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by 2HeadsBetter
31 Aug 2021, 16:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

As Tempest said the other day, some flat-top porn:

by 2HeadsBetter
03 Aug 2021, 20:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 846
Views: 293469
Location: United Kingdom

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

Apparently Monmouth and Montrose are to be "gifted" to the Greek Navy. Don't know if this is a reliable source - uses that generic robot voice all too common on videos nowadays - just came across it on youtube. You may have to put up with an advert at the start of the vid. https://www.yout...
by 2HeadsBetter
10 Jun 2021, 17:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hyundai are trying to cram an awful lot into 30000 T.
by 2HeadsBetter
04 Jun 2021, 18:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

When you see her next to CdeG - which is a "proper carrier" remember, that you really appreciate how big she is.



By "proper" I mean not an LHD/LHA or, perish the thought, a "through deck cruiser."
by 2HeadsBetter
28 May 2021, 22:17
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5429
Views: 1503763
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Have to keep reminding myself this isn't just cgi anymore:



A carrier - on the RAF's website!

Next thing you know Man City will be winning the European Cup.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 May 2021, 07:53
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Which is bigger? The camera never lies:

by 2HeadsBetter
18 May 2021, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Sea Harrier (1980-2006) (RN FAA)
Replies: 19
Views: 17305
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Sea Harrier (1980-2006) (RN FAA)

The thread that just won't die.

by 2HeadsBetter
03 May 2021, 09:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: River Class (OPV) (RN)
Replies: 4011
Views: 1054960
Location: United Kingdom

Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Would be more impressive if you could actually carry a weapon!
by 2HeadsBetter
21 Nov 2020, 18:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5429
Views: 1503763
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

"Would the F35's last till the end of the QEC life span?" - Depends when you buy them!
by 2HeadsBetter
09 Nov 2020, 18:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Panavia Tornado (RAF)
Replies: 200
Views: 97405
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Panavia Tornado (RAF)

Don't know if anyone has posted this before - an informal chat with a USN Tomcat pilot who spent 3 years flying the Tornado F3.

by 2HeadsBetter
16 Oct 2020, 17:23
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2204
Views: 653257
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

"Profumo" - any relation?

An Italian businessman guilty of fraud. What is the world coming to?
by 2HeadsBetter
01 Oct 2018, 17:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Just bloody typical that I was dragged off kicking and screaming on a family holiday when all this was going on. So thanks to everybody for all the pictures and videos. Curiously, not much coverage on Spanish tv.
by 2HeadsBetter
19 Jul 2018, 19:14
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5429
Views: 1503763
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

Nice video. Shame there were no V bombers available.
by 2HeadsBetter
11 Jun 2018, 17:58
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

@swoop: "Possibilities of getting 5-6 carriers in total, which is significant in comparison to the US."-Even more significant given that all the Chinese carriers will likely be in the Pacific most of the time. US may actually be outnumbered. F35Bs for Japan and Australia? I believe they've...
by 2HeadsBetter
28 Mar 2018, 16:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2100
Views: 560473
Location: United Kingdom

Re: British Army Future Wheeled APC

Take it out of the Brexit divorce bill. :clap:
by 2HeadsBetter
21 Mar 2018, 18:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1544
Views: 441413
Location: United Kingdom

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

"Improvement Project." So not repairs then. Anyone else noticed how industrial sites are now called employment parks. Everything is spin nowadays.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Feb 2018, 18:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 14051
Views: 3264423
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Thanks benny14 for those images of Type 26. May I ask where they came from?
by 2HeadsBetter
16 Feb 2018, 19:05
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5429
Views: 1503763
Location: United Kingdom

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

I'm waiting for one of the naysayers to point out how un-stealthy they are while in hover mode.
by 2HeadsBetter
22 Dec 2017, 18:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Pesky facts getting in the way of a good story:

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/contrac ... tion-work/

"A typical bilge pump even on a narrow boat, by the way, can handle over 1000 litres per hour."
by 2HeadsBetter
19 Dec 2017, 21:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Haven't seen the beeb coverage but ITN did at least - grudgingly and right at the end of the piece - admit that taxpayers would not be fitting the bill. BTW all you lubbers out there - ALL boats leak. :shock:
by 2HeadsBetter
28 Oct 2017, 11:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 846
Views: 293469
Location: United Kingdom

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

Would be difficult to flog them Type31e if we did.
by 2HeadsBetter
27 Sep 2017, 20:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4577
Views: 1255319
Location: United Kingdom

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

Do newspapers not employ sub-editors any more? Jesus! :x
by 2HeadsBetter
25 Sep 2017, 20:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13553
Views: 3895542
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

"But I won't be around to see it happen" - Have more faith in the RAF :D

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