Tempest414 wrote:Could this free up 2 T-26's from TAPS
Tempest414 wrote:Should we try and end up with something like three RB3 built to ASW corvette standards
Repulse wrote:#1 is probably the reason, but wouldn’t it actually better to extend the 8m Davit already on for the Pacific Rhibs to be capable of deploying 12m craft, like a new LCVP equivalent or a Seagull USV etc?
donald_of_tokyo wrote:Looks like the River B2's flight deck is large enough for a Wildcat.
Now, the size of it is 21 m x 13.6 m. Do anyone know, for a Wildcat to land, what size of a flight deck is needed? For a Lynx, I understand it was somewhere around 18 m?
How likley is it that RN would use LMM from any platform to stop suspected drug dealers in the Caribbean? I would suggest it's not very likley.Tempest414 wrote:For me the best place to start with the B2's is to get on with UAV operations by leasing a few Camcopter's capable of carrying and operating 2 x LMM for Medway's AP-N deployment this will really give the ship a fighting chance against smugglers and so on
A RM sniper using a L115 in .338 Lapua to pierce an outboard on the other hand....
Thats why they should have hangersTempest414 wrote:UAV's can't carry snipers and Rivers can't operate helicopters for any time however the UAVs will make a big difference to how the rivers watch activities
Because there are many "hangars" steaming around you, and RN in Caribbean do not need to be the best in anti smuggling. Actually, if UK want to be the best in anti-smuggling in the region, what you need first is the organic land-based air-cover, not a small and expensive-to-operate Wildcat on an OPV.shark bait wrote:Why does an 'allied operation' change how valuable a hanger is? If the Royal Navy as suppose to be the best, it is right the RN need allies to babysit them because the MOD are to tight?
Caribbean ocean is an ocean with many lands/islands and can provide plenty of land-based air cover if you have a will.
shark bait wrote:There is no point in a Navy that has to operate under the cover of land based aircraft. Save all the money and just operate from the shore.
Of course the RN like to operate where there is no infrastructure, so organic aviation remains highly valuable.
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