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by jimthelad
29 Nov 2021, 22:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Given the above opinion, would a clutch failure on the lift turbine seem more likely ?
by jimthelad
21 Nov 2021, 14:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569495
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Fire (as in the flamey stuff) does tend to be a consequence of an ATGM hit unless you have serious armour protection. Modern tandem or binary ATGM HEAT warheads generate a lot of lateral plasma flow when in contact with the triggering surface. This improves the chance of beating ERA. I think if it k...
by jimthelad
15 Nov 2021, 17:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 285
Views: 55144
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

NH-90 is an expensive very flawed machine with very little growth potential. Everyone who uses it is already trying to find a way to replace it.
by jimthelad
12 Nov 2021, 19:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Anyone get the impression the Jungly Merlin is reclaiming it's spot form the annoying Osprey?!? :lol:
by jimthelad
25 Oct 2021, 22:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 111
Views: 40989
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

No, it is a failsafe. It has to be enabled before firing. The mechanism is armed after launch. Otherwise anybody could trigger self destruct if they knew coding (unless wireguided). Those weapons with a command destruct have quite complex interactive software to prevent this, but still need enabling...
by jimthelad
25 Oct 2021, 20:26
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 111
Views: 40989
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

Most weapons which have a self destruct enabler in the start sequence. Dependant on guidance (wire vs radio vs SAL/MMW) the range gate is preset or elective. On start up the self destruct powers up from the main power bus and then awaits launch detection (usually an accelerometer with a minimum limi...
by jimthelad
16 Oct 2021, 16:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 258
Views: 113234
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Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

That and that it is the size of whale, makes a hell of down draft and noise, ,and would need Ben Nevis or Sherwood Forest for cover!
by jimthelad
13 Oct 2021, 19:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400279
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Ron5 wrote: Medium armor requires a decent gun. But for recce, if you're engaged in a shooting contest, you've failed your primary task The primary aim of the BA (and every other buggers) recce screen is FIND,FIX, and DESTROY. Your primary aim is to locate and shadow the main force using a mix of as...
by jimthelad
08 Oct 2021, 22:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 651
Views: 189150
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

I can think of quite a few people who had armour and indirect fire superior to our unit, who are now contributing to the long term soil fertility of their homeland. So, I respectfully disagree with your latter.
by jimthelad
07 Oct 2021, 22:39
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 651
Views: 189150
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

No, not really. If you can disperse and find decent cover, they can take anything on other than indirect battery fire.
by jimthelad
07 Oct 2021, 20:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)
Replies: 651
Views: 189150
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Re: Multi Role Vehicle – Protected - MRV(P)

I don't understand how an army built around Boxer and an armored truck will be capable of peer warfare. Sounds more like a unit for fighting colonial wars against under equipped 3rd worlds. In which, by the way, the UK is 0 and 2 over the past 20 years. Peer warfare is armored warfare. Why does arm...
by jimthelad
03 Oct 2021, 22:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 111
Views: 40989
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

I haven't fired Starstreak but we were part of the trial team which looked at it as a direct fire weapon against IFV'S. Was amazing to watch. The reaction time was especially impressive. The time to fire was less than the MILAN (I would be wary about actually specifying due to opsec) and we simulate...
by jimthelad
07 Aug 2021, 21:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Given the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, what are the bets that CSG21 gets recalled to that area sooner than we think?
by jimthelad
01 Aug 2021, 22:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 285
Views: 55144
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Have any of you had any training in vertical assault?! If there is even the remotest chance there could be opfor in the area of the LZ then doctrine dictates in the absence of AH, initial assault by a limited number of SH using NOE insertion occurs with cover from the remaining force of SH, indirect...
by jimthelad
27 Jul 2021, 22:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7387
Views: 1829142
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Back to the news, GB seems to be doing well in Tokyo!
by jimthelad
14 Jul 2021, 22:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The knocking shops of Nicosia had a clap pandemic when we were there on ops. The MP's were crawling all over town trying to police it but didn't stop several cases in our unit. Good luck trying to stop an airborne contagion!
by jimthelad
24 May 2021, 22:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7387
Views: 1829142
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Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

There's a Good pub just across the water!
by jimthelad
15 May 2021, 10:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 118
Views: 11218
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Aplique armour has some defects: Shearing strain means an non lethal hit can mal-align panels, needing an angle grinder anyway! This means you have to replace the whole lot. Aplique really doesn't like ERA. The shock wave will cause delamination. This has been seen in several conflicts and one of th...
by jimthelad
08 May 2021, 22:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4651
Views: 1268374
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Without going into specifics (and exposing them), BAe has to plan for disruption to delivery schedule within the contract. MoD rules preclude production outwith the UK. As a result, they have to secure delivery of long lead items and ensure stability if the logistics train. Also, IP of warship and m...
by jimthelad
08 May 2021, 14:09
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 591860
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Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

Ok, does that mean we get to keep the one they found down the back of the couch?!?
by jimthelad
08 May 2021, 14:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4651
Views: 1268374
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

BAe has now finished risk mitigation study of possible Indyref2. MoD will not allow non UK shipyard to build 'warships'. As a result options are now being prepared to move up to 800 jobs in design and advanced material research/manufacture to CL and Barrow. They are also now looking at an all Englan...
by jimthelad
08 May 2021, 13:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 2022
Views: 591860
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Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

I thought the reason they chose the CR2 was because the turret ring was wider and therefore easier to integrate the 130mm gun and autoloader.
by jimthelad
01 May 2021, 22:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Bloody crab air!!!! USMC all standing at ease, Brill -cream Boyz all lounging about. Hope they fly better than they look. Seriously, not a good advert. I hope the CPO applies a leather enema to those concerned (if that was the mob the Rasman would be fucking apoplectic even for us Ruperts).
by jimthelad
28 Apr 2021, 20:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13729
Views: 3924593
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

That is so they can get in to the bar!!! Seriously though, This deployment really is historic. The USN now views the QE class as a peer for operations due to the density of 5 gen aircraft. They have a huge problem with deck availability due to usage, maintenance, issues with GRF class, and with the ...