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by Ron5
08 Dec 2019, 17:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I feel truly humbled having my ignorance of such a fine machine so cruelly exposed. How will the world's air forces handle their embarrassment for similarly fallen into the yankee web of deceipt by buying f-15s by the hundreds.
by Ron5
08 Dec 2019, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10838
Views: 984054
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Is there any information on how many securing points there are on the deck ,is this any different to previous carriers? Can't answer your question but I do know they were specially designed for the CVFs. There was a paper presented about them to RINA. When I have a few minutes I'll dig it out and p...
by Ron5
08 Dec 2019, 16:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 296
Views: 37054
Location: United States of America

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Why is this requirement split into two? Why not 4x4 and 6x6 variants of the same?

If Oshkosh are too busy, I bet there's a UK engineering company or two that could stretch the JLTV. Supacat for one.
by Ron5
08 Dec 2019, 16:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1400
Views: 121545
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Personally I would prod a little at the Boxers cross country ability. I was under the impression that a low pounds per sq footprint was an indicator of good performance. Certainly would be on soft surfaces like snow and mud. But isn't the Boxer's loading the highest of all the current crop of 8 whee...
by Ron5
07 Dec 2019, 18:10
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 338
Views: 45291
Location: United States of America

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

I had quite forgotten. So does the lift generation translate to longer range?. I assume it does.
by Ron5
07 Dec 2019, 00:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 338
Views: 45291
Location: United States of America

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

mr.fred wrote:
Ron5 wrote:The wing appears to me to have significant angle of attack at normal flying attitudes so why is that unless to generate lift?

To reduce drag when in the nose-down attitude associated with higher speed flight in helicopters?


So why aren't the missiles similarly oriented?
by Ron5
06 Dec 2019, 20:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Actually a retired USAF Lt Col and F15 driver. It caused such problems that they had to conduct low level visual and radar searches using F16's. This worked for the first few sorties (the radar being in look up mode )until the F3 crews went even lower. As for superlatives, I believe the US corners ...
by Ron5
06 Dec 2019, 16:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 338
Views: 45291
Location: United States of America

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

The wing appears to me to have significant angle of attack at normal flying attitudes so why is that unless to generate lift?

Also why the new carrier anyway, the old one could attach the same number of missiles?
by Ron5
05 Dec 2019, 15:50
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)
Replies: 338
Views: 45291
Location: United States of America

Re: AW159 Wildcat Helicopter (RN & AAC)

Do the new "wings" enable longer range?
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 23:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I am 100% confident no US military guy or gal, living or dead, would ever call anything the "death in the desert". Bagdad Bob on the other hand ... I suspect your "facts" eminate from one of the uk spotter mags written by the likes of jon lake & co. Or maybe your jaguar drivi...
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 21:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10838
Views: 984054
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Why call the POW Charles? Wasn't named after the chinless wonder., was it?
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 21:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1400
Views: 121545
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Good luck with that plan son.
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10836
Views: 712865
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a couple of comments: Sir Humphrey is a prize prat whose sole purpose is to deify the civil service. Most of what he writes is also bullshit and should be ignored. Which means he actually knows what hes talking about and doesn't concur with your views ....... Totally aside ;) from the thread's...
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 16:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

So conceded that Japan getting a slice of the f-22 replacement is nonsense and that the f3 was a turkey.

Baby steps but progress.
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 01:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10838
Views: 984054
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

serge750 wrote:Hope it's not a fibre glass one.... :lol: jealous of the familys and kids onboard for the entry into Portsmouth


Lucky barstewards
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 01:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1156
Views: 117205
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Work to install a third generator in the T45 has been delayed until March next year. https://www.janes.com/article/92974/type-45-power-supply-upgrade-delayed Some of article behind paywall. I already had read this but I cannot remember where. The reason given then was backlog at camel laird. My gue...
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 01:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's not often you see so much nonsense crammed into one post. Japan wasn't even allowed to buy f-22s, so why on earth would anyone think they would be permitted to become a development partner for its successor? The trend in tactical aircraft size is up not down. Individual sensors and weapons may...
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 00:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

jimthelad wrote:The F3 caused a lot of upsets at Red Flag in it's last iteration. Death in the valley became it's unofficial nickname .


Ha ha ha ha, please stop, you're killing me, ha ha ha ha
by Ron5
04 Dec 2019, 00:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 1400
Views: 121545
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Good article by Gab on his site re MIV Not really. Just moaning minnie going on and on and on how wonderful the French and Italian armies are and how lousy the Brits are. You'd think he was Patton or Shwarzkopf by the way he writes. Always amuses me to see the centauro labelled a tank killer. Yeah ...
by Ron5
03 Dec 2019, 15:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10836
Views: 712865
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Very little efflux management issues means cold launch as does sharing CAMM VLS.
by Ron5
02 Dec 2019, 23:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's not often you see so much nonsense crammed into one post. Japan wasn't even allowed to buy f-22s, so why on earth would anyone think they would be permitted to become a development partner for its successor? The trend in tactical aircraft size is up not down. Individual sensors and weapons may ...
by Ron5
02 Dec 2019, 18:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1547
Views: 144518
Location: United States of America

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2019/11/27/DF-FUTUREFIGHTER_Bradley-Perrett-AWST.jpg Not sure if this is behind a paywall or not: Japan Could Pick And Choose Components From Tempest Nov 29, 2019 Bradley Perrett | Aviation Week & Space Technology Japan says it ...
by Ron5
29 Nov 2019, 13:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3931
Views: 324316
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Why would Lockheed, who is the prime on the Canadian frigate program, select a Spanish radar in preference to its own product?
by Ron5
28 Nov 2019, 00:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6215
Views: 440742
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

No need to put dumb words into my mouth, I can do that very well on my own.

Anyhoo, back to the thread. Here's two slides from Babcock's half yearly financial report:
by Ron5
27 Nov 2019, 00:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10838
Views: 984054
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

While SRVL will undoubtedly be useful for the RN, it should be remembered that the USMC have already successfully completed a number of operational tours of F35b's onboard LHDs without the use of any SRVL. But how many times were stores jettisoned to make vl weight? And remember usmc stores by and ...

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