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by jimthelad
14 Oct 2018, 22:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 866
Views: 65814
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

I attended in a kilt and no hat, as a true Scot also. My other half of the time (Lancastrian lass) insisted in wearing a grenade in a henhouse-whoever said they made sense?
by jimthelad
12 Oct 2018, 18:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 866
Views: 65814
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

True. I wonder if they mean aplique? Was that bonded on at factory level?
by jimthelad
12 Oct 2018, 18:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 866
Views: 65814
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

Probably the internal spall liner which was bonded on.
by jimthelad
20 Sep 2018, 22:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1478
Views: 114457
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I wasnt really including the former 2!!! Besides the standard Leo 2 is very weak in the side and bustle areas. That is why they had to use the applique panels made by KW.
by jimthelad
18 Sep 2018, 18:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

No bugger ever puts his head up when on the receiving end of a gympy. The suppression effect of the beaten zone is frightening. If you have ever been in live fire with it in support you respect the fact that there is an ovoid of hell about 5m wide at 300m and increasing by 2 every 100m just in front...
by jimthelad
18 Sep 2018, 18:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1478
Views: 114457
Location: United Kingdom

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Great, so we keep the weakest elements of CR2 and combine the turret of the least armoured western tank all for the sake of a new gun. Ironically the tank crews dont seem to have the same panty twisting as seen here. You would be better going for the 120mm smoothbore unmanned turret.
by jimthelad
18 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6177
Views: 387007
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Where are the SSM launchers?!
by jimthelad
11 Sep 2018, 22:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

What fucking use is a fire team of three? How the hell do you divide your movements to a final attack on a trench or fixed position? Who provides the in close cover for said movements, and more importantly how do you extract a casualty in close contact with 1x 2 and 1x1 in a fire team. Seriously, ha...
by jimthelad
01 Sep 2018, 17:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2356
Views: 151979
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The passageways are plenty wide enough for troops in full kit including the LAW80 in horizontal carry. The only sticking point may be the ladders in some of the smaller areas but all of the main throughfares are much shallower than any other ship I`ve been on. They might need to expand the personnel...
by jimthelad
22 Aug 2018, 23:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 311705
Location: United Kingdom

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

I would prefer if you didn't.
by jimthelad
16 Aug 2018, 22:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Now with regard to what was said about a "massive uplift in GPMG" at Catterick Infantry Training Centre, this would suggest that although the GPMG is currently held at platoon level, provision is being made to deploy GPMG in section as an expedient where and when it is needed. Thoughts pl...
by jimthelad
15 Aug 2018, 19:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

F****ng A! 1x GPMG, 1x Sharpshooter, 2x UGL, and 4 x L85A3 per section with a C G would be great.
by jimthelad
07 Aug 2018, 18:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Avro Vulcan
Replies: 68
Views: 9562
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Avro Vulcan

Have you been down there?! The weather is absolutely shocking!! As miserable as the death star is it is better than what was outside especially in the winter. We did the base Mineval as the opfor. My stick was spread over 2 miles despite dropping at 600ft!!!
by jimthelad
22 Jul 2018, 22:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 2992
Views: 202950
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

So BAe despite having been paid an exhorbitant sum for an OPV have even fucked that up?
by jimthelad
18 Jul 2018, 17:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 384
Views: 40701
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)

The problem with the wing boxes was they were hand made and therefore each was different. This does not do well with CAM wings! There were cracks but they were linked to the wing spar attachment following 30 years of low level ops. They were not the issue. As early as 1995 the engineers at Kinloss t...
by jimthelad
18 Jul 2018, 17:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1156
Views: 76232
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

Cant see them, they be fitted later i guess.
by jimthelad
17 Jul 2018, 22:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 384
Views: 40701
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)

FFS, read the previous posts on this. MRA4 was sold by BAe as the low risk option to MoD due to the ITA concerns raised by the US with respect to sonar (UK designed but used by USN) and the extensive changes to the 319 proposed NOT 320 (although it makes little difference). The 320 started appearing...
by jimthelad
16 Jul 2018, 17:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1156
Views: 76232
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

No CIWS or 30mm so the weren't included in the sale
by jimthelad
21 Jun 2018, 22:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)
Replies: 1156
Views: 76232
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Ocean Class Helicopter Carrier (LPH) (1998-2018) (ex RN)

No phalanx and it looks like a new mcg.
by jimthelad
18 Jun 2018, 19:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 311705
Location: United Kingdom

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

There are virgins left in the States?!?
:lol:
by jimthelad
18 Jun 2018, 19:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1148
Views: 102773
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

HMS Growler, HMS Oyster, HMS P'lHange?
by jimthelad
06 Jun 2018, 23:13
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4227
Views: 311705
Location: United Kingdom

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

They used srvl. must be happy with the maturity of that technique.
by jimthelad
20 May 2018, 22:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Sorry, no!
by jimthelad
20 May 2018, 19:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 863
Views: 66795
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Yes and yes but there are still alot of the older systems lurking.

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