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by benny14
19 Oct 2017, 12:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
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Views: 483213
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Same old story. Plan big such as 12 type 45s and 13 type 26s, half way through remember that we suck at planning and cut the original plan to shreds and try and make do until we can find the money. Same with the type 31, we most likely planned to have VLS launched anti-ship missiles in a couple year...
by benny14
19 Oct 2017, 08:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5973
Views: 309276
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Yup. Do people really think a Wildcat or Merlin carrying a Martlet (5 Mile range) or a Sea Venom (12 Mile range) which are designed for destroying small and medium sized vessels no bigger than a corvette are a match for even a corvette or a frigate carrying ASMs with a range of up to 400 Miles and A...
by benny14
18 Oct 2017, 10:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5973
Views: 309276
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

It having at least a 127mm gun and a Phalanx are a positive sign. It has gotta have a CAMM system on it. On previous images it shows the two launch silos just behind the 127mm, you can just about see the square boxes on the latest image. I don't however see any containerized anti-ship missiles been ...

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