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2nd Mar 2023, 08:23
Replies: 164
Views: 53,494
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Pretty sure the only RN carrier the Japanese sank...

Pretty sure the only RN carrier the Japanese sank was the Hermes which was hardly surprising given her air group of ~12 Swordfish. Certainly the crew of Indomitable thought they were heading East...
9th Feb 2023, 13:36
Replies: 58
Views: 15,151
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I'm just surprised MOD appears to have acquired a...

I'm just surprised MOD appears to have acquired a fleet of 5 aircraft in under a decade. Surely that's what we should be celebrating?
30th Jan 2023, 12:24
Replies: 103
Views: 19,020
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Of course the Army's problems aren't helped by...

Of course the Army's problems aren't helped by spending around 14 Billion on armoured vehicle programmes, none of which have produced serviceable vehicles. Which makes anything the other two...
26th Jan 2023, 11:15
Replies: 164
Views: 53,494
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That sounds more like the RFA than the RN, they...

That sounds more like the RFA than the RN, they work to merchant navy rules for basically the same pay.
14th Dec 2022, 09:00
Replies: 137
Views: 28,969
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If only it was as understated as the French...

If only it was as understated as the French equivalent.

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23rd Nov 2022, 08:10
Replies: 55
Views: 9,348
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The Secret Horsepower Race by Calum Douglas...

The Secret Horsepower Race by Calum Douglas answers all the possible questions about the engine configuration choice of the British, American, and German manufacturer and is well worth a read. BMW...
2nd Nov 2022, 16:47
Replies: 68
Views: 29,828
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But how do you fix the QOL issues without money?...

But how do you fix the QOL issues without money? Which isn't the answer.
2nd Sep 2022, 19:40
Replies: 6,785
Views: 2,095,353
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It's a sea water cooled coupling, so there's no...

It's a sea water cooled coupling, so there's no requirement for it to be greased. What with all the sea water surrounding the ship.
31st Aug 2022, 16:29
Replies: 6,785
Views: 2,095,353
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Except there are two baskets.

Except there are two baskets.
11th Aug 2022, 07:50
Replies: 220
Views: 51,537
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It's almost as if the same word can mean...

It's almost as if the same word can mean different things in different languages...
2nd Aug 2022, 07:27
Replies: 6,785
Views: 2,095,353
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For the Telegraph website once the page has...

For the Telegraph website once the page has loaded right click anywhere and select 'View Page Source' (this will vary by browser but works in Chrome). You'll get a new tab which shows the code that...
25th Jul 2022, 20:13
Replies: 54
Views: 9,584
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Crete? Was almost a failure though,

Crete? Was almost a failure though,
18th Jul 2022, 12:33
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Views: 2,095,353
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I'm sure I've read somewhere the thinking was...

I'm sure I've read somewhere the thinking was that the Treasury were only going to fund two carriers, irrespective of how big they were or weren't.
5th Jul 2022, 11:07
Replies: 144
Views: 52,185
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I think the plan is not to be the Defence...

I think the plan is not to be the Defence Secretary who 'Killed the Nation's Top Gun Aces!' in the eyes of the tabloids, while also not spending any money. Think of it like musical chairs for...
23rd Mar 2022, 09:29
Replies: 16
Views: 3,654
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MJ89, you're right that it would have to boost...

MJ89, you're right that it would have to boost itself from a negative speed to a positive one. On the plus side for self defence purposes the target will be flying towards it...
25th Feb 2022, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
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I think six years is also when resettlement...

I think six years is also when resettlement benefits kick in on leaving service so there's at least a consistency to it.
28th Jan 2022, 08:14
Replies: 114
Views: 25,293
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You mean they can manage to not have hot water...

You mean they can manage to not have hot water and lighting for less than we do?
24th Jan 2022, 21:03
Replies: 21
Views: 6,186
Posted By Bing

At what point do they become an Historic Flight?

At what point do they become an Historic Flight?
7th Jan 2022, 19:21
Replies: 67
Views: 14,612
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I believe the towed array takes away a lot of...

I believe the towed array takes away a lot of that advantage as for it to work you have to go at relatively slow speed and stay on a steady course. It's also quite a way behind the ship so any...
4th Jan 2022, 11:09
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
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Timelord, just Googled, those are truly awful...

Timelord, just Googled, those are truly awful slides, they read like a stream of consciousnesses not an attempt to communicate anything.
4th Jan 2022, 09:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
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For one thing they'd have had to wait until the...

For one thing they'd have had to wait until the following year for PowerPoint to be released.
17th Dec 2021, 19:13
Replies: 28
Views: 7,874
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There's also a Sea Balliol in the Sri Lankan Air...

There's also a Sea Balliol in the Sri Lankan Air Force Museum. Although to be fair it's a bit of trek to see it.
15th Dec 2021, 12:30
Replies: 62
Views: 20,212
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Maybe someone realised the UK isn't that...

Maybe someone realised the UK isn't that different to the ~30 countries using Blackhawk variants and having niche requirements isn't cheap?
13th Dec 2021, 08:12
Replies: 403
Views: 191,096
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WW2 era British carriers had a steam feed to the...

WW2 era British carriers had a steam feed to the bow which could be used to give a relative wind direction indication. Some pictures show calibrated markings around it to give the angle. Probably...
9th Dec 2021, 20:17
Replies: 403
Views: 191,096
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It's about six hours expenditure by the NHS, or...

It's about six hours expenditure by the NHS, or as someone else put it 'barely gets you to an early breakfast on new year's day'. NHS budget is 150B so ~400m a day.
20th Nov 2021, 19:49
Replies: 403
Views: 191,096
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Richmond's Lynx was 4km down and was successfully...

Richmond's Lynx was 4km down and was successfully recovered so 1 mile is well within current capability.
18th Nov 2021, 17:13
Replies: 48
Views: 8,985
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I think they got theirs from coal, which is an...

I think they got theirs from coal, which is an expensive way of doing it but they didn't have a lot of other options.
26th Jul 2021, 16:24
Replies: 160
Views: 56,400
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From what I read a while back the issue is to do...

From what I read a while back the issue is to do with changing the centres of thrust and mass of the engines, which affects the relief from aero-elastic bending, fatigue life, etc. So a 'like for...
6th May 2021, 12:16
Replies: 77
Views: 12,698
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I think FRS.1's radar was Blue Fox with Blue...

I think FRS.1's radar was Blue Fox with Blue Vixen being the upgrade for the F/A2.

My understanding is that the random colour/word combination was chosen as during the war the Allies had been able...
16th Jan 2021, 19:25
Replies: 20
Views: 4,970
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No that would be double plus ungood.

No that would be double plus ungood.
16th Dec 2020, 10:53
Replies: 58
Views: 22,316
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I would have thought the bell with 'Hermes' on...

I would have thought the bell with 'Hermes' on was probably saved when she was sold to India? So probably in one of the RN museum collections if not on actual display.
11th Dec 2020, 10:33
Replies: 42
Views: 17,995
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That sounds a lot like my Dad's accident on 16...

That sounds a lot like my Dad's accident on 16 Feb '68, according to the report he slid along the ground for about 140' parting company with the seat fairly early on.
10th Dec 2020, 09:40
Replies: 39
Views: 11,209
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To be honest I suspect all the other benefits are...

To be honest I suspect all the other benefits are just post-hoc justifications once they'd decided they wanted two separate paths for the trunking. Certainly from my brief time on CVS it seems...
9th Dec 2020, 14:17
Replies: 39
Views: 11,209
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You don't need two islands for a nuke as there's...

You don't need two islands for a nuke as there's no trunking for the gas turbines. On the QE Class there was a given amount of space taken up by that so the choice was one big island or two small...
12th Nov 2020, 12:31
Replies: 23
Views: 6,378
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Wake homing air dropped torpedoes were a thing in...

Wake homing air dropped torpedoes were a thing in WW2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_24_mine
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