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by Cooper
27 Jun 2022, 14:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: HMS Protector (Ice Patrol Ship) (RN)
Replies: 31
Views: 18931
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Re: HMS Protector (Ice Patrol Ship) (RN)

Caribbean wrote: 27 Jun 2022, 14:00 I know that Cayman now has a second helicopter and, more importantly, at least one additional pilot
Damn..a helicopter pilot in the Cayman Islands. I really can't think of a better job than that.
by Cooper
23 Jun 2022, 07:54
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1903043
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

dmereifield wrote: 22 Jun 2022, 21:53 21 day endurance though, that's the trade off...
Not really an issue for Indonesia. They just want these to patrol the multitude of Islands that make up their territory. They won't be venturing much further than that in their lifetime.
by Cooper
15 Jun 2022, 11:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2382
Views: 605841
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

tracked Boxer..FUGLY beyond belief.
by Cooper
15 Jun 2022, 06:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)
Replies: 262
Views: 22331
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Re: RBSL Challenger 3 (Future) Main Battle Tank (British Army)

sol wrote: 14 Jun 2022, 20:29 could seriously impact on the Army capability.
You could argue that a fleet of just 148 Challenger 3, isn't really a serious capability to begin with.
by Cooper
13 Jun 2022, 06:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766450
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

India is approaching the point where it will/want to break free of France and their very expensive products Well, that's going to be a lot of disappointed corrupt Indian politicians & defence contractors, so looking forward to their brown envelopes, stuffed with cash, under the table bribes, th...
by Cooper
07 Jun 2022, 16:21
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2311
Views: 685741
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Meanwhile.... Typhoon and F-22 can happily supercruise with max A2A loadouts at m1.6 and above at altitudes the others can't approach....it's a colossal advantage but never gets remarked on, far more useful tactically than how quickly you can turn down low and slow... ..And yet no one seems to put ...
by Cooper
06 Jun 2022, 06:57
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal
Replies: 4524
Views: 84358
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Re: Brexit - The UK's EU Referendum & Withdrawal

There is just one word needed to describe these REMOANERS / REJOINERS / SPOILERS and that is simply “Quislings”. More like a bunch self entitled, middle class fucks, who just can't let go of the fact that the 'plebs' didn't do as they were told by their 'betters'. In their minds, Any view or opinio...
by Cooper
03 Jun 2022, 12:29
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1970
Views: 430747
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

How can a country capable of building the most complex weapon platforms on the planet, Nuclear Subs, be incapable of fixing a faulty drive-train.

...truly boggles the mind :crazy:
by Cooper
31 May 2022, 14:07
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766450
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Basically, do we know of the timeline? 2024-25 is when the decision to release funds for BAE and its partners to proceed to the flying prototype phase is expected, then the better part of a decade of flight trials, refining & testing the prototypes, ready for full scale production, for entry in...
by Cooper
22 May 2022, 08:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766450
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Tempest article (behind The Telegraphs Paywall..):

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by Cooper
11 May 2022, 13:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 14058
Views: 4059938
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Its getting really tiresome seeing pictures of these carriers at sea with everything on the flight deck except the one bloody thing they were built to carry.

..are they wrapping these F35's up in cotton wool with a 'Break glass in case of emergency' deployment rule or something.
by Cooper
04 May 2022, 09:08
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: UK Politics - General News & Discussion
Replies: 334
Views: 8995
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Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

will they still be legal tender after that date at banks I imagine a lot of old people will still have them and not be tech savy enough or know about the deadline Yes, you'll be able to swap them for newer notes at the Banks (and possibly Post Offices that now offer banking services, but not 100% s...
by Cooper
27 Apr 2022, 12:53
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5727
Views: 1570750
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Seems like more F35B are on order....... https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-clears-funding-for-additional-tranche-of-f-35-jets/ Next batch should take us up to 72 jets, the absolute minimum required to have two carriers at sea (in a worst case, war time scenario), each equipped with at least 1...
by Cooper
21 Apr 2022, 07:04
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1191
Views: 368941
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Re: Section Infantry Weapons

Whether we adopt the Sig weapons or try to develop a UK or partner with other countries for a european weapon will affect the cost and timeline for any programme to replace I'd have thought that the cost is going to have to come way down on the Sig platform for the UK to adopt it. Something like $4...
by Cooper
20 Apr 2022, 11:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2311
Views: 685741
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

I dont understand how "other" countries can afford to operate the Trance 1 Typhoons but the RAF and UK MOD say we cannot and they should be scrapped. ..'Other countries' don't have the same level of spending commitments that the UK has. No Tempest programme No Aircraft Carriers No Nuclear...
by Cooper
15 Apr 2022, 09:41
Forum: Conflicts
Topic: The war in Ukraine
Replies: 624
Views: 17565
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Re: The war in Ukraine

Jdam wrote: 14 Apr 2022, 22:28 So has the cause be determined yet?
They're Russian, so somebody probably stole the plug.
by Cooper
12 Apr 2022, 09:51
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1903043
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

That's not the case with the RN versions. Thats true but they should be armed to the same standard as the vessels they are replacing - the T23GPs. The argument that the T23 class were conceived during the Cold War and the world is a much less dangerous place now does not really stand up to scrutiny...
by Cooper
12 Apr 2022, 09:29
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
Replies: 7593
Views: 1903043
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

10th April write up on Poland’s AH140PL Frigate by Naval News, of interest mentions 7,000t ship, RN quotes the T31 OPV as 5,600t :roll:, re the image as posted above shows other highlights, four panel SM-400 GaN AESA S-band VSR with NS50 GaN X-band rotating MFCR on top plus mention of a sonar, 16 R...
by Cooper
12 Apr 2022, 06:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2382
Views: 605841
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

I just wish there was at least one "Light bulb" moment in Main Building, where someone actually realises that the Boxer Infantry Carrier needs more than a .50cal, especially seeing how many vehicles have been knocked out by auto cannon in Ukraine and the Boxer as it stands will be lacking...
by Cooper
09 Apr 2022, 13:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2382
Views: 605841
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

bobp wrote: 09 Apr 2022, 09:08 Without a doubt the ability to shoot down drones should be a priority, and also some with a 30mm cannon equipped turret.
Trouble is, by the time you've spotted the little buggers, its too late, your co-ordinates are already in the enemy's targeting computer.
by Cooper
22 Mar 2022, 15:24
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 1642
Views: 470761
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Re: Type 45 Destroyer (Daring Class) (RN) [News Only]

Dobbo wrote: 22 Mar 2022, 14:51 This helps to demonstrate the requirement for at least 8x type 83s…
I think it demonstrates how having an inadequate maintenance & upgrade budget can affect refit timetables, more than hull numbers.

..If the money was there, all the T45s could have been fixed by now.
by Cooper
15 Mar 2022, 15:13
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 548
Views: 17421
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Re: German Armed Forces

But the was because Germany was separated with the Soviet Union controlling east Germany and half of Berlin. While it may happen you would think you’d be looking a concentrations in Russia as there primary targets these days. Nukes wouldn't have been dropped immediately, only if/when they overran c...
by Cooper
15 Mar 2022, 15:01
Forum: Defence Elsewhere
Topic: German Armed Forces
Replies: 548
Views: 17421
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Re: German Armed Forces

SW1 wrote: 15 Mar 2022, 07:45 It’s a 1000 miles from Germany to Russia unless ur suggesting it’s dropping on Poland or the Baltic states.
It was accepted that (tactical) Nukes could well be dropped on Germany to halt Warsaw Pact forces during Soviet times.

Poland is the new frontline, so could well suffer a similar fate.
by Cooper
13 Mar 2022, 06:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 2311
Views: 685741
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Ha-ha.

Lots & lots of salty replies from the Frogs in the articles comments section.

FWIW, I think the chances of any deal is remote, but if the thought of one, winds up a bunch of Frenchies for months on end at the thought of it, alls good :lol:
by Cooper
05 Mar 2022, 06:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2717
Views: 766450
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Lord Jim wrote: 04 Mar 2022, 21:49 France left the Eurofighter programme for similar reasons. Dassault doesn't play well with others, ever.
Perhaps Dassault now think that with the increases in the French defence budget that Macron has announced, they may no longer need German money to finance the project.