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4th Nov 2021, 13:32
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

Don't panic everyone. SWO isn't due back til 6...

Don't panic everyone. SWO isn't due back til 6 and I've got some Gorilla Glue in the workshop.
21st Oct 2021, 12:48
Replies: 6,427
Views: 1,881,611
Posted By Frostchamber

Not sure about RN Phantoms but there's this pic...

Not sure about RN Phantoms but there's this pic which apparently shows F4 trials back in 1963...
...
21st Sep 2021, 13:30
Replies: 75
Views: 16,443
Posted By Frostchamber

The narrative around T1 seems to have followed a...

The narrative around T1 seems to have followed a similar course to that around the Shar FA2. Prior to the announcement of the latter's early retirement it was a wonderful example of British...
17th Sep 2021, 16:09
Replies: 727
Views: 123,319
Posted By Frostchamber

Normally I'd tend to agree, but we are living in...

Normally I'd tend to agree, but we are living in interesting times (which, for good or ill, we have just helped to make more interesting still) and I think the balance of considerations has shifted...
17th Sep 2021, 10:06
Replies: 727
Views: 123,319
Posted By Frostchamber

Politically this seems timely for the UK,...

Politically this seems timely for the UK, especially in the light of recent events. It strikes me that it represents an opportunity and the UK could demonstrate its post-Brexit European bona fides by...
16th Sep 2021, 14:47
Replies: 727
Views: 123,319
Posted By Frostchamber

In other news, England has just leapfrogged...

In other news, England has just leapfrogged France in the FIFA world rankings. It never rains...
16th Sep 2021, 14:38
Replies: 727
Views: 123,319
Posted By Frostchamber

Agreed but just to be clear, I'm certainly not...

Agreed but just to be clear, I'm certainly not suggesting any Astute-based solution would involve build at Barrow. If what you're saying is that we don't have the wherewithal to support Australia in...
16th Sep 2021, 10:35
Replies: 727
Views: 123,319
Posted By Frostchamber

Seismic stuff and plenty of reverberations still...

Seismic stuff and plenty of reverberations still to come. Intrigued to see how it will pan out. French anger was to be expected and I guess this won't do much to help Anglo French relations -...
19th Aug 2021, 09:51
Replies: 107
Views: 32,180
Posted By Frostchamber

Re avionics upgrade, It would be interesting to...

Re avionics upgrade, It would be interesting to know, as the upgrade to Block 8.1 sounds fairly crucial to the aircraft's continued viability. As recently as last year it was referred to as being...
27th Jul 2021, 11:31
Replies: 1,210
Views: 370,125
Posted By Frostchamber

Is there any historical basis to China's claim to...

Is there any historical basis to China's claim to sovereignty over waters within the the nine dash line, other than that the line appeared (first as an eleven dash line) on a map issued by China in...
24th Jul 2021, 16:50
Replies: 6,427
Views: 1,881,611
Posted By Frostchamber

Yes my understanding is that more and bigger...

Yes my understanding is that more and bigger diesel units will allow the ships to use the diesels for routine running most of the time - the existing diesels were only really meant to provide harbour...
28th Jun 2021, 16:25
Replies: 28
Views: 5,653
Posted By Frostchamber

I think it makes sense to keep an open mind,...

I think it makes sense to keep an open mind, especially that small core of instances where phenomena are seen by multiple military personnel simultaneously - as has happened in the latest crop of...
26th Jun 2021, 14:14
Replies: 152
Views: 35,660
Posted By Frostchamber

One of the best things about threads like this is...

One of the best things about threads like this is playing "spot the sock puppet", but also (given spotting them is often all too easy) seeing the tactics they use - including, but not limited to,...
9th Jun 2021, 22:56
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

Kowalski realised at that moment that every cloud...

Kowalski realised at that moment that every cloud does indeed have a silver lining - constipation was no longer an issue.
9th Jun 2021, 11:56
Replies: 6,427
Views: 1,881,611
Posted By Frostchamber

I don't think the issue here is the size of the...

I don't think the issue here is the size of the carrier - the QEs are pretty big after all - but whether it has cats and traps. On that, the UK has (as I think has already been noted) put out a...
7th Jun 2021, 11:17
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

It's called the chubby bunny challenge O Great...

It's called the chubby bunny challenge O Great One. We all agree you can't fail to win it.
3rd Jun 2021, 15:45
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

As the only West Ham supporter in the 101st...

As the only West Ham supporter in the 101st Airborne Division, Wikstrom knew what loneliness felt like
2nd Jun 2021, 10:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,219
Posted By Frostchamber

What's been confirmed here is the intention to...

What's been confirmed here is the intention to procure further F35Bs beyond the current planned 48. It isn't confirmation of numbers and timeframes because that hasn't been decided yet and nor does...
22nd May 2021, 13:22
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

No Luke, I said don't go any farther

No Luke, I said don't go any farther
14th May 2021, 16:45
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

Bugger! It takes four AAs.

Bugger! It takes four AAs.
12th May 2021, 14:15
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

Although aspects of his personal grooming could...

Although aspects of his personal grooming could sometimes let him down, the captain's lipstick never failed to impress.
5th May 2021, 00:05
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

They'd finally cracked it, and those who'd...

They'd finally cracked it, and those who'd rubbished the F35 helmet mounted display would soon be eating their words
28th Apr 2021, 09:47
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

"You see that tree over there?" "I do see it,...

"You see that tree over there?"
"I do see it, yes"
"That's your radius of action, that is"
9th Apr 2021, 21:27
Replies: 7,200
Views: 300,038
Posted By Frostchamber

"Don't start blaming me love. You wanted a short...

"Don't start blaming me love. You wanted a short transfer time to the resort..."
6th Apr 2021, 23:27
Replies: 28
Views: 11,074
Posted By Frostchamber

Quite a few years late, bearing in mind that...

Quite a few years late, bearing in mind that (somewhat remarkably) the first flight of the Vulcan took place less than 12 years after the first flight of the Lancaster
18th Mar 2021, 14:37
Replies: 122
Views: 14,496
Posted By Frostchamber

Pretty sure he should have said 24 escorts (ie...

Pretty sure he should have said 24 escorts (ie frigates and destroyers) - there has been talk of an aspiration to increase from the current 19 to 24, by means of the Type32. But having all 24 in...
16th Mar 2021, 17:07
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

Yes the details (or such details as we're going...

Yes the details (or such details as we're going to get) will be in next week's command paper.

The most specific mentions in today's strategy paper are in a list in Annex A on page 103, eg:"Develop...
8th Mar 2021, 12:23
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

Times rumours prior to a defence review outcome...

Times rumours prior to a defence review outcome are now one of the hardy perennials of British life. It'll be interesting to compare the various allegations with what actually comes to pass on the...
25th Feb 2021, 13:46
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

Yes an awful lot of rumours and yes probably also...

Yes an awful lot of rumours and yes probably also some softening up so that the real thing seems less bad when it happens. All I would say is that politically and presentationally, cutting frigate...
8th Dec 2020, 17:18
Replies: 10,020
Views: 639,410
Posted By Frostchamber

Figgis reflected sadly that this was no longer...

Figgis reflected sadly that this was no longer the RAF Regiment he'd joined
19th Nov 2020, 09:44
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

Range of factors in play, eg: it fits with the...

Range of factors in play, eg: it fits with the PM's view of the UK's place in the world post-Brexit; debt is cheap at present; Johnson doesn't start in a good place in terms of his relationship...
18th Nov 2020, 23:50
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

Increase of £16.5bn over 4 years now confirmed by...

Increase of £16.5bn over 4 years now confirmed by No.10 and story being carried by national media. Apparently Johnson will be making an announcement tomorrow (Thursday). It's also being said that...
29th Oct 2020, 13:36
Replies: 797
Views: 274,390
Posted By Frostchamber

It shouldn't. There's a double lock in play at...

It shouldn't. There's a double lock in play at present for defence spending - at least 2% of GDP but also a commitment that spending will rise by 0.5% above inflation at least for the next couple of...
23rd Mar 2019, 12:06
Replies: 179
Views: 104,722
Posted By Frostchamber

As I've posted elsewhere, this strikes me as...

As I've posted elsewhere, this strikes me as unalloyed good news. The Australians have spent a lot of time and effort over the last few years ironing out all the bugs and maturing the E7 into what...
23rd Aug 2018, 19:56
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,178,635
Posted By Frostchamber

Cheers Jacko. I suspect the answers are all...

Cheers Jacko. I suspect the answers are all there in the latter part of your post, to differing degrees. They did some across early and I suspect some working to get stuff finished at Marham may...
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