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13th Jun 2021, 14:26
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Which nuclear capable sea launchable stuff would...

Which nuclear capable sea launchable stuff would that be then?
12th Jun 2021, 12:39
Replies: 37
Views: 12,624
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Suspect it's impact on deck operations. The USN...

Suspect it's impact on deck operations. The USN LHD/LHA use every spare foot of flight deck for safe parking.

A ski jump would restrict parking and access to the area forward of the island. When...
8th Jun 2021, 08:27
Replies: 70
Views: 20,658
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the...

Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands: Amazon.co.uk: Harry Benson: 9780099568827: Books

Well worth a read.
2nd Jun 2021, 13:30
Replies: 454
Views: 210,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Last steam powered ship built on the Tyne and...

Last steam powered ship built on the Tyne and last ship launched from the old Walker yard as well IIRC.

They'll struggle to get another ship to replace her.
2nd Jun 2021, 08:23
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By Not_a_boffin

There will be three things going on here. 1....

There will be three things going on here.

1. LFE from CSG21 - how many cabs do we need at sea? What does the Lighting Force structure to deliver that look like?
2. Mosquito / Vixen - can UAS...
24th May 2021, 13:26
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Says manufacturer of russian radar system....

Says manufacturer of russian radar system. Strangely, doesn't say whether it can detect at any useful range.......
23rd May 2021, 14:30
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Nope. That's not how it works. "Fitting out" is...

Nope. That's not how it works. "Fitting out" is not what you think it is.
21st May 2021, 17:38
Replies: 20
Views: 4,633
Posted By Not_a_boffin

He does weigh the same as a duck.......

He does weigh the same as a duck.......
20th May 2021, 09:49
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Posted By Not_a_boffin

Easier and cheaper to top up the vittles stores...

Easier and cheaper to top up the vittles stores alongside on PRJ then it is to do so at Charlie buoy. Forecast 40kt plus gales today and tomorrow which would have made boat Tx unnecessarily tricky.
13th May 2021, 08:56
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Are foreign relations within the competence of...

Are foreign relations within the competence of the Scottish Parliament? No.
Was "Scotland" a member of the EU? No.
Within Scotland in the 2016 referendum was there a majority of votes cast to...
12th May 2021, 11:32
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Artificially low is one thing. Stable is another....

Artificially low is one thing. Stable is another. Might also be a bit of an issue if you import energy priced in dollars (or even roubles for that matter).

At some point the Northern European...
12th May 2021, 11:23
11th May 2021, 22:45
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Those countries all have their own currency,...

Those countries all have their own currency, which an independent Scotland will not.....
11th May 2021, 21:06
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Not_a_boffin

No. We're back on political arguments. The Euro...

No. We're back on political arguments. The Euro either has entry criteria, or it doesn't. The basic stability of the currency depends on it and the boxheads (and Cloggies for that matter) might be...
11th May 2021, 16:41
Replies: 160
Views: 24,256
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Er, aren't there supposed to be some minor issues...

Er, aren't there supposed to be some minor issues like economic convergence, financial stability etc to be met before a country can join the Euro?
...
9th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Good for you. So are mine.

Good for you. So are mine.
8th May 2021, 15:46
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

There is a huge difference between a dozen cabs...

There is a huge difference between a dozen cabs hopping aboard for a couple of weeks scripted exercise off the US coast and a similar number and all their associated support embarking for a six month...
7th May 2021, 16:46
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

If only you understood the difference between...

If only you understood the difference between what happened in that instance in 2007 and what is happening now.

Still, you don't want to get in the way of a good dig at the carrier programme or...
6th May 2021, 06:13
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Probably because all the spares went to QNLZ by...

Probably because all the spares went to QNLZ by road the week before and the S cabs flew in last week.

The 5 Merlin for 8 SK might have worked had the ILS budget not been cut to the bone and...
28th Apr 2021, 16:37
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

I suspect the "plan" is for however many HM2 the...

I suspect the "plan" is for however many HM2 the MHF @ Culdrose and HC4 CHF @ VL can generate.
28th Apr 2021, 15:42
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

There are 18 jets in the UK. Eight are going on...

There are 18 jets in the UK. Eight are going on CSG21, a small number will be in depth and the remainder have to support 207 and the generation of 809NAS. Much more to do with build up of force.
28th Apr 2021, 15:19
Replies: 57
Views: 22,214
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Sea Fury Down

Pilot OK apparently. That won't buff out.

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1387421233285898244/photo/1
26th Apr 2021, 17:43
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

VMFA 211 embarking next week, apparently 10 cabs....

VMFA 211 embarking next week, apparently 10 cabs. Work-up in Ex Strike Warrior, prior to heading East. Delivery schedule of our F35s constrained by budget profile, will be easier next year and the...
26th Apr 2021, 09:15
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,781,411
Posted By Not_a_boffin

Hastings believes anything not painted green and...

Hastings believes anything not painted green and answering to the name "tank" is irrelevant. He also has a downer on the RN because he wasn't treated in the way he believes he merits on the way to a...
10th Apr 2021, 21:36
Replies: 132
Views: 28,691
Posted By Not_a_boffin

This. Well said. RIP an exceptional man.

This. Well said. RIP an exceptional man.
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