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25th Jan 2023, 10:50
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

If the three countries/ four builders can get...

If the three countries/ four builders can get their drumbeats synchronised well enough there might be flying welders to go with flying winemakers from dunnunder.

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26th Dec 2022, 13:35
Replies: 14,177
Views: 14,039,699
Posted By Bengo

Reminds me of the naval toast: "A bloody war or...

Reminds me of the naval toast: "A bloody war or a sickly season"
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23rd Dec 2022, 11:18
Replies: 32
Views: 5,134
Posted By Bengo

No Pay Review Body will ever be wholly...

No Pay Review Body will ever be wholly independent of Government. No Government, of any political flavour, could allow its expenditures to be controlled by a body that is not politically...
22nd Dec 2022, 08:57
Replies: 14,177
Views: 14,039,699
Posted By Bengo

Yes, but you might come back with enough washing...

Yes, but you might come back with enough washing machines, refrigerators, TVs or whatever to sell and settle the debt.

If you come back at all.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2022, 17:28
Replies: 26
Views: 3,416
Posted By Bengo

I think this was the RN Schools Presentation...

I think this was the RN Schools Presentation Team. A RN Lieutenant, a WRNS 2nd Officer and a RM Lt, I I think, plus a Wessex and crew, including I think, some maintainers. Their aim was...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Nov 2022, 15:21
Replies: 38
Views: 8,861
Posted By Bengo

The Westland product had the pressure refuel...

The Westland product had the pressure refuel point stbd side below the sliding door, making wrestling the connector on for HIFR good fun, and the gravity refuel points were port side. Don't...
27th Nov 2022, 10:58
Replies: 14,177
Views: 14,039,699
Posted By Bengo

AFAK these things dig themselves in before...

AFAK these things dig themselves in before firing, so that the ground absorbs the recoil. On a barge the oggin around will be displaced as the recoil forces the barge down and the barge will not...
25th Nov 2022, 11:17
Replies: 25
Views: 6,562
Posted By Bengo

Unless things have changed, caterers were...

Unless things have changed, caterers were generally dealing with wooden dollars. They 'bought' foodstuffs using the aggregated daily allowance from the MoD list at MoD set 'prices'. Those prices...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Nov 2022, 13:43
Replies: 38
Views: 8,861
Posted By Bengo

The RN had something like 132 SK. That is a lot ...

The RN had something like 132 SK. That is a lot of Christmas trees.
The Sea King was a pretty reliable beast too, provided what you wanted was just to get airborne and stay there for 4 hours....
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2022, 08:57
Replies: 708
Views: 180,843
Posted By Bengo

With headline inflation at 10-11% a 20% price...

With headline inflation at 10-11% a 20% price increase seems to have some extra 'margin' built in. Or is aerospace inflation greater than the headline numbers?
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21st Nov 2022, 23:18
Replies: 14,177
Views: 14,039,699
Posted By Bengo

Big power stations are not much use without a...

Big power stations are not much use without a distribution network. Big transformers to get from generated voltage to transmission voltage , as high as 275 kV, and back down again. Switching yards,...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 17:38
Replies: 708
Views: 180,843
Posted By Bengo

Interesting. I thought it was well understood...

Interesting. I thought it was well understood that simultaneously developing a new engine and a new airframe which is the only outlet for that engine makes life bloody hard. Either the development...
2nd Nov 2022, 14:55
Replies: 68
Views: 29,486
Posted By Bengo

Industry would first attempt to poach someone...

Industry would first attempt to poach someone else's experts and if unsuccessful, then try with the inexpert. Finally they would make an attempt to find an alternative which did not need the...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Oct 2022, 17:45
Replies: 708
Views: 180,843
Posted By Bengo

The CAA might well, at some level be "fully...

The CAA might well, at some level be "fully behind" the project. How high that level is, and how long that will last is entirely debatable. Possibly even longer than the first accident, but no...
20th Oct 2022, 20:13
Replies: 157
Views: 47,082
Posted By Bengo

Not necessarily a fence for direct military...

Not necessarily a fence for direct military purpose. If you were looking forward, to a time pehaps when the RF was breaking up, or in other internal turmoil, a fence near the practical border...
19th Oct 2022, 09:13
Replies: 157
Views: 47,082
Posted By Bengo

IMO China has no need to "do a Putin". The PLA...

IMO China has no need to "do a Putin". The PLA can stay at home.

When it is expedient to control NK and the current Supreme Leader is not behaving he or she will simply be removed, and ...
4th Oct 2022, 14:02
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,454
Posted By Bengo

Money will be an issue, but whilst finding it ...

Money will be an issue, but whilst finding it there are other things to be done before real money has to be committed.

Much better to sit in Pompey investigating till the problem is clearly...
27th Sep 2022, 08:40
Replies: 97
Views: 12,898
Posted By Bengo

It is not just the maintenance money. A large...

It is not just the maintenance money. A large part of through-life cost of a warship is the cost of the ship's company. Not just the costs of sailors on board today either, but the pipeline of...
23rd Sep 2022, 10:54
Replies: 23
Views: 2,628
Posted By Bengo

Not to mention the effects on C of G...

Not to mention the effects on C of G position/Balance of the extra weight right aft. No doubt someone has looked at this but there is at least the possibility of operational constraints to keep...
21st Sep 2022, 15:11
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

ORAC. Thanks for that. The USN training and...

ORAC.
Thanks for that. The USN training and qualification period needed by a RN qualified submariner kind of makes my point.

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21st Sep 2022, 15:08
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,454
Posted By Bengo

I am not sure that the Ship Names Committee ( or...

I am not sure that the Ship Names Committee ( or whatever it is these days) has chosen a new name for a Royal Navy warship in donkeys ages. QNLZ was a last a Dreadnought of 1915. POW famously...
21st Sep 2022, 09:26
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

Yes, and I agree it would have to be either/or,...

Yes, and I agree it would have to be either/or, not both. Setting aside the question of whether the RAN could find sufficient submariners for a sensible cadre in both a USN boat and a RN boat, ...
20th Sep 2022, 18:11
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

It is generally hard to get even two...

It is generally hard to get even two organisations with considerably different national perspectives to agree on a design, as evidenced by any number of Anglo-French and Franco German equipment...
12th Sep 2022, 11:40
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

The Aussies want to build their subs in Adelaide,...

The Aussies want to build their subs in Adelaide, so it is not really about more UK or US building capacity, with the exception of the reactor section. It is more about extra boat building...
3rd Sep 2022, 15:50
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,454
Posted By Bengo

NAB, Thanks, I understand what is being talked...

NAB,
Thanks, I understand what is being talked about now.

Given that there is reportedly damage to the stbd prop, and rudder, which I understand is offset to allow the shaft to be drawn if...
2nd Sep 2022, 17:11
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,063,454
Posted By Bengo

Like any Defence item the return is mainly from...

Like any Defence item the return is mainly from the production and heavy maintenance stages in the form of jobs and maintained skills/expertise. After that it is like an insurance policy or a...
21st Aug 2022, 21:36
Replies: 79
Views: 14,618
Posted By Bengo

Dont forget the Pongoes' horse doctors. N

Dont forget the Pongoes' horse doctors.

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21st Aug 2022, 11:54
Replies: 291
Views: 81,925
Posted By Bengo

Wigston et al might just be lucky. ...

Wigston et al might just be lucky.


Naming a new CAS is a call for Min Def and the PM. PM is on holiday, even if in Whitehall. Wallace is not about to start rocking boats, at least until...
19th Jul 2022, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 8,662
Posted By Bengo

Certainly. Engineering is involved😎 ​Other ...

Certainly. Engineering is involved😎

​Other factors are things like age (the bitumen content oxidises with age and goes harder/more brittle/less melty) and the substructure of the runway and the...
18th Jul 2022, 22:18
Replies: 33
Views: 8,662
Posted By Bengo

There is tarmac, and there is tarmac. They all...

There is tarmac, and there is tarmac. They all broadly consist of selected stones stuck together with a binding agent. There are lots of different recipes for the binder.

You select your brew...
8th Jul 2022, 21:52
Replies: 26
Views: 7,605
Posted By Bengo

A roll your own afterburner, even one limited to...

A roll your own afterburner, even one limited to ground level use would be quite an achievement.
There were huge difficulties to get working burners in the early days. Putting the heaters in has a...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 15:32
Replies: 18
Views: 5,238
Posted By Bengo

It was not reallt an oil leak. It was the...

It was not reallt an oil leak. It was the continuous corrosion reduction system at work. Also fitted to the Sea King.
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15th Jun 2022, 20:59
Replies: 19
Views: 4,311
Posted By Bengo

They are not looking for a real CAS capability. ...

They are not looking for a real CAS capability.

The ad says " to emulate existing and future military manned & unmanned capabilities, in support of exercising troops on CTG exercises, in the UK...
23rd May 2022, 20:01
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

Terminating a contract in accordance with that...

Terminating a contract in accordance with that contract at a break point which was in the contract can hardly be fairly described as treachery.

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23rd May 2022, 12:19
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,668
Posted By Bengo

HEU, LEU fuelled or whatever, the design of the...

HEU, LEU fuelled or whatever, the design of the reactor, electrical power and propulsion units is not independent of the design of the rest of the boat. It is a fallacy to think that you can easily...
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