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by Ron5
21 Feb 2024, 00:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 23
Views: 1672
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

I believe Phalanx has a 300 degree arc of fire so, superstructure allowing, 2 fore and aft would provide 360 degree coverage.
by Ron5
20 Feb 2024, 14:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 185
Views: 76937
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

by Ron5
20 Feb 2024, 14:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 185
Views: 76937
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Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Possible light gun replacement: UK’s Light Fires Platform completes first phase 20th February 2024 - 09:01 GMT | by Christopher F Foss The UK’s Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has completed the pre-concept phase (PCP) of the Light Fires Platform (LFP). The platform has been toute...
by Ron5
18 Feb 2024, 13:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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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...... It's almost as if this forum was for Armchair Admirals and Generals to have a (mostly) peaceful chat about military stuff. While other forums, such as AARSE, are for those that ...
by Ron5
18 Feb 2024, 13:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 18949
Views: 7040765
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Jensy wrote: 18 Feb 2024, 02:08 Fascinating warship discussion here chaps...
Surely there are topics somewhere else for all this stuff?
by Ron5
18 Feb 2024, 13:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

GarethDavies1 wrote: 17 Feb 2024, 18:27 Even when there's a slightly gloomy misty rain?
Ah, another laser expert. Place is crawling with them :wave:
by Ron5
18 Feb 2024, 13:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 709960
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Jackstar wrote: 17 Feb 2024, 22:14
Seems to have collected a few boxes on the roof. Any ideas what they are for?
by Ron5
17 Feb 2024, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

I'm even more doubtful of lasers now. 1) As has been seen with HMS Diamond, captains prefer to deal with threats as early as possible. 2) Most of these attacks are on other ships, which lasers don't have the range to defend for. However CIWS is a required capability. Dragonfire in theory would have...
by Ron5
16 Feb 2024, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

But that isn't appropriate is it. Inspections carried out weeks ago that find ship isn't fit to sail. Work up carries on regardless until eve of deployment when ship declared unfit. Can't you see that is a problem. If she wasn't fit she wasn't fit. Either the approval\decision process shouldn't tak...
by Ron5
16 Feb 2024, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5398
Views: 1413995
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Repulse wrote: 15 Feb 2024, 20:39
I'm shivering just looking at the pictures. Inhospitable place.
by Ron5
16 Feb 2024, 14:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Ship size and cost are not directly linked these days e.g. Type 31 is large and cheap. No objection. Ship capability and cost are directly linked. Not really. Some capabilities are relatively cheap and can be increased at little overall impact on total cost. For example, greater range and endurance...
by Ron5
16 Feb 2024, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Ship size and cost are not directly linked these days e.g. Type 31 is large and cheap. No objection. Ship capability and cost are directly linked. Not really. Some capabilities are relatively cheap and can be increased at little overall impact on total cost. For example, greater range and endurance...
by Ron5
15 Feb 2024, 15:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The Cameron government’s manpower (and capability) reductions are continuing to adversely and severely affect the RN, just as they are the other two armed services. Ironic that the QEC carriers had already been committed to and that the cuts that his government made went way too deep. Now he bestri...
by Ron5
15 Feb 2024, 15:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

But that isn't appropriate is it. Inspections carried out weeks ago that find ship isn't fit to sail. Work up carries on regardless until eve of deployment when ship declared unfit. Can't you see that is a problem. If she wasn't fit she wasn't fit. Either the approval\decision process shouldn't tak...
by Ron5
15 Feb 2024, 15:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Ship size and cost are not directly linked these days e.g. Type 31 is large and cheap. No objection. Ship capability and cost are directly linked. Not really. Some capabilities are relatively cheap and can be increased at little overall impact on total cost. For example, greater range and endurance...
by Ron5
15 Feb 2024, 14:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8402
Views: 2133803
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Sigh. No reputable source has said the Type 31's will be getting Mk41's with ExLs. Hence it is a figment of imagination. How the Poles and Saudi's configure their ships has fuck all to do with it. Why do you have to be so obnoxious? How the Saudis and Poles configure their ships is very relevant. T...
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 19:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

3) In reply to Tomuk, Phalanx were removed when PWLS was in Rosyth. They weren't put on when she went to westland because there was no threat and not a lot of time. Now, with great opportunity with here 30-day readiness, installation was about to happen, then presto, she has been emergency deployed...
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 15:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/Gabriel64869839/status/1757743574534230221/photo/1 Doesn't seem that huge a project in the scheme of things :( As a German Admiral once said "In Germany we build docks to fit our ships. In England, they do it backwards". Or something like that. In German. It cost as so...
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 15:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 366
Views: 119898
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Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

Ship size and cost are not directly linked these days e.g. Type 31 is large and cheap.
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 15:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 18949
Views: 7040765
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The RN needs Babcock's to keep the schedule they committed to. So far they've done a poor job on that. Poor, but the best we can expect in a company which had never built any frigate in its history. They are doing their best, I think better than I expected. But still it will never meet the schedule...
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 14:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 345
Views: 63504
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Jdam wrote: 14 Feb 2024, 14:10 Whats the reason for going to Germany for the test firing?
Would you rather they practice on English people?

Yea, I know, crappy joke.
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 18949
Views: 7040765
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The RN needs Babcock's to keep the schedule they committed to. So far they've done a poor job on that. Poor, but the best we can expect in a company which had never built any frigate in its history. They are doing their best, I think better than I expected. But still it will never meet the schedule...
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 14:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

new guy wrote: 14 Feb 2024, 12:39
Doesn't seem that huge a project in the scheme of things :(

As a German Admiral once said "In Germany we build docks to fit our ships. In England, they do it backwards".

Or something like that. In German.
by Ron5
14 Feb 2024, 14:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15307
Views: 4391741
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 20:02 Also needed is a berth for a 3rd Carrier!
So the French can visit?