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by RunningStrong
28 Sep 2022, 20:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Well Considering the Armoured Regiment currently use the Sultan as a Command platform at the appropriate levels, boxer as it is on order would be an obvious choice for that role and given the number of command variants on order this has probably already been decided. Sultan and Bulldog have massive...
by RunningStrong
28 Sep 2022, 11:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

SD67 wrote: 28 Sep 2022, 09:57 Meanwhile Ukraine is defeating basically the entire Russian army with Mastiff, Stormer, AT105 Saxon, Hilux, borrowed tractors etc
Best way to survive artillery fragments is not to be there...
by RunningStrong
28 Sep 2022, 11:31
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

As we renew our fleets and move on we do need to think what is the best mix of vehicle types and how many vehicle types we have. Right now we have 10 different main types not including Challenger or Ajax I think we could get this down to five with the main four being Boxer , Patria 6x6 , Bushmaster...
by RunningStrong
28 Sep 2022, 09:28
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Saying that the CVT(T) and FV432 platforms in service with Armoured and Armoured Infantry units will need the greater protection offered by Boxer, as will some support units such as Artillery. Why? They don't currently offer such protection. What do you expect to change? If indeed that is your posi...
by RunningStrong
27 Sep 2022, 20:14
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 437936

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

SW1 wrote: 27 Sep 2022, 18:51 [
Where Thales not planning to build bushmaster in Scotland?
Yes. Optronics are in Glasgow. But it wouldn't be the first time they've done vehicle integration in South Wales. They did Warthog and I believe early foxhound work in Llanelli.
by RunningStrong
27 Sep 2022, 20:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 437936

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

The silly thing about this debacle is it seems to be the most basic parts of the vehicle that don't work. It seems we have this wonderful hi tech turret with CTA40, sensors etc being let down by crude torsion bar suspension and poor welding. I wonder how difficult it would be for a UK engineering c...
by RunningStrong
26 Sep 2022, 19:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

AS for wheeled Boxer replacing tracked platforms like Fv432, CVR(T) platforms like the Sultan and Spartan, Warrior. Against all of these it wil be cheaper to operate, maintain and train crews on. The modular system will make maintaining the fleets of Boxers more efficient. How much is a "price...
by RunningStrong
26 Sep 2022, 06:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

What is useful is the clearer understanding of the Boxer Mortar variant, showing a much more conventional installation allowing the Mortar to be fired from the platform. Being able to use the same mountings for either a 81mm or 120mm Mortar is also very useful as is ease of installation/removal mea...
by RunningStrong
25 Sep 2022, 22:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Article suggests this is a variant on order, does it not?
by RunningStrong
24 Sep 2022, 16:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 711
Views: 216646

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

So if what we are told about ROWANEX is right and it dose give the 105mm round the same effect as a standard 155mm shell then is there anything in having a sabot 90mm shell that could give a 120mm effect at say 40km's when fired from a L118 happy to be told no and why not Interesting though, but th...
by RunningStrong
24 Sep 2022, 14:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 711
Views: 216646

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

the other option is to develop a new extended round for the L118 I'm not sure how much juice is left in that to squeeze. In my opinion, and completely blind on this, I think there's a future in 105mm but we would have to be considering the use of US standard ammunition, a longer barrel (significant...
by RunningStrong
24 Sep 2022, 13:17
Forum: Deployments
Topic: Atlantic Thunder Exercise 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Atlantic Thunder Exercise 2022

Disappointing that we think Paveway is our only fast-jet launched anti-ship weapon, would have fancied Storm Shadow to have a crack...
by RunningStrong
23 Sep 2022, 19:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Will be nice to discover whether this is simply a Uk run design and develop programme for the Boxer in general or on aimed to meets a British Arny requirement. Personally, I hope it is the latter. The understanding is that a dismounted mortar carrier is already part of the BOXER contract and that t...
by RunningStrong
23 Sep 2022, 19:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 59
Views: 17244

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

I find it odd that if they are wishing to increase the number of mlrs systems by such an amount they would choice this route. I think it’s right that they need to expand this area but would of thought they should of looked at getting the launcher system on a man truck instead or as potentially a bo...
by RunningStrong
22 Sep 2022, 19:58
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 437936

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Ajax is designed to fight the Russians or Russian tech isn't it? It's not going to be deployed to Taiwan (probably). What makes you think that? What does the conflict in Ukraine tell us about the need for directing fires (if that is the right phrase) via a medium weight armoured vehicle? That's not...
by RunningStrong
22 Sep 2022, 16:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Replies: 59
Views: 17244

Re: M270 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)

Presumably if it went the full 100% increase from that tweet they'd be assuming 6 regular batteries? So two full regular 3 battery regiments (Starting from the 40 (ish) number) Well currently 26th Regiment RA has 3 batteries for total of 27 systems. If they just fully covert 3rd Regiment RHA to MRL...
by RunningStrong
21 Sep 2022, 20:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Panther Protected Command Vehicle
Replies: 31
Views: 16602

Re: Panther Protected Command Vehicle

Because in UK service it was over laden with UK equipment and survivability that made it useless.
by RunningStrong
21 Sep 2022, 12:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

So it would seem that there may indeed be a place for a portee or even a light wheeled SP 105mm, unless we were to go for something more radical, like a move to a 120mm light gun - not sure whether that would bring sufficient benefit, considering the potential cost, however. Could we fit a M777 on ...
by RunningStrong
21 Sep 2022, 12:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

Are you saying that the 6 regt RLC which have 4x4 , 6x6 & 8x8 MAN truck and are trained to use them to best affect in support of 7 LM BCT are going to hand in all there 6x6 and 8x8 trucks and run around looking for more 4x4's the fuck they are its not going to happen they have a mix of trucks f...
by RunningStrong
21 Sep 2022, 11:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

So just done some digging and it seems that 102 Logistics brigade operate 4x4 , 6x6 & 8x8 MAN trucks & CST's in support of the 1st division it also seems that 6 regt RLC operate the same 4x4 , 6x6 & 8x8 mix plus CST's in support of 7th Light Mechanised or am I missing something here Yes...
by RunningStrong
21 Sep 2022, 11:02
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2479
Views: 617432

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

We're not doing the low/common-profile overwatch thing anymore then? Let's get it done.
by RunningStrong
20 Sep 2022, 17:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

For me as said make the 4th a Light Mechanised BCT and buy 180 Man 8X8 Archers SP Guns Except at 33t and making use of a 8x8 mounted reloading module and an SVR in support, it's not a lightweight vehicle. Nothing else is anywhere near that weight in that BCT. Would you not think that some of the lo...
by RunningStrong
20 Sep 2022, 13:41
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

Hopefully we will get some feedback from the Ukrainians as to how effective the L118 is "in the wild", as we have donated a reasonable number to them and I'm sure they are putting them to good use. Not quite. We've sent L119, which only has 11.5km range, nearly a third less than the L118.
by RunningStrong
20 Sep 2022, 12:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: M777 Portee DVD 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 22318

Re: M777 Portee DVD 2016

Tempest414 wrote: 20 Sep 2022, 11:05 For me as said make the 4th a Light Mechanised BCT and buy 180 Man 8X8 Archers SP Guns
Except at 33t and making use of a 8x8 mounted reloading module and an SVR in support, it's not a lightweight vehicle.

Nothing else is anywhere near that weight in that BCT.