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by Scimitar54
05 Oct 2022, 12:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

You may well be correct, I hope so. However,, some of that “headroom” MUST have been used up by the 40mm mounting located above the hangar. Another contributor to the use of that “headroom“ is likely to be the CAMM silo (depending on its size naturally).
by Scimitar54
05 Oct 2022, 00:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

tomuk Thank-you for the photograph. It is not as bad as I had envisaged, but it is still far from ideal. Subject to Top Weight considerations, one solution might be a position for one phalanx behind (forward of) and slightly above the aft 40mm, with the other , but probably the best locations for th...
by Scimitar54
04 Oct 2022, 20:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Not sure what your “2019 Model” looks like!
by Scimitar54
04 Oct 2022, 10:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

With type 31 I would keep the 2 x 40mm and if you wanted Phalanx or SeaRam add one each side of the rear 40mm
by Scimitar54
04 Oct 2022, 09:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Not really a practical proposition, due to the interference with each other’s firing arcs.
by Scimitar54
03 Oct 2022, 21:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4938
Views: 1341517
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Well, she IS one of His Majesty’s Ships, With little or no breeze, it is not easy to see the White Ensign, but it is just visible.
by Scimitar54
02 Oct 2022, 12:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If you had considered what you have just written, you would have realised that it would have to have been the other way round. Or do you think that it is smart to make the “ Manned Vessel” the target?
by Scimitar54
01 Oct 2022, 22:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 96498
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Re: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion

So what do you think the difference is then, between the RN’s Phalanx Guns and the USN’s Sea Whizz (Phalanx) Guns ? :mrgreen
by Scimitar54
19 Sep 2022, 02:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Additional crew availability is (one of) the prerequisites for expanding the RN, in addition to adequate fuel, ordnance and spares stocks, referred to elsewhere. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
18 Sep 2022, 08:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4938
Views: 1341517
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

You yourself have just agreed with my point! The “Shed” would not need to be so high , if the ships being built were either at or around (water level) rather than having to be some 10 Metres higher, The further consideration is, that it is necessary to build it bigger than is needed for T26, unless ...
by Scimitar54
16 Sep 2022, 11:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4938
Views: 1341517
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Principle still applies, I was just illustrating ONE possibility! Required Bridge Deck-head height COULD cause a problem in a similar way. Also, any and indeed all work CAN be carried out outside. However, if you think that this would be desirable, then there would be no incentive to construct a cov...
by Scimitar54
16 Sep 2022, 00:07
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4938
Views: 1341517
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

You might need the extra headroom permitted by building in a dry dock to clear the upper works of the T83, to allow a really high mainmast for mounting it’s Radar ? Unless this has been adequately allowed for, it may not prove possible to “raise the roof” later on. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
12 Sep 2022, 20:37
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5771
Views: 1582660
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Unless it is the OCU and THREE Squadrons? 56 / 4 = 14 in each Squadron (OCU regarded as an operational Squadron). I would however, regard that as a major mistake unless it was as a (very) last resort. If we do need FOUR Frontline Squadrons, which IMHO we do; they should be in addition to both the OC...
by Scimitar54
08 Sep 2022, 20:29
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Royal News
Replies: 134
Views: 4099
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Re: Royal News

Thank-you Your Majesty, for your exemplary service. May you now Rest in Peace.

Long Live The King!
by Scimitar54
05 Sep 2022, 01:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14209
Views: 4095680
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Answer: Money, together with the Will and Determination to adequately defend ourselves and our allies is what is required along with a “Can Do” attitude, instead of the current bunch of “hand wringers” and “Snowflakes” who are frightened of stepping in a puddle, in case they get wet. The First Duty ...
by Scimitar54
04 Sep 2022, 20:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14209
Views: 4095680
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ought to have been a 3 ship class anyway, but due to deteriorating world situation, I am giving serious consideration to the viewpoint that if we heed the warnings it now should really become a class of 4! (2 more REAL National Flagships). :lol:
by Scimitar54
03 Sep 2022, 20:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 30
Views: 2635
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Re: SSN(R) Future Astute Replacement (2040s) (RN) [News Only]

Unfortunately there is not a “General” thread for RN Submarines, but the surplus crew may be unlikely to be available for either Astute Class SSNs or SSN(R), if as I suspect they may be required to facilitate the return of Vanguard. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
03 Sep 2022, 20:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14209
Views: 4095680
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ

You might like to visit the odd distillery as well, whilst you are there. ! :D
by Scimitar54
02 Sep 2022, 01:14
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Australian Defence Force
Replies: 1886
Views: 61566
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Re: Australian Defence Force

That is precisely what we should be doing. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
31 Aug 2022, 09:36
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4938
Views: 1341517
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Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

From my point of view, I am more interested in 9 hulls and onwards. Hopefully then a window of opportunity to acquire T26 in sufficient numbers, so that they can indeed become the Global Combat Ships that they were always intended to become. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
31 Aug 2022, 03:37
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14209
Views: 4095680
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Reference “D” Lock comment, I have always thought that converting No. 2 Basin would have been a better solution and indeed was eventually given consideration. If it had actually been built, it would have also provided the.possibility of (hopefully) a 3rd (QEC) berth. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
29 Aug 2022, 03:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If the number of escorts to be built is expanded due to an update on the Sino-Russian threat, to the point where Govan (plus Scotstoun) and Rosyth cannot meet demand, I would be delighted to see Shipbuilding resume in the covered facility at Portsmouth. :mrgreen:
by Scimitar54
29 Aug 2022, 03:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 15400
Views: 3454535
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Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

BAES have indicated what they think the RN is looking for in a T32 frigate design (allegedly based on current knowledge). They got what the RN wanted for a T31 correct as well did they not. As indicated in my earlier post, they would lack the capacity to build T32 at Govan at the likely time for con...
by Scimitar54
28 Aug 2022, 20:56
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14209
Views: 4095680
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Does not have the Bedford Array for SRVL trials! :mrgreen: