriers in total, which is significant in comparison to the US."-Even more significant given that all the Chinese carriers will likely be in the Pacific most of the time. US may actually be outnumbered. F35Bs for Japan and Australia? I believe they've...
by 2HeadsBetter
28 Mar 2018, 16:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1603
Views: 313076
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Take it out of the Brexit divorce bill. :clap:
by 2HeadsBetter
21 Mar 2018, 18:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1277
Views: 257954
Location: United Kingdom

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

"Improvement Project." So not repairs then. Anyone else noticed how industrial sites are now called employment parks. Everything is spin nowadays.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Feb 2018, 18:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 12733
Views: 1798987
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks benny14 for those images of Type 26. May I ask where they came from?
by 2HeadsBetter
16 Feb 2018, 19:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

I'm waiting for one of the naysayers to point out how un-stealthy they are while in hover mode.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Dec 2017, 18:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Pesky facts getting in the way of a good story:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/contrac ... tion-work/

"A typical bilge pump even on a narrow boat, by the way, can handle over 1000 litres per hour."
by 2HeadsBetter
19 Dec 2017, 21:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Haven't seen the beeb coverage but ITN did at least - grudgingly and right at the end of the piece - admit that taxpayers would not be fitting the bill. BTW all you lubbers out there - ALL boats leak. :shock:
by 2HeadsBetter
28 Oct 2017, 11:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 801
Views: 186409
Location: United Kingdom

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

Would be difficult to flog them Type31e if we did.
by 2HeadsBetter
27 Sep 2017, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4202
Views: 717178
Location: United Kingdom

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

Do newspapers not employ sub-editors any more? Jesus! :x
by 2HeadsBetter
25 Sep 2017, 20:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

"But I won't be around to see it happen" - Have more faith in the RAF :D
by 2HeadsBetter
25 Sep 2017, 20:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)
Replies: 750
Views: 170518
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tide Class Tankers (MARS) (RFA)

It's the year of the Royal Navy, apparently. Ever growing, as well. Has she heard of the RFA, do you think?

by 2HeadsBetter
25 Sep 2017, 20:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 379
Views: 90741
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Just come across this video on youtube, sorry if it's already been posted:



So we've got Sea Ceptor for the navy, now Land Ceptor for the army. Whatever will they name the air force version, if it happens at all.
by 2HeadsBetter
31 Aug 2017, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3674
Views: 601425
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Beaten to it but better late than never:

by 2HeadsBetter
29 Aug 2017, 22:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

I think he's been at the rum.
by 2HeadsBetter
02 Jul 2017, 20:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4202
Views: 717178
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Global Combat Ship [News Only]

Notice how there's no talk of 5 OR MORE Type 31s anymore.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Jun 2017, 17:45
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

Not the one we're getting but still worth a look:

Lockheed F-35 test pilot live Q&A the Paris Air Show 2017:

by 2HeadsBetter
02 May 2017, 20:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 12576
Views: 2214898
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Depends what you mean by "maximum airwing." They were designed to operate 36 F35s and 4 Crowsnest. The hangars IIRC hold 22 aircraft but with plenty of parking space on deck. Also depends on just what you're carrying. Chinooks and Apaches don't fold . Well, not if you want to use them afte...
by 2HeadsBetter
21 Apr 2017, 18:24
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5044
Views: 865140
Location: United Kingdom

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

"Very good news on Meteor" - seconded. Good news makes a pleasant change.

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