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by Ron5
19 May 2024, 14:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Agree with that, save for a small preference for 16 Mk41 for FC/ASW (or TLAM) and 64 quad packed for CAMM/CAMM-ER, as I think the Red Sea shows you shouldn't under provide AAW effectors if they can't be reloaded at sea. 64+ would allow the 'optimised' T31 to play a meaningful role as a goalkeeper i...
by Ron5
19 May 2024, 14:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Poiuytrewq wrote: 19 May 2024, 10:53 IMO the perfect cost/capability compromise for the T31 is something like this:

• 57mm
• 2x 40mm
• 24x Mk41 Strike cells
• 32x CAMM (quad packed)
• 8x NSM ( plus another 8x NSM FFBNW)
I think you mean: "the most expensive option is ...." :D
by Ron5
19 May 2024, 14:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Do we really want to pay for the mushroom cells then rip them out and insert the MK41 a couple of years into their life? There's a common assumption here that the installation of a mk 41 would involve removing the mushrooms. I find this puzzling. Mk 41's are for land attack not CAMM. And why would ...
by Ron5
19 May 2024, 14:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Typhoon is larger than a Sopwith Camel but not hugely. Are you drunk? A loaded Typhoon is 30 to 40 times the weight of a Camel and at least 6 times the footprint. I'm also don't necessarily agree with their relative position in evolution .... Regarding UAVs, you aint seen nothing yet. No I'm not dr...
by Ron5
19 May 2024, 13:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I would look to find a way the British Army could easily fire MLRS from these ships. Not necessarily a dedicated space as that might be wasteful given that the ability would only occasionally be utilised but in some situations it would be very useful and we should look for something more optimised ...
by Ron5
18 May 2024, 15:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Totally predictable and a sign of things to come. RN has a once in a generation chance to stay at the bleeding edge with the MRSS and MALE STOL drones. It must not be missed due to penny pinching by bean counters or nervousness about additional flatops endangering the carriers. https://www.navalnew...
by Ron5
18 May 2024, 15:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I would look to find a way the British Army could easily fire MLRS from these ships. Not necessarily a dedicated space as that might be wasteful given that the ability would only occasionally be utilised but in some situations it would be very useful and we should look for something more optimised ...
by Ron5
18 May 2024, 13:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

tomuk wrote: 18 May 2024, 01:39 Typhoon is larger than a Sopwith Camel but not hugely.
Are you drunk? A loaded Typhoon is 30 to 40 times the weight of a Camel and at least 6 times the footprint.
tomuk wrote: 18 May 2024, 01:39 I'm also don't necessarily agree with their relative position in evolution ....
Regarding UAVs, you aint seen nothing yet.
by Ron5
18 May 2024, 12:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Do we really want to pay for the mushroom cells then rip them out and insert the MK41 a couple of years into their life? There's a common assumption here that the installation of a mk 41 would involve removing the mushrooms. I find this puzzling. Mk 41's are for land attack not CAMM. And why would ...
by Ron5
18 May 2024, 12:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 906
Views: 332587
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

A lot less than anyone thinks would be my guess.
by Ron5
17 May 2024, 16:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

But more seriously technology has generally reduced the size of things so capabilities round the corner are likely to be either smaller or higher capability in the same form factor. I'm pretty sure a Typhoon is a lot bigger than a Sopwith Camel. And they're about in the same relative places in UAV ...
by Ron5
17 May 2024, 16:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

A TB-2/3 sized drone or Mojave at the max is probably the right scale. Ability to launch MQ-9B STOL version will require a really big ship. If there is a need for support, why would MRSS have to provide it, after all there are CVs for that or RAF could provide one of their Protectors or any other p...
by Ron5
17 May 2024, 15:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 906
Views: 332587
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Caribbean wrote: 17 May 2024, 15:32 These aren't what I think they are, are they?

50 British self-propelled guns

They must be. Numbers exaggerated no doubt.
by Ron5
16 May 2024, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

As a drone-carrier, it looks quite good, but it's not really a Multi-role design. It's very close to the San Giorgio class. I would look at something closer to a Dokdo-class design at c. 14k tonnes (light), with a swing-role hangar/ garage & 2 LCAC-capable steel beach (or replace it with a 2 LC...
by Ron5
16 May 2024, 13:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

new guy wrote: 15 May 2024, 17:13
Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:55
new guy wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:00
Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:18
Gotta be through deck for UAVs in my opinion. Rules out all of these.
But why? It won't be operating Fixed wing UAV's.
Not without a thru deck it won't :D
Exactly.
That makes zero sense.
by Ron5
16 May 2024, 13:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Personally, I think that a through deck for UAVs should be mandatory. Which rules out the Bay-like Ellida. I agree but would go further as the MRSS should be a flat top optimised for MALE STOL drones as well as helos. A simple through deck design with the tank deck doubling up as extra hanger space...
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 18:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2020
Views: 574782
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Agree Donald-san, but the weird thing is they have not started building yet. There's an easy solution - first of class built in Spain, H&W providing modules. H&W send a team down there to learn. Then transition to Belfast for boat 2 and 3 If only workers had freedom of movement between the ...
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 16:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

new guy wrote: 15 May 2024, 16:00
Ron5 wrote: 15 May 2024, 13:18
Gotta be through deck for UAVs in my opinion. Rules out all of these.
But why? It won't be operating Fixed wing UAV's.
Not without a thru deck it won't :D
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2020
Views: 574782
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

This isn't the 1st story in the times claiming that Harlands is doomed, meanwhile the govt has promised that the FSS will be substantially UK constructed so what alternative do they have ? Plus Harlands have a good number of major projects in work for private sector clients. The Times isn't the pil...
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

serge750 wrote: 14 May 2024, 20:19 Does that imply ship 3 onwards will get them from the get go ????
I'm afraid it implies Navy Lookout sometimes presents speculation as fact.
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8529
Views: 2225008
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Does that imply ship 3 onwards will get them from the get go ???? The contract was meant to be nailed down with no allowances for variation. I've always got the impression that absolutely anything not within the four corners of the contract will be a capability insertion post-acceptance. And Babcoc...
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 163
Views: 18036
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

The 3 options: BAE: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GAWLHEGWkAAgZ70?format=jpg&name=small BMT Ellida gen 2: https://www.navylookout.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Ellida-2-Concept.jpg Damen https://media.damen.com/image/upload/q_auto,f_auto,w_384,c_fill,ar_274:282/catalogue/defence-and-security/enf...
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 6271
Views: 1895299
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Personally, I think that a through deck for UAVs should be mandatory. Which rules out the Bay-like Ellida.
by Ron5
15 May 2024, 13:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19436
Views: 9796438
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Poiuytrewq wrote: 14 May 2024, 19:05 Well worth a read.

https://www.geostrategy.org.uk/research ... val-power/
Authors would fit in well here. Extravagant wish list.