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by Cooper
07 Jan 2020, 15:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Ron5 wrote:So how much is the current price of the latest and greatest Typhoon?


If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
by Cooper
07 Jan 2020, 08:43
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

jimthelad wrote:the latest versions are likely to be significantly longer legged I am led to believe.


An attempt to bring the Japanese on board?
by Cooper
04 Jan 2020, 16:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

If you think 138 down to 50 won't get noticed by Congress, think again. Yeah well, if you thought that refusing to handover full control of the F-35B source codes to your supposedly 'closest ally' wouldn't go unnoticed, thereby reminding the Government & armed forces of the need for a fully UK ...
by Cooper
31 Dec 2019, 10:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Nobody likes a pedant.
by Cooper
31 Dec 2019, 07:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

From the FT:

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by Cooper
17 Dec 2019, 16:54
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1561
Views: 149350
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)

RetroSicotte wrote:Challenger 2 with the L55A1 would be quite handsomely the most powerful firepower on any tank in the world as is.


..It will also be overweight and underpowered with its current powerplant.
by Cooper
05 Aug 2019, 16:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

Talk is cheap when asked the question in a 'no consequences' reply to an opinion pollster.

..It's another thing entirely when your job, mortgage & pensions are at stake in a real vote.
by Cooper
24 Jun 2019, 11:45
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)
Replies: 877
Views: 89845
Location: Korea North

Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicle Variants (British Army)

bobp wrote:Yes it is in the Sunday times behind a paywall,,,,


If you're running the Firefox browser google for 'bypass paywalls by adam' and fill your boots.
by Cooper
13 Jun 2019, 16:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

You say that, but workshare issues are a fundamental and priced in part of that programme. With Tempest it'll be a no less long and complex process of negotiation for workshare and the like with potential partners, but it'll be on an ad-hoc basis that will likely end up pleasing nobody. Yes but wit...
by Cooper
16 May 2019, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

SKB wrote:I wonder how many T26's PM Farage would order?! ;)



As the great man, Clint Eastwood, once said..'A man's got to know his limitations'.
by Cooper
15 May 2019, 15:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

All very well but so long as that tosser, Philip Hammond, is running the treasury, nothing will change when it comes to defence spending, no matter who is defence secretary.
by Cooper
15 May 2019, 14:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10998
Views: 1067521
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

The most we could expect from a 'rush job' QE ready for action cruise would be to simply relieve another US Carrier from its duties, so it could go and join the US fleet in the Gulf. HMS QE is in no state to enter a combat zone. All irrelevant anyway, this Iran thing will fade away over the next few...
by Cooper
11 May 2019, 07:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 656
Views: 72729
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Still think the reduced to 12 number of CMC missile cells is a stupid choice, same with the never carrying more than 40 warheads isn’t it? Whilst the yanks are going for 16 on theirs this time, they had 24 on the current design. If you’re gonna spend the sort of colossal money an SSBN costs you may...
by Cooper
03 May 2019, 14:39
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 656
Views: 72729
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Repulse wrote:Perhaps the name has been chosen to make it more difficult to cut production at 3 SSBNs.


...I doubt it will get to 1, if that shit kicker Corbyn & his Marxist goon squad get into power.
by Cooper
03 May 2019, 13:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Dreadnought Class SSBN
Replies: 656
Views: 72729
Location: Korea North

Re: Dreadnought Class SSBN

Terrible name....for a submarine.

It's a capital surface ships name, not a subs.

:thumbdown:
by Cooper
17 Apr 2019, 14:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

Utterly stupid to name a RN warship after city whose population voted for the break up of the UK in 2014, if you ask me.
by Cooper
27 Sep 2018, 08:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10998
Views: 1067521
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SDL wrote:So it's happened already?


Honestly, I'm really not that bothered about seeing the 'first' F35B landing, at all.

All I'm interested in seeing is Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth for the first time on operational deployment with a full compliment of F35's and Merlins on the flight deck.
by Cooper
16 Jul 2018, 17:47
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Feel sorry for the Germans, the only thing they'll be expected to contribute is the money to pay for France's wish list.
by Cooper
16 Jul 2018, 16:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1678
Views: 166555
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Absolutely. The Japanese are the real prize for co-operation. South Korea or Italy are consolations in comparison. I think that's being harsh on the Italians TBH, they are somewhat overshadowed by the UK & France when it comes to defence & don't shout about it but they do have a superb indi...
by Cooper
28 Jun 2018, 14:43
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

Lets hope it gives a boost to the Canadian bid as well.
by Cooper
25 Jun 2018, 15:11
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3933
Views: 349057
Location: Korea North

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

IMHO, Australia has way too many shipyards, considering her naval needs... I think the bigger problem is that they have way too small a population for the territory they have to guard. A population of 25m in a country nearly the size of the US, is a crazy out of whack demographic. They need at leas...
by Cooper
20 Jun 2018, 13:00
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1561
Views: 149350
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

I told you they finished 4th.

Sorry that you didn't want to believe me or BFTV.
by Cooper
09 Jun 2018, 09:22
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1561
Views: 149350
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

UK finished fourth overall, according to British Forces TV.

Not bad at all.

Sorry, I know most of you in here wanted them to finish last in order to affirm your views that the C2 is now an obsolete pile of junk, better luck next time.
by Cooper
15 May 2018, 12:07
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1561
Views: 149350
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

I bet you lot want the C2 to finish last, don't you. Just so you can keep on griping about it.

I mean, what on earth would you do if it came in first place :lol:
by Cooper
08 May 2018, 15:27
Forum: British Army
Topic: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 1561
Views: 149350
Location: Korea North

Re: FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (Army)

RetroSicotte wrote:
Cooper wrote:Even the Russians, in their post war battle assessment of Allied tank performance declared the C1 as the best tank in theatre, which led to much sulking from the Americans.


Can you link to said assessment?


Updated my post.

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