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by jimthelad
17 Jul 2018, 22:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 (AWACS) (RAF)
Replies: 384
Views: 31347
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: 1155
Views: 58346
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: 1155
Views: 58346
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: 4137
Views: 212851
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: 1124
Views: 76384
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: 4137
Views: 212851
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: 824
Views: 49002
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Sorry, no!
by jimthelad
20 May 2018, 19:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section infantry weapons
Replies: 824
Views: 49002
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Section infantry weapons

Yes and yes but there are still alot of the older systems lurking.
by jimthelad
01 May 2018, 17:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 67539
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

They weren't very reliable by all accounts during Herrick.
by jimthelad
29 Apr 2018, 10:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

To defuse any tensions- the comment was made in jest. My great uncle was a pathfinder in Mosquitos- he used to wind me up as being retarded ordinance :lolno:
by jimthelad
26 Apr 2018, 23:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 67539
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

RS just to be clear, I especially understand the need for the right kit. I lost friends because of it. What we need is the bloody vehicles, now, and not another fucking arse fest competition. As for Strike, the new term is configurable brigade elements. They currently are 3800 men short of the previ...
by jimthelad
26 Apr 2018, 10:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 67539
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

They are not being bought as IFV or recce variants. They never were. They are modular and they can be retrofitted later but we need the actual vehicles first. The Strike brigade concept is been mooted as a casualty of the review with a general shake up based on preformed battlegroups and brigades- i...
by jimthelad
23 Apr 2018, 17:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 926
Views: 60892
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (Future Maritime Patrol Aircraft) (RAF)

Thank WgCdrs Speight, Wallace, and Angus.
by jimthelad
22 Apr 2018, 18:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 926
Views: 60892
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (Future Maritime Patrol Aircraft) (RAF)

DS is right. The RAF was to be the lead customer of the P7. When it was cancelled by the USN BAe thn offered 2 designs: a coalition effort based on the A319 and the Nimrod 2000 as the sole bidder. Other bids were the Be200, P3 upgrade, Atlantique 2+, and the A235. BAe was far from philanthropic and ...
by jimthelad
21 Apr 2018, 23:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 926
Views: 60892
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (Future Maritime Patrol Aircraft) (RAF)

They could only assemble a maximum of 14. The wing box alignment was an absolute bitch. Of the original 4 airframes sent for the prototype s only 1 was usable and a further 3 had to be pulled off the line.
by jimthelad
17 Apr 2018, 22:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 195
Views: 18474
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

Alles Klar :lolno:
by jimthelad
17 Apr 2018, 15:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Vanguard Class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) (RN)
Replies: 92
Views: 9596
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Vanguard Class Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) (RN)

Having a SSBN?GN so close to the coast is a bad idea. Ok Tactom has a 1200 mile range (the figure that seems to get kicked around in the US forums) but if you really want to reach out and touch the deep strike targets that means your sub has to be in shallower inshore waters (ie at the continental s...
by jimthelad
14 Apr 2018, 22:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)
Replies: 22
Views: 3033
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Storm Shadow Missile (RAF)

Probably not best to air that really. OPSEC.
by jimthelad
12 Apr 2018, 17:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

:shh: :evil:
by jimthelad
11 Apr 2018, 22:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

And many answers. Personally I would say call it what you wish (unless you are crab air) lol. That said the pathfinder sqn in WW2 were serious troops.
by jimthelad
11 Apr 2018, 19:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

The Pathfinder is a term now reserved to the pathfinder platoon The Parachute Regiment.
by jimthelad
10 Apr 2018, 17:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104424
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

If crab air starts usurping the title of 'pathfinder' then they will be getting a leather enema from the red devils! :evil:
by jimthelad
09 Apr 2018, 19:48
Forum: British Army
Topic: British Army Future Wheeled APC
Replies: 1251
Views: 67539
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Light formations need to be able to move rapidly and then bring weight of fire followed by controlled disengagement. Yes, airborne forces in particular have strategic level entry mobility but then are limited by helo support or the Mk1 foot. Rate of fire is more important and to do this you need lot...
by jimthelad
06 Apr 2018, 22:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9795
Views: 416108
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Depends on water tracts, littoral noise and accoustic interface, etc. Even if you can hear you cant estimate range, bearing, or even time of inception. If you are the emitter the original point of reference and timing mean you can get more information than anyone listening. It is not like ESM but mo...
by jimthelad
29 Mar 2018, 19:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 189
Views: 17744
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

Give Carter a chance, He has quite a lot of combat time and has made himself quite unpopular with the bean counters which is a major win in my books.

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