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by Tempest414
26 Jun 2022, 15:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1703
Views: 484458
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

But we will never have loads of small ships as they will be cut and cut and cut Plus also the SSS need to be dedicated to resupply of the CSG and with all current thinking in the MOD has the MRSS at 200 x 30 size ships and if this remains the case then making them a 200 x 30 flat top like the JMSDF ...
by Tempest414
26 Jun 2022, 13:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

But before we jump into the rabbit hole of tracked Boxer surely we need to make sure we have enough wheeled ones for 4 Battalions so something like 180 APC's 100 C&C 40 SP Mortar 40 Brimstone over watch 20 Assault Pioneer 25 Ambulance 40 CRV Then we need to ask why are we buying tracked Boxer wh...
by Tempest414
26 Jun 2022, 11:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 1703
Views: 484458
France

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/uk-looking-for-long-range-inter-theatre-lift-uav/ Perhaps we should be building our Future Solid Supply Ships with flat-tops… So when we talked about making the MRSS a flat top you were against it now you want to make the SSS a flat top. I still like the idea of maki...
by Tempest414
25 Jun 2022, 09:00
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5727
Views: 1570484
France

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

for me the 10 jet per unit would work as so it would be common for 2 units to deploy aboard QE and for one to deploy aboard POW along side a USMC unit this would give both ships 20 jets and the option of being surged to 30 jets The other way is to have 3 units of 16 jets allowing each ship to have 1...
by Tempest414
24 Jun 2022, 23:04
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5727
Views: 1570484
France

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

For me the way ahead would be 5 units of 10 jets plus the OCU and TES allowing for 3 carrier based units and 2 land based it would also allow 30 jets to surge to 1 carrier
by Tempest414
24 Jun 2022, 11:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Whilst I have reduced my caffeine intake, I agree it would be a good idea for the UK to strengthen the partnership with RBSL, and at the very least try to get its UK sites the primary manufacturing locations for the Tracked Boxer if any orders are forthcoming from countries other then the UK. Yes w...
by Tempest414
24 Jun 2022, 08:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197489
France

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

I think it is worth noting that most of the Russian navy is sub 3000 ton ships so as said a near hypersonic Aster 30 would achieve a mission kill
by Tempest414
23 Jun 2022, 15:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

So the UK has now ordered 620 Boxer's for about 3 Billion it could order another 600+ so it is in the interest of RBSL to do the leg work on this and once they have a working hull the Army can have a look at it .The UK has options for 1500 Boxers so if RBSL do a good job we could end up with 750 whe...
by Tempest414
23 Jun 2022, 10:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

For me right now we need to forget tracked Boxer and make sure our forthcoming wheeled Boxer Battalions have the right amount of APC's , C&C's , SP Mortars , Brimstone OW , Assault Pioneer & Ambulance We should be looking to fit the RWS's on the APC's with 30mm cannons & 40mm GMG both wi...
by Tempest414
23 Jun 2022, 08:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1902736
France

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

looks like they have added 5 meters to the length up from 138.7 to 143.7
by Tempest414
22 Jun 2022, 08:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197489
France

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

If the anti ship capability of Sea Ceptor is any good wouldn't that be better than SPEAR 3, Sea Venom or similar for any small targets? I am just thinking of 48 Sea Ceptor cells for anti air and smallish crafts (2 uses, one missile) and save the room for a large canister launched missile for the bi...
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 18:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

If we are talking about replacing Ajax ( if it fails ) then we need to move fast as we are now using Warrior in the armoured Cavalry role. For me this means we can't chase another rabbit hole i.e tracked Boxer and there for it would mean a new comp between KF-41 , CV-90 and Redback Also for me with...
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 18:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Sticking a turreted mortar on BOXER sounds like an incredibly expensive and complicated option for a very limited capability (range, effect). 81 or 120 open-roof and manually fed still gets you rate of fire. If you can load a CR2 on the move, surely you could load a mortar too. weren't they already...
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 18:10
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 355
Views: 11417
France

Re: CHINA

Well the between the 3rd and 7th fleets they have 5 carrier strike groups plus 3 LHD's and 3 DDG groups on top of this Japan and South Korea have 6 LHD's and 64+ escorts
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 11:01
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 355
Views: 11417
France

Re: CHINA

Yes they are building fast but as a article in Warship IFR pointed out they are having problems with crew training and that ships commanders have as little as 7 years service plus they are out on there own as far as training i.e they are having to come up with war fighting tactics alone from zero No...
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 09:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

For me we need to nail down on what our Boxer Battalions will get and for me we should be looking at giving them something like APC's with RWS fitted with 30mm cannon and 40mm GMG plus 2 Javelin C&C with RWS fitted with 12.7mm HMG and 2 Javelin Overwatch with 16 Brimstone missiles plus a RWS wit...
by Tempest414
21 Jun 2022, 09:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2376
Views: 605412
France

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

If we are talking about replacing Ajax ( if it fails ) then we need to move fast as we are now using Warrior in the armoured Cavalry role. For me this means we can't chase another rabbit hole i.e tracked Boxer and there for it would mean a new comp between KF-41 , CV-90 and Redback Also for me with ...
by Tempest414
20 Jun 2022, 13:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417859
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With RN escorts at this time operating with 200+ crew ( to keep at sea time up ) once the new ships come on line Type 31 with 110 to 120 crew and type 26 with 150 Broadly true, but some comments: - T23/T45's "200+ crew" includes "flight crew", and its core crew is somewhere arou...
by Tempest414
20 Jun 2022, 11:32
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 82
Views: 3939
France

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

for me when looking at a Armoured Battalion the ATGW platoon has 3 x sections each with 2 vehicles and 4 x ATGW teams and 120 missiles replacing this with 9 Boxer with 16 Brimstone would give the ATGW Platoon 144 missile fired from under armour if we gave the armoured infantry sections 2 x NLAW and ...
by Tempest414
20 Jun 2022, 10:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417859
France

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you need to build additional Warships, then it is without doubt that they will need to be crewed and maintained as well. If we have Warships in the current Fleet that cannot be crewed or maintained, that is a scandalous situation and shows (once again) that the 2010 SDR did reduce Naval personne...
by Tempest414
20 Jun 2022, 08:50
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: NEDERLANDS
Replies: 109
Views: 4030
France

Re: NEDERLANDS

the other is a buy of 10 C-295's 4 in MPA and 6 in the SF role
by Tempest414
19 Jun 2022, 09:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: UK Mobile Fires Platform
Replies: 82
Views: 3939
France

Re: UK Mobile Fires Platform

I would still like to see MRV(P) and Boxer Brimstone launcher system with this being upgraded to Spear latter this should be more than possible now given we have got a system up and running for Ukraine
by Tempest414
16 Jun 2022, 23:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22190
France

Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Great video on youtube of the John Cockerill turret upgrade of the Leopard 1 using there 3105 105mm turret they claim the integration took 1 day and all they needed to do was make a new adaptor ring for the bearing and a new power cable and gives the Leopard 1 a two man turret with a 12 round auto l...
by Tempest414
16 Jun 2022, 08:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766278
France

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

To be fair they are letting Italy build F-35
by Tempest414
15 Jun 2022, 09:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 59
Views: 19876
France

Re: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

As I have said a number of times I would like to see the UK 1st division rerolled into 6 or 8 Light Mechanised Battalion battle groups with three of them based around Viking and the other 3 to 5 based around Jackal , Foxhound and Bushmaster I do like the Patria 6x6 but at 24+ tons it is tipping into...