ArmChairCivvy wrote:250 troops.
Its 350. Very similar to a Bay or the Prevail MRV.
ArmChairCivvy wrote:two of these for one (the option) of the "carrier-sized" FSS? Money talks?
I would be amazed if it isn't being considered. The argument for building three FSS is clear but if Fort Victoria is retained could a staggered build of two FSS now followed by a third around 2030 help the drumbeat?
I think it's also worth considering how something like an ELLIDA could slot into a LSG.
Jake1992 wrote:- As a directed replacement for the waves these look spot on ( as long as their liquid capacity is close to that of the waves )
They are a completely different vessel to a Wave with the well dock and EMF accommodation but it all depends on how the Wave replacements will fit into the bigger picture.
Jake1992 wrote:With the KDs massive aviation ( 6 x merlin hanger twin chinook deck ) and a replenishment capacity 2/3 to 3/4 that of Fort Victory its only modification for me would be 2-4 extra LCVP size dividend.
The KD's have very modest EMF accommodation so adding more will eat up a lot of LM's. Add a well dock and davits for additional LCVP's and the LM figure will shrink rapidly.
Jake1992 wrote:IMO for FLSS portion of these vessels a well dock is a nice to have but not a necessity where a good size aviation set up is a necessity.
Its down to what RN want and need. The detailed spec for the FLSS isn't clear yet, it might include a well dock or it might not. I think it's fair to say that the intital concepts of the FLSS were designed to match the finance available at the time. Now that the budget is a little more generous, maybe the FLSS design can mature into something more suitable to form a Littoral Strike Group around.