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by downsizer
23 Feb 2024, 13:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

There is no such thing as a Hanger on an Aircraft Carrier; or a Destroyer, Frigate, RFA Supply ship/Tanker either. What they all do have are HANGARS! Yes, the F35 and other Helicopters might well be in the hangar, or they may not. All I did was to offer a (rather tounge-in-cheek) suggestion as to w...
by downsizer
21 Feb 2024, 17:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 17:49 Eight fixed-wing aircraft on a 65,000+ tonne and 284m long "supercarrier" is still embarrassing, even if it is "just" an exercise. Surely we have more than eight qualified pilots in the services?
You do realise there are more than 8 pilots on the carrier currently?
by downsizer
16 Feb 2024, 22:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

All the armchair quarterbacks seem to be on this forum. Wonder how much actual operational experience they all have......
by downsizer
11 Feb 2024, 19:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

topman wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 18:53 What is the reason this time, sprung a leak, toilets blocked up, someone left their ipod at home?
RAF mate. They caused it.
by downsizer
08 Feb 2024, 20:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just a thought. I know it's extremely difficult (dangerous even) to reload a VLS at sea, due to ship movement - would the same issue occur with an inherantly more stable platform like a carrier? The carriers do load stores through very wide clearence hangar doors... And they already have to do resu...
by downsizer
08 Feb 2024, 14:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

Timmymagic wrote: 08 Feb 2024, 13:36

Regarding Cottesmore's bomb dump, its a lot easier to refurbish exisitng facilties than build anew.
I'm curious, how much explosive storage experience do you have? Or of commisioning/renovating explosive storage facilities?

Have you been to cottesmore recently?
by downsizer
08 Feb 2024, 12:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

You'd have to assume they'd pick a base with HAS, which really only leaves Leeming, which has other uses at present but is quite modern as fighter bases go.... Sensible Choices (Owned by MoD, HAS in place) Leeming - Clear favourite for a whole host of reasons.. Wattisham - Army, still in use for av...
by downsizer
08 Feb 2024, 09:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

Firstly Marham is not that crowded so more could go there.

Enough space at Wittering as well.
by downsizer
21 Dec 2023, 12:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Except that your statement at the minute is wildly inaccurate without serious technical work and expense that isn't going to happen. Yawn. Did you notice the word "could"? Used to indicate a possibility. Clearly not. 2 Flight decks were fitted to Canberra in 48 hours. Implies that there w...
by downsizer
20 Dec 2023, 11:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15375
Views: 4396572

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Almost any vessel with a flight deck & hangar could ferry replacement aircraft and transfer them across to the carrier using VTOL It would melt the flight deck. I was kind of assuming that they would apply relevant coatings (and strengthening, where applicable), but maybe all posts should be ac...
by downsizer
12 Dec 2023, 19:24
Forum: Personnel and Units
Topic: 809 Naval Air Squadron (RN FAA)
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: 809 Naval Air Squadron (RN FAA)

45% of the manning comes from the RAF.
by downsizer
29 Oct 2023, 18:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)
Replies: 608
Views: 211008

Re: Apache Attack Helicopter (British Army Air Corps)

Little J wrote: 28 Oct 2023, 12:41
Labour would probably love to cut Brimstone,
Basing this on what?
by downsizer
12 Oct 2023, 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 12 Oct 2023, 00:44 Actually, it is rather what the Mods will accept it to be.
It's a spam post you muppet.
by downsizer
04 Oct 2023, 19:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-66982160

Not a good look. Or a pleasant read for those that can be bothered to do so....
by downsizer
25 Sep 2023, 07:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4011
Views: 943861

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

serge750 wrote: 24 Sep 2023, 19:28 Did i also read that there is a lack of space at Marham for future 'Lots' of F35 ?
Not an issue.
by downsizer
16 Sep 2023, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

I'm shocked I tell you.
by downsizer
10 Sep 2023, 15:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 380
Views: 89169

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

No one.....thats who.
by downsizer
14 Aug 2023, 11:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

The armchair quarterbacks are missing the point if they think this was cause by who "owns" the F35. Same issues exist in all three sS.
by downsizer
11 Aug 2023, 08:43
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

Nothing new in a lack of engineers and being over tasked.
by downsizer
11 Aug 2023, 08:02
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Replies: 239
Views: 27028

Re: Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

What a load of fan boi pish.
by downsizer
06 Jul 2023, 12:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2803
Views: 761025

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Timmymagic wrote: 06 Jul 2023, 09:46 at this price an upgrade will never happen for Tranche 2, which effectively means that they're obsolete now....at least according to what RAF pilots are saying following operations on Shader...
Got a source for that?
by downsizer
12 Jun 2023, 19:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1777
Views: 181444

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Francois is a tool reading that.
by downsizer
11 May 2023, 12:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air Command Integrated Review Refresh 2023
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Air Command Integrated Review Refresh 2023

Great fantasy piece.

Now do what is really happening.
by downsizer
30 Mar 2023, 18:54
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

Link.....? Or proof? As opposed to industry photos? https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/08/02/german-air-force-declares-meteor-missile-ready-for-eurofighter-fleet/ Only thing I can find after a google that isn’t industry, hope this sufficient. Original initial industry test flight were f...
by downsizer
30 Mar 2023, 14:21
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 6019
Views: 1718392

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

Link.....? Or proof? As opposed to industry photos?