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by Pseudo
24 Oct 2019, 20:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing Chinook (RAF)
Replies: 202
Views: 26343
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Boeing Chinook (RAF)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:
RichardIC wrote:the U.K. likely to buy an additional 14

As Gaby says the 14 are likely to be the 16
... it is still a lot of money, perhaps we can call Mr. Trump for A Deal?

Bloody hell, don't do that he'll up the price and want a cut of the action. :P
by Pseudo
19 Sep 2019, 20:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Simple me would like an adjectival “F-class” D class destroyers, F class Frigates Fearless Foresight Fury etc How about the "Battle" Class ? :idea: Both your wishes could be granted if the first of class was HMS Falkland. It'd also be a spoonful of petty retaliation for the Argentine's ca...
by Pseudo
15 Sep 2019, 00:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1495
Views: 130353
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Thanks, the Swedish input/partnership confuses me...but if they count as full partners in terms of Pesco eligibility then great, 2 down, 1 to go... I do love the irony that in the event of the UK leaving the EU so many here think that a major concern should be securing access to EU defence cooperat...
by Pseudo
14 Sep 2019, 21:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927751
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Has anyone else noticed on google Earth, on the grassy area outside the Fleet Air Arm museum in Yeovilton, there is a deck layout of a QE carrier? Definately not 1:1 scale either! It’s part of a children’s playground http://www.forces.net/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image/public/20645470_1015...
by Pseudo
14 Sep 2019, 18:41
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1495
Views: 130353
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

inch wrote:Think the Netherlands will always tow the EU line tbh

There's also the same issue as Poland has, they're buying F-35 and probably won't be looking at anything else in the immediate future.
by Pseudo
14 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1495
Views: 130353
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Post Brexit, wouldnt we need another 2 nations besides Italy to make it 3 European nations? Or is the UK still eligible? Sweden is a member of the EU. ;) A hard choice that for Poland ,it's a political at the end of the day ,stay with france/Germany euro project or go with the naughty British brexi...
by Pseudo
13 Sep 2019, 10:48
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6195
Views: 415328
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

shark bait wrote:
Pseudo wrote:'H' is up next

What about F or G?

I'm going with the logic of Glasgow beginning with a 'G' and 'F' being inexplicably skipped.
by Pseudo
12 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6195
Views: 415328
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

If we're going alphabetically then I think that 'H' is up next, so how about HMS Highlander and we cancel the other four because "there can be only one". :D
by Pseudo
30 Aug 2019, 23:50
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: RN anti-ship missiles
Replies: 217
Views: 25374
Location: Tuvalu

Re: RN anti-ship missiles

How much do we actually know about FCASW? I know it is to be both air and sea launched and possibly ground if the intermediate treaty isn't rehashed, As far as I'm aware the INF treaty is a bilateral treaty between the US and Russia and doesn't restrict the development of intermediate-range nuclear...
by Pseudo
31 Jul 2019, 01:52
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I don't know, that's why I was asking. If it that is the case, why are you advocating going with Cutlass instead of the T31? As I say, I don't think that I am. AFAIK the BAe Type 31 design is essentially the BAe Cutlass design with a few modifications. I'm just calling it Cutlass because that seems...
by Pseudo
30 Jul 2019, 19:25
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Obviously keen on a River variant, but why the Cutlass rather than the Avenger design? I said something like Cutlass, I was just umentioned the Cutlass design because it was the first that came in to my head. That said, from what little I know about them, the Cutlass design appears to be a more cre...
by Pseudo
30 Jul 2019, 09:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I wonder if the flaw in adopting a highly modified Type-23 design would be that the cost of modifying the design to accept modern, highly automated equipment might end up being more expensive than a clean-sheet design? I also doubt that even if the design, assessment and demonstration costs of a mod...
by Pseudo
28 Jul 2019, 09:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 77812
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

In RNZN, they say it is the lack of naval engineers not ordinal sailors which is limiting the ship availability. I guess the same for RN, but only guess. If the issue is a lack of naval engineers then the issue is more likely to be the 2010 public sector pay-freeze rather than the 2010 manpower red...
by Pseudo
18 Jul 2019, 18:46
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 336809
Location: Tuvalu

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Turkey kicked out of the F-35 programme: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49023115 :clap: :clap: :clap: It's a completely understandable and logical outcome, but I also expect that it could result in Turkey pretty much saving the Su-57 programme and maybe even making it financially viable f...
by Pseudo
17 Jul 2019, 11:05
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 77812
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

Why does a patrol vessel need a mach 4 missile? IMHO, it probably doesn't. I'm just pointing out that your assertion about doubling the cost for a 20% increase in range is a bit reductive because of the increase in threats that it can engage due to the higher speed. Martlet's probably ideal for an ...
by Pseudo
17 Jul 2019, 10:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 735
Views: 77812
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 23 Frigate (Duke Class) (RN) [News Only]

shark bait wrote:So double the cost for a 20% increase in range. Is that really worth is for a patrol vessel?

It's not just it's range though. Far more important is its speed if we're thinking about the range of threats that it's going to be effective against.
by Pseudo
12 Jul 2019, 18:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3924
Views: 305033
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

New Zealand is potentially interested in two to three T26s after 2030 according to BAE speculation reported in the FT. I think they’ll struggle budget wise, but (and I know people disagree) this is where a UK subsidised order of ships built in the UK could work, especially if one of the three is fo...
by Pseudo
10 Jul 2019, 13:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927751
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Breaking news major disaster according to the British Biased Corporation https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48933881 It says the QE returned early due to a catastrophic minor water leak and ends reminding its readers that this is not the first major water leak since our Ladyship was la...
by Pseudo
10 Jul 2019, 13:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10686
Views: 927751
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Breaking news major disaster according to the British Biased Corporation https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48933881 It says the QE returned early due to a catastrophic minor water leak and ends reminding its readers that this is not the first major water leak since our Ladyship was la...
by Pseudo
09 Jul 2019, 18:12
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Why on earth would the Scots want an Albion and a Point? They might find a use for a Wave though. Indeed. Given that an independent Scotland is likely to take on about as much responsibility for its own defence as the Republic of Ireland does then the four Block 1 River's should more than suffice f...
by Pseudo
09 Jul 2019, 18:05
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)
Replies: 952
Views: 88484
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Slow is the new norm for deliveries of all new kit for he Armed Forces these days. Imagine what it is going to be like if and when we replace the L85A3! It's the consequence of straitened procurement budgets. It costs less on the annual basis in which the budgets are based. Though because it's spre...
by Pseudo
07 Jul 2019, 20:01
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1495
Views: 130353
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The sad thing about Sweden joining is that the project will now never be renamed the Future UK Combat Aircraft and never be referred to by the acronym, FUKCA. Swedish & UK Combat Aircraft, SUKCA Yeah, I suppose that an RAF spokesperson saying that they intend to have the SUKCA operational by 20...
by Pseudo
07 Jul 2019, 19:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1495
Views: 130353
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The sad thing about Sweden joining is that the project will now never be renamed the Future UK Combat Aircraft and never be referred to by the acronym, FUKCA.
by Pseudo
07 Jul 2019, 19:01
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

As the talk has moved on to Scottish indi 2 I have come over here I think the bigger question is what ships the Scots would want What they'll want and what they'll end up with are two separate questions. They could well end up with some of the GP Type 23's, but it's unlikely that they'd be willing ...
by Pseudo
02 Jul 2019, 21:03
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10709
Views: 663300
Location: Tuvalu

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

If a 76mm HVP was feasible then it could make for a very effective air defence weapon.

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