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by serge750
19 Jul 2024, 19:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15481
Views: 4672728
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Lets hope that the dry docking to replace the shafts on QE re-enforces the case that you need both QEC to achieve an on-call carrier availiabity .......
by serge750
16 Jul 2024, 20:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 2042
Views: 594599
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Re: Future Solid Support Ship

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by serge750
06 Jul 2024, 18:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19495
Views: 9998324
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

They could try to pursuade Norway to order the T26 soon....maybe decide if they want the T32 ? Could they build the MRSS in Rosyth if no T32 ?
by serge750
05 Jul 2024, 20:22
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: The 2024 UK General Election
Replies: 26
Views: 1708
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Re: The 2024 UK General Election

Perhaps another Alternative Vote referendum ( like 2011 ) should be on the cards as the turn out gets lower & lower....
by serge750
01 Jul 2024, 21:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Could the longer measurement be extra overhang rather than the hull being longer & wider ?
by serge750
23 Jun 2024, 21:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073238
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I read into it that they wanted too much for not enough budget, so much going on that maybe the will keep the brakes on to keep NGAD going at a slower pace......if they are only planning on the numbers to replace the F22 ? it could be a good move to delay it & also replace some early F35's when ...
by serge750
23 Jun 2024, 17:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073238
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Don't think the americans would want to join as NGAD is a main prestigious project for them....maybe the us navy would join if it was carrie capable to share costs - but even that is so remote, hopefully GCAP will be a winner with Japan & italy !
by serge750
23 Jun 2024, 13:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Replies: 221
Views: 358776
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Re: Future Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Have to bring back the "press gang" :twisted:
by serge750
22 Jun 2024, 21:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Strange that they would want a single hull ? definatly understand that ordering 5 would be a major investment though..... has any timeline details known for a decision ? im hopefull but not optimistic
by serge750
21 Jun 2024, 20:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

If they did order 5 T26 - would the RN need anymore in the short-term ? as there would most likely be 1 or 2 norwegian T26 to help cover the N atlantic, more for the RN would be good ! but if norway wants the T26 i think its a win win eitherway :clap: :thumbup: maybe while bae build the T26, we coul...
by serge750
14 Jun 2024, 22:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

The Extended range ASROC may re-emerge if the MOD are asking for solutions to this requirement then... if salesmen sense a potential sale ..... i was going to say " like sharks sensing blood in the water " :D :lol: :D
by serge750
14 Jun 2024, 20:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Good news for the RN ! seems logical to have an type 07 in the less than good N Atlantic weather !!!
by serge750
12 Jun 2024, 20:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future ASW
Replies: 589
Views: 195347
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Re: Future ASW

How big are the boat bays on the T31 again ? interesting idea
by serge750
11 Jun 2024, 23:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 19495
Views: 9998324
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Would these replace the river OPV's then ?
by serge750
08 Jun 2024, 15:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2866
Views: 830770
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Hopefully the indians won't shoot themselves in the foot again - like Rafael - & hopefully get a tiffy line going .... but not to hopeful for them, personally i would "gift" them our T1's if we are going to retire them anyway as an incentive !
by serge750
08 Jun 2024, 11:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Jaguar (1974-2007) (RAF)
Replies: 8
Views: 6693
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Re: Jaguar (1974-2007) (RAF)

The catapault solves the "eventual" take off issue :D better looking than the superendard :lol: nice little vid - thanks for posting, wondered what happened to the naval version
by serge750
04 Jun 2024, 20:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles
Replies: 91
Views: 16248
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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

What version were they going to first -for the 28 inservice timeline - the subsonic stealth or the supersonic non stealth ? would the subsonic stealth be easier/quicker to develop from the stormshadow ?
by serge750
04 Jun 2024, 20:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5852
Views: 1585809
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Thanks for the update Ove, it seems like the russian invasion has really put defence higher up on the agenda, hopefully good news for the T26....
by serge750
31 May 2024, 16:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4188
Views: 1073238
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I can imagie Saudi getting closer to project tempest, but mainly as a supplier or in the finacial side to secure early deliverys, but india would demand to much imo - bit like france if the were involed :D :roll: :wave:
by serge750
31 May 2024, 15:25
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2109
Views: 137535
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Re: USA Armed Forces

I hope they will be close to UK spec - the maybe we could purchase a couple more next decade, then hopefully only minor upgrades to our orignal 3......
by serge750
31 May 2024, 12:49
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: USA Armed Forces
Replies: 2109
Views: 137535
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Re: USA Armed Forces

Maybe they should of bought the T26 & joined up with the Oz version to help the AUKUS partners out... :D tongue in cheek comment :D not to mention Canada
by serge750
29 May 2024, 20:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 386
Views: 32339
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I think the fearless is good, but to much on the frigate side for the MRSS needs, perhaps more LPH / LPD focused but with 24 + CAMM maybe 57mm gun, for protection but firmly leaning towards amphib operations
by serge750
26 May 2024, 15:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 90
Views: 11255
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Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Each generation will get better, but it would be foolish to rely on them 100% at the moment, hence the layerd defence of most ships, but even if you get attacked by a swarm of 20 drones ( for example ) & your EW takes 2 or 3 that means you save 2 or 3 expensive missile @ cheapish targets, which ...
by serge750
26 May 2024, 15:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 386
Views: 32339
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

The main reason i see keeping a couple of floodable docks in the MRSS project ( 2? no all as they are expensive & as said not always needed ) is they are - i beleive, so correct me if im wrong - quicker & safer to load in ship than outside if the weather is really bad, & future rolls may...
by serge750
25 May 2024, 15:47
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)
Replies: 386
Views: 32339
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Re: Multi-Role Support Ships (MRSS)

I can definatly see the logic, was thinking floodable docks in a be-nign operation & possible future proofing for any other roles including disaster relief