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29th Oct 2019, 09:11
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Posted By PhilipG

Possibly accelerating delivery of C's as the...

Possibly accelerating delivery of C's as the USMC's F18s are so maintenance intensive, the USN is now all Super Hornet and F35C.
10th Jul 2019, 17:17
Replies: 23
Views: 8,365
Posted By PhilipG

Do the Russians not have a slight problem in...

Do the Russians not have a slight problem in where are they going to build something of this size, the previous ones were built in what is now the Ukraine and the floating dock that they used for...
1st Jul 2019, 12:38
Replies: 28
Views: 8,495
Posted By PhilipG

The reported joint US, Israel and UK F35 exercise...

The reported joint US, Israel and UK F35 exercise in the region must be making things slightly difficult for the Syrians.
As I understand it the UK and US F35s are over Syria in the fight against...
26th May 2019, 18:47
Replies: 5,778
Views: 1,500,630
Posted By PhilipG

It strikes me, that this has been a PR disaster,...

It strikes me, that this has been a PR disaster, OK the question of who drove the MOD vehicle and why, is on the face of it interesting. How much has been invested in a career for on the face of it,...
9th Mar 2019, 19:00
Replies: 514
Views: 301,072
Posted By PhilipG

It will be interesting to see what findings come...

It will be interesting to see what findings come out of the Inquests.
3rd Feb 2019, 17:54
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Views: 1,500,630
Posted By PhilipG

Recall that HMS Ark Royal, the last RN Fleet...

Recall that HMS Ark Royal, the last RN Fleet Carrier had no defensive armament, fitted for but not with.... Unlike HMS Eagle, at a time heaviest armed RN warship, also with AA missiles.
The UK has...
8th Jan 2019, 10:42
Replies: 24
Views: 6,441
Posted By PhilipG

When is the on patrol French boat coming in? ...

When is the on patrol French boat coming in? Might be worth seeing how she looks, seem to recall there was a coming together a few years ago.
31st Oct 2018, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 9,134
Posted By PhilipG

Let us hope that this is not seen as an excuse...

Let us hope that this is not seen as an excuse for invading more of the Ukraine, to take back control of the shipyard she was built in.
On the other hand is that worth doing as would she actually...
4th Oct 2018, 16:09
Replies: 73
Views: 14,600
Posted By PhilipG

I stand corrected, thanks.

I stand corrected, thanks.
4th Oct 2018, 14:40
Replies: 73
Views: 14,600
Posted By PhilipG

Surely the answer to the question is an F35B if...

Surely the answer to the question is an F35B if doing the same mission profile as a Harrier has a longer range using that performance range. Using the full performance of the F35B might well result...
6th Jun 2018, 11:15
Replies: 52
Views: 9,400
Posted By PhilipG

As a point of interest, does anyone know how the...

As a point of interest, does anyone know how the USMC or the USN are or are planning to ensure that their air wings are able to efficiently and effectively operate in a blue water or contested...
26th Apr 2018, 10:33
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Views: 1,500,630
Posted By PhilipG

My concern with the apparent need to repair /...

My concern with the apparent need to repair / replace bits of the deck coating, when there have been no F35B take offs or landings on the deck, the apparent fact that the heat or downdraft from a few...
12th Apr 2018, 23:00
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Views: 1,500,630
Posted By PhilipG

I always thought that either Albion or Bulwark...

I always thought that either Albion or Bulwark would be part of the carrier strike group.

Otherwise with the low number of escorts how are they to get to a conflict zone?
8th Mar 2018, 11:55
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

There would seem to be a logical case for the...

There would seem to be a logical case for the USMC to put the first F35C squadron on a carrier.

If the USN is happy with the F/A-18E/F in the near future and the legacy Hornets are getting too...
2nd Mar 2018, 13:26
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Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

Thanks for the clarification. So the USN...

Thanks for the clarification.

So the USN will have sent all their Legacy Hornets to the bone yard, if all goes to plan by next year.

There then just remains the question of what to equip the...
2nd Mar 2018, 11:51
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

As I understood it the USN had planned to replace...

As I understood it the USN had planned to replace its legacy Hornets with F35Cs in the first instance as the legacy airframes were getting rather long in the tooth, so replacing the USN legacy fleet...
2nd Mar 2018, 10:39
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

If the F35C is not taken up seriously by the...

If the F35C is not taken up seriously by the USN/USMC the question must be asked what are they going to do with the rather long in the tooth legacy F18s?

Replacing the legacy F18s with new build...
22nd Feb 2018, 17:46
Replies: 49
Views: 9,078
Posted By PhilipG

Thank you for confirming what I had understood,...

Thank you for confirming what I had understood, so as I understand it, for a V Force Bomber with a British Weapon on board to be ready to scramble from a dispersal field, the two parts of the weapon...
18th Feb 2018, 21:33
Replies: 49
Views: 9,078
Posted By PhilipG

I seem to recall that someone said on PRUNE that...

I seem to recall that someone said on PRUNE that no V Bomber had ever flown with a bomb loaded, except for the Valiants in Operation Grapple.

If the above is true, not that I doubt it, the...
1st Feb 2018, 17:30
Replies: 81
Views: 26,403
Posted By PhilipG

As a point of interest does anyone have an...

As a point of interest does anyone have an explanation as to why the French Air Force seem to have a roughly equal force of single and two seat Rafales?

I am assuming that the answer is not just...
31st Jan 2018, 16:06
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

Not the I am questioning the understanding that...

Not the I am questioning the understanding that the British F-35Bs are all running 3F software however I have yet to see a photo of a not test and development aircraft with external stores, an...
5th Jan 2018, 12:48
Replies: 5,778
Views: 1,500,630
Posted By PhilipG

Surely the questions that needs to be answered...

Surely the questions that needs to be answered here is: -

When will the UK have a number of F35Bs with 3F software or above, including the technical refresh?

The concept of SRVL has been proven...
15th Dec 2017, 18:58
Replies: 28
Views: 4,927
Posted By PhilipG

The USS Jimmy Carter, would seem to be the USN's...

The USS Jimmy Carter, would seem to be the USN's submarine of choice for this sort of operation.

Came back from patrol in the Pacific flying the skull and Cross Bones....
15th Dec 2017, 18:43
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

Thanks for that, so 3F is roughly a year away and...

Thanks for that, so 3F is roughly a year away and there is a facility to upgrade the LRIP airframes.
15th Dec 2017, 16:17
Replies: 12,066
Views: 2,844,889
Posted By PhilipG

Engines, Thanks again for getting back to...

Engines,

Thanks again for getting back to me.

Regarding 3F software, I also understood that the software was meant to have been released by now, as yet I have not seen a photo of a F35, that is...
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