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by whitelancer
04 May 2022, 22:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 205
Views: 19134
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

The particular arm that deals with turret control is Swiss. They do have a subsidary in the UK but it deals with other things . Who built the gun control/ stabilisation system for CR2? I had always assumed that it was a solid state system under development at the time for fitting to CR1. But I am n...
by whitelancer
04 May 2022, 22:38
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Think First World War, if you have a new fangled flying machine spying on you, even dropping the odd bomb what do you do? You arm your own flying machines to shoot them down. Which leads to to them arming their flying machines..... Inevitably that's what will happen with drones. The interesting ques...
by whitelancer
02 May 2022, 23:46
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Phil Sayers wrote: 02 May 2022, 16:27 Not seen anything on that but the usual MAM-L seems most likely.
Thanks for that.
by whitelancer
02 May 2022, 15:37
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Any idea what weapon they used?
by whitelancer
25 Apr 2022, 00:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 144
Views: 49710
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

Ah, I wondered if anyone would come up with that. If you are referring to CAMM, its yet to prove its capability against surface targets. Assuming however that it is successful, one problem would be its cost, but more importantly do you want to use your limited number of anti air missiles against sma...
by whitelancer
24 Apr 2022, 20:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 144
Views: 49710
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

Its a pity the MOD cant or wont take full advantage of Brimstones capabilities. Doing so would improve its sustainability, cost effectiveness, export potential and do a little bit for the economy to boot.
by whitelancer
24 Apr 2022, 18:20
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Well if you want to be strictly true we haven’t seen any major tank battles in Europe or Ukraine. Seen plenty of tanks being ambushed in city’s and built up areas, stuck in the mud or picked off in the open with precision drones or artillery but haven’t seen any massed charges of scores of tanks at...
by whitelancer
24 Apr 2022, 12:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 144
Views: 49710
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

In the same way that Brimstone would have previously required you to have a Typhoon on hand... Which was rather my point. Wildcat with Sea Venom or LMM is good, giving the capability to engage targets at distance. However it cant be guaranteed to be available when required, a shipborne system gives...
by whitelancer
23 Apr 2022, 21:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 144
Views: 49710
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

RunningStrong wrote: 23 Apr 2022, 18:38 Sea Venom already serves that purpose.
It only serves that purpose if the ship has a Wildcat available its in the air and is fitted with Sea Venom. Hardly a 24/7 capability.
by whitelancer
09 Apr 2022, 23:25
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Spartan ideal for moving anti-tank or MANPAD teams around, possible intended for Starstreak.
by whitelancer
07 Apr 2022, 20:20
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 531
Views: 15206
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Unfortunately the video ends before we see the final result of the engagement, (one could ask why it ends at that particular point?) so its unclear how effective the fire actually was. However in general a 30mm APDS round should have little trouble penetrating the rear armour of most if not all MBTs...
by whitelancer
18 Mar 2022, 19:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 22
Views: 1457
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Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

Wasn't the hull of the K9 based on that of AS90? What would be the difference between the K9 and an updated AS90?
by whitelancer
27 Jan 2022, 00:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Entirely incorrect. The army has very clear standards and also must consider the HSE limitations as a duty of care. Well the reports up thread only mention Health and Safety at work regs, nothing specific to AFVs! However lets assume the Army has very clear standards for noise and vibration on AFVs...
by whitelancer
23 Jan 2022, 14:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I should first say I have no scientific information to go on, but I would be very surprised if the Rarden cannon presented a problem on CVR(T) or Warrior. Not only where the working parts pretty well enclosed the spent cases where ejected outside of the turret. The co-ax however is a different matte...
by whitelancer
21 Jan 2022, 19:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

RunningStrong wrote: 21 Jan 2022, 19:03 Let alone CO, Cyanide and shock...
Sorry you have lost me, not sure what you mean!
by whitelancer
28 Nov 2021, 15:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The future form of the Army
Replies: 361
Views: 24572
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Re: The future form of the Army

BRIGADE COMBAT TEAMS. Deployable forces are being re-modelled around Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs), creating more self-sufficient tactical formations and providing more options for decision makers. BCTs integrate the full range of capabilities but at the lowest possible level including artillery, un-...
by whitelancer
08 Nov 2021, 22:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

RunningStrong wrote:Or perhaps it's not nothing to do with the turret or the hull...
So what has it got to do with?
by whitelancer
29 Oct 2021, 07:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I’m convinced that they mostly exist as a kind of slang to identify outsiders to the group. Or just to baffle outsiders. I have to admit they can be handy abbreviations, however their are so many with each "group" having their own bespoke set, (which constantly changes) that it becomes im...
by whitelancer
28 Oct 2021, 19:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Sorry.
All the bloody acronyms they use serves to confuse as much as clarify.

It should of course been WCSP, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.
by whitelancer
28 Oct 2021, 14:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Given that when Ajax was down selected their was not even a prototype, just ASCOD, and even when ordered some 5 years latter still no sign of Ajax itself, that was high risk. Selecting CV90 then or now seems like a much safer bet. Ideally what you want is something fully up to spec and properly test...
by whitelancer
24 Oct 2021, 11:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

During any given operation by tracked heavy units, 25% are down for maintenance to the vehicle and its tracks especially. You have misread the article. What it actually says is that the mean rate of failure is four times higher for heavy forces equipped with Challenger and Warrior than that of ligh...
by whitelancer
22 Oct 2021, 22:01
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5712
Views: 1566445
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

That explains why we haven't seen much of SRVL, though they seem happy enough to perform RVL on normal runways. Just as Joint Force Harrier was a mistake, sharing F35b between the RN and RAF (with the RAF having control of the aircraft) is a cop out and can only lead to problems. The F35b should be ...
by whitelancer
21 Oct 2021, 00:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1947
Views: 427579
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Is it curious that members of the armed forces are able to in this report decline to be tested ? I found that rather odd, for two reasons first that they could refuse and second why they would. "All 310 individuals exposed have been offered a vibration assessment, with around 125 having so far...
by whitelancer
10 Oct 2021, 21:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14010
Views: 4046154
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Interesting comparing the wakes of the ships the Izumo class appears to create a lot of disturbance in its wake compared to the Q.E class ,is this something detectable? Surprising how minimal QEs wake is compared with the other vessels present, I'm sure this should tell us something , not sure what...
by whitelancer
04 Oct 2021, 00:40
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 118
Views: 44300
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Javelin was faster than that , and that is a missile I have "fired", the training launcher, which was a pain as once the missile left he launcher it became very front heavy and you had to gather things up and put the crosshairs back on the target very quickly. Even harder with Blowpipe wh...