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by cockneyjock1974
29 Feb 2020, 14:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

After asking McTaggart Scott directly nearly 10 years ago and getting nowhere. I finally found out how they transported the aircraft lifts from the south of Edinburgh to Rosyth.......
They didn’t!!!
Babcock made them under license in Rosyth for McTaggart Scotts. I can see why they were cagey now.
by cockneyjock1974
28 Feb 2020, 12:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The carrier will be stripped and on bricks before it docks at the cruise terminal :twisted:
by cockneyjock1974
28 Jan 2020, 20:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Exactly Ron, it was that and one of the rags reporting defence cuts.
by cockneyjock1974
28 Jan 2020, 14:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks PhillyJ, sounds like it’s the usual gutter MSM scare mongering.
by cockneyjock1974
23 Jan 2020, 00:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I feel the RAF maybe getting their WE177’s back as well or whatever modern incarnation it takes. I’ve always felt with no evidence whatsoever, that they’re kicking about somewhere. Not. Happening. Are you trolling or pissed? :clap: Neither like I said just what I feel. Absolutely no disrespect to t...
by cockneyjock1974
22 Jan 2020, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Basic rule of thumb to sit at the top table of the UN. 1. Must be a nuclear power with ICBM capability. 2. Must have the conventional deterrent... carriers 3. Must have SSN’s. I feel the RAF maybe getting their WE177’s back as well or whatever modern incarnation it takes. I’ve always felt with no ev...
by cockneyjock1974
21 Jan 2020, 10:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I’m still holding out hope that cuts don’t hold with the Brexit global Britain power house message. Plus I don’t trust any reporting from the MSM.
More than likely this is a row about how to shake up the MOD than anything else IMO.
by cockneyjock1974
17 Jan 2020, 15:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The defence minister is a cavalry man. Remember John Nott anyone? Plus Dominic Cummings is on record saying they are a waste of money.
The only positive is that given the Brexit pomp from the Gov, it’s highly unlikely there will be defence cuts post Brexit.
by cockneyjock1974
17 Jan 2020, 12:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ have you heard any rumours about PWLS being sold to the Indian navy? I heard there was a contingent onboard recently and they were asking all sorts of questions. I wonder if they might be trying to build their own as well.
by cockneyjock1974
14 Jan 2020, 14:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Was he not the MEO on Daring? Bloody hell an engine room below decks type running a carrier, talk about a career change.
by cockneyjock1974
07 Jan 2020, 17:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536264
Location: United Kingdom

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

Unofficial thinking but an RN colleague thinks 60 B’s and 40 A’s.
by cockneyjock1974
29 Dec 2019, 12:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I don’t know to be honest my military experience was running about the Pentlands with an A1 SA80 as a very young 15 yo baby part time pongo. I think it might be something to do with ground start up prior engine spool up. I think I’m right in saying that F-Jets don’t have an APU (Auxiliary power unit...
by cockneyjock1974
29 Dec 2019, 11:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Did a bit of digging with regards to the “US personnel only” areas on HMS POW and got this very interesting reply....

The ground power supply for the F35 has US components that they are keen to keep a tight grip on. Whilst on QNLZ, the spaces were restricted to security cleared personnel only.
by cockneyjock1974
11 Dec 2019, 23:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 254414
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

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Why bother! Mods will do f all anyway.
by cockneyjock1974
03 Dec 2019, 12:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

On a serious note does that mean they’ll be stern to stern on bearthing?
by cockneyjock1974
03 Dec 2019, 12:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It’s official.......10:25 tomorrow. Got the tissues and hand cream ready :D
by cockneyjock1974
03 Dec 2019, 09:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

She’s off the coast of Devon this morning.
by cockneyjock1974
23 Nov 2019, 21:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Any word on SRVL for the latest deployment? Surely with the amount of Daves they had on board, they must have tried something. I’ve seen no video or reports about it.
by cockneyjock1974
20 Nov 2019, 15:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

5. Because the nearest pubs and chippy are closer to Victory Jetty than they are to Princess Royal Jetty. :mrgreen: This is more likely to be the main reason for the crew! There is another point which is why my nipper had to forgo his leave and rush back last night to be on board for the cold move ...
by cockneyjock1974
16 Nov 2019, 07:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Got her on ShipAIS. She’s just west of the Isle of Wight.
by cockneyjock1974
15 Nov 2019, 17:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks for the comment Enigmatically. I disagree though the star of both series for me, has been Jerry Kyd.
by cockneyjock1974
12 Nov 2019, 05:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Thanks for the replies, my naivety, of course they’ll play it safe to start with and as per strict parameters. A question I’ve long thought about and will probably never know due to OPSEC reasons, is can a fully laden (fuel & weapons) F35B take off from the deck of the QE class? If so I would im...
by cockneyjock1974
11 Nov 2019, 17:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11495
Views: 1371830
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I take it from episode 3, SRVL is a tricky one. Or perhaps artistic licence from the director. Is it the case that SRVL can only be performed in calm seas/weather or were they playing it cautious? If anybody can throw some light on this, it would be good. I just hope it’s not a red hearing. I Just f...
by cockneyjock1974
09 Nov 2019, 15:15
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 152
Views: 44187
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

I always saw this and Airlander as great maritime overwatch platforms.
by cockneyjock1974
31 Oct 2019, 18:58
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4661
Views: 536264
Location: United Kingdom

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

Same primary reason for the RN back in the day, but AAR is refuelling nonetheless, and the example of the Belize operation shows what can be done if the need arises. By the time any Victor (Voyager) Tankers could have been arranged, the operation would have had no point, because it would have been ...

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