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by Jensy
03 Dec 2021, 00:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4129
Views: 1067524
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

I think you'd be talking about a Khareef. But IMHO the reality is BAE are not building anything smaller than a type 26 again. River B2 was a make work program with a design inherited from VT built very expensively. Their overheads are way too high for that end of the market. Yes...but not entirely....
by Jensy
01 Dec 2021, 17:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517653
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Attempting take-off with the brakes on ? Was that not the pilot trying to save the aircraft? Sadly not enough deck to stop in time (mutters something about 300m Alpha CVF design...) Still don't get how covers on is possible... The amount of people that would have to have failed to do their jobs for...
by Jensy
01 Dec 2021, 17:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4129
Views: 1067524
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

If only there was still a “Like” option ! :thumbup: 1: Measuring from the River B2 dimensions, and facing the fact that Wildcat cannot fold its tail, the hangar shall be as long as 15 m, and hence the flight deck shall be as small as 18 m or less, if no hull extention is done . 2: For blue water, a...
by Jensy
30 Nov 2021, 23:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Also from George/Babcock's .. https://ukdj.imgix.net/2021/11/Babcock-Venturer-Building-St-Andrews-Day.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=php-3.3.0&s=4ee0dead7dc5aa60d6e2c162959aeb71 I particularly like the "Delivering Inspiration" slogan.... Aside from the obvious it seems like a ra...
by Jensy
25 Nov 2021, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

@SKB you need to start a Portsmouth independence movement if you want your frigate factory back!
by Jensy
24 Nov 2021, 23:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517653
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Folding wings have nothing to do with size of the carrier and everything to do with the size of the wing required for the recovery on deck, approach speeds and glide slope and the fact that LO requirement limited the size and number of flap and slats. My point was not about wing area but rather dec...
by Jensy
24 Nov 2021, 22:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517653
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Potential F-35 B users and confirmed UK, Italy, Japan Korea, Spain, Australia, India(wildcard) Man the Navy really got fuked. No potential C users ever. Yeah, funny back in the early noughties, you'd think the B was the condemned variant and that the C would be snagged by 'probe & drogue' refue...
by Jensy
24 Nov 2021, 18:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Small post, regarding the new Rosyth shipbuilding hall. Back in 2020, when planning permission was sought the building was to measure 60m x 160m. However, since the first steel was cut, the length has been reported as only 147m. Google Earth have just updated their imagery for Rosyth and it is indee...
by Jensy
22 Nov 2021, 23:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926066
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Jets from three nations on a single aircraft carrier. Has that been done before in recent memory? According to seemingly well informed people on Twitter no. Neither with jets nor since the war, much less more recently. Someone claims that Argentina and Brazil operated simultaneously from a US carri...
by Jensy
22 Nov 2021, 14:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517653
United Kingdom

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

To paraphrase Monty Python, "Nobody expects the Spanish acquisition.." :D https://twitter.com/GarethJennings3/status/1462735795807301634?t=W4nXtR2YDI0Eo8al5rvkFA&s=19 With Italy making a visit to HMS QE, one can see the strong appeal of a third European F-35b user and the potential for...
by Jensy
22 Nov 2021, 07:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926066
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The interoperability continues: https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1462690164912885760?t=0CxQX-mqMAXm2R5-3sOwCw&s=19 Look forward to seeing the photos in due course [UPDATE]: https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1462761196352950281?t=qMO9FvI5aNe9dsdnovxGNg&s=19 https://pbs.twimg.com/me...
by Jensy
14 Nov 2021, 01:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865015
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Jensy , can’t explain it, but I actually prefer the 100m version. Can imagine it as a RM company level platform with fast boats and a couple of Wildcats. It's funny you say that. I also had a preference for the 70m and 100m variants but for less demanding roles Think it was the larger dock and flig...
by Jensy
13 Nov 2021, 15:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 865015
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

We could push 3 LRG's if we could the second LPD going and use the Army LRG North = 1 x LPD , 1 x Bay 1 x escort LRG Centre = 1 x Bay , 1 x escort , 1 x Point ( would need to work with the army out Cyprus ) LRG South = 1 x LPD , Argus , 1 x escort , 1 x tanker Agree with LRG(N) and LRG(S), however ...
by Jensy
13 Nov 2021, 15:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 285
Views: 55364
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

May be it is more down to Airbus than the magazine (having made the choice for their offer)? Yep. From past Flight Global in may: Airbus Helicopters, meanwhile, has indicated that it could offer the H175 or H225M for the NMH contest, depending on the exact requirement, or even the NH Industries NH9...
by Jensy
12 Nov 2021, 00:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3
Views: 277
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Re: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]

Judging by the silhouette, it looks like my dream of 'Shortfin Dreadnought' (Dreadless Class) might yet have a chance of coming to pass! Not sure what to make of us exporting Astute, considering the DefSec's rather scathing remarks in the Summer about trying to build any more for the UK. I suppose t...
by Jensy
09 Nov 2021, 00:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 699
Views: 169692
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Have difficulty getting my head around the idea of an SM-6 on a Type 31 frigate :? Raytheon have had some interesting proposals for the Venturer Class :D before. Exhumed from the heady, carefree days of December 2016: I thought today was 01/12 not 01/04... BMD option touted for UK frigate Raytheon ...
by Jensy
09 Nov 2021, 00:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 149
Views: 25292
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Blimey, things are slow in defence.... The MoD are amateurs compared to the DFT. Crossrail was first mooted when Thatcher was PM.. meanwhile, airport development is in a league of its own. With Types 83 and 32 concurrently in concept development, from next year, I wonder if it's worth looking at po...
by Jensy
07 Nov 2021, 15:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

A couple of Bangladesh based sites are reporting that they’ve done a deal to buy up to 5xT31. It was late on friday so maybe missed the UK news cycle? Semi official announcement by their foreign minister apparently. Seen a smattering of Bangladeshi posts on social media. All seem to assume it's Typ...
by Jensy
07 Nov 2021, 01:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Does the RAS 'hatch' and the integral gangway to the right have an impact on fitting an extra boat bay? From imagery to date, the below included, I cant really see how there could be RAS gear, at least starboard. Because of the asymmetric funnel design, the port side RAS on the IH class is just for...
by Jensy
05 Nov 2021, 00:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 20
Views: 4092
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Re: British Aerospace 146

All good points. Suspect it might well be some form of Bombardier due to the Belfast connection. The A220 is the only Airbus small enough but probably still too large (even with a VVIP interior). Some Dassault options with the required range but would be politically 'interesting' at best. On a less ...
by Jensy
04 Nov 2021, 17:12
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 20
Views: 4092
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Re: British Aerospace 146

BAE-146 replacement, part two... https://twitter.com/geoallison/status/1456294340582576131?s=20 The UK has released details of its RAF BAe 146 fleet replacement but will only acquire two aircraft instead of four. The UK MoD has issued an £80 million ($109 million) tender for two civilian business je...
by Jensy
04 Nov 2021, 01:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517653
United Kingdom

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

Given the c2 year lead time that means no deliveries in 2026. However, it might be the fact that the current re-profiling to the UK's deliveries over the next couple of years feeds into the years beyond to a degree, wouldn't be surprised to see some of 2025's deliveries slip into 2026. Given that a...
by Jensy
03 Nov 2021, 17:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Shadow R1
Replies: 15
Views: 12813
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Re: Shadow R1

After six years, Shadow 7 and 8 get ordered...



Plus the rest of the fleet to be upgraded to R2 standard.

Forces News:
https://www.forces.net/news/raf-shadow- ... ing-action
by Jensy
02 Nov 2021, 22:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7397
Views: 1830424
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Based on the currently available renders the space for Mk41 is no longer there because it is taken up by the extra boat bay(s) and possibly CAMM . It's the CAMM cells that are in the way. The boat bays are replacing what were the Mk.56 VLS, for ESSM, on the Iver Huitfeldts. https://www.seaforces.or...
by Jensy
02 Nov 2021, 19:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 149
Views: 25292
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Following on from comments by Vice Admiral Gardner that: Type 83 will not look anything like a T45 Comment here with video: http://ukdefenceforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=22&start=4625#p132484 https://twitter.com/harry_lye/status/1455568366018629633?t=OY28V9wGR8IMOIQ46Yp6wg&s=19 Interest...