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13th Sep 2019, 14:55
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Random quotes from t'internet are not a good...

Random quotes from t'internet are not a good supporting argument - you are presumably aware that integrating a piece of software into an INBS is not a shipyard task and hardly of relevance?

The...
13th Sep 2019, 10:23
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Hmm. One of us has built ships for a living and...

Hmm. One of us has built ships for a living and one of us hasn't. Your description above misunderstands what I said - and the analogy with aircraft and car production lines is inappropriate.
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13th Sep 2019, 08:41
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Who, precisely (by which I mean builder) was...

Who, precisely (by which I mean builder) was offering them to the Indonesians? You are aware that the designer (OMT) no longer has a shipyard with which to build them? The price is affected both by...
13th Sep 2019, 08:31
Replies: 113
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Fixed, FOC.

Fixed, FOC.
22nd Jul 2019, 09:15
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

I saw that completely unbiased and not at all...

I saw that completely unbiased and not at all influenced by an "if only Trump hadn't trashed the nice EU nuclear deal everything would be wonderful and unicorns would frolic in crystal pools of water...
22nd Jul 2019, 09:09
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Views: 10,939
Posted By Not_a_boffin

The "72" were all that remained. 50 of them still...

The "72" were all that remained. 50 of them still at AMARC (in bits), the rest RTP at MCAS Cherry Point. The 40% FAF reduction most likely a salami-slicing measure that didn't survive first contact...
28th Feb 2019, 09:00
Replies: 113
Views: 41,417
Posted By Not_a_boffin

It'll buff out.......

It'll buff out.......
15th Feb 2019, 15:03
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

All new RN ships are in Class to LR Naval Rules.

All new RN ships are in Class to LR Naval Rules.
15th Feb 2019, 06:05
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

It's a Class Society requirement. Nothing unusual.

It's a Class Society requirement. Nothing unusual.
1st Feb 2019, 11:31
Replies: 46
Views: 9,755
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Absolutely. In big handfuls, it's about 2 days of...

Absolutely. In big handfuls, it's about 2 days of NHS spending......
27th Jan 2019, 18:28
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

A, B, C & D were largely sequential. The point...

A, B, C & D were largely sequential. The point being all had both STOVL and CTOL options, whereas the description you posted suggested that A was CTOL only and then B was STOVL only. The purpose of...
27th Jan 2019, 14:50
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

I'm afraid virtually all of that description is...

I'm afraid virtually all of that description is somewhat wide of the mark. There were A, B, C & D versions of the design. As I recall, all were done with a STOVL and CTOL arrangement (CATOBAR is a...
7th Jan 2019, 17:28
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Views: 6,267
Posted By Not_a_boffin

It's probably the carriers fault.....or...

It's probably the carriers fault.....or Brexit.......
7th Dec 2018, 14:07
Replies: 51
Views: 12,393
Posted By Not_a_boffin

What is unspoken in that report is that no...

What is unspoken in that report is that no launcher with any significant size of weapon is easily reloadable at sea. While the old T-family of missiles were nominally capable of being transferred...
30th Nov 2018, 08:37
Replies: 113
Views: 41,417
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Ouch. Not good reading. Pound to a penny,...

Ouch. Not good reading.

Pound to a penny, the stability modelling assumed w/t shafts, whereas the detail somewhat different. Stuffing boxes (glands) ought to have shown up during compartment air...
14th Nov 2018, 08:57
Replies: 113
Views: 41,417
Posted By Not_a_boffin

She will be raised and taken to a dock. Then...

She will be raised and taken to a dock. Then deammunitioned. Then surveyed. At which point, I suspect the repair cost will exceed that of a new ship. Not to say they'll get a new ship.......
9th Nov 2018, 11:34
Replies: 113
Views: 41,417
Posted By Not_a_boffin

That is the point where the ship has passed the...

That is the point where the ship has passed the point of vanishing stability and had it not been pushed aground, would have rolled right over. It's likely due to flooding right astern where the...
1st Oct 2018, 13:29
Replies: 64
Views: 18,026
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Two words for Engines. Bravo Zulu.

Two words for Engines.

Bravo Zulu.
9th Aug 2018, 13:28
Replies: 225
Views: 72,607
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Selective as ever. Number one, I don't think...

Selective as ever. Number one, I don't think anyone is suggesting that carriers are invulnerable. Instead it's merely being pointed out that they're nowhere near as vulnerable as some would make out...
9th Aug 2018, 11:32
Replies: 225
Views: 72,607
Posted By Not_a_boffin

An opinion, as opposed to a fact. It's also...

An opinion, as opposed to a fact. It's also arguable that pretty much any asset you care to name has a limited life expectancy in all-out war. Just a thought - have a look on any sat photo of an...
9th Aug 2018, 11:26
Replies: 225
Views: 72,607
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Just like pretty much every fixed long runway...

Just like pretty much every fixed long runway then.....
9th Aug 2018, 11:24
Replies: 225
Views: 72,607
Posted By Not_a_boffin

A question I asked at the start of the thread -...

A question I asked at the start of the thread - and still believe should be considered in the CA Strategy until proven impractical and/or unaffordable and certainly not limited to STOVL. I'd add A6,...
26th Jul 2018, 05:53
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,382,804
Posted By Not_a_boffin

There is a technical term for that sort of...

There is a technical term for that sort of arithmetic sleight of hand. I believe it's called "magicking the beans". Rogers Profanisaurus describes it quite well.....

Quite prevalent in some areas...
25th Jul 2018, 20:21
Replies: 5,636
Views: 1,382,804
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Trouble is, it isn;t a requirement to buy a known...

Trouble is, it isn;t a requirement to buy a known standard. It's a requirement to buy five ships for a fixed budget. Which may (allegedly) have been the brain child of a certain senior sundodging...
25th Jul 2018, 17:02
Replies: 34
Views: 3,618
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Has anyone blamed "the carriers" for this yet? ...

Has anyone blamed "the carriers" for this yet?

Or is it Brexit?

Surely it must be one or the other....
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