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by serge750
08 Jul 2020, 21:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Perhaps they could have their radar on a Eiffel tower structure :lol:
by serge750
08 Jul 2020, 18:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This is a better question and this why I would say if they go for F-18 then pick the best pilots from the program to go on to do carrier training giving them a squadron that could join the French carrier Perhaps the germans could start on the Rafale now, like the US navy helped us (UK) out for a fe...
by serge750
08 Jul 2020, 18:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I am looking forward to hearing more on Bastille day as suggested on the French armed forces thread :D
by serge750
06 Jul 2020, 20:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Littoral Strike Ships
Replies: 869
Views: 155018

Re: Future Littoral Strike Ships

Maybe they decided it was a less than good idea Except to Lili-pad to another ship pick up the troops then to the beach, but if the idea is smaller forces then it may not been worth spending the money on such a big target ?

But probably thought we got no money so lets not spend it !!!
by serge750
05 Jul 2020, 17:33
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 591661

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Its likely the batch including the s.e.a.d will be sourced by the R.A.A.F as a replacement for the Growler Didn't the RAAF recently buy some FA18 superhornets wired up to be growlers aswell, how long are they going to be in service for, so with the F35 + growlers they will have a good capability !!...
by serge750
05 Jul 2020, 17:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1189284

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just wouldn't surprise me that after the first batch there will be either a massive slow down (24months per ship) or cut to the numbers to help with the financial "black hole" Just thinking what would be an ok outcome, it would keep the workforce working, the politicians could spin that th...
by serge750
05 Jul 2020, 16:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1189284

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

As much as I want to defend our various uk governments, they all think short term on every thing that costs money This is a bit of an urban myth. Default investment timescale considered in making MOD investment decisions is 25 years; this is not short term by most people's understanding. Detailed p...
by serge750
04 Jul 2020, 15:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1189284

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

As much as I want to defend our various uk governments, they all think short term on every thing that costs money :yawn:
by serge750
04 Jul 2020, 15:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 116
Views: 23877

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

Probably more chance of getting a third QEC :lol: should of been dedicated ASAC airframes, minimum of 5 and wire up another 3-4 as back up just incase. don't get me wrong we do need these but... just a ploy to say we have X amount of availiable ASAC merlins, I can understand why they want more wired...
by serge750
04 Jul 2020, 14:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So she will be sailing again October for a joint exercise, will be good to see a few more F35 on deck when the usmc come aboard.

Any news on the itinerary for POW will be this year ?
by serge750
04 Jul 2020, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest- status?
Replies: 116
Views: 23877

Re: Project Crowsnest- status?

Wonder how late and expensive the pods would of been !! So much for the cheaper/easier to integrate version :lol: Perhaps they are only doing an interim job until the V22 osprey asac arrives.... :lol:
by serge750
04 Jul 2020, 13:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace EAP (Eurofighter Typhoon prototype) (1982-1991)
Replies: 9
Views: 5872

Re: British Aerospace EAP (Eurofighter Typhoon prototype) (1982-1991)

TSR 2 !!! another great what if …. got one at duxford,
by serge750
03 Jul 2020, 18:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 284
Views: 69336

Re: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?

Sod the yacht ! think I would settle for Balmoral castle, an F35b + an Apache and a few million in the bank :D :D :D
by serge750
01 Jul 2020, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

QNLZ coming home tomorrow apparently, nothing on QHM website yet but I assume HMNB should know! https://twitter.com/HMNBPortsmouth/status/1278224414547628032 Is she going back out after another resupply? as I read somewhere that she will meet up usmc jets, or is that going to be closer to CSG21 ? a...
by serge750
30 Jun 2020, 20:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Wonder who won the Typoon + F35 dogfight :D :D :D :D
by serge750
30 Jun 2020, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Does seem :roll: :crazy: imagine how late the poded version would of been if the simpler version is running like it is...
Im grateful though that it will be on CSG 21 though....
by serge750
29 Jun 2020, 20:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 494671

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Perhaps the Canadians could slot in with our T45 replacement program :D
by serge750
29 Jun 2020, 13:23
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4784
Views: 591661

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Thanks for the info Timmymagic, Maybe not buying many more F53 will depend on( & money ) how well project tempest does ? I would actually like them just to buy 2-3 a year after 2023 for the next 20 -30 yrs, which would bring a very slow increase & replace earlier models, ( due to a harder li...
by serge750
27 Jun 2020, 18:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11797
Views: 1189284

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

That's a good point to keep the designer designing, if the RN are getting heavier radars for the T45 replacement then maybe a bigger ship is needed than the T26 hull, with all the T45's undergoing engine work soon what is the likely hood of the replacement being started on time ? Maybe a T26 hull wi...
by serge750
27 Jun 2020, 18:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68749

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Growing on me a lot more especially seeing her refueling F35 and Tiffies :D :D :D
by serge750
26 Jun 2020, 19:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6541
Views: 698208

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Yeh number 2 is spot on! they would just not spend the money on other MOD projects, Maybe see if they could cut 1 hull from the project if it would save a little bit of money to make a token money save gesture ! but if 5 hulls are built into the contract then don't bother. Does seem a shame that to ...
by serge750
26 Jun 2020, 18:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 494671

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

I read it as the RAN may have stability issues due to the increased weight of the AEGIS system? and being at the top end of the max possible deign displacement of the T26, the UK is not getting this, so should have a farther margin for growth? so what could be added to the UK version that would make...
by serge750
26 Jun 2020, 11:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4085
Views: 494671

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Perhaps they could weld outriggers to the hull to make it into a trimaran :D always liked the idea of a trimaran !

Glad to see some pictures of progress, isn't she expected to be hull complete ( in the water ) late next year?
by serge750
25 Jun 2020, 18:38
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)
Replies: 321
Views: 68749

Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

Maybe the wavy blue line should turn into the lightning strike ala a330, agree the united kingdom should be in navy blue or black, I would also put a smaller union flag in front of the uk or near the radome,

But not to shabby, but l think it could very easily confused with a BA plane?
by serge750
19 Jun 2020, 18:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11836
Views: 1521044

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

In a ideal world the uk would have enough money for a full load of F35 etc, but.... The way I see it, its the americans are getting a lift in our car when we are going in the same general direction rather than using their car when the wife needs it ? :lol: are they paying petrol money or just giving...

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