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by Ron5
03 Aug 2021, 14:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United States of America

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Idiots adding weapons to supply aircraft.

It would be like adding sideways firing cannon and howitzers to Hercules. Why on earth would anyone be that dumb?
by Ron5
03 Aug 2021, 14:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

So you don't think getting a superior vehicle into service is indicative of program success? I think it’s irrelevant. We have already identified those programmes perceived as successful and those perceived as unsuccessful. We now need to identify the differences in the programmes that differentiate...
by Ron5
03 Aug 2021, 14:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

PS Hawk & Typhoon not an export success? OK :roll: Typhoon is an international product. Hawk flew in the 1970s. Please keep up. Hard to keep up with you as you chase down your rabbit hole. I admit defeat :D Anyhoo the question was, how much of Ajax's vaunted capability resides in payload that c...
by Ron5
03 Aug 2021, 12:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 526
Views: 155385
Location: United States of America

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Not a priority seemingly. I-SSGW delay vexes bidders, puts pressure on delivery https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/i-ssgw-delay-vexes-bidders-puts-pressure-on-delivery More than two years after first advertising its requirement for a stopgap anti-ship missile to replace the soon-to-reti...
by Ron5
03 Aug 2021, 12:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I wonder how much of your much vaunted, super secret, Ajax capability is provided by its payload*. Because as a vehicle, Ajax looks totally unremarkable even ignoring its habit of injuring its crew. What do you think an armoured vehicle is aside from a metal box and "payload"? :lol: A vie...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 19:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2033
Views: 539780
Location: United States of America

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

From @totherchris RT60 uncrewed turreted Mission Module interior for Boxer. Driver sits far right, not pictured, in the Driver cabin. Commander and Gunner sit side by side ahead of the dividing wall centre image. Eight dismounts seats sit facing each other, four each left and right. https://pbs.twim...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7104
Views: 1752248
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

The treasury delayed signing off on the T26 contract meaning the T23's would have to stay in service longer and would therefore require expensive lifex's. Now that's not my recollection, can you prove it (primary source) please? Please share with us your recollections. A great opportunity for you t...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 10:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 13929
Views: 3163110
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Lord Jim wrote:Another hand me down that should be planned into the life of the T-31 as GFE. Removed from the T-23s as they are retired and held in storage until the T-31s begin their first overhaul in dry dock.


Probably earmarked for the T26's.
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 10:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 75
Views: 4080
Location: United States of America

Re: National Flagship for Britain

Then perhaps you could tell us all what do you mean by saying the aircraft is Boris' private jet and the ship is Boris' vanity project. ReAd tHe WorDs tHaT i wRoTe. And stop putting your own spin on them [edited after a moment of introspection]. I did that's why I asked the question. I know what a ...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 10:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United States of America

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

The crash a couple of weeks ago of a Mirage 2000D in Mali is instructive https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/french-mirage-2000-crash-in-mali . Rather than just use SH (2 x TTH90), AH (2 x Tiger) were also used. One can only assume that the French think SH delivering offensive fire is a tacticall...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 10:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

It's fine to say CR3 & Ajax & Boxer & JLTV & Archer will be so much better when they're in service but by the time they are, everyone else will be onto their next generation. None of these British vehicles advances the state of the art that much. If at all. It's unsurprising you thi...
by Ron5
02 Aug 2021, 10:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Anyhow you could add AMV, Boxer, Centauro to your list. The key is "have" procured. Those countries have better vehicles in service that the British Army has. It's fine to say CR3 & Ajax & Boxer & JLTV & Archer will be so much better when they're in service but by the time...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 16:18
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United States of America

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

All UK transport helo's on ops carry guns. So clearly they expect to get shot at. But that's not what dear Lord Jim was talking about. He was talking about offensive armament to 'soften up' the enemy. Presumably at or near LZs. UK SH carry guns (primarily door & on Chinook ramp mounted) for def...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 16:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7104
Views: 1752248
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

On recent government (Treasury) history Really can you give us a specific example of what HMT did? What i actually said: The National Shipbuilding Strategy says no major upgrades. Sell them off cheap and build replacements. Of course the author is ex-Babcocks chief so he might be a tad biassed . On...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 16:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 75
Views: 4080
Location: United States of America

Re: National Flagship for Britain

RichardIC wrote:
Ron5 wrote:So you really are suggesting Boris will use this jet to fly to the national yacht for personal vacations.

No I'm not and you know I'm not. Stop being silly.


Then perhaps you could tell us all what do you mean by saying the aircraft is Boris' private jet and the ship is Boris' vanity project.
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 16:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3931
Views: 1018759
Location: United States of America

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

All fine and dandy but who deploys OPV's to the other side of the world without backup?

To me, just the deployment alone shows this is not OPV territory. So whether the B2's are OPV's or not, what they are being asked to do is definitely not.
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 16:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 13929
Views: 3163110
Location: United States of America

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

donald_of_tokyo wrote:Type-2150 sonar passed sea acceptance trials. Good news.



I wonder how much it would cost to fit them to the type 31's.
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 75
Views: 4080
Location: United States of America

Re: National Flagship for Britain

https://twitter.com/andynetherwood/status/1421740602430050312?s=21 Excellent thread on how the Government is paying £75 million to a travel agent in Bradford for what is in effect a private jet for the Prime Minister. What’s this got to do with the National Flagship? If it isn’t obvious, it’s becau...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7104
Views: 1752248
Location: United States of America

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

On recent government (Treasury) history Really can you give us a specific example of what HMT did? What i actually said: The National Shipbuilding Strategy says no major upgrades. Sell them off cheap and build replacements. Of course the author is ex-Babcocks chief so he might be a tad biassed . On...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A321 (RAF)
Replies: 48
Views: 8361
Location: United States of America

Re: Airbus A321 (RAF)

Excellent thread on how the Government has paid £75 million to a travel agent in Bradford to provide what is effectively a private jet for Boris Johnson. Are you seriously suggesting this aircraft has been bought so that Boris can go on vacations? No doubt to his national flagship yacht moored off ...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 209
Views: 47576
Location: United States of America

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

All UK transport helo's on ops carry guns. So clearly they expect to get shot at. But that's not what dear Lord Jim was talking about. He was talking about offensive armament to 'soften up' the enemy. Presumably at or near LZs. UK SH carry guns (primarily door & on Chinook ramp mounted) for def...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

If Ron5 doesn’t feel like engaging productively, I’ll start: Cheeky bugger. Wasn't me that said do do :D Anyhow you could add AMV, Boxer, Centauro to your list. The key is "have" procured. Those countries have better vehicles in service that the British Army has. It's fine to say CR3 &...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 15:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1535
Views: 370445
Location: United States of America

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

The answer is complicated but involves an extraordinary ‘revolving door’ process whereby ...well revolving door might well be an area in which EU (defence) leads the way https://euobserver.com/tickers/152462 ! Revolving doors are not the problem. They help manufacturers understand the military and ...
by Ron5
01 Aug 2021, 14:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 218
Views: 77781
Location: United States of America

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

If only life were that neat :D

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