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by jimthelad
20 Nov 2022, 14:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5064
Views: 1352167
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

And now back to the news?!?
by jimthelad
08 Oct 2022, 22:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377866
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

AR15 is anything but Ally. Personally I would go with a 6.8 mm Tavour on SCAR.
by jimthelad
16 Sep 2022, 22:41
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 795
Views: 27437
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Better than that was where they said: Ukranian soldiers would eat Russian children British were encouraging Ukraine to invade Moscow Half of all Ukranian army are NATO troops Or my new favourite: this special military operation is like worming.a cat: a special operation for the vet, war for the wor...
by jimthelad
09 Sep 2022, 09:08
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Royal News
Replies: 137
Views: 4922
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Re: Royal News

Currently choking back the urge to nuke Ireland!
by jimthelad
07 Aug 2022, 16:19
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5786
Views: 1588627
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Not fast enough!
by jimthelad
26 Jul 2022, 22:15
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377866
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Possibly both! Definitely the rifle.
by jimthelad
26 Jul 2022, 15:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377866
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Still couldn't hit a barn door at 200m though.
by jimthelad
10 Jul 2022, 11:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4511
Views: 1145981
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

I would propose all B2's be modified (at little expense) to be able to accommodate a modular armament upgrade. This would involve a side sponson on each side of the bridge, fitting points for a telescopic retractable hangar, and also upgrade the existing AS/SS radar, and fit an additional 3 WMC to t...
by jimthelad
02 Jul 2022, 17:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 76
Views: 42066
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Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

Thats why Scott is being retained. Echo class are less useful in deeper waters and some of the capability can be replaced by USV's.
by jimthelad
01 Jul 2022, 22:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)
Replies: 76
Views: 42066
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Re: Echo Class Hydrographic Survey Ships (RN)

No crew and the need to crew Scott for deep sea operations make it inevitable.
by jimthelad
10 Jun 2022, 20:56
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 795
Views: 27437
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Why delay. He broke the rules of war. Either his defence is that he was within his explicit RoE or he acted unilaterally to commit murder. Either way it is a clear breach of international law, and as such, why wait. It might act as a deterrent for for other troops behaving in that way.
by jimthelad
13 May 2022, 22:43
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 275
Views: 25950
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

If you can see it you can hit it. Top attack MPAW just need to overfly, with that bloody umbrella sticking up it makes for a very nice target. If you are that exposed and needs RWS then your infantry screen is not doing it's job.
by jimthelad
05 May 2022, 22:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377866
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

We used the 2T missile, I think the last Bk was manufactured in 2004. The motor had a shelf life of 4yr in environmental storage without safety/servicing at depot level so I would imagine all of our units would be life expired and disposed of. Definitely not one of ours though, no MIRA unit.
by jimthelad
03 May 2022, 18:12
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1220
Views: 377866
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Not sure you are right. The 416 seems to have ejector port jams, excessive recoil, and cant hit a damn thing past 200m. So much so, the crew in Hereford now use Long barrel C6's or use or the sniper spotter weapon when in the desert or where range is a factor.
by jimthelad
26 Apr 2022, 22:32
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))
Replies: 55
Views: 3643
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Re: Starstreak Missile (Man-Portable Air-Defence System) (British Army & RN (RM))

What's wrong with using it as a pillow. Milan was very comfy when you unboxed it and wrapped a cam net around it. Never tried licking one though🤔
by jimthelad
21 Apr 2022, 08:32
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5064
Views: 1352167
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

As long as she is a permanent fixture to the subsurface hullform I might even agree.
by jimthelad
20 Apr 2022, 22:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5064
Views: 1352167
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Until the Hoore o Holyrood gives up, they won't do anything other than maybe paint the building.
by jimthelad
03 Apr 2022, 22:18
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 795
Views: 27437
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Re: The war in Ukraine

The warhead explodes within the tail section. If you put through slow image analysis you can see the impact points x2 prior to the explosion. Either it was a simultaneous impact of 2 identical MANPADS or it was Starstreak. If it the latter, then it is every bit as terrifying as it's reputation would...
by jimthelad
18 Mar 2022, 21:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Javelin Anti-Tank Missile (British Army)
Replies: 78
Views: 31651
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Re: Javelin Anti-Tank Missile (British Army)

Depends on the focal point of the charge and angle of the liner cone. The wider the warhead diameter, the further the standoff usually.
by jimthelad
15 Mar 2022, 18:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115826
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Bombing up for short notice to deploy I suspect.
by jimthelad
13 Mar 2022, 17:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14300
Views: 4115826
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Cue the Snatzis bitching about invading the sovereign rights and territories of the United Republic & Independant National Empress-Kranky (URINE for short).
by jimthelad
12 Mar 2022, 11:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 144
Views: 12754
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Re: National Flagship for Britain

Given the Britannia was a hospital ship, could this be used in part to replace Argus as JCRS along with enhanced medical facilities on the Bays?
by jimthelad
05 Mar 2022, 16:38
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 795
Views: 27437
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

I will have to take my word back; as in "the script for this Winter War" will not run as for the previous one. In the first 3 days 800 AFVs... so the number will (regardless of the final outcome) well exceed the 2400 or so that it took to take out in 105 days. ... keep up the good work! A...
by jimthelad
25 Feb 2022, 22:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 991
Views: 204879
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Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Time to UOR something, maybe that was the navy plan all along. Avoid interminable competition phases and they get to pick. I doubt any politician now has the balls to say no.
by jimthelad
21 Feb 2022, 18:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)
Replies: 170
Views: 88866
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Re: Wave Class Tanker (RFA)

TBH I think we have enough tankers with Tide class and we need the money for FSS program. If they are kept in reasonable order they could be re-activated in a hurry and the RFA have a real man-power crisis at the moment especially in engineers.