ArmChairCivvy wrote:yep, add a fraction to the one (could be +1.0) as the SSS will also need topping up - and heavens know from how farin high intensity ops requires the SSS to be designed dedicatedwould almost be like a merging of a bay with the old rover class
+But that would be separate to a solid stores requirement
=Jake1992 wrote:I see the Karel doorman’s more of a modern fort class
The RN has decided otherwise (not to build a new mongrel, but to go for the operational rqrmnt and through near-commercial design get the cost down... to make the numbers!)
Oh I agree with the way the RN have gone with the tides and SSS being separate and design around the carriers needs but what the RFA have regarding RAS is as such
4 Tides ( dedicated CSG )
2-3 SSS ( dedicated CSG )
2 Wave ( rest of the fleet )
My suggestion would be as and when the time comes for the waves to be replaced they should be with 2 Karel doorman’s, as these would give what the Waves do but also give a sold stores RAS for the rest of the fleet leaving the SSS to concentrate on the CSG.
They would also offer the large helo repair areas that was once sort after for the amphibious force and be flexible enough to conduct other task in a similar manner to what some on here are asking a modified wave to do.
All this would leave the SSS to be solely designed for CSG and do away with all the asking for them to be more than that.