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by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 17:13
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1833
Views: 401022
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I guess the real issue with an IFV-based SPG is the question: “Why not use a tank”, especially when IFVs are getting heavier and protection arrays tend to be modular, so you could strip a tank to a lighter weight. Possibly: Cheaper More mobile Commonality of support with IFV Fewer crew Not enough &...
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 14:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 657
Views: 189391
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Latest order for JLTV. No sign of the UK :( https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14214690/armored-combat-vehicles-jltv-vetronics?utm_source=MAE%20Weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS211130088&o_eid=1984G0381167I8F&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C1984G0381167I8F&oly_e...
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 14:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1833
Views: 401022
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Yes, viewed from the side, the CV90 120 has a "normal" length turret.

I wonder how useful it would be as an infantry/IFV support tank.
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 13:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7394
Views: 1830017
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

A tad concerning that the ships will be built mostly by folk that haven't been hired yet.
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 13:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1833
Views: 401022
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Does an AFV turret have to be manned? Depends on the AFV, the mission profile and the gun. In some arrangements the manned turret will allow a smaller overall size AFV. Protection levels is oft cited but frequently misunderstood. If it’s a fighting vehicle then the weapons need to be protected just...
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 13:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1833
Views: 401022
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 18:31 The Bofors/BAEs 40mm is a very large gun for its size.
Made me smile but everyone knows what you mean and its true! :D
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 13:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 131
Views: 11697
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 18:50 Has anything be released about the total timescale for the Challenger 3 programme and what delivery rate the Army can expect?
Greased lightning and cheap as chips ..

... compared to Ajax :lol:
by Ron5
01 Dec 2021, 13:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 601
Views: 198740
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Lord Jim wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 18:48 All we ahve at present is the Challenger 3 programme ....
There is one other live & kicking program that you might remember. Rhymes with Foxa :lol:
by Ron5
30 Nov 2021, 17:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

CGI of a River with a bigger gun & hangar ..
Image
by Ron5
30 Nov 2021, 17:25
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 96
Views: 19456
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Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

https://twitter.com/rotorfocus/status/1465675966135652355?s=21 As has been known for some time in this sphere at 50% increase in speed over today will see roughly a 25% increase in thru life costs as well. The quotes from the UK guys that are leading this phase say the emphasis is on reduction of c...
by Ron5
30 Nov 2021, 17:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Lovely photo :thumbup:
by Ron5
30 Nov 2021, 17:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7394
Views: 1830017
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Also from George/Babcock's .. https://ukdj.imgix.net/2021/11/Babcock-Venturer-Building-St-Andrews-Day.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=php-3.3.0&s=4ee0dead7dc5aa60d6e2c162959aeb71 https://ukdj.imgix.net/2021/11/Inside-Venturer-Building-.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=php-3.3.0&s=7b...
by Ron5
30 Nov 2021, 17:05
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1833
Views: 401022
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Yes this is the one I was thinking about. I guess it will he a competitor to the BAE 40 mk4. It seems strange BAE pumped money into CTA unless it was under political persuasion if it could have just pushed their existing 40mm cannon onto the mod for the likes of cv90 and utilised it as an air defen...
by Ron5
27 Nov 2021, 11:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727045
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

2HeadsBetter wrote: 26 Nov 2021, 18:21 There's a lot of talk of "situational awareness" in that video but I can't help thinking - how well can the pilot see the runway!
It will come up on the screen :D
by Ron5
26 Nov 2021, 14:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3925585
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

How CSG21 deployment proved UK’s reborn carrier strike credentials By Richard Scott Portsmouth 25 November 2021 After more than a decade without fixed-wing maritime aviation on the front line, the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Air Force (RAF) are close to completing the first operational outing for the...
by Ron5
25 Nov 2021, 16:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 285
Views: 55283
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

From the Telegraph .. Airbus skirmishes with Italian rival in battle for MoD helicopter contract Defence contractor accuses Leonardo of ‘dangling carrot’ of British investment with chopper contract win By Howard Mustoe 25 November 2021 • 10:00am Airbus has hit out at an Italian rival for “dangling c...
by Ron5
23 Nov 2021, 14:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569717
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

If I remember correctly, the Gun System maintains a path for the driver to exit to rear. It is! But supposedly the crew is Driver/Operator and Commander. No idea where Commander is stationed. Rear exit is for Commander who sits behind driver in extended crew cabin. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2uzw...
by Ron5
22 Nov 2021, 17:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299830
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Lord Jim wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 16:43 Taiwan needs the US who are by law obliged to come to its aid if China were to attack.
You are thinking about Japan, not Taiwan.
by Ron5
22 Nov 2021, 17:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569717
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

RunningStrong wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 16:17
If I remember correctly, the Gun System maintains a path for the driver to exit to rear.
But you don't remember where the commanders sits? Okaay.

For LJ: the turret is unmanned, not the entire vehicle.
by Ron5
22 Nov 2021, 16:18
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5563
Views: 1517367
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

No doubt the UK will bung them the FSS orders to say thanks :(
by Ron5
22 Nov 2021, 16:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 320
Views: 120659
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

World leading??
by Ron5
22 Nov 2021, 16:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569717
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lets say a Boxer takes an ATGW hit to the front taking out the engine and Driver's slot. The platform is designed and built so that unless the vehicle received absolutely catastrophic damage the Mission module will be able to be removed, and would still be useable. There's no bulkhead or door betwe...
by Ron5
21 Nov 2021, 16:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569717
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lets say a Boxer takes an ATGW hit to the front taking out the engine and Driver's slot. The platform is designed and built so that unless the vehicle received absolutely catastrophic damage the Mission module will be able to be removed, and would still be useable. There's no bulkhead or door betwe...
by Ron5
20 Nov 2021, 15:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569717
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

there's a load of circumstances that would disable the chassis and leave the module unaffected. I guess we'll see if the the Boxer armies pick up this capability. What circumstances though? I’m having difficulty thinking of any that wouldn’t be better addressed by repairing the chassis or simply br...