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22nd Nov 2022, 12:13
Replies: 6,733
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Posted By FODPlod

Britain takes delivery of more F-35 jets...

Britain takes delivery of more F-35 jets (https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/britain-takes-delivery-of-more-f-35-jets/)
1st Aug 2022, 18:07
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

So pleased that someone with a fair bit of...

So pleased that someone with a fair bit of knowledge, not just opinionated ignorance, has set the record straight in the Telegraph. Lt Page has never been the best of sources.
Whitehall mandarins...
18th Jul 2022, 12:23
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

Absolutely. I still can’t fathom the reduction in...

Absolutely. I still can’t fathom the reduction in capability and flexibility from three (albeit straining-at-the-seams) CVS to only two QECs. We all know steel is (relatively) cheap and air is free....
17th Jul 2022, 19:44
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

Lt Page is still living in cloud cuckoo land, I...

Lt Page is still living in cloud cuckoo land, I see. Good fodder, not to mention clickbait, for the opinionated ignorant and tinfoil hat brigade but, using realistic figures, there's no way we could...
8th Mar 2022, 10:42
Replies: 14,176
Views: 14,037,117
Posted By FODPlod

According to Putin and his corrupt cronies, this...

According to Putin and his corrupt cronies, this Russian blitzing of an apartment building in Kyiv is not the result of a war or an invasion. It's the result of a 'special military operation' to...
12th Jan 2022, 12:01
Replies: 67
Views: 14,419
Posted By FODPlod

The Royal Navy has form using X-Craft miniature...

The Royal Navy has form using X-Craft miniature submarines. They were required to bring back severed sections of the cables to prove the success of their missions:...
5th Jan 2022, 18:42
Replies: 49
Views: 9,178
Posted By FODPlod

Also the choice of WRNS officers. Their...

Also the choice of WRNS officers. Their Portsmouth premises used to be in St Georgeís Square, just outside HMS VERNONís main gate.
5th Jan 2022, 18:38
Replies: 49
Views: 9,178
Posted By FODPlod

Sad news. I opened an account with Gieves as an...

Sad news. I opened an account with Gieves as an RN cadet at Dartmouth in 1971. I fed it £5 per month until the minimum input was raised to £10 or £15 per month some years later. I kept the account in...
5th Jan 2022, 18:14
Replies: 586
Views: 174,228
Posted By FODPlod

Interesting to note that the F-35 has now been...

Interesting to note that the F-35 has now been flying for over 15 years. More than 750 have been built, racking up almost half a million flying hours.
https://www.f35.com/f35/index.html
30th Nov 2021, 00:05
Replies: 403
Views: 189,597
Posted By FODPlod

You certainly seem to have an agenda. How could...

You certainly seem to have an agenda. How could the Captain impound a video of a video being played on a monitor somewhere?
24th Nov 2021, 23:18
Replies: 403
Views: 189,597
Posted By FODPlod

How presumptuous. I heard it was an RAF mechanic...

How presumptuous. I heard it was an RAF mechanic who mistakenly filled the tank with diesel.

(Let's see how long it takes for that to do the rounds.)
24th Nov 2021, 00:25
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

A splendid sight courtesy of QNLZ's Twitter feed....

A splendid sight courtesy of QNLZ's Twitter feed.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/ospreys_on_hms_queen_elizabeth_22_nov_2021_3eba02ae52f71fc76dc662119608dac7df347421.jpg
15th Sep 2021, 19:53
Replies: 26
Views: 5,910
Posted By FODPlod

A bit more meat on the bones: DSEI Ė When is a...

A bit more meat on the bones:
DSEI Ė When is a box Not a box? The need to think differently...
15th Sep 2021, 11:21
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

A double whammy: Royal Navy aircraft...

A double whammy:

Royal Navy aircraft carriers make history on simultaneous F-35B Lightning jet operations...
14th Sep 2021, 18:14
Replies: 26
Views: 5,910
Posted By FODPlod

A more realistic, less sensationalised version of...

A more realistic, less sensationalised version of the conceptual thinking:

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2021/september/12/210912-royal-navy-outlines-future-vision
14th Sep 2021, 00:36
Replies: 26
Views: 5,910
Posted By FODPlod

Fash ye not. Despite your fears, I suspect...

Fash ye not.

Despite your fears, I suspect this was one of the more outlandish of several of the group’s flights of fancy and that, irrespective of the good Admiral’s words, the Royal Navy isn’t...
13th Sep 2021, 15:56
Replies: 26
Views: 5,910
Posted By FODPlod

Perish the thought that the Royal Navy should...

Perish the thought that the Royal Navy should task some bright young engineering students to apply a bit of blue sky thinking to the exploitation of sunrise technology to meet our future requirements...
3rd Sep 2021, 12:26
Replies: 873
Views: 182,219
Posted By FODPlod

Some interesting figures. ...

Some interesting figures.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1540x1525/92a30c8f_ab40_4c0b_8ff9_e3d9fe115286_f10fdb45fb864e11a14aca5071a7b1e219e2322c.jpeg
More at...
1st Jul 2021, 22:32
Replies: 28
Views: 12,489
Posted By FODPlod

Calling a recipient of the DSC and the AFC a...

Calling a recipient of the DSC and the AFC a "prat" and a "pillock" may boost your self-esteem but says more about you than about Sharkey.

This thread is heading in the same direction as previous...
30th Jun 2021, 18:25
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Do you all share the same building (and each...

Do you all share the same building (and each other’s user names) or are you distributed around the Rodina and further afield?
30th Jun 2021, 14:45
Replies: 28
Views: 12,489
Posted By FODPlod

Sharkey always succeeds in touching nerves...

Sharkey always succeeds in touching nerves certain people would rather not have. :*
26th Jun 2021, 11:42
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Why are you conflating two entirely separate...

Why are you conflating two entirely separate ‘incidents’?
a. The falsification of AIS tracks of HNLMS EVERTSEN and HMS DEFENDER from Odessa to Sevastopol on Fri 18/Sat 19 Jun despite the easily...
25th Jun 2021, 20:24
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Harry Enfield walt, but funnier.

Harry Enfield walt, but funnier.
25th Jun 2021, 19:57
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

I wondered how long it would be. We could have a...

I wondered how long it would be. We could have a good clear-out with all of you coming out of the woodwork.

Now, where’s Sunny Bay again? I must have missed your answer the first time.
25th Jun 2021, 18:58
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Sock puppets, bots of ill-intent or just plain...

Sock puppets, bots of ill-intent or just plain trolls?

Whichever applies, I make a point of not feeding any of them on Fridays.
25th Jun 2021, 16:09
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

I'm sure I've heard something like this before. ...

I'm sure I've heard something like this before.

Now I remember. It was Neville Chamberlain on Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland in a radio broadcast on 7 September 1938:

I guess the...
24th Jun 2021, 12:42
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Yes, but the evil Brits are supposed to be Uncle...

Yes, but the evil Brits are supposed to be Uncle Samís proxy, dontcha know, and thatís on top of the FSBís fascination with our cathedrals.
24th Jun 2021, 12:08
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

Iíve met a few Russian naval officers and we got...

Iíve met a few Russian naval officers and we got on fairly well. They have to act like one-armed paper hangers on board their ships owing to the poor skill sets (and over dependence on vodka) of...
24th Jun 2021, 10:13
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

I make a point of not feeding trolls on Thursdays.

I make a point of not feeding trolls on Thursdays.
24th Jun 2021, 09:50
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

The Wiki entry still shows the Russian version of...

The Wiki entry still shows the Russian version of events including three falsehoods.

In fact:
a. The border patrol ship carried out no warning firing

b. Bombs were not dropped along HMS...
24th Jun 2021, 07:29
Replies: 152
Views: 39,467
Posted By FODPlod

See here for chapter and verse on the ‘right of...

See here for chapter and verse on the ‘right of innocent passage’, even through the territorial waters of a Russian-invaded part of the Ukraine:...
17th Jun 2021, 14:10
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

A video containing some interesting stuff...

A video containing some interesting stuff including spectacular shots of our carrier strike group:

As US Withdraws From Afghanistan, CENTCOM Head Says NATO Assistance Essential...
20th May 2021, 15:31
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

Well, I'm pleased, at least: ...

Well, I'm pleased, at least:

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2021/may/20/210520-carriers-at-sea-and-strike-warrior
...
8th May 2021, 19:43
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,445
Posted By FODPlod

it’s akin to the difference between a US Cavalry...

it’s akin to the difference between a US Cavalry unit joining elements of the British Army for a scripted training exercise at BATUS and the same unit being assigned to UK OPCOM for operations in...
6th Jan 2021, 15:37
Replies: 19
Views: 7,338
Posted By FODPlod

My own experience of 'OFFSHORE TAPESTRY' included...

My own experience of 'OFFSHORE TAPESTRY' included a NATO exercise c.1985 (probably OCEAN SAFARI) which involved an incident when I was flying from Inverness to Orkney in a Loganair Islander. I was...
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