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by bobp
27 Feb 2024, 16:40
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Ron5 wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 15:07 I'm sure I've asked before but I have forgotten the answer but why on earth do they wear army camouflage?? Especially at sea.
I think that its just the aircrew wearing the camouflage uniforms. But I could be wrong.
by bobp
27 Feb 2024, 14:17
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Merlin Helicopters and support staff from 820NAS..

by bobp
26 Feb 2024, 18:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

This video shows the object behind the aft island is another Merlin.

by bobp
26 Feb 2024, 16:20
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Perhaps you would have preferred for to “sit out” the biggest NATO exercise in years and remain in Portsmouth harbour until such time as her 3 x Phalanx are re-installed? Ark Royal IV, during the Cold War even involved in a collision with a Russian Kotlin Class destroyer, which had crossed under he...
by bobp
26 Feb 2024, 08:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Its a wildcat. There is something forward of the aft island lift but i cant make it out. See attached video you can pause frames by clicking on screen.

by bobp
26 Feb 2024, 00:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 26 Feb 2024, 00:15 So did I, but the eighth might just be on the Forward Lift (I could not retain the focus as I zoomed in).
That looks like the front end of a merlin you can see te two small windows beneath the windscreen.
by bobp
25 Feb 2024, 20:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I can see 7 F35B on deck on one of the above pictures.
by bobp
16 Feb 2024, 21:26
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 710864
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

An article on future land power.....

by bobp
16 Feb 2024, 16:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2785
Views: 710864
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Looks pretty useful for defence against drones...

by bobp
13 Feb 2024, 20:04
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Scimitar54 wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 20:02 Also needed is a berth for a 3rd Carrier!
And some more f35B :crazy: :sick: :geek:
by bobp
12 Feb 2024, 22:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Must watch film one of the greatest and on you tube.


by bobp
12 Feb 2024, 21:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Am not a fan of Lord West but this article at the bottom implies that some civilian engineers are on board PWLS.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defen ... le-4515508
by bobp
12 Feb 2024, 21:23
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 15363
Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

SKB wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 21:17 I just noticed... PoW sailed without any of her Phalanx CIWS again.
I guess that they did not have time to fit them, but due to current world events a bit worrisome.
by bobp
09 Feb 2024, 21:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]
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Views: 2135388
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Re: Type 31 Frigate (Inspiration Class) [News Only]

Happy to see that there is at least a bow sonar dome at the bow. A few months before she is launched I guess.
by bobp
09 Feb 2024, 13:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

If a carrier had vls and loaded the tubes using an onboard crane , the crane would be pitching and rolling with the tube., unlike the scenario of a ship being loaded by a crane on an auxiliary pitching differently And the missile dangling from the crane on the end of a wire how would that behave?
by bobp
05 Feb 2024, 09:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

So we now know it was an underwater coupling that was corroded, but only on the starboard side, but not on the port. Is there a material difference in construction that caused it to corrode or some other cause such as stray electrical currents ?
by bobp
04 Feb 2024, 15:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
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Views: 4395131
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Definitely not minor, to replace a coupling even if it is just corrosion damage is a big job.