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12th Feb 2020, 14:48
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By cokecan

domestic SF politics. if SF form the basis of the...

domestic SF politics. if SF form the basis of the next government, i'd not assume that the MOU signed between the RoI and UK to last long either. its about victories over 'Da Brits', even if the...
4th Feb 2020, 15:07
Replies: 12
Views: 4,251
Posted By cokecan

i think i've read that the Tranche 1 Typhoons...

i think i've read that the Tranche 1 Typhoons aren't getting Meteor, and that the T1 Typhoons were being herded into a specialist QRA/Air Policing/Aggressor/Falklands fleet-within-a-fleet, with the...
22nd Jan 2020, 11:15
Replies: 26
Views: 7,707
Posted By cokecan

i'm somewhat struggling to imagine what a COD...

i'm somewhat struggling to imagine what a COD aircraft can bring to a carrier that a Chinook and a 40,000 ton RFA thats 2 miles away can't?

F-35B engine?

Chinook gearbox?

two dozen 500lb...
20th Dec 2019, 10:57
Replies: 51
Views: 14,031
Posted By cokecan

Easy Street said it - Typhoon ECR is an also ran...

Easy Street said it - Typhoon ECR is an also ran prize for people who don't buy F-35.

an F-35 with a slack handful of SPEAR 3 and SPEAR 3/EW is going to be a far more capable SEAD/EW aircraft than...
29th Nov 2019, 12:47
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,591,054
Posted By cokecan

i think the most remarkable thing about that old...

i think the most remarkable thing about that old chesnut is the clear deliniation between the RAF/MOD, where you never hear it from anyone above Leading Cadet in the ATC, and the internet warrior...
10th Oct 2019, 12:17
Replies: 15
Views: 5,892
Posted By cokecan

there was certainly an offer from the US in the...

there was certainly an offer from the US in the 80's(iirc), but the RAF - and government - took the view that F-117 was so devastatingly expensive to operate (in whole force/effect terms) that it...
28th Jun 2019, 12:58
Replies: 5
Views: 3,554
Posted By cokecan

is there any reason the US would be looking to...

is there any reason the US would be looking to avoid using a Ramjet engine on its AIM-260?

if Meteor is up and running, and apparently works, why would the US be looking to making life harder/more...
8th Apr 2019, 10:55
Replies: 30
Views: 8,640
Posted By cokecan

there's long been talk of using a version of...

there's long been talk of using a version of METEOR as a very high speed ARM. how much could be achieved by using OTS componants in the style of SPEAR CAP 2 to 3 is a matter for technical discussion,...
26th Mar 2019, 11:23
Replies: 133
Views: 94,452
Posted By cokecan

yes. i'd also be very interested to read about...

yes. i'd also be very interested to read about the MMR flights, the ELINT/SIGINT flights, and more on the logistics of the whole thing.

my copy is also ordered.
21st Jan 2019, 13:14
Replies: 124
Views: 64,587
Posted By cokecan

the initial one is that the Germans won't pony...

the initial one is that the Germans won't pony up. a 6th gen aircraft that can do all of the things the various parties need it to do is going to be buttock-clenchingly expensive, and these countries...
19th Nov 2018, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,965
Posted By cokecan

[QUOTE=chopper2004;10314761]Interesting article...

[QUOTE=chopper2004;10314761]Interesting article here examining the emergence of strategic threats from Russia and China. Thus leading to wishful thinking for the US Navy to have the F-14D again to...
22nd Aug 2018, 08:57
Replies: 133
Views: 94,452
Posted By cokecan

with regards to the mystery submarine - i've not...

with regards to the mystery submarine - i've not read the book or know about the incident - but theres a bit in several of the diplomatic/political sources around the UN at the time in which the...
5th Jul 2018, 15:44
Replies: 164
Views: 52,228
Posted By cokecan

genuine question: for how long can it sit 200...

genuine question: for how long can it sit 200 miles north of the Faeroes without refueling? how many different assets can it talk to at the same time?

is it a replacement for E-3, or just an...
28th Jun 2018, 19:26
Replies: 65
Views: 9,855
Posted By cokecan

they also seem willing to accept burning ships as...

they also seem willing to accept burning ships as the price for exports (that as has been pointed out, no one wants) - whats your view on that Harry, good defence planning, or the actions of an idiot?
19th May 2018, 19:22
Replies: 40
Views: 5,895
Posted By cokecan

why would anyone get married in an RAF uniform -...

why would anyone get married in an RAF uniform - you can get something that looks less like a Tesco Security Guards uniform for £50 in Topman...

nice to see the informal tradition of both of them...
13th Apr 2018, 14:02
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,591,054
Posted By cokecan

if we were ever in the position of finding...

if we were ever in the position of finding ourselves in, or about to be in, a conflict that was considered to be so vital to the national interest that we need to send both carriers - and therefore...
18th Jan 2018, 13:02
Replies: 37
Views: 4,425
Posted By cokecan

i take it you've not had the pleasure of...

i take it you've not had the pleasure of attending Labour Party branch meetings?

being a member, just a member, gets you nowhere. you can vote in leadership elections, but getting your candidate...
18th Jan 2018, 11:20
Replies: 37
Views: 4,425
Posted By cokecan

i'm afraid that a great many people have a great...

i'm afraid that a great many people have a great deal to complain about already - if your salary, despite going to university, working hard, and not buying Audi's on PCP's - buys only 75% of what...
3rd Jan 2018, 17:30
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,620
Posted By cokecan

that would have been some achievement, what with...

that would have been some achievement, what with being Army...



i don't know if you know this - and by refering the Army as 'they' i assume not - but a 500lb JDAM/Paveway is a very much larger...
3rd Jan 2018, 17:07
Replies: 12,079
Views: 2,897,620
Posted By cokecan

F-35, or pretty much anything that will firstly...

F-35, or pretty much anything that will firstly a) arrive within the same century it was called for, and b) when it turns up will try and use the most suitable ordnance it has as quickly as possible...
21st Dec 2017, 07:49
Replies: 27
Views: 12,401
Posted By cokecan

Harry Enfield flew F-18's? blimey...

Harry Enfield flew F-18's? blimey...
20th Dec 2017, 20:15
Replies: 5,041
Views: 1,368,955
Posted By cokecan

if you look at the other disasters that have...

if you look at the other disasters that have marred the cadet experience in the last decade - 85% reduction in annual camp places, the effective loss of shooting on many Sqn's due to changes in the...
7th Dec 2017, 08:50
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,591,054
Posted By cokecan

oh, the irony...

oh, the irony...
5th Dec 2017, 13:01
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,591,054
Posted By cokecan

Wokkas were constrained in Afghanistan by the...

Wokkas were constrained in Afghanistan by the speed of the Apaches that were escorting them - interestingly, so were the Ospreys...

firmly on the 'nice to have' pile, not only not critical, but...
27th Nov 2017, 15:46
Replies: 232
Views: 91,127
Posted By cokecan

the article is utter pump - and very cruel pump....

the article is utter pump - and very cruel pump. if the boat was able to get to periscope depth in order to recharge its air supply, it could also have sent a mayday call, it could also have...
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