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by bobp
13 Sep 2022, 12:56
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 694
Views: 22346
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Re: The war in Ukraine

swoop wrote: 13 Sep 2022, 09:57 They are using lots of supplied vehicles from MRAP's, to Aussie Bushmasters and Brit Boxers. The footage shows them travelling at a decent clip, to push hard and force the momentum on the battlefield.

Slava Ukraini!
Doubt that they are using British Boxers.
by bobp
12 Sep 2022, 09:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5771
Views: 1582063
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

serge750 wrote: 11 Sep 2022, 19:35 Maybe an OCU of 15 & 4sqn of 10 :D or 5 x 11 :lol: a few options that JF Ligthning can ponder...or less in maintanace etc
Some of the airframes will require deep maintenance for upgrades to modifications.
by bobp
08 Sep 2022, 20:03
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Royal News
Replies: 134
Views: 4075
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Re: Royal News

Rest in Peace. :angel: :angel:
by bobp
06 Sep 2022, 20:19
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 389
Views: 11532
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Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

I know the 3% was just an arbitary target, and the key is what additional sums are allocated to defence over and above inflation. And it is vitally important is that MOD properly plan, prepare and phase any additional expenditure (i.e. not waste funds like some rcent headline MOD projects), and cru...
by bobp
01 Sep 2022, 22:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Talk of the QE going to US, and also mentions a shaft coupling failure on the PWLS...............


https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... wn-3827697
by bobp
01 Sep 2022, 14:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Am still curious as to how this all happened, did the prop strike a submerged object, damaging the shaft in the process??
by bobp
31 Aug 2022, 20:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 711
Views: 216646
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

According to this article the MOD have a lot of work to do regarding Mobile fires and deep strike......
https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... zer-risks/
by bobp
29 Aug 2022, 13:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4934
Views: 1340769
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Good article here about the T26 construction with some new images.....

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/207 ... ver-clyde/
by bobp
28 Aug 2022, 16:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PWLS was due her Lloyds hull job next year as far as I know. If its the worse case scenario, then could this be brought forward, Also how did this happen?
by bobp
28 Aug 2022, 16:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote: 28 Aug 2022, 15:05 Well it had to break sooner or later I suppose...nipper not happy. He's spent most of today protecting the flight deck from killer IoW seagulls...

So how is that going to be fixed?
by bobp
29 Jul 2022, 19:42
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 694
Views: 22346
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Savages from the dark ages, definitely a ware crime.
by bobp
29 Jul 2022, 19:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7608
Views: 1917167
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

It looks, to me at least, like Babcock have refreshed their Arrowhead website. https://www.arrowhead140.com/ I've certainly not seen the video before that shows some fleeting detail of the Type 31 interior layout. https://www.arrowhead140.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/45167415-Composition-4.jpg Ve...
by bobp
17 Jul 2022, 17:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

DT usual rubbish story, do agree that a few more Helicopters and F35B would be nice to have.
by bobp
14 Jul 2022, 17:57
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2916
Views: 783347
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Looks like a mobile phone on the fuselage.
by bobp
06 Jul 2022, 21:11
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 389
Views: 11532
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Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Certainly need to get rid of the green stuff for now, restore pension cuts, and stop the lies, deceit and corruption from and within government.
by bobp
04 Jul 2022, 10:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4934
Views: 1340769
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Some Type 26 news...........

by bobp
26 Jun 2022, 20:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

No one is suggesting that the MoD don't do their due diligence, but 'IF' tracked Boxer is up to the task surely it would be a logical purchase*... *yes I know MoD and logic are not happy bedfellows :lol: Exactly how many of these tracked Boxers are in production. Secondly how much armour does it ha...
by bobp
17 Jun 2022, 21:59
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4533
Views: 88315
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

I am sure the remoaners who want to turn the UK into a republic and eliminate the royal family will be rejoicing on the streets at this Eurovision news which has no links to Brexit..... :mrgreen: :clap: :crazy:
by bobp
01 Jun 2022, 21:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14192
Views: 4093078
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

We need to be able to put F35B on both carriers even if its just 12 on each.
by bobp
01 Jun 2022, 21:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 815
Views: 281676
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Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Well that is what will almost certainly happen, if we have to wait for the Dreadnoughts to be almost completed before SSNR can get underway! UNLESS:- a) Design and Development work can be (and are) carried out in tandem with Dreadnought. b) The Timescales for SSNR build can be (and are) dramaticall...
by bobp
01 Jun 2022, 21:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 135
Views: 11699
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Re: National Flagship for Britain

DJ56 wrote: 01 Jun 2022, 16:42 Boys toys for Boris. A complete waste of money.
Party boat for number 10 and his pals.
by bobp
20 May 2022, 19:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7608
Views: 1917167
United Kingdom

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

UK and Denmark strike deal to bring T31 into service............

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... es-3702654
by bobp
12 May 2022, 17:16
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 694
Views: 22346
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

This looks like a training exercise. Interested to know if these missiles are aimed at single or multiple targets.