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by Cooper
24 Jun 2019, 11:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 825
Views: 47162
Location: Korea North

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

bobp wrote:Yes it is in the Sunday times behind a paywall,,,,


If you're running the Firefox browser google for 'bypass paywalls by adam' and fill your boots.
by Cooper
13 Jun 2019, 16:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82128
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You say that, but workshare issues are a fundamental and priced in part of that programme. With Tempest it'll be a no less long and complex process of negotiation for workshare and the like with potential partners, but it'll be on an ad-hoc basis that will likely end up pleasing nobody. Yes but wit...
by Cooper
16 May 2019, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212880
Location: Korea North

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

SKB wrote:I wonder how many T26's PM Farage would order?! ;)



As the great man, Clint Eastwood, once said..'A man's got to know his limitations'.
by Cooper
15 May 2019, 15:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212880
Location: Korea North

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

All very well but so long as that tosser, Philip Hammond, is running the treasury, nothing will change when it comes to defence spending, no matter who is defence secretary.
by Cooper
15 May 2019, 14:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667473
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The most we could expect from a 'rush job' QE ready for action cruise would be to simply relieve another US Carrier from its duties, so it could go and join the US fleet in the Gulf. HMS QE is in no state to enter a combat zone. All irrelevant anyway, this Iran thing will fade away over the next few...
by Cooper
11 May 2019, 07:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 648
Views: 41236
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Still think the reduced to 12 number of CMC missile cells is a stupid choice, same with the never carrying more than 40 warheads isn’t it? Whilst the yanks are going for 16 on theirs this time, they had 24 on the current design. If you’re gonna spend the sort of colossal money an SSBN costs you may...
by Cooper
03 May 2019, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 648
Views: 41236
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Repulse wrote:Perhaps the name has been chosen to make it more difficult to cut production at 3 SSBNs.


...I doubt it will get to 1, if that shit kicker Corbyn & his Marxist goon squad get into power.
by Cooper
03 May 2019, 13:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 648
Views: 41236
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Terrible name....for a submarine.

It's a capital surface ships name, not a subs.

:thumbdown:
by Cooper
17 Apr 2019, 14:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212880
Location: Korea North

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

Utterly stupid to name a RN warship after city whose population voted for the break up of the UK in 2014, if you ask me.
by Cooper
27 Sep 2018, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10019
Views: 667473
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SDL wrote:So it's happened already?


Honestly, I'm really not that bothered about seeing the 'first' F35B landing, at all.

All I'm interested in seeing is Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth for the first time on operational deployment with a full compliment of F35's and Merlins on the flight deck.
by Cooper
16 Jul 2018, 17:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82128
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Feel sorry for the Germans, the only thing they'll be expected to contribute is the money to pay for France's wish list.
by Cooper
16 Jul 2018, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82128
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Absolutely. The Japanese are the real prize for co-operation. South Korea or Italy are consolations in comparison. I think that's being harsh on the Italians TBH, they are somewhat overshadowed by the UK & France when it comes to defence & don't shout about it but they do have a superb indi...
by Cooper
28 Jun 2018, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212880
Location: Korea North

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

Lets hope it gives a boost to the Canadian bid as well.
by Cooper
25 Jun 2018, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 212880
Location: Korea North

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

IMHO, Australia has way too many shipyards, considering her naval needs... I think the bigger problem is that they have way too small a population for the territory they have to guard. A population of 25m in a country nearly the size of the US, is a crazy out of whack demographic. They need at leas...
by Cooper
20 Jun 2018, 13:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

I told you they finished 4th.

Sorry that you didn't want to believe me or BFTV.
by Cooper
09 Jun 2018, 09:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

UK finished fourth overall, according to British Forces TV.

Not bad at all.

Sorry, I know most of you in here wanted them to finish last in order to affirm your views that the C2 is now an obsolete pile of junk, better luck next time.
by Cooper
15 May 2018, 12:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

I bet you lot want the C2 to finish last, don't you. Just so you can keep on griping about it.

I mean, what on earth would you do if it came in first place :lol:
by Cooper
08 May 2018, 15:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

RetroSicotte wrote:
Cooper wrote:Even the Russians, in their post war battle assessment of Allied tank performance declared the C1 as the best tank in theatre, which led to much sulking from the Americans.


Can you link to said assessment?


Updated my post.
by Cooper
08 May 2018, 15:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

..and yet just 4yrs later, in actual combat, the Chally 1 was the most successful allied tank in theatre. I have yet to see any real statement on "most successful in theatre". It performed well, but it must always be remembered that it wasn't exactly up against much. Challenger 1 was dece...
by Cooper
08 May 2018, 14:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1456
Views: 85027
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

Gabriele wrote:Hopefully it will not be a humiliating disaster like CAT 1987 for the Chally 1


..and yet just 4yrs later, in actual combat, the Chally 1 was the most successful allied tank in theatre.
by Cooper
06 May 2018, 08:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104205
Location: Korea North

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

CFT's are nothing more than a last ditch remedy for a country desperate to delay purchasing new aircraft, they're a way of kidding yourself that your 40yr old fleet of F15's, F16's & F18's can still be relevant for another 40.
by Cooper
21 Mar 2018, 17:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1124
Views: 76206
Location: Korea North

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

So, it will only be about 15yrs into their service life before they all work as advertised.. :roll:
by Cooper
12 Feb 2018, 08:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 587
Views: 47752
Location: Korea North

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

Lol, you can just imagine the argument put forward by the bean counters in the treasury to RN objections to the idea.. "but the French manage with 6 SSN's,but the French manage with 6 SSN's,but the French manage with 6 SSN's,but the French manage with 6 SSN's,but the French manage with 6 SSN's,...
by Cooper
24 Jan 2018, 07:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104205
Location: Korea North

Re: Typhoon

RetroSicotte wrote:Waited far too long on Bahrain. Missed the chance when it was sitting right there years ago.


Anyone that chooses F16's over Typhoons were never really in a financial position to buy them anyway...
by Cooper
11 Dec 2017, 15:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104205
Location: Korea North

Re: Typhoon

This radar better be awesome, because it is taking ages. Its also completely unnecessary, the current radar on Typhoon is more than good enough but the demand for AESA was simply a case of BAE responding to an extra bullet point on the Rafale's sales literature. ..and given the opportunity for furt...

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