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by 2HeadsBetter
08 Jun 2024, 18:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 5853
Views: 1586414
United Kingdom

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

9 political parties for a population of around 5.5 million. Splitters!
by 2HeadsBetter
08 Jun 2024, 09:04
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Jaguar (1974-2007) (RAF)
Replies: 8
Views: 6697
United Kingdom

Re: Jaguar (1974-2007) (RAF)

Found this on youtube - the carrier variant:

by 2HeadsBetter
05 May 2024, 09:33
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CHINA
Replies: 383
Views: 39782
United Kingdom

Re: CHINA

Fujian is out on her first sea trials:

by 2HeadsBetter
24 Apr 2024, 17:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1984
Views: 288112
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Absolutely spot on SW1 - retention and recruitment are the biggest challenges facing all 3 services right now not comrade Putin or chairman whatsisname. Would love to see more P8s, more frigates, more Challengers et al but pointless if they're all just parked in a shed.
by 2HeadsBetter
23 Apr 2024, 19:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General UK Defence Discussion
Replies: 1984
Views: 288112
United Kingdom

Re: General UK Defence Discussion

Starmer has promised a rise to 2.5% "when resources allow" which is politico speech for "it will have to wait it's turn and is nowhere near top of our list." Also a defence review within 12 months of coming to power. Wonder who he'll get to do it - believe Red Ken is still availa...
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Apr 2024, 19:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2868
Views: 831181
United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

If you can ignore the superficial presenter and the annoying bursts of crap music this is actually an interesting video about the new Striker 2 helmet Bae is developing for Typhoon:

by 2HeadsBetter
12 Apr 2024, 18:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 8563
Views: 2316503
United Kingdom

Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

That's a fancy looking ladder.
by 2HeadsBetter
15 Feb 2024, 19:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15482
Views: 4674128
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

What odds Labour will kick their long-awaited defence review down the road (again) until no one is shooting at us?
by 2HeadsBetter
14 Feb 2024, 17:04
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1183
Views: 125176
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

I don't see any defensive fire at all coming from that Russian ship - allegedly Caesar Kunikov - seems taken completely by surprise.
by 2HeadsBetter
05 Feb 2024, 17:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Victorious (R38) (Illustrious Class Aircraft Carrier) (1941-1968) (RN)
Replies: 4
Views: 5165
United Kingdom

Re: HMS Victorious (R38) (Illustrious Class Aircraft Carrier) (1941-1968) (RN)

This seems like a good place to post this. An interesting video from the Aviation Deep Dive site about the FAA adoption of the Corsair carrier fighter:

by 2HeadsBetter
27 Jan 2024, 12:21
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Turkish Armed Forces
Replies: 336
Views: 47888
United Kingdom

Re: Turkish Armed Forces

Just been announced on BBC News that Turkey is to buy 40 new F16s and get upgrades to their existing fleet. Oh and the Turkish Parliament has voted to accept Sweden's application to join NATO.
by 2HeadsBetter
20 Jan 2024, 14:13
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Directed Energy Weapons
Replies: 91
Views: 11374
United Kingdom

Re: Directed Energy Weapons

Latest on DragonFire laser testing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/adva ... s-uk-first
by 2HeadsBetter
15 Jan 2024, 11:25
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 1183
Views: 125176
United Kingdom

Re: The war in Ukraine

The beeb are suggesting it was a Patriot missile strike:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-67978739
by 2HeadsBetter
14 Jan 2024, 09:36
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: POLAND
Replies: 122
Views: 18449
United Kingdom

Re: POLAND

Sea Ceptor for new Polish frigates unsurprisingly:

https://www.mbda-systems.com/press-rele ... -frigates/
by 2HeadsBetter
02 Jan 2024, 11:59
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 342
Views: 30109
United Kingdom

Re: Indian Armed Forces

I'm afraid no one will convince me that it's a good idea not to have any missile defence system on our carriers. Of all the carrier operators it's just us and the Japanese who don't. And their "carriers" were an afterthought. And they have a shedload of destroyers and frigates. And tend to...
by 2HeadsBetter
26 Dec 2023, 09:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 4194
Views: 1073910
United Kingdom

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's looking very F22-like.
by 2HeadsBetter
02 Dec 2023, 10:08
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: CANADA
Replies: 381
Views: 45327
United Kingdom

Re: CANADA

by 2HeadsBetter
30 Oct 2023, 18:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15482
Views: 4674128
United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Tried googling price of F35 brake discs but just comes up with BMW parts. And Opel camper van. Probably not relevant.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Oct 2023, 10:07
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Italian Armed Forces
Replies: 940
Views: 79267
United Kingdom

Re: Italian Armed Forces

Note the commitment to GCAP in Italy's wishlist:

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... -spending/
by 2HeadsBetter
04 Sep 2023, 20:31
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: French Armed Forces
Replies: 1881
Views: 169575
United Kingdom

Re: French Armed Forces

Je ne parle pas français. These are pretty though:

by 2HeadsBetter
04 Sep 2023, 20:25
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Labour Party
Replies: 318
Views: 28398
United Kingdom

Re: Labour Party

A re-shuffle. Just not much of one: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-66707569 Does anyone remember Emily Thornberry as Shadow Defence? Blink and you would have missed it. She was undertaking a thorough review of defence - especially CASD. She took over responsibility for the review from Red Ke...
by 2HeadsBetter
19 Jul 2023, 17:03
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 342
Views: 30109
United Kingdom

Re: Indian Armed Forces

Can't wait to see those Rafales launching off a ski ramp.