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by Dahedd
12 Jan 2022, 00:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 52
Views: 18422

Re: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Why not follow the US route & convert the binned Warriors. Aren't the yanks looking to do the sane with old Bradley's. Convert/rebuild them minus the turret to replace M113s. Or have they shelved that project ?

Or as I said above buy more Vikings. Always had a soft spot for them for some reason.
by Dahedd
11 Jan 2022, 16:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1234
Views: 400669

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Mate of mine working on them at Lossie still insists they're ideally looking for at least 3 more.

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by Dahedd
11 Jan 2022, 16:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 52
Views: 18422

Re: FV430 Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Fantastic opportunity to be a bit sneaky. Order CV90 (as they should always have done then do a swap) That way they get Boxer & CV90. Or I guess more Boxer & streamline the whole fleet. Do they do a shorter wheelbase 6x6 or are they all 8 wheelers? Edit.. number 2. How's about using the Viki...
by Dahedd
05 Jan 2022, 22:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179189

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Thinking about Lord Jims hypothetical T45 refit. Hows about:- 1. smaller 57mm gun up front as on T31. 2. Mk41 launcher in front of current set up where i believe it was always intended fitted with SM-8 & Asroc. 3. Full load of Aster30 in the current silo. 4. Ditch the hanger as Jim suggested. If...
by Dahedd
02 Jan 2022, 04:52
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1760
Views: 34001

Re: French Armed Forces

What are they going to do with 169 light/medium choppers though ? Thats a huge amount. Are these replacing the NH90?
by Dahedd
02 Jan 2022, 04:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179189

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

A type 45 as described by Lord Jim would be a nasty dedicated carrier escort, losing the Wildcat wouldnt be much of an issue given the air assets on the carrier. Fabulous idea but it'll never happen.
by Dahedd
30 Dec 2021, 22:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 277
Views: 84923

Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

Tempest414 wrote: 29 Dec 2021, 12:08 Also seeing quite a few Panthers still knocking about
What exactly is the issue with the Panther? They're still being used by the Italians, Austrians, Spanish, Brazilians & even the Russians. Seen video of Italians using them in combat in Afghanistan & Spanish in Mali.
by Dahedd
30 Dec 2021, 19:59
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 349
Views: 7233

Re: CHINA




This is a really good break down of the PLAN. Interesting and more than a little concerning.
by Dahedd
27 Dec 2021, 23:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4281
Views: 1082484

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Ever think we're doing it wrong. This Russian corvette must by about B2 size. Its armed to the teeth for Baltic ops.

by Dahedd
26 Dec 2021, 00:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14832
Views: 3329945

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If we need more AAW vessels & we get a reduced number of T83 the obvious answer is a second batch of T31 at a proper spec similar to the "full fat" Iver Huitfeldts. Either as T31b2 or as the T32.
by Dahedd
18 Dec 2021, 13:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14832
Views: 3329945

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a thought. A number of folk commenting on the need for more air defence & BMD. What if the T32 was to be straight up UK spec Iver Huitfeldt AD frigate? As opposed to the watered down GP T31.
by Dahedd
17 Nov 2021, 15:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5602
Views: 1527930

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

~UNiOnJaCk~ wrote:"British F-35 fighter jet crashes during routine operation in Mediterranean - pilot ejected safely, MoD says"

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59323895
It was going to happen eventually. Such a complex aircraft as that with the flight tempo they've had. At least the pilot is safe.
by Dahedd
03 Nov 2021, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13825
Views: 3954961

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:Better not tell them the RAF cancelled the SRVL testing :(
Really? Is there actual proof of that ? Pretty shit if they did.
by Dahedd
25 Oct 2021, 20:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 308
Views: 58433

Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

He maybe Leonardo's Test Pilot, but his descriptions of the AW149 shows it to be a very impressive platform, probably ticking all the boxes we have and then some. We just need to give them all to the AAC and leave the RAF with the Chinooks. Agreed on both points. I reckon it'll be between this &...
by Dahedd
25 Oct 2021, 17:59
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5602
Views: 1527930

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

Would agree, but what the RAF probably needs is a couple of squadrons of medium bombers - bring back the Vulcan :P If only there was a Western medium bomber with five units in production. [/quote] Totally OT but how's about a Bomber version of the P8 Poseidon. Think a P8 with all the ASW/ASuW gear ...
by Dahedd
25 Oct 2021, 16:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Sea King Helicopter (RN & RAF)
Replies: 50
Views: 30076

Re: Sea King Helicopter (RN & RAF)

This cropped up on my newsfeed this afternoon. A bit off topic as no longer in RAF/RN service but thought folk might find it interesting. I'd never heard if them. Heli Ops, using old RAF/RN Seakings to train the German navy amongst others. https://verticalmag.com/features/the-super-sea-kings-of-uk-b...
by Dahedd
24 Oct 2021, 14:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1234
Views: 400669

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

I did :D

They don't care
by Dahedd
21 Oct 2021, 01:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1234
Views: 400669

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Believe it or not we're getting local SNP "baa-heeds" complaining the 07 wasn't named Sir Sean Connery (on local Facebook & media posts)
by Dahedd
19 Oct 2021, 00:00
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1627
Views: 32305

Re: Australian Defence Force

The first of six Evolved Cape Class patrol boats was launched at the Austal Ships shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia on 22 September. Gallery: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20212917 https://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5002/defenceimagery/2021/S20212917/20210924casg0000000_902.t616d0b6...
by Dahedd
18 Oct 2021, 23:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 258
Views: 114326

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

RunningStrong wrote:
Little J wrote:I'd rather see an AC-130 than an ACH-47 join the fleet
C-27 would be my choice! But then I'd replace the whole C130 fleet with them.
Agreed. That or the new Brazilian job. Though you'll never see a gunship version of that.
by Dahedd
16 Oct 2021, 09:48
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1627
Views: 32305

Re: Australian Defence Force

Stumbled on this YouTube video about RAN submarines and the demise of the Attack class https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XEDy4_ozmnw Just watched that lastnight. He's videos tend to be pretty good (He's a good one arguing the pros & cons of an F35B prurchase) Guy in the comments claiming the RAN ar...
by Dahedd
05 Oct 2021, 18:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 657
Views: 190977

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

Sol over at Snafu says the British armies dead anyway. Why bother? :lol:

https://www.snafu-solomon.com/2021/10/t ... o.html?m=1
by Dahedd
26 Aug 2021, 23:12
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: Afghanistan - 2021 Taliban offensive
Replies: 33
Views: 631

Re: Afghanistan - 2021 Taliban offensive

12 US dead & hundreds of Afghan casualties. This is going to be a disaster.
by Dahedd
22 Aug 2021, 18:13
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 477
Views: 9793

Re: German Armed Forces

Tempest414 wrote:why not a last hurrah for the Puma
Do we really want to risk a Puma going down over a Taliban controlled Kabul ?