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by Little J
08 Aug 2022, 11:31
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5742
Views: 1574683
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Would the hose even be stable at whatever low speed the Chinook could maintain???
by Little J
26 Jul 2022, 18:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

The rifle or the user?
by Little J
12 Jul 2022, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest (RN)
Replies: 209
Views: 71851
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Re: Project Crowsnest (RN)

lol don't bother answering the question you was asked
by Little J
08 Jul 2022, 01:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1054
Views: 37576
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Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Let's find out... Anyone got a few billion down the back of the sofa, we need to put a bid in for Lockheed Martin to see what their reaction will be :mrgreen: :wave:
by Little J
29 Jun 2022, 22:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 35
Views: 15400
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Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

I cannot see why we would need to obtain replacements from Norway, unless we now plan to upgrade more. My take on it (and obviously I could be wrong), was Norway wanted to donate, but their units aren't in good enough working order. So a quick deal with us and Robert is your mother's brother :thumb...
by Little J
26 Jun 2022, 21:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2407
Views: 609588
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Exactly what part of "due diligence" didn't cover these questions? If they look at what's on offer and say its a load of shite, fair enough, kick it to the kerb...
by Little J
26 Jun 2022, 20:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2407
Views: 609588
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

No one is suggesting that the MoD don't do their due diligence, but 'IF' tracked Boxer is up to the task surely it would be a logical purchase*...



*yes I know MoD and logic are not happy bedfellows :lol:
by Little J
17 Jun 2022, 17:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

This looks a bit awkward to lug around... https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2022/06/17/rheinmetall-introduces-squad-support-weapon/ The latest incarnation can engage targets out to 900 meters with a range of different ammunition types. Details on the weapon are still thin and development of the SS...
by Little J
16 Jun 2022, 23:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 24062
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

If I'm remembering rightly, it was an unfunded separate project.
by Little J
15 Jun 2022, 23:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You think the Yanks will let just anyone build their 6th gen's? Especially a country that has been dragging its feet against Russia? I have my doubts about that...
by Little J
13 Jun 2022, 21:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2407
Views: 609588
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I said a few weeks ago that using Boxer modules on a tracked chassis could be a good idea... :mrgreen:

Nice to know I get some things right once in a while :lol:
by Little J
13 Jun 2022, 15:11
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3751
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Re: POLAND

Googles translation....
@mblaszczak
: In the near future, we will sign contracts for the supply of mine destroyers, ZSSW remote-controlled turret systems integrated with Rosomak transporters, AW149 multi-role support helicopters, 2 observation satellites and tank destroyers
by Little J
04 Jun 2022, 13:40
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1970
Views: 58816
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Note the 2 types of ammo... When you've seen videos of the rifle being easy to control that's the training ammo, when it's heavy recoiling, that the actual combat ammo.
by Little J
24 May 2022, 20:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Sorry, lame attempt at humour aimed at those who believe that 6.8 is the be all / end all...
by Little J
24 May 2022, 09:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 410
Views: 133513
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Well, with the Septics now getting 15 (or more?), the price should come down a bit... So there is still a (very) slim chance of adding those 2 back.
by Little J
23 May 2022, 22:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Still room for 5.56 & 300 blackout...

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/202 ... -contract/
by Little J
23 May 2022, 00:12
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1819
Views: 57448
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Re: Australian Defence Force

Well our E-7's have a good excuse, none have entered service yet ;) :wave:
by Little J
23 May 2022, 00:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Think you've got confused a little there, 6.5 CM is similar in size to 7.62x51, no way that's fitting an M4.

Maybe you mean 6mm Arc?
by Little J
19 May 2022, 14:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 318
Views: 64797
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

From 900,000???
by Little J
18 May 2022, 17:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

The LMT is definitely a better thought out design than the L119A2, more user friendly, more armourer friendly.

If the L85's (and L119's) get replaced by another 5.56 (and I suspect they will), the LMT would be a good choice.
by Little J
06 May 2022, 16:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Not scientific, but an interesting look at barrel length vs Velocity...

by Little J
05 May 2022, 14:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1199
Views: 371376
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Noteably both France and Germany chose the HK 4XX family to outfit their militaries. Mark my words, those two are quietly driving forward wholesale harmonization of their equipment and capabilities across the board. Seems to have really started around 2016... The 416 was the Germans second choice...
by Little J
04 May 2022, 18:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 162
Views: 59844
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Maybe a system with common parts for towed and mounted solutions? (If there's enough demand for both)