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by Jake1992
31 May 2019, 17:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

has the speed and folds down to the size of a merlin but has a much smaller troop load out, this is why I’d stick with something like the merlin to help bring mass. Merlin has a ridiculously low troop loadout for its weight/ size. - this is not a criticism; it was designed with other primary driver...
by Jake1992
31 May 2019, 15:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

It is also important to remember that the MoD had launched its initial phase of the programme to find its next generation of Rotorcraft, and calling it that is deliberate as according to reports everything is on the table, from conventional to Tilt Rotor to the entries in the US Army's programme to...
by Jake1992
31 May 2019, 09:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Something like the landing craft above absolutely must be part of the renewal project, or even better come sooner. The Marines have to get faster to offset the increased distance they will manoeuvre across. (Does this also apply to the land? Viking is not designed to travel great distances) I agree...
by Jake1992
31 May 2019, 08:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 67677
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

IMO for the strike brigades to really work and be anything more than just a fancy name they’ll need all the different variants of the Boxer from APC to command, IFV, Reece, repair and recovery and eventually pack a bigger punch with the likes of a 120mm variant and 155mm SPG. The key is it needs all...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 20:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

it’ll need to be maintained at sea or just decked ? If the former then how ? That's what the high area in QEs' hangar design is for. Do you believe LCU fast or otherwise is needed for first wave or just for logistics ? If the former then how ? https://www.mauric.ecagroup.com/media-picture/293-900-6...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

it’ll need to be maintained at sea or just decked ? If the former then how ? That's what the high area in QEs' hangar design is for. Do you believe LCU fast or otherwise is needed for first wave or just for logistics ? If the former then how ? https://www.mauric.ecagroup.com/media-picture/293-900-6...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 18:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I would really like the RN go for a Mistral/bae concept LHD of no more than 20 000t to replace both Albion & bulwark, small enough so the politicians see that she can not operate the F35 or maybe a LPD with smallish hanger eg 1 x extended albion type? 2 x QEC + 1 x LPD ( or smallish LHD ) If we...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 16:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10023
Views: 669588
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is this testament to how good she is or just how calm the weather was lo Opinion was she was too stable for stability when operating aircraft trails to be useful which was seen as a credit to the ships design and a negative as they would have to do the trails on the next trip. Well it maybe a pain ...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 16:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Ideally three or four Rotterdam, Johan de Witt style platforms, two of the former operated by the RN and two of the latter by the RFA. That gives you enough spots and capacity to transport the entire fleet of Merlin HC4s or a combination of them and other helicopters. So I take it you believe that ...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 16:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

We have managed to keep the Royal Marines, just and the two Albions, but the fact that they were both near the Royal Navy's list of things to axe when it was asked to makes savings says a lot about how much attention they will receive moving forward beyond the two possible FLSS. Unless the budget r...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 14:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Here’s a question I’d like see others opinions on, say a third or more flat tops is out of the question the politicians just won’t come round to it, how would you look at satisfying the amphibious need for vertical lift ? Do you believe chinook is needed and is so do you believe it’ll need to be mai...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 13:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

With the current budget and political out look on defence I just can’t see another flat top coming with out big risk to PoW. If the Admirals cart articulate the difference between a carrier and an LPH they shouldn't be in the job. It’s not so much about articulating it it’s more about how thick and...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 12:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49354
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I see the Karel doorman’s more of a modern fort class, I bring them as Iv seen people on here talk about upgrading the waves to allow them to do more for the fleet while keeping RAS ability Karel doorman fits this nicely. If done right a set up of 1 Albion, 1 LSS and 1 Karel doorman each west and e...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 11:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49354
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

What happened to the commonalty you were pushing the other day? If there is a requirement similar to the above, surely it would be better served by the Tide Class derivative in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy? I’m all for commonality of platforms where it’s possible, I refer to the Kareldoorm...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 11:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Making use of what we have means using the carriers. This is acceptable in the short term because the UK don't have many F35, however one day there wont be the space for 10+ commando Merlin, and another deck will be required. With the current budget and political out look on defence I just can’t se...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 11:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49354
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

in high intensity ops requires the SSS to be designed dedicated yep, add a fraction to the one (could be +1.0) as the SSS will also need topping up - and heavens know from how far would almost be like a merging of a bay with the old rover class + But that would be separate to a solid stores require...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 10:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10023
Views: 669588
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Well it has been stated that they QE was too stable during the deployment across the Atlantic that they couldn't carry out some of the F-35 flight operations tests they wanted to. They are hoping for far worse weather next time. Is this testament to how good she is or just how calm the weather was ...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 10:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Keep it simple is the best way that is why for me RFA should be operating LPD/ LSD and the RN a LPH/ LHD Whatever happened to keeping things simple? Sure, it may be possible to distribute just as many helicopters around the fleet, but operational efficiency will suffer. Operating aircraft at sea, i...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 08:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 213551
Location: United Kingdom

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

Ron5 , seems like T26 remains a remote outsider due to cost & size, with most fancying a FREMM variant. Shame HMG/BAE hasn’t invested in a Frigate Factory as this expertise could have been sold on to the likes of the US and Canada. I’m going to regret saying this but may be having a shorter/lig...
by Jake1992
30 May 2019, 07:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49354
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I think there isn't any logical connection from FLSS to FSS... except lots of the same alphabet soup? Exactly , the design of the FSS should not be altered to provide specific support capabilities to the LiTM, but rather be tailored for operating with the CSG. I bring this vessel up quiet a bit but...
by Jake1992
29 May 2019, 22:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49354
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

I think there isn't any logical connection from FLSS to FSS... except lots of the same alphabet soup? Exactly , the design of the FSS should not be altered to provide specific support capabilities to the LiTM, but rather be tailored for operating with the CSG. I bring this vessel up quiet a bit but...
by Jake1992
29 May 2019, 17:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

But locating a precious "LPH" and helicopter airwing near shore is, just very very BAD idea. Well dock in LHDs, if ever needed, is NOT for the 1st day assault, but for the logistic 2nd-wave landing. I understand even USN's ARG, LHD is carrying LSUs not LCAC, and LCACs are carried on LPD/L...
by Jake1992
29 May 2019, 16:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

What was suggested is for the Albion’s to be replace with 2 Dekdo style LHDs built to ocean standards. The fact that they’ll be operating LCUs would require them to come closer and not be able to stand off like Ocean did. Don't bother with the dock, build a modernised HMS Ocean, problem solved. And...
by Jake1992
29 May 2019, 15:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

but unlike Ocean they will have to come close to conduct the assault role Whats changed? Why are the RN now required to place their LPH close to shore? What was suggested is for the Albion’s to be replace with 2 Dekdo style LHDs built to ocean standards. The fact that they’ll be operating LCUs woul...
by Jake1992
29 May 2019, 15:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Jake1992 , but by spreading out your hangar space you end up needing more crew / kit (cost) to cover the same number of helicopters. It also makes each LPD/LSD more expensive and less capable in other areas. Also I think that I read somewhere that trials have shown that a Bay-style hull (superstruc...

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