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Re: Megatrends (reply)
shaun wrote:We frequently discuss current and near-term issues facing the forces, determined by operational requirements and implications from SDSR. When we do discuss more strategic issues, these are often framed around geopolitics...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

5-May-2016 20:55:01
Re: Thiazian weapons guns post WWII (reply)
In context they're using 4.7" (120mm) guns on a lot of their Frigates and Destroyers through WWII, so the continuation of this calibre is just evolutionary and Bofors produced two good weapons of this sort as is. The L45 TAK and the L55....
Naval Weapons

Zen9

5-May-2016 09:16:26
Re: First Thiazian DDG (reply)
I've got a eye on Thiazia funding the development of the Woomba Anti-Ship version of Ikara, as part of a wider degree of cooperation between Thiazia and Australia.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

4-May-2016 17:47:16
Re: First Thiazian DDG (reply)
Considering the start of DDG studies is the early to mid 50's I feel the prevailing view would be to keep helicopters to the Carriers and that later on, it is more efficient to operate them from a single ship that distributed around the...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

3-May-2016 17:14:22
Re: First Thiazian DDG (reply)
I'm thinking helicopters might be focused a DDH type from the late 50's. Rather as Canada seems to have looked at at one point.Such that a non CV attended force would use a DDG and DDH with a number of FFG or FSG types.Am tempted to work...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

1-May-2016 22:07:09
Re: Bullpup Missile Question (reply)
Well Sea Cat had a relative called Malkara...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

1-May-2016 16:07:33
Re: Thiazian weapons guns post WWII (reply)
Well Thiazia's Navy conducts operations mostly in the Indian Ocean and Southern half of the Atlantic. It's convoy protection ops mostly involves staying well away from coastlines. Coming near only in the Red Sea, and around...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

1-May-2016 15:46:30
Re: First Thiazian DDG (reply)
I think they'll compare and contrast the design effects of vertical and horizontal storage.Certainly they will have a window on the RN's County class design process.Countys of course having a heavier missile, and heavier guns (being twin...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

1-May-2016 15:00:41
First Thiazian DDG (topic)
So currently musing on how to design the first of the guided missile destroyers for the Thiazian Navy circa 1958 (started process 1955, revised 1957, laid down 1959)AA Weapon system is a version of the RSD.58 possibly with solid rocket...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

1-May-2016 12:09:45
Re: Thiazian weapons guns post WWII (reply)
Not much point in moving to 57mm when you've funded a single barrel 76mm L70 system and fielded it aboard your warships from the late 50's onwards. I don't see why they'd bother with a change during the 1960s. Too much expense diverting...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

30-Apr-2016 14:23:07
Thiazian weapons guns post WWII (topic)
Currently working on the basis of continuing with the 4.7"/120mm type, possibly the Bofors 120mm L45 and L55 through the 50's and 60's.The main difference being a single automated mount of 120mm L55.These would tie in with Army versions...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

30-Apr-2016 10:23:31
Re: Thiazian Weapons - missile systems AAW, part 1 (reply)
Certainly it is an idea, I suppose with Thiazia's access to the UK, they could import the Sea Dart guidance system to the Kriens/Micon to RSD58 sized missile for the 1970s. 
Naval Weapons

Zen9

29-Apr-2016 20:58:32
Re: Thiazian Weapons - missile systems AAW, part 1 (reply)
OK so we know a few states did buy the Contrevenes RSD 58 for trials and training. But in this scenario, a state has purchased the weapon and funded further development. In fact developed it much further into a potent system.So beyond...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

28-Apr-2016 08:59:46
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
ChrisPat wrote:There was a thread on whether the T45s were worth buying in comparison to the Arleigh Burkes. The latter's ASW capability was one point discussed. People are starting to say my own single, incrementally improved big ship...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

24-Apr-2016 19:30:13
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
It is entirely conceivable that we could have pursued post Type 23, a 'common frigate/destroyer'. The last 4 to 6 could have been a stretched type and Yarrow did propose that. We'd just run more off to a further developed design to...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

23-Apr-2016 17:51:43
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
It been confirmed LCS 26 is going to cost $564 million.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

22-Apr-2016 12:39:45
Re: Thiazian Weapons - missile systems AAW, part 1 (reply)
Indeed.The RSD.58 missile does need some 'cleaning up' in development I suspect, as the tail fins are not in line with the main fins (wings?).Also the tapering of the nose is rather long, a SARH seeker version would likely reduce that.I...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

22-Apr-2016 11:51:31
Re: Thiazian Weapons - missile systems AAW, part 1 (reply)
Two points.1. the RSD 58 circa 1958 design is a good basis for later solid fuelled missiles using SARH or even ARH. Note the twin arm launcher they developed for it.Whereas the RSC Kriens circa 1966 is appalling despite it's solid fuel...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

21-Apr-2016 10:17:41
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
There has got to be some kind of weighing up process at some stage over this business.Strikes me this snippet confirms everything is on the table, from Type 26 to glorified OPVs and worryingly implies a lack of leadership/clarity over...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

20-Apr-2016 21:15:02
Re: What went wrong and what could have happend (reply)
Bledlow wrote:Sea Slug was probably effective against the aircraft it was designed to counter, i.e. subsonic Soviet bombers. I'd have been happy with continuing to build County hulls, but with GTs & diesels, & Sea Dart, etc.Well...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

19-Apr-2016 12:04:27