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by Tempest414
26 Jan 2022, 11:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Moving away from all this talk about patrol vessels and back to the topic, I’d like to make a case for uparming the T31s… the three main premises I’m working with are: 1. Assuming a peacetime CSG with 4 escorts (2xT45 + 2xT23/T26) and ARG with 1 escort (1xT23/T31/T32), the two CVFs and two ARGs, wi...
by Tempest414
25 Jan 2022, 18:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 664
Views: 191361
France

Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Yep just order another 800 to a 1000 of the new Bushmaster and we would be in a good place
by Tempest414
25 Jan 2022, 18:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I was only talking armament but would agree and would fit a HMS to Type 31. My Type 31 would have NS100 radar Good level CMS Good HMS 1 x 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 Mk-41 VLS for 32 CAMM , 32 Spear 3 , 8 x FCASW or 64 CAMM and 8 x FCASW 1 x Wildcat 1 x UAV As said before if 2 billion was to be put forward...
by Tempest414
25 Jan 2022, 14:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

The way I see the patrol & Escort fleets should be is River B1 = low level operation = fishery , immigration smuggling around the UK , Western MED armament 1 x 20mm , 2 x HMG's , 2 x Miniguns River B2 = Over seas Patrol = Piracy , smuggling , sanction enforcement armament 1 x 57mm , 2 x 20mm , 4...
by Tempest414
24 Jan 2022, 12:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Moved over here from the type 83 thread So for me the biggest problem the UK have is nothing is allowed to full fill its potential for fear it will affect another program like The River B2 can't be fitted a 57mm , 2 x 20mm for fear it will be nearly as capable as a base line T-31 The T-31 can't be f...
by Tempest414
23 Jan 2022, 22:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 157
Views: 27313
France

Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

The simple fact is all RN ships are under armed from the B2's all the way up to the carriers Unfortunately the MoD has too often gone for the phrase that I hate to see "Fitted For But Not With". The reason I want the maximum number of VLS launchers to be fitted, is because if this is not ...
by Tempest414
23 Jan 2022, 16:34
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 1895
Views: 38318
France

Re: USA Armed Forces

just as it gets interesting we get rid of our C-130's every one else is buying and we are selling
by Tempest414
23 Jan 2022, 12:06
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 481
Views: 9955
France

Re: German Armed Forces

well there goes any political career along with the naval one

However some points are close
by Tempest414
23 Jan 2022, 10:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 157
Views: 27313
France

Re: Type 83 Destroyer (RN) [News Only]

The simple fact is all RN ships are under armed from the B2's all the way up to the carriers
by Tempest414
22 Jan 2022, 13:45
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: NEDERLANDS
Replies: 98
Views: 2555
France

Re: NEDERLANDS

Plus the Romanian F-16 force is starting to get up to speed
by Tempest414
22 Jan 2022, 10:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4303
Views: 1084087
France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

The OPV's are doing a great job in all the places they are and the two in the Indo-Pacific are up to there neck in it all ready. For me as I have said many times before we should have a Wave class also stationed in the Indo- Pacific we are now starting to see Canada and New Zealand deploying frigate...
by Tempest414
21 Jan 2022, 11:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So of interest when we talk about UK CSG and its escorts is the deployment of the French CSG coming up in Feb which will have

1 x Carrier , 1 x SSN , 2 x AAW destroyers , 1 x FREMM frigate , 1 x Aux ship

Plus

1 x Arleigh Burke US , 1 x F-100 class Spain , 1 x Greek frigate , 1 x Greek SSK
by Tempest414
21 Jan 2022, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13830
Views: 3957395
France

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Or maybe he has found a new to get the dishes out the way
by Tempest414
21 Jan 2022, 10:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 81
Views: 29192
France

Re: CIWS - Phalanx versus SeaRAM

CIWS Phalanx is the current Close in Weapon System used by both USN and RN, and many other of the allied navies. It as introduced in 1980 so has been around for over 4 decades, and includes a radar-guided 20 mm (0.8 in) Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, as an automated point defence weapon...
by Tempest414
21 Jan 2022, 10:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Phalanx
Replies: 81
Views: 29192
France

Re: CIWS - Phalanx versus SeaRAM

I think I rather see the new 40mm Bofors, as soon to be used on the T31 & as many additional Seaceptor silos as possible wheeled out across the fleet. 40mm on everything from the Rivers up, RN & RFA, same with VLS/Mushroom farms for Ceptor. We see this with type 31 v Constellation class the...
by Tempest414
20 Jan 2022, 17:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I agree however we could see NSM and Maybe Mk-41 with Tomahawk Blk V by 2030 if we wanted Probably not, we can't even stump up the money for I-SSGW. Type 31 #1 hits the water in 2027 and FCASW is supposed to be operational at sea in 2028. Why waste time and money bringing in NSM at all in that case...
by Tempest414
20 Jan 2022, 17:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Defiance wrote: 20 Jan 2022, 11:51 We'll be lucky to see Type 31 with Mk41 and FCASW by 2030
I agree however we could see NSM and Maybe Mk-41 with Tomahawk Blk V by 2030 if we wanted
by Tempest414
20 Jan 2022, 10:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Firstly I would like to say the idea that Type 31 has no sub surface defence has been put to bed as Babcock has stated it will be fitted with Sea Sentor Also as said if type 31 was to be given 24 Mk-41 plus 8 NSM it becomes a useful ship capable of many tasks from carrier point defence to SNMG ops a...
by Tempest414
19 Jan 2022, 11:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4303
Views: 1084087
France

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Of more interest to me is image 4 in the first set looking at the space between the upper works and the funnel would there be enough space to fit 4 NSM in two sets of two canisters
by Tempest414
19 Jan 2022, 10:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

the biggest message that can be sent to Russia and China by the UK is defence going from 2% to 3% GPD With the move to the Mk-41 system on Type 26 plus the new gun systems 127mm , 57mm , 40mm we need to double down and push on and for me we should be ordering 24 mk-41 cell for both type 26 and type ...
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2022, 18:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So the US Constellation class will be fitted with 1 x 57mm , 32 VLS , 16 NSM , 22 RAM plus HGM's With this in mind if type 31 was fitted with 24 Mk-41 and 8 NSM it would have 1 57mm , 2 x 40mm , 24 VLS , 8 NSM plus HGM's and for me be a good global patrol frigate For me we need 10 x type 26 and 10 ...
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2022, 14:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

it is interesting I reckon if we built 10 type 31's and replaced the CAMM mushroom with 32 Mk-41 cells and 8 x NSM we could could get them for 500 million per ship were I really don't see type 26 falling below 750 to 800 million however as I said with both BAE and Babcock building new escort halls m...
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2022, 13:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14878
Views: 3333208
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

We hear a lot about distributing operations so that taking out one asset doesn’t allow all the cards to fall down. Yet when designing the next ship comes along they are bigger more exquisite, ruinously expensive ordered in ever few numbers as a result. Essential our very own disarmament strategy. S...
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2022, 12:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)
Replies: 21
Views: 14798
France

Re: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)

Also have to say the best day spent with a spitfire was at a Duxford airshow when two marshall's and my self got a young disalded boy into Mk-16 TE184 on the flight line walk made his day and ours
by Tempest414
18 Jan 2022, 12:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)
Replies: 21
Views: 14798
France

Re: Supermarine Spitfire (RAF)

Lord Jim wrote: 17 Jan 2022, 21:46 Mk VIII is still my favourite.
got to have a good look at Rob's Mk-8 at North Weald when Norman Chapman was looking after it she was lovely