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by Poiuytrewq
09 Apr 2019, 08:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5884
Views: 240812
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Possibly a chink of light at the end of the tunnel?

Hopefully sense will prevail in the end
by Poiuytrewq
08 Apr 2019, 18:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 393
Views: 27130
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Merlin helicopters

Good news for Yeovil :thumbup:

We could really do with another dozen ourselves.
by Poiuytrewq
08 Apr 2019, 10:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

inevitably, the LSG and the LitM will flex their composition to suit the mission, just as the army is reputed to do with its endless depsoke permutations of the battlegroup.....i can well see that a Bay might be a good fit as a bolt-on to the LSG, and it is easy to imagine a top-end LitM effort tha...
by Poiuytrewq
08 Apr 2019, 08:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9588
Views: 358255
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

This might actually happen....if we ever manage to get Brexit sorted :D

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201904050052.html
by Poiuytrewq
08 Apr 2019, 08:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4105
Views: 188548
Location: United Kingdom

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

by Poiuytrewq
07 Apr 2019, 15:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Good show case of a commando raid. Replace the lcvp with something like a combat boat littoral strike in action. Absolutely a useful and up-to-date example of a multi-national, short endurance, littoral strike Op. It would appear this is exactly what the FLSS vessels are designed to facilitate but ...
by Poiuytrewq
07 Apr 2019, 11:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599591
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Tight squeeze :shock:



Well done to all involved :clap:
by Poiuytrewq
07 Apr 2019, 10:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

This is really worth a look.

https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/up-clo ... -partners/



Excellent job, well done @savetheroyalnavy :thumbup:
by Poiuytrewq
06 Apr 2019, 20:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 632
Views: 44084
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

Lord Jim wrote:Is HMS Montrose one of the GP T-23s?
Yes.
by Poiuytrewq
06 Apr 2019, 10:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 35119
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Is this what a Littoral Srike Group really looks like? It is what it looked like a few years back plus you would need some escorts Exactly but my point is how would an equivalent look today? Is it credible if a FLSS is included or is an Ocean type vessel really still required? Take the example abov...
by Poiuytrewq
06 Apr 2019, 09:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

ArmChairCivvy , it was in the Nov / Dec 2018 edition published at the beginning of Dec on page 15. So before the FLSS announcement. ”The Royal Navy is reviewing options for the next generation of amphibious warships with the main focus being on the procurement of an advanced multi-functional platfo...
by Poiuytrewq
05 Apr 2019, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 35119
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Is this what a Littoral Srike Group really looks like?
image.jpeg
by Poiuytrewq
05 Apr 2019, 13:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 35119
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

...how less the Bulwark can be manned without C&C and reduced damage control , is not clear. I guess, 150 at minimum as a core-crew (only ship handling) ? A ship designed with large manpower cannot be lean manned easily. Even the basic choice of design differs (Bay has a propulsion kit with les...
by Poiuytrewq
05 Apr 2019, 11:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 35119
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

In my view overkill for the intended mission - not that they would not be good at it Agreed, complete overkill for APT(N) and APT(S) but what's the alternative? A £250m T31 with up to 120 crew? Which would be cheaper? Add in the fact that keeping Bulwark in extended readiness still costs money and ...
by Poiuytrewq
04 Apr 2019, 19:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)
Replies: 491
Views: 26498
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-albion-to-lead-task-group-into-baltic/ Imagine with QE or POW providing air cover. Potent. Potentially extremely potent. I would like to see how PWLS is going to be set up in the LPH role and what capacity is left...
by Poiuytrewq
04 Apr 2019, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)
Replies: 491
Views: 26498
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Albion Class Amphibious Assault Ships (LPD) (RN)

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-alb ... to-baltic/
by Poiuytrewq
04 Apr 2019, 13:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 9936
Views: 599591
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That is quite a coup for British design if that goes through, the only large carrier in modern times to achieve an export contract! Fingers crossed. If India were ordering the F35b it would be very likely that a QE class would get the nod but the CATOBAR with EMALS redesign for India is still somew...
by Poiuytrewq
04 Apr 2019, 09:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 574
Views: 35119
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Relevant to recent discussions. A useful visual illustration of the space taken up by a single unfolded Chinook compared to four folded Merlins. Seen here in QE's hanger. image.jpeg If the FLSS is to embark a single Merlin and a single Wildcat as a baseline then I think there is a strong argument to...
by Poiuytrewq
04 Apr 2019, 00:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 51
Views: 3458
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

It really wants to be closer to 3% this year.

Industrial action over pay and conditions is unlikely to encourage too many to look to embark on a career in the RFA.
by Poiuytrewq
03 Apr 2019, 21:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 51
Views: 3458
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Well below the rate of inflation. Very poor :thumbdown:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.plymou ... 713089.amp
by Poiuytrewq
03 Apr 2019, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

make the Wasp class hard to beat. Why did they then decide to do something else? And even that "something else" then needed some tweaking (after the first two, to try things out with)? - aside from capabilities, Oz (in their evaluation) came to the conclusion that they could never afford ...
by Poiuytrewq
03 Apr 2019, 16:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2203
Views: 90050
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Very interesting article on how Wasp class LHD's are being used in a more intensive way. The images alone are worth a look. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27253/u-s-amphibious-assault-ship-in-south-china-sea-with-unprecedentedly-large-load-of-f-35bs Many aren't convinced about the need for a ...
by Poiuytrewq
03 Apr 2019, 10:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)
Replies: 298
Views: 23829
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Bay Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD (A)) (RFA)

You should have forced the AusGov to accept HMS Invincible back in the 80’s sorry no refunds no returns,I blame the UK for the demise of the RAN maritime ASW/Strike capbilty. It all began with cancelling the CVA 01 program, bloody pommie bastards don’t even like an ice cold beer has to be warm You ...
by Poiuytrewq
03 Apr 2019, 00:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 5884
Views: 240812
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Lord Jim wrote:Which platform is CL planning to use to bid for the T-31e?
Leander?
https://www.leanderfrigate.com

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