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by Little J
30 May 2015, 13:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: L85A1/A2/A3 - SA80 Assault Rifle
Replies: 127
Views: 16377
Location: United Kingdom

Re: rifle 5.56mm L85/A1/A2/ (The Rifle/ Sa80)

I've read rumours of an L86 A3, with DD rails etc.

Does it exist or is it another load of 'net botox?
by Little J
28 May 2015, 19:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Vulcan
Replies: 68
Views: 7145
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Avro Vulcan

My dad's just let me know (so I thought I'd pass it on), ITV news at 10 tonight will be doing a segment on the Vulcans last flight...
by Little J
23 May 2015, 22:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 397
Views: 31057
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Merlin helicopters

Good to see the project pushing forwards, shame there couldn't be a dedicated force - the bag install on the commando did look quite good.
by Little J
17 May 2015, 17:15
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future UK Maritime Patrol Options
Replies: 1217
Views: 54905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Maritime Patrol Options

As far as a probe and drogue system on P8, I very much doubt whether any work has been done on that score, if they are only just testing the boom system on it. In any case why would they, the US isn't going to use it , so if that is wanted by the UK then we are going to have to stump up the cash, a...
by Little J
17 May 2015, 11:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future UK Maritime Patrol Options
Replies: 1217
Views: 54905
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Maritime Patrol Options

A330 at least uses Rolls Royce engines. Ideally I would like to see the MPA and AEW based on an A330 for some massive commonality points! P8 should be a useful multi-role aircraft however. You don't think a twin aisle a/c a bit over sized for the job? P-8 is really the only way to go, and (as alrea...

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