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by marktigger
20 Sep 2021, 15:33
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 322
Views: 65828
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

Ron How many times have the UK rejected the Blackhawk even with it being manufactured under licence in the UK?
by marktigger
16 Sep 2021, 14:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Puma Helicopter (RAF)
Replies: 322
Views: 65828
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Re: Puma Helicopter (RAF)

so what are the current runners and riders for the Puma replacement?

Airbus H175
Leanardo AW149

Is sikorsky going to offer S-60 or S-92, Or NH industries the NH90?


or will it be gapped?
by marktigger
16 Sep 2021, 12:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

I suspect the last GPMG gunner hasn't been born yet.

What is all the talk about SLR coming back on some platforms? given we've sold or scrapped them I would have to ask How? And are there not better better 7.62NATO semi automatic rifles out there?
by marktigger
13 Sep 2021, 18:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)
Replies: 332
Views: 136506
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Re: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)

Lord Jim wrote:
marktigger wrote:and the Minimi!
You really have a thing for the LMG, do you have posters on your walls? :D

there's an idea........ :lolno:
by marktigger
13 Sep 2021, 14:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... e_2021.pdf


the Sigs understandable with glock in service but Minimi?
by marktigger
13 Sep 2021, 14:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)
Replies: 332
Views: 136506
United Kingdom

Re: RFA Argus (Casualty Receiving Ship / Aviation Training Ship) (RFA)

Repulse wrote:
tomuk wrote:Now advertised for sale. OSD 2024
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... e_2021.pdf
Jesus, also going with it is HMS Scott, both Scimitar class and probably most surprising the RM hovercraft!
and the Minimi!
by marktigger
13 Sep 2021, 13:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)
Replies: 421
Views: 135206
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Re: Boeing E-7 Wedgetail (RAF)

Of course if we had kept our E-3Ds up to date we could have joined the European led NATO E-3 successor programme and shared to cost of what is expected to be a platform based on the latest version of the A320/321. That’s the root of all the evil. The e3 fleet has been in a hollowed out state for ye...
by marktigger
13 Sep 2021, 13:36
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 2024
Views: 438147
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

why does this sound so like the inter war period of tank development?
by marktigger
23 Mar 2021, 13:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 960
Views: 282698
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Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

was there also not problems with the army needing vehicles for Afghan and Iraq at the times that was muddying the waters and a more immediate need for resources to be spent. Add in the drive to promote the Idea that "Light" was the way ahead.
by marktigger
22 Mar 2021, 19:17
Forum: British Army
Topic: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 960
Views: 282698
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Re: Warrior Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

end of the road for warrior. Boxer will be the future.
by marktigger
16 Mar 2021, 12:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Obsolescent and outgunned
Replies: 30
Views: 5505
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Re: Obsolescent and outgunned

Doesn’t sound like a focus on light role is to blame to me. Sounds more like an organisation the doesn’t know what it’s trying to do. the Focus on light role is what has been causing the confusion leading to the organisation not knowing what it should be trying to do. Should it be investing in High...
by marktigger
14 Mar 2021, 11:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Obsolescent and outgunned
Replies: 30
Views: 5505
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Re: Obsolescent and outgunned

totally expected. The concentration on light role was always going to lead to this. Re focussing on high end warfighting was always going to be expensive. But still it will be the usual Jam tomorrow and more money will be wasted on bespoke solutions.
by marktigger
26 Feb 2021, 12:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

Grot MSBS... The results of the tests were staggering. According to Moszner the gun overheated, parts such as the polymer stock and lower receiver tended to break, the rifle suffered from numerous malfunctions and the gas regulator in front of the Grot simply fell out. Besides that, the gun itself ...
by marktigger
26 Feb 2021, 10:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

As there are so many CG enthusiasts here, surely anyone who gets the short straw, to carry it (and some rounds?) around would only get issued with a PDW - do we have any? If MP40 was to be relegated to a PDW role in the redesigned infantry, late WW2, then M1 carbine was originally designed as a bet...
by marktigger
26 Feb 2021, 10:08
Forum: British Army
Topic: Foxhound Protected Vehicle
Replies: 279
Views: 89499
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Re: Foxhound Protected Vehicle

SW1 wrote:

Highlights also how little slack there is within the air transport fleets
They have been using civilian heavy lift to supplement the RAF for a good many years.Heavy Lift's Belfasts supporting the Falklands operation springs to mind.
by marktigger
04 Feb 2021, 09:49
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 711
Views: 216759
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

with the use of drones airdefence now has to come back with the capability to deal effectivly with them. that will need a joint approach possibly using ESM combined with a direct attack and or some form of electronic attack. Possibly even with drones?
by marktigger
03 Feb 2021, 12:51
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

does the longer barrel of the conventional minimi push the range up? there are other options Minimi is available in 7.62x51 or the swede's developed a light FNMAG There are other options, but none have been taken up. Read into that what you will. the main thing I read into that is there is nothing ...
by marktigger
03 Feb 2021, 12:48
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: westland scout
Replies: 5
Views: 1927
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Re: westland scout

Brilliant find, I have really forgotten how flexible the Scout was and the roles it could carry out. Really shows how the Army could do will a platform to carry out the same roles rather than relying on the RAF to do everything except heavy attack and recce. Something like the Airbus H145M would be...
by marktigger
03 Feb 2021, 12:44
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

Ok, lets assume the three sections in a platoon, and further that in a peer conflict you will have to be prepared to deal with MBTs without much warning. One could envisage a 'universal' fire support role for CG at platoon (3) or section (1) level, but then the anti-tank capability would be very mu...
by marktigger
30 Jan 2021, 22:47
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

So with in mind the L110A2 with its 5.56 rounds would be effective at section level ? The L110 used the short “Para” barrel and the effective range was rumoured as being less than 300m. does the longer barrel of the conventional minimi push the range up? there are other options Minimi is available ...
by marktigger
23 Jan 2021, 11:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: British Aerospace 146
Replies: 22
Views: 4949
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Re: British Aerospace 146

PC12 is in same class as the King air and the larger king airs like the navy have are used in many airforces. But wasn't the 146 C3 got to fit in the gap of an intratheatre lift aircraft. I know the C130 has been used a few times for short haul and long haul(when thatcher went to the falklands) but ...
by marktigger
23 Jan 2021, 11:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme
Replies: 102
Views: 22675
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Re: UK Future Vertical Lift Programme

everyone focuses on moving an infantry section. However a "medium" lift helicopter would need to lift more. things like Light gun and its eventual replacement again into confined spaces. In belize when i was there we had a 4 aircraft puma flight. They tried using Lynx then got Bell 212 on ...
by marktigger
23 Jan 2021, 11:19
Forum: British Army
Topic: Section Infantry Weapons
Replies: 1204
Views: 374801
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Re: Section infantry weapons

it would be interesting to see a modernised .280 British and how it preformed. But suspect the new round will be what ever the US Army ordanance board selects. The aim should be to get the infantry section back to a common ammunition. But a round that has more reach and better terminal ballistics.