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8th Oct 2020, 12:22
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

What's that you say? Ground target? Fixed &...

What's that you say? Ground target? Fixed & easily locatable? Like an airfield - or more precisely the easily identifiable POL, munitions and ops complexes of an airfield?

How terribly vulnerable....
8th Oct 2020, 10:07
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Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Yet strangely, dets of 4-6 aircraft on BALTAP or...

Yet strangely, dets of 4-6 aircraft on BALTAP or Shader are somehow seen as perfectly acceptable. How strange.

The fleet does not exist solely to protect the carrier, in the same way that the...
6th Oct 2020, 20:32
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Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

UK jets will change in fairly short order. ...

UK jets will change in fairly short order.

Do explain which of our main adversaries can do this? I can think of one. Just.
6th Oct 2020, 17:34
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Perhaps a more instructive exercise might be to...

Perhaps a more instructive exercise might be to identify which other navies in the world - aside from the RN - could?

I think you'll discover that it's a very short list.
26th Sep 2020, 13:59
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

It's actually because RN philosophy was until...

It's actually because RN philosophy was until recently to be able to hangar all aircraft, which when they were designed were Fireflies, Sea Furies and so on. Just before aircraft began to grow...
23rd Sep 2020, 15:11
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Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

https://youtu.be/xM6HKXrhUdg Fourteen jets...

https://youtu.be/xM6HKXrhUdg

Fourteen jets and a couple of helos on deck and you run out of space fairly quickly. There's a reason she's a biggun.....
23rd Sep 2020, 07:23
Replies: 123
Views: 83,238
Posted By Not_a_boffin

If this is gen dit, someone needs to give their...

If this is gen dit, someone needs to give their head a wobble.
22nd Sep 2020, 16:09
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Views: 1,656,400
Posted By Not_a_boffin

You do realise if the bad guys have aircraft,...

You do realise if the bad guys have aircraft, then a carrier is the first thing you want to bring?
18th Sep 2020, 13:45
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

They landed on while pierside. SOP would be to...

They landed on while pierside. SOP would be to embark once at sea, but then it's all a tad odd at the minute with C-19 etc. Given she's still alongside (leaving over this weekend) they've had some...
13th Sep 2020, 15:43
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

With the rather obvious exception that only 48...

With the rather obvious exception that only 48 jets have been ordered......

More interesting is is the 1Bn pa op cost alluded to. Source?
13th Sep 2020, 11:42
Replies: 25
Views: 4,767
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Ok, not even dart-throwing figures, just...

Ok, not even dart-throwing figures, just completely random made up numbers, chucking in whatever other platforms you can think of. Marvelous.
12th Sep 2020, 15:13
Replies: 25
Views: 4,767
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Interesting accounting figure. Treble twenty and...

Interesting accounting figure. Treble twenty and a couple of singles?

The reality of where the money goes is significantly different. Typhoon alone has taken more from the EP than carrier and...
4th Sep 2020, 16:41
Replies: 90
Views: 18,355
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Six cabs from 820 NAS embarked Thursday night,...

Six cabs from 820 NAS embarked Thursday night, ship sails 15:30 Monday.

CU going to be mighty quiet for a bit....
20th Aug 2020, 08:55
Replies: 58
Views: 11,835
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Biggest issue likely to be debate over weapon...

Biggest issue likely to be debate over weapon system - or more precisely, future weapon system.

Because it'll be a clean sheet airframe with likely long range / ToS, there shouldn't be the same...
6th Aug 2020, 08:56
Replies: 238
Views: 68,403
Posted By Not_a_boffin

An alternative interpretation might be "train...

An alternative interpretation might be "train hard, fight easy"?
29th Jul 2020, 08:58
Replies: 25
Views: 4,572
Posted By Not_a_boffin

I doubt the contention is that one replaces UK...

I doubt the contention is that one replaces UK airfields with carriers. Not having coughed for the Tellys paywall, I've not read the letter/article, but would suspect it is intended to offer a...
28th Jul 2020, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 4,572
Posted By Not_a_boffin

1. It's unpersonned. Didn't you get the memo from...

1. It's unpersonned. Didn't you get the memo from CAS?
2. I suspect you'll find that the expectation is coming from within the RAF - just as in NCHQ unpersonned systems are the future for MCMV and...
24th Jul 2020, 16:37
Replies: 207
Views: 57,219
Posted By Not_a_boffin

The big difference was the number of aircraft...

The big difference was the number of aircraft carried. Essex carried twice the number of aircraft that Illustrious could, which also reflects the operating philosophies of the two navies. As Bing...
23rd Jul 2020, 14:52
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Views: 232,547
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Inaction accrues cost of its own.

Inaction accrues cost of its own.
16th Jul 2020, 11:10
Replies: 207
Views: 57,219
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Indeed, well said. One thing - suspect Halon...

Indeed, well said.

One thing - suspect Halon is for machinery spaces only. Where the fire allegedly started (Well deck) is usually covered by HPSW-fed AFFF, as is hangar. Highly likely that due to...
16th Jul 2020, 11:00
Replies: 207
Views: 57,219
Posted By Not_a_boffin

If by "similar" you mean over twice the size and...

If by "similar" you mean over twice the size and primarily an amphibious assault ship.



Nope. Built in Pascagoula on the other coast.
16th Jul 2020, 10:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,696
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Excellent. JAST/JSF for the new millennium. What...

Excellent. JAST/JSF for the new millennium. What could possibly go wrong?
16th Jul 2020, 10:40
Replies: 456
Views: 154,088
Posted By Not_a_boffin

http://memes.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/22834414-dd1b-46...

http://memes.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/22834414-dd1b-4608-90be-1586f960b867
16th Jul 2020, 10:32
Replies: 6,007
Views: 1,656,400
Posted By Not_a_boffin

The T12-T61 hull was developed at AEW Haslar as...

The T12-T61 hull was developed at AEW Haslar as the first real post-war hull optimised for NorthLant, but actually only lasted 15 years or so of build. The number of hulls just reflects the size of...
16th Jul 2020, 09:58
Replies: 13
Views: 3,696
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Arguably, the more urgent need is for ASW cabs to...

Arguably, the more urgent need is for ASW cabs to augment / replace Merlin HM2, which FVL doesn't consider.
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