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by GarethDavies1
23 Jun 2022, 12:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Totally agree, its a complete disgrace that we have a Government that would rather purchase a new Yacht than anti ship missiles for our surface fleet. All down to choices at the end of the day.
by GarethDavies1
17 Jun 2022, 11:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 398
Views: 131838
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Does it have any blind spots?
by GarethDavies1
01 Jun 2022, 11:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 126
Views: 10557
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Re: National Flagship for Britain

Love how this takes precedent over FSS, upgrade Bay etc
by GarethDavies1
25 May 2022, 20:25
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))
Replies: 53
Views: 2758
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Re: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))

And Shipbuilding...and armoured fighting vehicles...and maritime patrol aircraft
by GarethDavies1
20 May 2022, 11:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4821
Views: 1323866
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

VLASROC worth a purchase?
by GarethDavies1
17 May 2022, 16:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 908362
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

I don't buy this FCF rubbish. Just an excuse for a cut. I know the US Marines are looking at smaller and more numerous assault units but ours small in the first place.
by GarethDavies1
01 May 2022, 15:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (RAF)
Replies: 22
Views: 12743
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Re: de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (RAF)

Greatest warplane of WW2!!
by GarethDavies1
19 Apr 2022, 10:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2311
Views: 685632
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Completely bonkers to offload any RAF Typhoons when there's a major war involving Russia!
by GarethDavies1
13 Apr 2022, 12:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1241
Views: 412845
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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Do our P8s actually have any weapons at present?
by GarethDavies1
11 Apr 2022, 09:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Would LMM/Starstreak be a better alternative to Phalanx?
by GarethDavies1
24 Feb 2022, 14:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Without any air or ship launched anti ship missiles, will a UK CSBG rely too much on the presence of an SSN? How easy is it for the Commander of the CSBG to tell the SSN commander that an enemy fleet is approaching?
by GarethDavies1
19 Feb 2022, 10:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

I'd prefer a small buy of JSM missiles to be launched from F-35B.
by GarethDavies1
17 Feb 2022, 10:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 952
Views: 197499
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

All a bit of a fudge for me. The capability for a Type 23 or Type 26 to protect it's self from hostile ships has not gone away, especially if the ship is carrying a Merlin with no anti ship capability. Even with a Wildcat embarked this is a major risk as I assume its primary role will be to attack S...
by GarethDavies1
27 Jan 2022, 15:47
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 622
Views: 17432
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Heres's a question for all the armchair Generals...which British Army unit(s) would you deploy to assist if the Ukraine was invaded by Russia? Something Heavy with a bit of punch, or something more Light which can be pulled out more easily.
by GarethDavies1
24 Jan 2022, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15132
Views: 3417874
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Moved over here from the type 83 thread So for me the biggest problem the UK have is nothing is allowed to full fill its potential for fear it will affect another program like The River B2 can't be fitted a 57mm , 2 x 20mm for fear it will be nearly as capable as a base line T-31 The T-31 can't be ...
by GarethDavies1
23 Dec 2021, 14:10
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1774
Views: 53998
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Re: French Armed Forces

Bare minimum is always the UK approach!!!
by GarethDavies1
02 Dec 2021, 13:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 741
Views: 202579
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

Perhaps we should stop putting so much effort into Ceremonial duties too
by GarethDavies1
01 Dec 2021, 14:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 261
Views: 22191
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

It shouldn't take 9 years to get an upgrade tank into service
by GarethDavies1
22 Nov 2021, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3582
Views: 908362
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Won't the new Ranger Battalions have a role too?
by GarethDavies1
09 Oct 2021, 17:53
Forum: UK Defence & Aerospace Industry
Topic: Rolls Royce Holdings plc
Replies: 38
Views: 1689
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Re: Rolls Royce Holdings plc

Its wrong how much F-35 lift fan work RR has shifted to the States.
by GarethDavies1
04 Oct 2021, 16:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 124
Views: 44993
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

The photo of the single stage rocket is interesting as it would give more speed. Has it been tested by Thales or purely a paper concept?
by GarethDavies1
04 Oct 2021, 15:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 124
Views: 44993
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

So would the first stage rocket simply eject the missile from its cannister?
by GarethDavies1
01 Oct 2021, 15:48
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 124
Views: 44993
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Not sure what is is meant by the 12 second timer start
by GarethDavies1
01 Oct 2021, 08:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 124
Views: 44993
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

There is a video on YouTube which shows Starstreak having a 12 second launch sequence. Surely this is too long. Does anyone know if this can be over ridden?