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by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 16:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

And yet you've posted conjecture and twitter as your "facts" Russian & Ukrainian MOD Press releases are "conjecture". OK. In an information war, yes. You seem to be making less and less sense. I made no attempt to link anything to modern hardware, You're literally in a threa...
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 14:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Are you sure English is your first language? That's not a meme, it's simply a statement of fact. And yet you've posted conjecture and twitter as your "facts" :lol: None of what you've posted aligns with the memes that you parroted. Only that you've swallowed limited data points on 1940s h...
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 13:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Clearly you're not aware of what a meme is, you're just a parrot. LOL - so you can't find a single meme that I've posted, can you? Care to note who I was parrotting? I won't hold my breath - you're clearly in the grip of some weird breakdown. Let's see if I can post a meme - I've never done it on t...
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 13:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

That's what triggered you? OK, what "memes" have I been "dripping" on here? This will be interesting, since I've never posted a meme on here. Maybe you meant Twitter? Clearly you're not aware of what a meme is, you're just a parrot. Oh, so you're a vatnik? Oh babes, someone disa...
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 12:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Poiuytrewq wrote: 22 Feb 2024, 08:18
RunningStrong wrote: 22 Feb 2024, 07:20 Winsford, and?
Kilroot, Boulby and soon, Woodsmith.
They're active mines, not geological storage...
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 07:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Poiuytrewq wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 21:04
RunningStrong wrote: 21 Feb 2024, 19:56 Do we have any available salt mines?
Yes we do actually.

Quite a few in fact.
Winsford, and?
by RunningStrong
22 Feb 2024, 07:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Russia has neither taken AFV out of fields or taken 10,000 maxims out of a forgotten warehouse. Thanks for demonstrating that you didn't even read what I said before deciding to be a complete arse. I think you also demonstrated that you have no idea what has been going on in Ukraine. Russia has bee...
by RunningStrong
21 Feb 2024, 19:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

In the very early days following the retreats from Kyiv, Sumy and Chernihiv they were pulling tanks from open storage with little to no refurbishment. 2 years in they tend to go to a tank repair facility for a modicum of upgrades but in the first 6 months that wasn't the case. Plenty of T-80 and 72...
by RunningStrong
21 Feb 2024, 16:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

Russia seems to be producing large numbers of tanks & APCs after leaving them to rust in a field for 50 years. Ukraine also just dug 10,000 maxims out of a warehouse somewhere to convert into anti-UAV systems It's not exactly rocket science either (unless you choose to make it so) Are you tryin...
by RunningStrong
21 Feb 2024, 14:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 216
Views: 77601

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

But certainly if MoD (and Treasury) are not seriously re-examining disposal policy they're insane. The value of them won't be high, and MoD must have a shed where they can stick 100 L118...its not like they take up much space when they're folded... You wouldn't store them folded, and you would need...
by RunningStrong
19 Feb 2024, 10:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Would say the limitations of loaded CIWS ammunition have only been a minor irritation over the last 100 or so years and not to compare with lasers unable to fire in adverse atmospheric conditions, rain, fog etc. When was the last time a CIWS was engaging multiples? Probably the C-RAM units? Don't b...
by RunningStrong
18 Feb 2024, 15:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 710221

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Ron5 wrote: 18 Feb 2024, 13:47 Seems to have collected a few boxes on the roof. Any ideas what they are for?
The Boxer on the British Army stand at DSEI was "cluttered" to say the least.
by RunningStrong
18 Feb 2024, 15:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

There is an assumption that lasers can defend against a high number of near simultaneous threats and do wonder if its a realistic assumption, surely it will depend on the targets resistance to heat and that will vary and the time the laser beam takes to burn thru, the power of the laser, the operat...
by RunningStrong
18 Feb 2024, 12:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 710221

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

245 CT40 plus spares/training were binned off WCSP.
by RunningStrong
17 Feb 2024, 14:38
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Would note Drangonfire was a technology demonstrator programme assessing the viability of laser technology and not envisaged as an operational weapon system and so not surprised at the comments on the limited capability expressed in the video. But the video is drivel. The video doesn't understand l...
by RunningStrong
14 Feb 2024, 14:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 345
Views: 63659

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

Jdam wrote: 14 Feb 2024, 14:10 Whats the reason for going to Germany for the test firing?
Probably because the range belongs to RLS' gun development team and all the time and equipment is available.
by RunningStrong
14 Feb 2024, 13:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

NickC wrote: 14 Feb 2024, 13:24
What a load of drivel. Obsesses over the public 50kW power but doesn't understand the nuances of how different lasers have different spot sizes at different ranges and conditions.
by RunningStrong
13 Feb 2024, 06:32
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: Sheffield Forgemasters
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Sheffield Forgemasters

https://bnnbreaking.com/world/sheffield-forgemasters-revolutionizes-nuclear-power-with-electron-beam-welding In an industrial corner of Sheffield, England, a British steelmaker is rewriting the rules of nuclear energy production. Sheffield Forgemasters, a storied engineering company, has developed ...
by RunningStrong
10 Feb 2024, 12:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ground Based Air Defence
Replies: 684
Views: 189448

Re: Ground Based Air Defence

Quick thought, what about using laser guided SNEB's or HYDRA's for drone defence? Surely a better solution to using Land / Sea Ceptors? In a swarm scenario you would struggle to track and lock on multiple targets using laser guidance. If each missile has independent seeker then it's more expensive ...
by RunningStrong
05 Feb 2024, 13:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 182
Views: 60832

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Caribbean wrote: 05 Feb 2024, 11:45 An 8x8? Would that improve load sufficiently to make LIMAWS (Gun & Rocket) a practical reality (I understand that the weight was pretty much on the chassis limit for the original proposal)?
The HMT 800 for M777 Portee was 8x6, with 3 rear axels.
by RunningStrong
03 Feb 2024, 14:54
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: BAE buys Malloy Aeronautics
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: BAE buys Malloy Aeronautics

Shame, I thought Malloy had a really good culture an opportunity to grow into something special.
by RunningStrong
03 Feb 2024, 14:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2416
Views: 520145

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Thanks for the replies. Can you guys quantify the benefits? For example, with a remote turret the Ajax IFV could carry X number of troops and with a manned turret, Y. I seem to remember the Ajax variant IFV entered for the Australian competition, was said to need to be extended to accommodate enoug...
by RunningStrong
03 Feb 2024, 13:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 861
Views: 291154

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Archer is process of clearing for transport via C-17 https://twitter.com/Gabriel64869839/status/1753557389486223757 According to Gabriel, apparently original Archer does not fit into A400, but he don't know if version mounted on MAN maybe can do it. Wikipedia page on Archer would suggest HX2 versio...
by RunningStrong
02 Feb 2024, 23:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2416
Views: 520145

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Sorry Sol, maybe I did not put enough emphasis on "was" - I meant during the timeframe up to when the Warrior life-extension/improvement project was eventually decided upon. A current IFV version does indeed not exist, but it was developed from IFVs which were/are in service with Spain an...
by RunningStrong
01 Feb 2024, 15:42
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2416
Views: 520145

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Sorry Sol, maybe I did not put enough emphasis on "was" - I meant during the timeframe up to when the Warrior life-extension/improvement project was eventually decided upon. A current IFV version does indeed not exist, but it was developed from IFVs which were/are in service with Spain an...