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by RunningStrong
12 Aug 2022, 19:50
Forum: British Army
Topic: 105mm L118 Light gun
Replies: 166
Views: 60028

Re: 105mm L118 Light gun

4RA lifting a Light Gun into the back of a Chinook.

https://m.facebook.com/179759888755443/

There has got to be a better way...
by RunningStrong
09 Aug 2022, 22:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote: 09 Aug 2022, 22:04 We must not forget that by 2030 the British Army is looking to become a fully digital and networked force, allow ISTAR date to be freely moved around its units.
The British Army has had that since at least 2008...
by RunningStrong
08 Aug 2022, 18:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Why do you think that with the right training the infantry can't change from a Javelin equipped ATGW company to a Brimstone over watch company what is it that would / could stop them Because they don't have the command structures and capability for target acquisition, command and battles space de-c...
by RunningStrong
08 Aug 2022, 12:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote: 08 Aug 2022, 10:37 Sorry, but when in service Swingfire was class as the Army's long range ATGW, only beaten by the TOW on its Lynx AH-7.
Yes, nearly 30 years ago...
by RunningStrong
08 Aug 2022, 12:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Why do you think that with the right training the infantry can't change from a Javelin equipped ATGW company to a Brimstone over watch company what is it that would / could stop them Because they don't have the command structures and capability for target acquisition, command and battles space de-c...
by RunningStrong
08 Aug 2022, 09:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Historically, the structure of Infantry Battalions has included the inclusion of both Mortar and Long Range ATGW Sections. For the latter Swingfire mounted on FV438s was the norm until replaced in the late 1980s by hte Spartan MCT and the addition of Milan Foring Posts to some Warriors. No, they ha...
by RunningStrong
07 Aug 2022, 19:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I still think with the Boxers RWS's being fitted with Javelin the battalion's need to replace the ATGW company with a Brimstone Over watch company these should have 9 vehicles with 18 ready missiles giving each Battalion 162 ready missiles. this could go someway to replacing the light gun in the Ar...
by RunningStrong
07 Aug 2022, 18:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2415
Views: 610423

Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I still think with the Boxers RWS's being fitted with Javelin the battalion's need to replace the ATGW company with a Brimstone Over watch company these should have 9 vehicles with 18 ready missiles giving each Battalion 162 ready missiles. this could go someway to replacing the light gun in the Ar...
by RunningStrong
28 Jul 2022, 17:33
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762

Re: POLAND

a massive wake-up call for many countries that have failed to meet their capability commitments, like Poland I am surprised that you chose to pick on Poland? A most cursive look over NATO figures proves the exact opposite to your view, as for defence expenditure: Are you aware of the thread title? ...
by RunningStrong
28 Jul 2022, 15:16
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762

Re: POLAND

So it’ll be seen once again as we know best and do the opposite of other nations. The opposite? We've been near the top of defence spending in NATO as a % of GDP and sum amount for decades. What has Poland been doing for the last 30 years? I am not saying that should be putting any or all increase ...
by RunningStrong
28 Jul 2022, 11:56
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762

Re: POLAND

So it’ll be seen once again as we know best and do the opposite of other nations. The opposite? We've been near the top of defence spending in NATO as a % of GDP and sum amount for decades. What has Poland been doing for the last 30 years? I am not saying that should be putting any or all increase ...
by RunningStrong
28 Jul 2022, 10:05
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 97
Views: 3762

Re: POLAND

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/poland-splashes-out-on-korean-arms-due-to-invasion-of-ukraine/?fbclid=IwAR2JKMVfl9nCcimjOBbMJnqDFckiUd7jDk0iFvCZiU3KnBZRHh9A2y7-3Kk So Poland has just gone out a brought 3000 odd armoured vehicles from SK, looking at doubling the size of its army and has committed to...
by RunningStrong
27 Jul 2022, 12:24
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS
Replies: 182
Views: 90991

Re: Airbus Zephyr - HAPS

Great achievement! But if you think of such UAVs supporting a RN CTF (as an example) they would run into bad weather, at times, re: still airborne over Arizona - is the answer to reserve power liquid hydrogen, or what gives the best power for weight trade-off? Recognising there might be no need at ...
by RunningStrong
20 Jul 2022, 13:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 88
Views: 36059

Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Yes it "hasn't managed to deliver" something the user hasn't ever asked for :crazy: In many cases features are not requested because the manufacturer has said they cannot be accommodated within the budget. With GD profligacy, that would seem to be a reasonable guess. The fact that the arm...
by RunningStrong
19 Jul 2022, 12:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 88
Views: 36059

Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Cooper wrote: 19 Jul 2022, 11:49 The maintenance logistics of having all these different armoured platforms suddenly dropped into your inventory must be of nightmare proportions..
For sure. But at least the CVR(T) aren't still running on petrol...
by RunningStrong
19 Jul 2022, 12:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 88
Views: 36059

Re: CRV(T) Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Lord Jim wrote: 16 Jun 2022, 17:48 I forget which one, but one of the Baltics now has ex British Army CVR(T)s and has installed Javelin launcher brackets on some of them on the Commanders cupola.
I believe Spike missiles were the end solution.
by RunningStrong
10 Jul 2022, 12:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 683
Views: 213424

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

M-142 can drive 490km's at 52 mph on the road this is reduced quite a lot when off road M270 can drive 480km's at 40 mph on the road and will not drop off as much off road Of course you would not like to drive 480km's in a tracked vehicle and with all this said if the army said it was going to get ...
by RunningStrong
08 Jul 2022, 18:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 683
Views: 213424

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

Whether you airlift in a c-139 or a C-17 is really irrelevant. We are not going to be airlifting medium to latge forces now or in ther future, most likely any system will be moved by see. . We have one of the largest strategic airlift capabilities in Europe, and probably one of the largest globally...
by RunningStrong
07 Jul 2022, 08:38
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 683
Views: 213424

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

As for the one verses two pods argument, what is the cost of a HUIMARS compared to a K-239 and how easy and costly would it be to base either system on a MAN HX chassis. I have a feeling HIMARS is significantly cheaper then the K-239 for obvious reasons and the former would be available through FMS...
by RunningStrong
04 Jul 2022, 15:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 24107

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

And what is wrong with that? It will still be one of the most modern tanks in the World, once fully upgraded. Sure, as long as you can look past the antiquated diesel power plant, which will still leave the C3 very much in the slow lane compared to its fellow NATO tanks. The CR2 engine has received...
by RunningStrong
03 Jul 2022, 14:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 683
Views: 213424

Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

We don't need or want HIMARS. If we want a wheeled platform that can take one or ideally two GMLRS 6-packs then we should be used MAN HX chassis that we have in abundance. HIMARS being C130 deployable is an irrelevance when we have A400M and MAN chassis by the 1000s. A wheeled GMLRS would be better ...
by RunningStrong
02 Jul 2022, 18:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1985
Views: 433553

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

sol wrote: 02 Jul 2022, 16:16 Connected to CT 40.



Keep in mind that it is not confirmed but if true it does not look good. Seems like Ajax problems never stops.
Pretty standard false information from people that don't understand what an Effective Full Charge is.
by RunningStrong
29 Jun 2022, 16:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1985
Views: 433553

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

High vibration in tracked vehicles isn't news to anyone. Agreed, but the vibration in this case is being reported as "excessive" and, I would assume, makes a major contribution to the noise levels inside the vehicle. Fixing the fundamentals would seem most important to me. In addition, I ...
by RunningStrong
29 Jun 2022, 12:57
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1985
Views: 433553

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Maybe MOD can fix their headsets? Wouldn't that be a shocker, MOD actually providing adequate PPE to their troops. Curious as to how the headsets will fix the vibration issues? Maybe fix the vibration issues first, then see whether the standard headsets need changing? Well GDUK personnel after many...
by RunningStrong
29 Jun 2022, 08:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1985
Views: 433553

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

If US Army can get GD to finally fix the vibration issue with this piece of shit vehicle, maybe MoD can finally get the vehicle that will not cause British Army soldiers to prematurely go deaf and suffer from death by vibration! Maybe MOD can fix their headsets? Wouldn't that be a shocker, MOD actu...