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by serge750
21 Feb 2024, 20:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15324
Views: 4393715
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

First proper fixed wing flight ops - no point running before you can walk, how many did QE start with? next years promises to be a huge jump 24 !!! so not to lng to wait.....
by serge750
13 Feb 2024, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Project Crowsnest (RN)
Replies: 220
Views: 78899
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Re: Project Crowsnest (RN)

WTH ! willing to bet it will be extended
by serge750
13 Feb 2024, 10:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5433
Views: 1457327
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Would a b3 T26 have a 57mm main gun, replace mk41 with a simpler VLS for CAMM could have the ER version aswell as the original 48, along with T45 for the CSG, leaving the other T26 for othe roles....i really do think the RN need a long range fast response all weather ASROC type armament though - whi...
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 20:02
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8403
Views: 2134637
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

If very early insertion of Mk41 is assured, then further unnecessary work to create the Mushroom Farm may even be halted. It might also speed handover to the RN. You're assuming the Mk 41's will replace the mushrooms. I'm not so sure they will. I think they will be additional to. I think you are un...
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 18:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

:crazy: Is there a good chance of finding out how many CAMM this quater as it is the budget soon also the general elelection ? wont be easy for the next lot to cut the number without tabloid outrage of "underarmed RN battleship" :crazy:
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 17:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5433
Views: 1457327
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Definatly going to busy few years with the T31's coming along at the same time ! hopefully the newer ships can increase the at sea days for the RN
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 15:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Since we are spending lots of money on the T45 PIP & CAMM upgrades etc i actualy hope they have longer service lives than 2038 so maybe we could fit in a extra 1 or 2 T26's to increase th ASW for the RN by defering the T83 a couple of years.......while modestly increasing the fleet numbers
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 12:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8403
Views: 2134637
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Will be good to get them into service ASAP to lift the burdon from the hard worked T23's - if they come into service with 24 CAMM ( preferably more ) get NSM ASAP, then maybe update only 2 or 3 with mk41 as extra ' "MEAT" if they were part of a task group, if they are mainy going to be use...
by serge750
11 Feb 2024, 12:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

if there was money to put mk41 on the T45 ? i would rather put it towards speeding up the T26 if possible as they have mk41 from the start, probably would have 1 or 2 T26 in service before the first 45 gets mk41 anyway......
by serge750
08 Feb 2024, 21:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1982
Views: 551783
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

didn't realise she was getting them during her PIP , do you know when it's due to finnish?
by serge750
08 Feb 2024, 19:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1982
Views: 551783
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Think they realised 48 wasnt enough a while ago, putting CAMM on will be huge verses a relativly low cost .....cant come soon enough !
by serge750
08 Feb 2024, 18:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

As cheap as the Polish T31...... :D :D
by serge750
03 Feb 2024, 22:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15324
Views: 4393715
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

On the bright side - it gives POW the chance to shine & work up the air capability sooner than planned & at a gentle pace than next years planned 24 in 25 deployment, also, is not better to discouver these things on routine checks rather than at sea....
by serge750
31 Jan 2024, 20:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I read the EU wanted to do something... but so many differing voices - so maybe wishful thinking that some EU may tag on to show solidarity - if this situation goes on longterm...
by serge750
31 Jan 2024, 20:13
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

How about the italians ? an escort & a few F35B.......or maybe the CdeG if she could be worked up in time....not a good situation but would show its not just the US & UK in a big way
by serge750
29 Jan 2024, 20:19
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Turkish Armed Forces
Replies: 321
Views: 31655
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Re: Turkish Armed Forces

I saw on a pop up artical on my phone ( cant find the now ) that the price includes 79 F16 upgrade kits, radars,engines, Viper tech & some weopons, support & also the new 40 F16's
by serge750
28 Jan 2024, 13:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

By the time we bugger about changing contracts & fitting mk 41 & CAMM to the T45 i think think the 1st T26 will be availiable ! so accelerate NSM fit if we can....
by serge750
27 Jan 2024, 17:09
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Turkish Armed Forces
Replies: 321
Views: 31655
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Re: Turkish Armed Forces

Hope they are getting a lot of support etc for $23bn..... just seems like a lot of wonga !!!
by serge750
24 Jan 2024, 20:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)
Replies: 175
Views: 81645
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Re: MBDA Brimstone Missile (RAF)

Don't you just love salesmen :lol: :lol: :lol: hope they got their bonuses.... :D
by serge750
12 Jan 2024, 20:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Concerning the T31 weapons fit - are they not getting the NSM from the T23 when they retire ? so instead of getting possible 8,16 or 32 mk 41 would it be better ( cheaper ) to fit ExLS for just CAMM, as they will be our tier 2 ships & save the high end FCASW stock for the T26 & tier1 ships ?
by serge750
06 Jan 2024, 18:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 5709
Views: 1489716
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Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The Albions should have gone…. I don’t have an issue with the Albions going but they should be replaced with another vessel. My preference is for a £1bn LHA operating with the 2x CVFs in rotation using 2 crews. IMO it’s sensible and pragmatic providing one permanently available LHA or CVF 2/3 of th...
by serge750
03 Jan 2024, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8403
Views: 2134637
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

If my memory not playing me false from what little i can remember of my structural engineering classes the size/thickness of the plating can add substantial strength to a structure. Modern warship "skin" is relatively thin which gives rise to the starved dog look. Its function is mostly t...
by serge750
02 Jan 2024, 22:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5403
Views: 1414696
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

guestimated, CSG 21 had 8 uk F35, isnt POW CSG 25 going to embark 24 F35 ? so split the difference :D
by serge750
02 Jan 2024, 17:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 5403
Views: 1414696
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Since we now have over 30 + pilots including instructors, would 16 be able to be serged up if totally needed ? & still not effect the training too much...
by serge750
30 Dec 2023, 19:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19028
Views: 7043402
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Since the rumor that ExLS maybe going on the T26's could that mean that when the T45's go in to get CAMM fitted from 2026, that they get ExLS launchers instead of the mushroom launchers ? or maybe a combo of 6 x ExLS ( quad packed CAMM giving 24 missiles ). & 8 x mk41 that could give more option...