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by Cooper
28 Jun 2020, 09:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Project Tempest is the cover story on the latest Issue of Flight international and sounds very promising with the program progressing well despite the disruption caused by the pandemic..

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by Cooper
15 Mar 2020, 07:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Even if given the same budget, the UK would still be running catchup in many areas. Nonsense. All the areas of next gen fighter tech are well understood by numerous countries at this stage. Stealth...I doubt their is very little we don't know about stealth properties and how to apply them. Engine t...
by Cooper
13 Mar 2020, 07:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 56
Views: 19723
Location: Korea North

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

RetroSicotte wrote:You'd rather they still use Land Rover WMIKs?


As I understood it, Panthers, Huskeys & Foxhounds were all meant to replace Land Rovers..

These things were a UOR purchase for desert conditions in Afghanistan, they are completely unsuited to the Northern European climate.
by Cooper
12 Mar 2020, 13:33
Forum: British Army
Topic: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)
Replies: 56
Views: 19723
Location: Korea North

Re: Jackal and Coyote MWMIK (Army)

Why are we still pumping money into these open air death traps?
by Cooper
11 Mar 2020, 17:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

And we would of ended up with just 2 smaller carriers as 2 is “all we need” in government eyes. No, we would have been locked into a 'it will be cheaper to build them than cancel' contract whichever way the RN had gone because Gordon Brown would have been looking after the Clyde, as he did with the...
by Cooper
11 Mar 2020, 17:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote:
why the UK ended up with two large carriers instead of 3 little ones.


'3 little ones' wouldn't have been the 20,000t Invincible class carriers, they would have been a more capable, 30-40,000t class, probably with a maximum 18 (24 surge) F-35B air wing on each.
by Cooper
10 Mar 2020, 07:10
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 4094
Views: 516481
Location: Korea North

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

Brasil wrote:
tomuk wrote:A variation of the 'Mushroom' launchers fitted on the Type 23


Already have a name? I'm looking to know this because it looks like the same model that Brazil adopted for its new light frigates, Tamandaré class.


Sea Ceptor.
by Cooper
09 Mar 2020, 11:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

RetroSicotte wrote:Worth bearing in mind that news author has a notable trend regarding "Buy more little ones!" as his personal line that's turned up many times.


He was just reporting what another defence website put online.

The link to that article is in there.
by Cooper
09 Mar 2020, 10:55
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Interesting, even the Yanks are considering 'downsizing' their Nuclear Carrier ambitions.. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32504/ford-class-of-supercarriers-may-end-after-four-ships-navy-eyeing-smaller-carriers-report Now at then end of the day I don't think they'll be able to bring themselves...
by Cooper
06 Mar 2020, 08:58
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

FFS, the pathetic defeatism on display in this thread is just that, pathetic. Tempest is about keeping alive a fully sovereign capability alive in dozens of areas related to high tech military aerospace for decades to come and keeping hold of tens of thousands, proabably hundreds of thousands of job...
by Cooper
21 Feb 2020, 17:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote:Comparison
(photos: @CavasShips)
^ Bridge of HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
^ Bridge of USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78)



..I know the QE class has a reduced crewing requirement compared to the American carriers but that is just ridiculous :D
by Cooper
21 Feb 2020, 07:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

A bit surprising to read from it that PoW is supposedly 3 metres wider and 4 metres longer. I've previously measured them both from photos and they're identical So which is correct? I'll take the official figures from a sanctioned RN release over the musings of anyone on this forum, thank you very ...
by Cooper
20 Feb 2020, 09:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

abc123 wrote:How is that possible?


Little bit extra here, little bit extra there and bigger on-board pub for the officers...it all adds up :D
by Cooper
20 Feb 2020, 08:34
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So now its official (according to this RN infographic just released)

The POW is bigger than QE:

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Link to full release:

by Cooper
17 Feb 2020, 13:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

And the Americans, Japanese and potentially others... ..The Americans probably won't even allow their 6th Gen plane to be sold to other countries, like the F22. The Japanese have no export presence and their fighter will be tailored to their exact Pacific theatre requirements, which may well not be...
by Cooper
17 Feb 2020, 08:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
Location: Korea North

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Short of a total economic collapse in the next few years, I really can't see this project not going forward after 2025, to full production. There is just no way that this country will leave the projected $250-$300bn export market for 6th Gen Fighters, to the French & Germans. That is just not go...
by Cooper
25 Jan 2020, 10:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 11994
Views: 1593682
Location: Korea North

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hmm, Could the French ego take it?

..A picture going around the world showing their pride & joy next to a bigger Britsh carrier :D

An American carrier is one thing, but a British carrier is something else entirely.
by Cooper
07 Jan 2020, 15:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1893
Views: 294376
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: 1893
Views: 294376
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: 1893
Views: 294376
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: 1893
Views: 294376
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: 1893
Views: 294376
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: 1648
Views: 231330
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: 4094
Views: 516481
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: 943
Views: 154450
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.

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