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by SKB
27 Mar 2020, 16:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 3142
Views: 330288
Location: England

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

by SKB
26 Mar 2020, 11:00
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3993
Views: 411202
Location: England

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

by SKB
25 Mar 2020, 14:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

And some videos....



(ships, planes and gaming) 25th March 2020


(STRN/PortsmouthProud) 25th March 2020
by SKB
25 Mar 2020, 14:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PoW returns home to Portsmouth HMS Warrior LIVE webcam: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPJqVYXdNexb?t=19 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET9gAdqXQAAN10V.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET9gAhQXYAAqfz6.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET9gAlJXsAELRnG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ET9gAn6X0AADfi2.jpg (@@SteveMo...
by SKB
24 Mar 2020, 19:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Should the royal navy have a real hospital ship?
Replies: 241
Views: 49212
Location: England

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

But Argos is closed?! :mrgreen:
by SKB
20 Mar 2020, 16:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

F-35B and QE did NOT do the world's first SRVL landing! :o Just learned that the F-35B and HMS Queen Elizabeth were NOT involved in world's first SRVL landing. It was already done in 2007 by Qinetiq's VAAC Harrier... on board the Charles de Gaulle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU0P0pQQ6vI (Jet A...
by SKB
19 Mar 2020, 23:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 11381
Views: 964620
Location: England

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Can anyone explain to me the pennant numbering convention used for the Type 23s? Of the total of sixteen T23's, the first ten T23's were numbered from F230 to F239. HMS Norfolk as the lead T23 ship was given pennant number F230 to reflect this. HMS Lancaster as the third ship in class was originall...
by SKB
19 Mar 2020, 14:45
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Do the teams change ends at half time, or wind the ship instead?! :mrgreen:
by SKB
18 Mar 2020, 15:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152677
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

To be painted with a 'rampant Scottish beast' on the bow?!
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:mrgreen:
by SKB
17 Mar 2020, 15:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 749
Views: 112222
Location: England

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]


(NavyLooutout/PortsmouthProud) 17th March 2020
Devonport-based HMS Sutherland makes a rare visit to Portsmouth this morning.
by SKB
17 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152677
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbPf9_tzAUY (NavyLookout/PortsmouthProud) 16th March 2020 Glorious sunshine for HMS Dauntless as she sails from Portsmouth for the first time in 4 years after being laid up and then having refit. She will conduct initial sea training and basic trials and have a short ...
by SKB
16 Mar 2020, 13:17
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing RC-135W Airseeker/Rivet Joint (RAF)
Replies: 81
Views: 21307
Location: England

Re: Boeing RC-135W Airseeker/Rivet Joint (RAF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSA8FeHQde4 (Forces TV) 9th March 2020 The Rivet Joint aircraft is the most advanced spy plane in the world. It has been given a £1.2 billion upgrade, with the aircraft's flying and intelligence gathering abilities having been improved. The Rivet Joint programme is jo...
by SKB
16 Mar 2020, 09:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/HMSPWLS/status/1239289566059692038 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETK8LcLX0AEbUBo.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETLXQcOWoAExqHL.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETK8KskXgAQdm52.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETLXRzDXgAATUQY.jpg PoW anchored off Portland, Dorset at the weekend. htt...
by SKB
14 Mar 2020, 11:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 1007
Views: 142762
Location: England

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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(@NavyLookout) 13 March 2020
The second P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft “City of Elgin” has arrived in the UK
by SKB
13 Mar 2020, 12:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152677
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

HMS Dauntless departure from Portsmouth has been rescheduled to Monday 16th March, 10:00.
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 16/03/2020
by SKB
13 Mar 2020, 10:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Stop the fantasy ship/fleet rubbish please. Go build models of them, like the Russians do.
by SKB
13 Mar 2020, 10:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1780
Views: 226655
Location: England

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The US is not 'years ahead'. They just have a blank cheque, whereas we don't. The UK could easily built a 'Tempest' (or whatever this fictional plane would be called) on its own if it had the same advantages of the US military budget.
by SKB
12 Mar 2020, 15:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:The "Scottish git" as many call him.

Incorrect. 'One-eyed lefty useless incompetant Scottish git'. :mrgreen:
by SKB
12 Mar 2020, 13:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1195
Views: 152677
Location: England

Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]



HMS Dauntless (D33) is leaving Portsmouth for her engine refit tomorrow (Friday 13th March 2020) at 08:30.
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/portsm ... 13/03/2020
by SKB
03 Mar 2020, 18:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11348
Views: 1253802
Location: England

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

@ QE First block (LB03) floated in on 29th August 2011. QE Floated out (complete) on 17th July 2014. QE Total time: 2 years, 10 months, 19 days (1054 days) Rosyth Dock 1 empty 18th July 2014 - 8th September 2014 : 1 month, 22 days (53 days) PoW First blocks (LB02 & LB03) floated in on 9th Septem...

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