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by ArmChairCivvy
30 Jul 2022, 19:54
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Conservative party
Replies: 428
Views: 10954
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Re: Conservative party

ArmChairCivvy wrote: 30 Jul 2022, 19:49 Anything wrong with Super-Mario??
We have the same problem here... all kinds of fairy tales used in campaigns
- the reality will bite... I say, I (have said 8-) :lol: )... and the story continues
by ArmChairCivvy
30 Jul 2022, 19:49
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Conservative party
Replies: 428
Views: 10954
United Kingdom

Re: Conservative party

dmereifield wrote: 30 Jul 2022, 19:23 She will only :D be PM for a maximum of 18 months
Yeah, as you say that :!: will be it ;)
dmereifield wrote: 30 Jul 2022, 19:23 appointed PMs of Italy
Anything wrong with Super-Mario??
by ArmChairCivvy
30 Jul 2022, 16:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610424
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Interesting about photoshopping ... at least the Italian short-barrel ones for Brazilian 8x8 and Leopard 1s :!: are real. And if anyone remembers the difference in thinking for Leo 1 & 2, it was was the switch from mobility, to favour protection In the dawning ( 8-) ) era of rar-ranged precision...
by ArmChairCivvy
28 Jul 2022, 18:16
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
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Re: The war in Ukraine

The folks at Yale (and I have a double-reliable source , as the mouth piece is https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/07/28/russian-economy-crippled-every-level-despite-putins-propaganda/?WT.mc_id=e_DM14043&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FPM_New&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_FPM_New2022...
by ArmChairCivvy
28 Jul 2022, 15:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3433331
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Not a bad idea. On the plans on the other side of the Pond, as Chuck says (about the cutters): "Chuck Hill on April 11, 2022 at 10:19 pm said: No current plans for any upgrades. Any future decision about how much is needed will depend on what the world situation looks like at the time. My sugge...
by ArmChairCivvy
28 Jul 2022, 15:37
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762
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Re: POLAND

a massive wake-up call for many countries that have failed to meet their capability commitments, like Poland I am surprised that you chose to pick on Poland? A most cursive look over NATO figures proves the exact opposite to your view, as for defence expenditure: Poland* (Zlotys)31,874 39,940 37,08...
by ArmChairCivvy
28 Jul 2022, 14:02
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

Ukraine drew a line across the bridge in Kherson It was politically (propaganda-wise) not wise :crazy: to call the war Russia started a winter war, if there is any truth in the latest assessment of 75k (50%) of the initial force killed or wounded. - would tally with the Winter War 'original' where ...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 23:23
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762
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Re: POLAND

Surely the next PM should look at this and commit to at least 3% for defence now. Or, they could rely on the 'Elan' of the Polish army and the deep reserves of the French Army ... like we did in 1939. Heh-he, delete the first one.; they are serious about it now. But whatabout the Bundeswehr and our...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 19:47
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Conservative party
Replies: 428
Views: 10954
United Kingdom

Re: Conservative party

I, though, couldn't be bovvered.

The country has been thrashed. Anyone from here, to 2024, will be - as well.

BoJo 2nd Cabinet from there on? Though someone said Keir Starmer should be smiling more... as NOW he has no more excuses!
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 18:02
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 829
Views: 20426
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Re: Donald Trump

sunstersun wrote: 27 Jul 2022, 15:03 Georgia is 10 times more dangerous than Garland.

I swear what the hell are you doing Garland???
May be he is lawyer: find the flank that you can attack later
... of course, the military men are much wiser: they find one or two flanks, and will attack one, or both, in due couse
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 17:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 182
Views: 90995
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Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

correct, descent to 58,000ft overnight as batteries are used, then return to 70,000ft+ during the day. OK, so a CTF 'steaming' into the Barents Sea, as the wing blows "the strongest jet streams are the polar jets, at 9–12 km (5.6–7.5 mi; 30,000–39,000 ft) above sea level, and the higher altitu...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 14:25
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 829
Views: 20426
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Re: Donald Trump

Mis-use of the US Justice system in order to get free (Presidential Campaign ?) publicity ? How's this (from today's The Guardian; though difficult to say which Tuesday it refers to. Yesterday's speech?) "Trump has suggested he will soon announce a new run for president. He hinted at such a mo...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 10:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 182
Views: 90995
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Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Great achievement! But if you think of such UAVs supporting a RN CTF (as an example) they would run into bad weather, at times, re: still airborne over Arizona - is the answer to reserve power liquid hydrogen, or what gives the best power for weight trade-off? Recognising there might be no need at a...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 10:36
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1821
Views: 57734
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Re: Australian Defence Force

testing Australia’s ability to embark and stow the aircraft with their pilots, ground crew and maintainers to understand what can be achieved and for what duration. under the impression that the CBR'S only had one spot for Osprey The Spanish navy have been able to operate 3 USMC MV-22's from the de...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 10:22
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 10464
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Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion 12 years in power It is easy to see why BoJo postulated his Cabinet not being a continuation of the previous Tory ones ... but it turned out to being even worse. Even good policies (like furlough) were simply copied from others who were already implem...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 10:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3433331
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

be increased firstly to cover what UK has sent to Ukraine, and secondly to boost stocks of munitions. We should nt be robbing one to pay for the other IMO. You are quite right, and we have been doing that for a long time; the share of kit is @ 42% (thereabouts) and rising - militaries structured on...
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 09:34
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
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Re: The war in Ukraine

sunstersun wrote: 27 Jul 2022, 07:22 Bulgaria is the only country producing 152
There are others where 152 is still inventory
... and as it is on its way out, the whole stock pile of rounds might be up for 'grabs'... even gifting
by ArmChairCivvy
27 Jul 2022, 09:32
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
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Re: The war in Ukraine

I think India might possibly manufacture them. Thx, I knew that they use them but did not know about manufacture. However, with India's ependence on Russian suport for many other systems it is unlikely they want to 'upset' by selling rockets to tubes captured by Ukraine - big fertilizer & oil d...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 16:56
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

This compilation by armyrecognition.com [ from official US records] reflects well what the Ukrainians have captured from the oppo, but not with enough rounds to feed the pieces: "152mm rounds for 2A36 Giatsint; 152mm rounds for D-20 cannons; VOG-17 for automatic grenade launcher AGS-17; 120mm m...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 16:50
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 658
Views: 19774
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

There have been remarks that (the HIMARS feat of blowing up 50 ammo depots aside) Ukraine is burning through its supply of rounds for the Soviet era pieces as artillery duels have become the prominent feature, at this stage of the war - a concern (as is where the 7.62 'Kurz' for the majority of infa...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 15:19
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 86057
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

On a more serious note, why might it be that we will get the wooden spoon prize next year, in the G7 Growth League ... the answer might be hidden :angel: (in the thread title!) Anyone find it strange that Candidate Truss is not boasting about any new trade deals struck? PS Russia might come out -8.5...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 12:56
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 891
Views: 38454
United Kingdom

Re: Italian Armed Forces

Interesting that the NL has gone for the wheeled multi-version family; are their industrial connections or is it totally on the merits of the design (and perhaps price)?
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 12:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 683
Views: 213424
United Kingdom

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

sol wrote: 26 Jul 2022, 07:33 690 (or 670, sources defer) K9PL platforms with is based on K2A2 to accompany 144 Krabs.
I am glad that it has dawned on some that the rounds will never reach the guns in MAN trucks - the crew, by some miracle, could be saved in their protected cabs.
- 4 to 1... might keep you going for a day
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 11:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15250
Views: 3433331
United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

As for my Fantasy 180 meter cruiser with its 144 cells We are starting to get into the same 'ball park': 160 x 22 meters Not too far off from 149.9 m (492 ft), a beam of 20.8 m (68 ft)... on these AAW ships the crew will soon lose the gym as ABM has been announced to be coming T83 will go up from j...
by ArmChairCivvy
26 Jul 2022, 11:41
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4534
Views: 86057
United Kingdom

Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

tomuk wrote: 26 Jul 2022, 00:48 It isn't a British Icon it is a rip off
With the definition adopted within defence, I am (still) relaxed ;) about claiming it to be 'British to the bootstraps'