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8th Oct 2020, 12:45
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

But that implies launching covertly from a...

But that implies launching covertly from a distant submarine, or a surface platform, or an aircraft beyond usual land-based AD range. Oh, hang on...
8th Oct 2020, 11:06
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

Fash ye not. At least our easily-plotted static...

Fash ye not. At least our easily-plotted static land bases are safe from sharks with frickin' laser beams! :)
8th Oct 2020, 10:39
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

Why so much bitterness? Ask the sailors, soldiers...

Why so much bitterness? Ask the sailors, soldiers and airmen deployed to the Falklands in 1982 whether they regarded INVINCIBLE, the SHAR-equipped sister ship of ILLUSTRIOUS, as a "self-licking...
7th Oct 2020, 15:41
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

PPRuNe's anti-carrier lobby is as strident as...

PPRuNe's anti-carrier lobby is as strident as ever, it seems.

I think you mean all that firepower (which would exist anyway) crowned by 15 of the most advanced strike aircraft in the world.
6th Oct 2020, 18:10
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

I think you mean all that lot to dominate a...

I think you mean all that lot to dominate a significant part of the planet, over land and sea, above and below water, wherever it is deployed, while deterring any potential foe and providing a range...
5th Oct 2020, 14:03
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

UK CARRIER STRIKE GROUP ASSEMBLES FOR THE FIRST...

UK CARRIER STRIKE GROUP ASSEMBLES FOR THE FIRST TIME (https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2020/october/05/201005-hms-queen-elizabeth-carrier-strike)

...
25th Sep 2020, 14:28
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

British Implacable, Audacious and Courageous...

British Implacable, Audacious and Courageous class aircraft carriers (and possibly others) had both an upper and lower hangar.
25th Sep 2020, 08:50
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

...and then there were 15 (plus 8 helos). ...

...and then there were 15 (plus 8 helos).

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/618x802/qnlz_tweet_15_f35bs_24_sep_2020_ce7eca1f62f2ddca1f346e922f6f6b1f500b3328.jpg
24th Sep 2020, 11:22
Replies: 90
Views: 18,332
Posted By FODPlod

Oh, fair enough. ...

Oh, fair enough.

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/raf-officer-faces-court-martial-2967101?...
10th Sep 2020, 16:50
Replies: 6,005
Views: 1,655,183
Posted By FODPlod

Actually I didn't choose any news sources... I...

Actually I didn't choose any news sources... I was merely replying to the post stating 15 F-35s would embark! I'm quite aware that our procurement of the F-35 would be quite slow as planned.

I...
10th Sep 2020, 10:14
Replies: 6,005
Views: 1,655,183
Posted By FODPlod

Choose your news sources more carefully. All is...

Choose your news sources more carefully. All is explained here:

International By Design - The Royal Navy and USMC F35 Embarkation (https://t.co/SWV0rpzMJU?amp=1)
8th Sep 2020, 10:12
Replies: 238
Views: 68,354
Posted By FODPlod

Tucked up for the night. ...

Tucked up for the night.

https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1303263340744134656?s=20
...
18th Aug 2020, 15:44
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

P.S. The extent of your ignorance, not to mention...

P.S. The extent of your ignorance, not to mention arrogance, is breath-taking. Which other navy did the USA trust exclusively to alternate with their own ships as primary up-threat AD picket during...
18th Aug 2020, 13:08
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

Like it or not, the message is clear. If you want...

Like it or not, the message is clear. If you want to be CAS or shoot down enemy aircraft in aerial combat, deploy to hot spots with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. :)

Incidentally, weren’t all but...
17th Aug 2020, 10:53
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

Perhaps you are only seeing what you want to...

Perhaps you are only seeing what you want to instead of all the evidence contradicting your 'vision'.
15th Aug 2020, 08:23
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

In fairness, how much air-to-air combat did those...

In fairness, how much air-to-air combat did those operations involve?
11th Aug 2020, 20:45
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

Yes, possibly as far back as the 1966 Defence...

Yes, possibly as far back as the 1966 Defence Review which saw the cancellation of CVA-01, the planned ‘full fat’ replacement for the RN’s rapidly ageing aircraft carriers, in favour of RAF global...
11th Aug 2020, 10:14
Replies: 124
Views: 24,225
Posted By FODPlod

I suspect his resentment stems mainly from the...

I suspect his resentment stems mainly from the near demise of FAA fixed wing being predicated on the RAF being able to provided global air cover for the Fleet when quite clearly it couldn't/didn't,...
7th Aug 2020, 08:53
Replies: 136
Views: 33,892
Posted By FODPlod

As Master of None says: Forces News: Chinook...

As Master of None says:

Forces News: Chinook Flies From Welsh Field After Forced Landing (https://www.forces.net/news/chinook-flies-welsh-field-after-forced-landing) (Includes video)
6th Jul 2020, 12:55
Replies: 223
Views: 45,505
Posted By FODPlod

When I visited Aden with the grey funnel line in...

When I visited Aden with the grey funnel line in 1989, ordinary people of a certain age were queuing up to renew acquaintance and wish us well.
26th Jun 2020, 17:37
Replies: 466
Views: 184,307
Posted By FODPlod

Resulting photo, presumably taken from the Hawk. ...

Resulting photo, presumably taken from the Hawk.

https://www.forces.net/news/union-flag-vip-voyager-returns-operational-duties
...
25th Jun 2020, 18:19
Replies: 466
Views: 184,307
Posted By FODPlod

I’ve grown so tired of certain dreary people who...

I’ve grown so tired of certain dreary people who delight in running our country down when we have so much to be proud of compared to most other nations. Why not indulge in an occasional act of...
25th Jun 2020, 15:20
Replies: 63
Views: 28,529
Posted By FODPlod

I can understand some cause for bitterness. Given...

I can understand some cause for bitterness. Given that the RAF assumed the mantle of air defence of the Fleet following the decommissioning of HMS Ark Royal in 1979 and the cancellation of her...
23rd Apr 2020, 18:14
Replies: 23
Views: 6,547
Posted By FODPlod

Not as outlandish as it sounds. For the...

Not as outlandish as it sounds.

For the anti-submarine defence of UK ports, harbours and anchorages during the Second World War, sailors in rowing boats were equipped with pairs of binoculars and...
16th Apr 2020, 08:45
Replies: 126
Views: 39,347
Posted By FODPlod

Good to see the US media getting its priorities...

Good to see the US media getting its priorities right. Why isn't our own Defence Secretary taking a firm stance on the critical issue of haircuts?...
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