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30th Jun 2022, 13:41
24th Jun 2022, 14:22
Replies: 26
Views: 8,134
Posted By Navaleye

Serves them right for blowing up the Antonov 225

Serves them right for blowing up the Antonov 225
30th May 2022, 14:10
Replies: 228
Views: 48,880
Posted By Navaleye

In a word - escalation. It was outside the TEZ...

In a word - escalation. It was outside the TEZ and the decision was made to warn it off. Later it was attacked and I believe Cardiff came close to nabbing one
30th May 2022, 09:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,358
Posted By Navaleye

Sky Sabre broken in Poland

Still inoperable a month after being deployed. Hope the Russians aren't looking

​​​​https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18724174/uk-air-defence-poland-russia/
29th May 2022, 10:40
Replies: 444
Views: 160,223
Posted By Navaleye

Apparently the Ukrainian coast guard have found a...

Apparently the Ukrainian coast guard have found a lifebelt from the Moskva. What a fantastic souvenir
24th May 2022, 18:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,964
Posted By Navaleye

Longbow was stripped and sold for scrap sometime...

Longbow was stripped and sold for scrap sometime ago
18th Apr 2022, 02:12
Replies: 444
Views: 160,223
Posted By Navaleye

The damage shown is consistent with the Ukrainian...

The damage shown is consistent with the Ukrainian account of the incident. BZ
13th Apr 2022, 09:22
Replies: 39
Views: 10,994
Posted By Navaleye

I can't think of a reason not to have a bulbous...

I can't think of a reason not to have a bulbous bow. It helps considerably in achieving a desired speed by reducing friction at the bow. Not sure what affect it has on pitching, but the modern duck...
4th Apr 2022, 11:25
Replies: 7,030
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Navaleye

That's because it was switched on, but placed in...

That's because it was switched on, but placed in stand-by mode so it didn't fire. Even an old Phalanx could down an Exocet, even two
28th Mar 2022, 02:15
Replies: 15
Views: 5,494
Posted By Navaleye

Likewise. The best read at the moment is the 809...

Likewise. The best read at the moment is the 809 Sqn book. I was a fit, energetic 19 year old then, not so much anymore.
28th Mar 2022, 00:53
Replies: 15
Views: 5,494
Posted By Navaleye

I see the let's blame Tony Wilson for everything...

I see the let's blame Tony Wilson for everything brigade are out in force
22nd Feb 2022, 14:47
Replies: 46
Views: 6,798
Posted By Navaleye

Last I heard they are going in 2025. They could...

Last I heard they are going in 2025. They could easily be extended if needed. Why not give some to Ireland to plug their air defence gap?
22nd Feb 2022, 10:14
Replies: 46
Views: 6,798
Posted By Navaleye

The govt should delay the plan to remove Typhoon...

The govt should delay the plan to remove Typhoon Tr1s. Buy replacement Harpoon for all major surface combatants and an UOR buy of the new Advanced Tactical Shovel System for for the army
22nd Feb 2022, 09:40
Replies: 46
Views: 6,798
Posted By Navaleye

The 5" Mk45 mount fires the Volcano round at...

The 5" Mk45 mount fires the Volcano round at ranges of up to 90km and is effective against land and sea targets. At 20 rpm it could demolish an enemy ship very cost effectively. It will be on the T26...
21st Feb 2022, 10:02
Replies: 416
Views: 95,096
Posted By Navaleye

"It was 5 squadrons versus 2 and the Harrier...

"It was 5 squadrons versus 2 and the Harrier force just did not have the critical mass."
But didn't they chop the number of Tornado Sqns down to two shortly thereafter?
22nd Jan 2022, 15:08
Replies: 403
Views: 183,372
Posted By Navaleye

Looks like one of the wheels might take to the...

Looks like one of the wheels might take to the air again so all is not lost.
16th Jan 2022, 10:28
Replies: 67
Views: 13,873
Posted By Navaleye

Its common in rough seas to traverse the mounting...

Its common in rough seas to traverse the mounting to avoid water ingress. To be honest, I've seen much worse weather than that.
It doesn't always work though. HMS Sheffield had the armoured roof of...
11th Jan 2022, 10:57
Replies: 67
Views: 13,873
Posted By Navaleye

It happens more than you think on both sides. ...

It happens more than you think on both sides. Northumberland had a breakdown on her towed array just prior to the incident. What does surprise me is that her Merlin wasn't up tracking the sub during...
21st Dec 2021, 23:18
Replies: 35
Views: 13,706
Posted By Navaleye

Was the Tornado F3 not better?

Was the Tornado F3 not better?
18th Dec 2021, 23:45
Replies: 524
Views: 155,364
Posted By Navaleye

The F35 is the only way to go now for most...

The F35 is the only way to go now for most nations. Typhoon and Rafale are obsolete and going out of production. For the UK the future is bright. It's F35b
17th Dec 2021, 19:35
Replies: 79
Views: 20,253
Posted By Navaleye

If it can shoot down a flying coffee table then...

If it can shoot down a flying coffee table then I'm well impressed and no error
17th Dec 2021, 01:21
Replies: 951
Views: 187,808
Posted By Navaleye

The Israelis have them on their boats. Can't be...

The Israelis have them on their boats. Can't be too difficult
17th Dec 2021, 01:19
Replies: 79
Views: 20,253
Posted By Navaleye

Back in time for tea and medals I hope

Back in time for tea and medals I hope
15th Dec 2021, 10:46
Replies: 951
Views: 187,808
Posted By Navaleye

Its worth remembering that prior to 1960, the UK...

Its worth remembering that prior to 1960, the UK had zero experience of building SSNs or the equipment to do so. It spat them out quite regularly thereafter and that was with very immature...
13th Dec 2021, 12:23
Replies: 6,476
Views: 1,956,798
Posted By Navaleye

Can't help thinking that CSG21 was a bit senior...

Can't help thinking that CSG21 was a bit senior management heavy. You have the Commodore embarked, his Flag Captain as CO HMS Queen Elizabeth and another 4 bar Captain as Commander(?) Air. I'm sure...
10th Dec 2021, 14:51
Replies: 37
Views: 14,252
Posted By Navaleye

I think Finland made the correct call. The other...

I think Finland made the correct call. The other contenders weren't good enough. Hope the eventually get Meteor and ASRAAM
9th Dec 2021, 09:15
Replies: 403
Views: 183,372
Posted By Navaleye

Strange how whistle blowers are praised as heroes...

Strange how whistle blowers are praised as heroes in the media for exposing what would otherwise be covered up. In the military however it is akin to treachery demanding the strongest punishment...
8th Dec 2021, 10:24
Replies: 403
Views: 183,372
Posted By Navaleye

I wonder if any parts from that aircraft will...

I wonder if any parts from that aircraft will find their way into the parts pool?
30th Nov 2021, 12:35
Replies: 403
Views: 183,372
Posted By Navaleye

In my time endangering an aircraft could attract...

In my time endangering an aircraft could attract a CM. I think this falls into that category
28th Nov 2021, 05:42
Replies: 403
Views: 183,372
Posted By Navaleye

A CM is the only likely outcome for this once the...

A CM is the only likely outcome for this once the BOI has reported. Remember in monetary terms this is the same as causing the loss of a River Batch 2 and you can only imagine what would happen then....
8th Nov 2021, 15:03
Replies: 12
Views: 3,459
Posted By Navaleye

Here's a solution: Buy our Tr 1 cabs at a silly...

Here's a solution:
Buy our Tr 1 cabs at a silly knockdown price from a clueless MoD

then do this:
...
7th Nov 2021, 13:24
Replies: 20
Views: 5,356
Posted By Navaleye

Indeed Duncan Campbell was the Julian Assange of...

Indeed Duncan Campbell was the Julian Assange of the day. I'm old enough to remember it and the obsession with Moscow. The US would have got there before us in any instance and there were plenty of...
3rd Nov 2021, 12:55
Replies: 62
Views: 22,230
Posted By Navaleye

Which is why all major navies invest in...

Which is why all major navies invest in hydrographic survey ships. Not so long ago 40+ year old charts were commonplace, things have improved greatly in recent years, but to survey the Pacific would...
29th Oct 2021, 17:18
Replies: 76
Views: 19,050
Posted By Navaleye

Greece reportedly looking at our unairworthy Tr1...

Greece reportedly looking at our unairworthy Tr1 Typhoons to replace F4s
29th Oct 2021, 11:07
Replies: 951
Views: 187,808
Posted By Navaleye

HMS Astute has just arrived in Perth. What a...

HMS Astute has just arrived in Perth. What a coincidence. Expect to see an announcement of her being based there in the not too distant future or even transferred to the RAN
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