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by Phil R
21 Sep 2019, 18:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10457
Views: 548702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Interesting look at the Type 26 from a Canadian perspective.
https://youtu.be/MCa3IX-CN94

Phil R
by Phil R
17 Apr 2019, 20:48
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 128
Views: 17784
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Garlath wrote:For those who (understandably) weren’t convinced at the possibility of radar on HAPS...


Very interesting. Thank you

Phil R
by Phil R
04 Apr 2019, 15:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Timmymagic wrote:...or British Gas no longer make the pipe section that was used for the Sea King mount....


Far too true, have a like. :thumbup:
by Phil R
10 Mar 2019, 08:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107855
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

- the problem with tactical UAVs has been that the momentary g-force at launch gets to be so high that the 'toughening up' of the airframe adds 20-30% weight (and thus eats to the payload)

Sounds like a small electro-magnetic catapult system may be useful. Dust off the Converteam EMCAT?

Phil R
by Phil R
06 Dec 2018, 13:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Effects of jet blast on personnel @ 1:07

Phil R
by Phil R
01 Dec 2018, 20:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10457
Views: 548702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Ron5 wrote:history of UK sonobuoys


Clive Radley's book?
by Phil R
05 Nov 2018, 12:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10457
Views: 548702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you take the T42's also regarded as excellent ocean going ships they too were of a similar size at 14.3 metres beam and 119.5 metres long ( 132 metres batches 3). Batch 1 ships were known to have difficulties in heavy seas. http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Royal-Navy/Destroyer/Sheffield-Type-42-c...
by Phil R
02 Oct 2018, 18:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 263828
Location: United Kingdom

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

jonas wrote:has there been any formal announcement in regards to the fit and if so do we have a link.

I have had a good search online and have been unable to find anything official about City class Sea Ceptor silos besides the published imagery.

Phil R
by Phil R
01 Oct 2018, 09:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 263828
Location: United Kingdom

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

Mushrooms are cheap, weather durable with few maintenance requirements.
Any dedicated launcher (Mk 41, Slyver, ExLS) is going to be more expensive, over engineered for CAMM and bring additional maintenance (cost) burdens.

Phil R
by Phil R
01 Oct 2018, 08:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 263828
Location: United Kingdom

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

Presumably the Sea Ceptor ‘mushrooms’ will be much closer together on the Type 26 in that case, as the large vacant space between each silo on the refitted Type 23s is due to the no longer required plenum for containing and venting the hot-launch exhaust from Sea Wolf. The Sea Wolf exhaust vents ar...
by Phil R
29 Sep 2018, 17:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:Wooooow!

That looks great!

Phil R
by Phil R
06 Sep 2018, 11:16
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 128
Views: 17784
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Has anyone seen any footage of Zephyr S landing / recovery?
I suspect it would be a low speed belly landing.

Phil R
by Phil R
07 Aug 2018, 17:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 649
Views: 50842
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

bobp wrote:so which is right?

Probably both true to some degree.
by Phil R
01 Aug 2018, 18:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

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

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

Phil R
by Phil R
16 Jul 2018, 20:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1465
Views: 107855
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Looking at the payload bay, I keep imagining Lox/LH2 tanks.
Stick a small aerospike in the rear in leiu of the protusion and you could have a modern SR177.
Royal Aerospace Force anyone?

Image

Phil R
by Phil R
18 Apr 2018, 23:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10457
Views: 548702
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

No such policy, as demonstrated by:
2011 when HMS Westminster deployed to Libya carrying just four Sea Wolf missiles.
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/130599/libya%3A-british-frigate-sailed-with-4-missiles.html

Phil R
by Phil R
28 Mar 2018, 06:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Trafalgar Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 58
Views: 9689
Location: United Kingdom

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

Some more footage of HMS Trenchant on exercise on the Arctic.
https://youtu.be/9mDlNBU4-z0

Phil R
by Phil R
21 Mar 2018, 22:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy SSK?
Replies: 381
Views: 23428
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Navy SSK?

If SSKs were of no real combat use and SSNs were the only effective game in town a lot more nations would be trying to get on the band wagon Effective SSNs are extremely resource and expertise intensive. Most nations realise that effective SSNs are beyond their capability to sustain. China and to a...
by Phil R
20 Mar 2018, 18:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy SSK?
Replies: 381
Views: 23428
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Royal Navy SSK?

Mainly defensive in nature! Tell that to the guys on the USS Ronald Regan! Yes, defensive forces often engage offensive forces, and vice versa. Also good training should never be a totally one sided affair. It is not plausible to expect a SSK to actively locate, stalk and then engage an active CVBG...
by Phil R
20 Mar 2018, 08:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 591
Views: 58677
Location: United Kingdom

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

If an AIP Sub is good enough to penetrate an American Carrier Battlegroup on multiple occasions without being detected then in my opinion it must be good enough to at least have a very serious look at. AIP boats have their uses, but they are mainly defensive in nature. AIP simply lacks energy densi...
by Phil R
14 Feb 2018, 12:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Smokey wrote:Apart from a Soviet “fishing” trawler...


Something fishy about those "trawlers"....
https://www.military.com/defensetech/20 ... o-trawlers

Phil R
by Phil R
24 Nov 2017, 10:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

dmereifield wrote:I also note that the FSL does not explicitly state that these would all be UK assets....


First Sea Lord wrote:"sovereign UK Carrier Strike group"


I would assume UK only assets as the carrier group was described as "sovereign".

Phil R
by Phil R
20 Sep 2017, 23:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

It is a shame the lowland haggis became extinct, it's ability to hover avoided any issues associated with it's leg length.
by Phil R
22 Aug 2017, 09:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10262
Views: 800990
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Digger22 wrote:BAe 146 for me though!


The 146 is quite under powered and is regularly described as:
Feels like 1 engine.
Actually has 4 engines.
Probably needs 6 engines.

Probably not the best choice for take offs from the carriers ;)

Phil R

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