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by serge750
09 Jan 2022, 18:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]

Sounds like a good approach, Oz gets more experience building more boats, UK gets more boats - even 1 more Astute for the RN would be good, as usual all comes down to the funding.....
by serge750
08 Jan 2022, 18:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14839
Views: 3330374

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If the budget for the T32 is £2bn mark i would rather have the RN get two extra T26 ( 3 if possible ) or at least make the T32 into a proper sub hunter with a Quiet hull + total ASW focus ( basic self defence, maybe a 57mm & 24 CAMM ) just to escort the carriers & as said free up the T26
by serge750
03 Jan 2022, 15:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just bite the bullet buy 30 F35C + 4 hawkeye & convert QE to full CATOBAR, whilst leaving POW as the back-up STOVL/LPH multi-role strike carrier :thumbup: To "save" money though the gov would probably go the STOBAR route - like the indians - i read on twitter today that their rafaels ...
by serge750
02 Jan 2022, 22:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

KiwiMuzz :lolno: :lolno: :lolno: :lolno: :lolno: Why on earth bother with a B/C ???? :crazy: The tail hook might get in the way when vectoring the nozzle downwards, ( unless its detachable depending on the mission ? edit + just realized, they could lower it in a VL mode anyway -D'OH :oops: ) but as ...
by serge750
02 Jan 2022, 22:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 97
Views: 7502

Re: National Flagship for Britain

One of the reasons for keeping HMY Britannia was that she could operate as a hospital ship in war. Then the Falklands War came around and it was "discovered" she used a different fuel to the rest of the fleet and could not go with the task force. :roll: [/quote] That defo sounds like a Hom...
by serge750
02 Jan 2022, 20:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I think lockheed martin has just been given $49m and will come back & say "we have just developed a F35C-uk" but put some more stipes on it ... :lolno:
by serge750
02 Jan 2022, 19:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Didn't the MOD release a request last year for a smaller catapult ? ( something to do with unmanned vehicles ) seem to remember a 2023 time frame for information - or was i dreaming that ? sure their was a discussion many pages back - will have a look later to satisfy my curiosity when i have more t...
by serge750
02 Jan 2022, 15:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: National Flagship for Britain
Replies: 97
Views: 7502

Re: National Flagship for Britain

Well if they are going to build one - can it be a " Q ship " :lolno:

Or how about large medical facility's to help with disaster relief ....it need a better reason for spending the money imo
by serge750
01 Jan 2022, 20:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179209

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

As the T45 will be getting CAMM near the asters, along Lord jim's idea, omit the hanger ( keeping the flight deck ) & use the space for a few Mk 41 silo's for whatever weapons are needed including anti ship missiles, wouldn't want to spend to much money on them as they are halfway through their ...
by serge750
28 Dec 2021, 11:15
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Islamic Republic of Iran
Replies: 140
Views: 2003

Re: Islamic Republic of Iran

Looks like the broadside of guns on the T31 might be useful then...
by serge750
27 Dec 2021, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4665
Views: 1276975

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

Another piece in the puzzle, if a lot of the lead items has been ordered it would take a lot to de-rail the next batch of the T26, will be interesting to hear when it becomes officially announced though

Perhaps they will try to fit another one in.....i know cloud cuckoo land
by serge750
26 Dec 2021, 16:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4665
Views: 1276975

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

Would it be announced on the MOD website if true ?.....Gov's always like to announce good things a few times over ha ha
by serge750
24 Dec 2021, 15:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14839
Views: 3330374

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I wouldn't mind if the T45 replacement is cruiser size ( 10000t + ) as long as we get a 1 for 1 replacement - i.e. 6 - but i would prefer an increase & getting at least 8 comparable sized replacements with at least 24 CAMM & 48 aster to grow the numbers of the fleet Also if the T32 are a ful...
by serge750
21 Dec 2021, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Shows how broad the flight deck is compared to POW ! Quite surprised there are not more F35 on deck, would be good to have a few merlins aswell - but i do like the additions of Chinocks
by serge750
19 Dec 2021, 12:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)
Replies: 125
Views: 56398

Re: BAE Hawk (RAF & RN)

Would they use the F35 as simulated attackers ( when as a task group working up ) or would that be too expensive ? or could the banshee Drones do the job ?
by serge750
14 Dec 2021, 19:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14839
Views: 3330374

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Even a 50% increase would be fantastic !! maybe they are playing the bargaining game - we need double but 50% would be ok.... I would like to see, IF it was going to happen accelerating & increasing T26 ( preferably full fat ASW ) to 1 a year at least 4 extra ships before the T45 replacement com...
by serge750
11 Dec 2021, 15:08
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Hellenic Armed Forces (Greece)
Replies: 73
Views: 1589

Re: Hellenic Armed Forces (Greece)

Looks like the Statue of liberty may be going back to france - he he
by serge750
10 Dec 2021, 19:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I'm hoping for 1 with 20 UK F35b + 10 USMC & the other with Chinocks & Apache's ! probably be a short deployment but will be Amazing to see !!!!

maybe late summer ????

Escort could be 2 x T45 & 2 x T23 again ?
by serge750
26 Nov 2021, 18:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13828
Views: 3955347

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I wonder what the was ratio of operations our UK F35 vs the USMC F35....

As said a really good deployment for experiencing a good amount of aircraft - massive thumbs up to the whole personnel who contributed
by serge750
17 Nov 2021, 19:30
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5604
Views: 1528043

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

Yeh Glad the pilots OK, shame it happened this early into the RN getting back in the Carrier business, on the plus side it gave the recovery teams to put all their practice into reality ! Also one less airframe to update :twisted: as long as it will be replaced by a new version :thumbup: Will be int...
by serge750
14 Nov 2021, 14:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 790
Views: 179209

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

Now we know there are not going to be an interim missile the 1st priority should be the upkeep of the submarines Tom's & then as a matter of urgency intergrate a anti-ship missile onto the CBG F35b as a emergency measure
by serge750
14 Nov 2021, 14:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 320
Views: 121982

Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Well that would be good for the Oz fleets & the RAF (very few planes ) for future upgrades or possibly even replacement/increased airframes :thumbup:
by serge750
09 Nov 2021, 19:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5604
Views: 1528043

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

I sort of hope that when project tempest delivers a shiny new offspring that all the F35 would lose some of their new glitz and be prioritized for the carriers
by serge750
06 Nov 2021, 17:40
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 308
Views: 6368

Re: Indian Armed Forces

This just popped up on my youtube suggestions....August 2022 :thumbup: Does Anybody know if any decision/news on IAC 2 ?

by serge750
02 Nov 2021, 19:06
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)
Replies: 788
Views: 270507

Re: Astute Class Attack Submarine (SSN) (RN)

Would they not be called OZTUTES :D cant really see any more being built at barrow if they are going striaght to the SSBN... If the Qz gov are serious wont they want to build them themselves in Oz in their shiney new yard with lots of help from some of the skilled people ( & the tooling ) from b...