Sheffield Forgemasters

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RichardIC
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Story covered in the Business section of the Sunday Times today. Now also picked up by Sky News. Sky's story appears almost word-for-word what was in the Times.

https://news.sky.com/story/defence-chie ... r-12151847

MoD is looking at direct intervention to secure the future of https://www.sheffieldforgemasters.com/ as it is considered a vital part of the nuclear submarine supply chain.

Also of Iraqi supergun fame.

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Perhaps a Super Gun for installation in a Super Turret to be fitted to a Super “Frigate”! :mrgreen:

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Now we can put the parts together again (of the super gun) as replacement barrels can be produced
... a very economical way to launch low-orbit satellites as the 2,000 kg projectile would place a net payload of about 200 kg into orbit at a cost of $ 600 per kg.

See, you have all been had :D by the 'cover' story

PS I am only testing for A. anyone as 'sensitive' as Ron, and
B. if also this story will appear word for word on Sky
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Excellent, thanks Jonas :thumbup:

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Ron5 wrote: 07 Dec 2021, 17:49 Excellent, thanks Jonas :thumbup:
You are very welcome :wave:

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Great stuff they need the work

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