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by RAF>FAN
12 Sep 2019, 19:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6177
Views: 386909

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

And HMS Poundland

If there's enough money to build an extra one!
by RAF>FAN
09 Aug 2019, 08:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 610052

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Old RN wrote:If the Russian corvettes are the River Class equivilants then why does Forth not have a 100mm main gun, 3 x CIWS, 8 x 300km cruise missiles and 21" torpedo tubes?


Its ok don't worry. They have Close In Catapults and buckets of stones they can throw if things turn nasty
by RAF>FAN
09 Jul 2019, 13:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2992
Views: 202886

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Thinking outside the box in a retro kind of way....plenty of Rapier coming available soon? Low cost low pain weapon readily available. Crane on, bolt down stand alone system.
by RAF>FAN
08 Jul 2019, 15:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2992
Views: 202886

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Lovely looking boat the B2 but no teeth....shame really, could have been so much more.
by RAF>FAN
18 Jun 2019, 06:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Rambo wrote:
Lord Jim wrote:Damn she is a good looking ship.

She is.. but i think she'd look far better with a single (longer) island and no ski jump.


She's built for a purpose for which I have no doubt will be excellent but a good looking ship she is not. Sorry just my opinion.
by RAF>FAN
20 Feb 2019, 12:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Shame it looks like its sailed full speed into a concrete wall
by RAF>FAN
14 Dec 2018, 08:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 72964

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

Love the look of the T23
by RAF>FAN
11 Dec 2018, 12:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That Bow on view is the best view of QE Class in my humble opinion
by RAF>FAN
06 Dec 2018, 15:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 651
Views: 54609

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Clive F wrote:off topic, but if we carry on naming "ships" at this rate we will be soon releasing names of ships that aren't even planned yet!


HMS Neverwillbe
HMS Dreamon
HMS Canweborrowyours
by RAF>FAN
06 Dec 2018, 15:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The Armchair Soldier wrote:A video featuring the highly mechanised weapon handling system and a loaded F-35 takeoff.



Highly mechanised men pushing things about on trolleys :roll:
by RAF>FAN
22 Nov 2018, 13:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

You could pick QE up and put her on Nimitz deck :shifty:
by RAF>FAN
04 Nov 2018, 14:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What would the sea state be before it started washing over those lifts?
by RAF>FAN
02 Aug 2018, 06:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Yes that's the one. Thanks again. And there was me thinking its just for show :D
by RAF>FAN
01 Aug 2018, 21:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Phil R wrote:
RAF>FAN wrote:Are there any vids of Lizzies Artisan working?

Best shot that I can remember.
https://youtu.be/NPnD6gL2vTM

Phil R



Ah thanks Phil

I think I may have meant the S1850M :roll:
by RAF>FAN
01 Aug 2018, 16:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Are there any vids of Lizzies Artisan working?

In all the scenes I've watched I don't think I've ever seen it rotating. Or haven't I looked hard enough?
by RAF>FAN
23 Oct 2017, 07:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 610052

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

benny14 wrote: It will be essentially an up armed river class patrol vessel capable of deploying independently.


I said that 2 years ago and got laughed at!
by RAF>FAN
23 Aug 2017, 13:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If he goes to HMS Raleigh in January 2017 he better get a move on......he's 8 months late :lol: But good luck to him. If he stays the course I hop he has a great career in THE BEST Navy in the world. I myself was all set to join the Navy 35 years ago but even then it was a complicated process. So mu...
by RAF>FAN
27 Jun 2017, 20:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Shame she has a sad face on her derrier
by RAF>FAN
27 Feb 2017, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10628
Views: 610052

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Now that the refitted Type 23s are coming back into service I was wondering, as a non knowledgeable uninformed person, how they compare to more modern ASW frigates. I have always been a big fan of the 23. To me it looks like what a frigate should look like, Its the right size, the right displacement...
by RAF>FAN
30 Jun 2016, 06:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 311646

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

Is it just me or do those Typhoons look so much better than the F35?
by RAF>FAN
23 Nov 2015, 15:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Maybe an improved/upgraded River Class?
by RAF>FAN
23 Nov 2015, 15:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10480
Views: 868661

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So only 8 Type 26 then?

Wonder how many smaller Frigates?

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