PAUL MARSAY wrote:I don't like the idea of using type 26 as TAPS escort are their any other options ? Even if we have to build 2 or 3 separate ships for this role , thing along the lines of the Blackwood class ASW and not much else .
Repulse wrote:By the time you've designed an alternative it would be cheaper to buy a couple more T26s, both construction and running costs.
I like PAUL-san's idea. Actually, that is what I proposed in the escort thread. Repulse-san's comment is also reasonable, so it needs some premise.
A- ASW is shifting to active multi-static. So, "super quiet" hull is not critical, but yes it shall be "so so quiet", as FFG7 level.
B- A ship can be quiet, always when she go slow. TAPS is not going along with TF, so she can go slow.
C- 6 T31 shall be built to the same hull design, 3-4 for GP-LFF, and 2-3 for TAPS, but with different equipments.
So I proposed a T31 with rafted CODAD. For GL-LFF go as it is, with CAMM around the hangar and a gun on the bow. For TAPS, add Praily/Masker, add CAPTAS-4 (or -4CI), and remove gun to make space for it, and move CAMM at the bow, in place.