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by Scimitar54
09 Nov 2018, 22:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 623
Views: 68030
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Damn predictive text! I typed in Recore, not Record.
by Scimitar54
09 Nov 2018, 22:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 623
Views: 68030
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Now that the remaining three Vanguard class SSBN have been found not to need a record for their reactors, will this not, as a consequence mean that there is the potential for the building of another PWR2 reactor or two?
Astute boats 8 and 9 might now be at least theoretically possible.
by Scimitar54
22 Oct 2018, 01:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Sea Harrier (1980-2006) (RN FAA)
Replies: 17
Views: 4450
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Sea Harrier (1980-2006) (RN FAA)

The fifth one being Phantom :geek:
by Scimitar54
16 Oct 2018, 00:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

They will not be closing on each other, the aircraft will need to be travelling 30-40mph faster (relative to the Carrier) and if the carrier is "underway" at say 20-25 Knots, then I think my figure is more likely to be closer to the mark.
by Scimitar54
15 Oct 2018, 23:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Little J wrote:-
How do you have a "bolter" on an aircraft travelling at around 30-40 mph? What am I missing?


I think that you will find that it is more likely to be double that!!!
by Scimitar54
15 Oct 2018, 22:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:- Next I expect some bright RN spark will suggest attaching a hook to the B and having a cable stretched across the deck to make rolling landings safer and a big safety net in case it doesn't work. Maybe with an angled deck to keep the incoming "bolter" at a safer distance from ...
by Scimitar54
15 Oct 2018, 19:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Paranoid rubbish. The USN always give the UK full credit for inventing carriers, angle deck, steam catapults and the hurricane bow. Nothing paranoid about it. I was not implying that they did not, just that there were some who were critical of each advance. Some might call them Luddites. I did not ...
by Scimitar54
15 Oct 2018, 17:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Probably said the same about angled decks, mirror landing sights and steam catapults. Probably even armoured Flight Decks in WW2 as well :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
15 Oct 2018, 12:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Only 12 x the number of F35B's on deck then before she is ready to go (plus all the trials, installation of CIWS etc.) and LOTS more training :clap:
by Scimitar54
07 Oct 2018, 19:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

NickC wrote
Would question your view that the Burke is a cost effective platform, design dates back to the mid eighties, 40 years ago


Would question your maths, mid eighties was only thirty years ago :ugeek:
by Scimitar54
06 Oct 2018, 19:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

But they will be less useful!
by Scimitar54
05 Oct 2018, 00:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Jake 1992 Wrote:- I wasn't able to see the numbers on the scale at the top due to it becoming burly when zooming in on my phone. If it is show 290m odd then it could be out. It's a shame would be really nice to be able to find a reliable comparison between the QEs and our previous carriers Even allo...
by Scimitar54
05 Oct 2018, 00:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I take it that these would be Carrier Resourced Air Patrols? I refuse to be the first to devise and use the apparent acronym! Oh and by the way, apart from Tomahawk, what other weapons do the other vessels have that could get anywhere near the combat radius of an F35B. If true, these "people&qu...
by Scimitar54
04 Oct 2018, 22:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2510
Views: 168848
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

If the Goverment had maintained defence spending at the level it was (and needed to be) then a choice would not be necessary. This is the result of the "Own Goals" scored by the Goverments in the period from about 2005 ( and particularly from 2010). They are still doing it by claiming a qu...
by Scimitar54
04 Oct 2018, 00:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3924
Views: 301238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

But very important to get right nonetheless!
by Scimitar54
03 Oct 2018, 09:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3924
Views: 301238
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Does anyone know how long it would take to replace the cheap CAMM only launch tubes with Mk41, assuming the Mk41's were available for immediate insertion? I accept that there is the possibility that this might be the same as "how long is a piece of string". If it cannot be done fairly quic...
by Scimitar54
01 Oct 2018, 03:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 332087
Location: United Kingdom

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

If that was the plan, there would be absolutely no need for the RAF to be involved with the F35 at all! The aircraft would be an FAA exclusive programme. You are making far too many assertions on here, which are at best misleading, or possibly even malign. :idea:
by Scimitar54
01 Oct 2018, 02:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2510
Views: 168848
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Everybody knows that the Fleet is drastically too small. This state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue! The RFA is impacted in exactly the same fashion. How many people would seek employment with a "Company" that was continuously down-sizing both in terms of it's employees and it's c...
by Scimitar54
29 Sep 2018, 22:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)
Replies: 18
Views: 3728
Location: United Kingdom

Re: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)

Like the Carrier :geek:
by Scimitar54
29 Sep 2018, 22:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)
Replies: 18
Views: 3728
Location: United Kingdom

Re: English Electric Lightning (1959-1988) (RAF)

Driven by English Electric :geek:
by Scimitar54
28 Sep 2018, 21:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10614
Views: 914748
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Further to the above post from R686, I do think that 3 x vessels will be required ......... Although I also think that the size will probably be increased by around 50% to circa. 35,000 Tonnes.
by Scimitar54
27 Sep 2018, 06:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Ask the members of the crews of the T45 Destroyers whether they would rather have a gymnasium, rather than for they and those in the ships they are escorting to be dead. Warships are first and foremost "Fighting Ships". As for fitness, as you have just pointed out ........ there is a Fligh...
by Scimitar54
26 Sep 2018, 23:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you fire all 48 (and you have a subsequent attack) you and the ships that you are escorting (guarding) are probably dead. If you can re-load some of you might well survive. By the way, the ships (targets) that they are escorting (guarding) are infinitely more valuable (and fewer in number to risk...
by Scimitar54
26 Sep 2018, 22:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

T42 Magazine Capacity 12 ships x 22 (add 4 x Batch 3, Plus 15) = 264 (+ 60) = 324 Potential Missiles Load-out. T45 Launch Tubes 6 x 48 (No Re-loads) = 288 Full Load-out How can this, under any terms be considered "a huge increase in capacity". Please be sure of your facts before making sta...
by Scimitar54
26 Sep 2018, 21:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10689
Views: 652652
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The last six posts have been beating about the different facets of the same problem. ........... When the Type 45 was conceived, it was the cutting edge system and therefore it could rely on it's accuracy and need only the number of Rounds (VLS) that it was designed with. Then the number of Type 45'...

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