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by wargame_insomniac
01 Dec 2021, 21:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

1: Measuring from the River B2 dimensions, and facing the fact that Wildcat cannot fold its tail, the hangar shall be as long as 15 m, and hence the flight deck shall be as small as 18 m or less, if no hull extention is done . 2: For blue water, a ship with length less than 110 m is reported to be ...
by wargame_insomniac
01 Dec 2021, 21:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Ron5 wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 17:45 CGI of a River with a bigger gun & hangar ..
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That makes me so happy. Do they comment on what additional length and/or tonnage are?
by wargame_insomniac
28 Nov 2021, 16:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Keeping the discussion back focussed on River Class, this is why I am concerned that B2's are still touch underarmed with just a single DS-30M Mk II. I woud be more comfortable if they had a main gun of maybe Bofors 40mm and then a couple of 20mm / 30mm secondary guns. Because I fear that the B2's ...
by wargame_insomniac
27 Nov 2021, 19:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

For me it shows the need for eyes on for the ships command using a UAV and if the contact boat opened fire there is a case for putting a LMM into it I am a big fan of the LMM used as either a 5-7 rocket pod on Wildcat or as an addition to the DS-30M Mk II secondary gun, to give RN extra options vs ...
by wargame_insomniac
27 Nov 2021, 16:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Interesting on Navy Lookout that a Danish boarding team where caught in exchange of fire that lead to four pirates being killed off the coast of Nigeria right in the area HMS Trent is operating now Aye I saw that - was Esbern Snare = the sistership to the Absalon that had been conducting anti-pirac...
by wargame_insomniac
26 Nov 2021, 22:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

If we are actually talking about keeping people safe, rather than the politics, then there are a number of things that should be done, primarily to destroy the people traffickers business model - unfortunately this requires a great deal of co-operation from the French, who are locked in an odd mind...
by wargame_insomniac
25 Nov 2021, 19:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3925587
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Given that they have been a key element in the most important Royal Navy deployment since the Falklands War, VFMA-211 heading for home strikes me as quite a poignant moment. Safe journey Marines :thumbup: Yes - having them on board for so long was key to the flight operations for all the exercises ...
by wargame_insomniac
25 Nov 2021, 19:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7394
Views: 1830018
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

you need to start a Portsmouth independence movement No way. Docker Hughes tried that once. :mrgreen: Marty "Docker" Hughes is now a local legend of Portsmouth. Docker, born in 1954, was a Pompey fan and had connections with its infamous 6:57 Crew hooligan gang. At the age of 33, Docker r...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 23:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 61
Views: 13127
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Re: Type 32 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

For example, I can see the engine room of IH-class LOOKS LILE a bit taller than that of Absalon class. It will be just difference in arrangement, but as the deck height is taller in IH-class, it is natural. http://gpx741k9ffd3p5zv840ulv3j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/0057-DSC_...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 22:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 430
Views: 150837
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Re: Future ASW

My younger self, who was far more clued up on naval matters than I am now, would always hear about the Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap as important for ASW vs Soviet Union in Cold War days. Is GIUK Gap still important in these days of Russian Navy rearming and with longer range of Russian sub-launched mis...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 22:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

First off we don't need to make the River class 110 meters to get what you want the B2's can be fitted with up to 76mm main gun and 30mm second armament as seen on HTMS Krabi also they can operate rotor USV's as seen from the Brazilian tests with S-100 Camcopter witch can be fitted with LMM or I-Ma...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 22:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

They have some armed police in patrol cars on the Motorways and in London, and routinely have police with submachine guns at main airports. British Transport Police have trained Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) on railways etc. Who are they (the above examples of UK police) planning on shooting? T...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 00:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

Even if the Cutters main weapon was a water-cannon, they should be armed with small arms, just like UK airport Police. Who you planning on shooting? They have some armed police in patrol cars on the Motorways and in London, and routinely have police with submachine guns at main airports. British Tr...
by wargame_insomniac
24 Nov 2021, 00:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Thanks. I was more referring to HMS Trent's deployment on West Africa. She visited Ghana this month, and made a good relation with the local officials, first in decades... Stopped the long long UK absence there. The same can be done at, say, Kenya, Maldives, Seishells, Madagascar, and South Afica. ...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Nov 2021, 23:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 430
Views: 150837
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Re: Future ASW

My younger self, who was far more clued up on naval matters than I am now, would always hear about the Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap as important for ASW vs Soviet Union in Cold War days. Is GIUK Gap still important in these days of Russian Navy rearming and with longer range of Russian sub-launched miss...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Nov 2021, 19:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

The R2 won't be taking on Corvettes, they will be tracking and intercepting drug runners, people smugglers and anti piracy patrols. All of which can be performed with UAVs and DS-30 MkII. If they where to take on corvettes they would need armed with anti ship missiles, a better radar and CAAM For p...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Nov 2021, 19:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

AS far as I am concerned, no migrants arriving in the UK by unofficial means should be able to claim asylum. All, including children should be returned to the last safe country they were in, basically France. If a small boat is intercepted, it should take those on the boat aboard and take them back...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Nov 2021, 17:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

There is very little border force can to physically deter them crossing without the risk of drowning women and children which the media would have a field day on. There needs to be some way to fast track their applications and once rejected quickly return them home within days of arriving. How many...
by wargame_insomniac
23 Nov 2021, 17:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

tomuk wrote: 23 Nov 2021, 02:21 You forgot BTP, MOD Police and Civil Nuclear Police and the half a dozen or so Port/Harbour police
Exactly. Too much overlap = lack of clarity in whose responsibility in dealing with = left to someone else.
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 23:49
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Border Force Cutters.
Replies: 224
Views: 55521
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Re: Border Force Cutters.

Looking on first page of this thread, I can't beleive that we have the following organisations responsible for policing and patrolling our borders: Border force (BF) - reports to Home Office Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG) - reports to Department for Transport (DfT) Overseas Patrol Squadron - part o...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 21:19
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4112
Views: 1067043
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

The R2 won't be taking on Corvettes, they will be tracking and intercepting drug runners, people smugglers and anti piracy patrols. All of which can be performed with UAVs and DS-30 MkII. If they where to take on corvettes they would need armed with anti ship missiles, a better radar and CAAM For p...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 21:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299830
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 22 Nov 2021, 07:58 The Suffix was removed some time ago !
Sorry it was an attempt at irony, as in selling one single T31 to Ukraine would justify the e suffix!
:)
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 01:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299830
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Nothing really new here but good news for UKPLC nonetheless. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/17/uk-agrees-sell-warships-missiles-ukraine-tensions-russia-grow/ In early November, the UK signed a treaty with Ukraine for British exports to go to Ukraine to enhance its maritime presence. The t...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 01:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14546
Views: 3299830
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

So as of the start of 2022 the RN will have 1 x Frigate 1 x Bay class 2 x River Class 4 x MCM East of Suez for me if we added another frigate plus a tanker and RFA Argus this could allow 3 good groups EoS Group 1 ) 1 x frigate , 1 x Bay , 4 x MCM = Gulf Group 2 ) 1 x frigate , Argus = LRG EoS group...
by wargame_insomniac
22 Nov 2021, 01:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 3237
Views: 864911
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

All the specs currently being up in the air is a good thing as it means we can plan the design of all vessels to the requirement other than trying to mash together the LSG out what we have after there built. We know the SSS are going to be tied to CSGs and that’s it so that’s why we need to hope an...