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Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
Volkodav wrote:In Friedman's Post War Naval Revolution Talos was listed as the armament for one of the versions of the missile cruiser could this have been the ramjet powered missile or was it a UK project? It is too bad about the new...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

22-Feb-2015 10:19:43
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
Hmmm....Gnat mk2?Considered a potential sale to Yugoslavia.6% wing, reheated and uprated Orpheus.AI.23 AIRPASS and Sidewinders.If its approach speed is good enough.....
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

18-Feb-2015 10:41:42
Re: Cruise torpedoes? (reply)
I wondered about a supercavitating weapon delivered by cruise missile, entry speeds being less an issue, though guidance is.In the end I figured it simpler to just go hypersonic and sprint over the dangerous gap from horizon to target.
Naval Weapons

Zen9

14-Feb-2015 19:34:41
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
Ahh scrap this comment. I'm getting dodgy in memory now.Facts are facts, RN was up against a wall and it's conclusion was Colossus's design. Viewed at the time as cheap 'one shot' CV's to be disposed of post war. They where ramped up to...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

14-Feb-2015 18:18:58
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
jlyons97 wrote:StewartG wrote: Practica wrote: American CVL's Maybe to start with, but it wouldn't work for long - I doubt whether the Independence class would have been capable of conversion to an angled-deck layout. past...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

14-Feb-2015 18:10:52
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
johnc wrote:For the fairly narrow window between Sea Slug mk 2 and Sea Dart, and limited protection provided, it would probably have been better to have saved the money and invested in new CVs, and closing the gap be bring Sea Dart...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

14-Feb-2015 14:43:24
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
Hmm....assuming one flexes to the 'Centaur solution' this does exert quite a difference in postwar history. Assuming some 8 Centaurs are built for the RN, the whole drive to modernise the Illustrious class postwar seems...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

12-Feb-2015 11:38:37
Re: RAF P-8 after 2015? (reply)
I hear the Japanese maybe touting their P1 aircraft
The Royal Navy

Zen9

12-Feb-2015 00:05:06
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
Looking at the process that lead to the Colossus design and the Centaurs. One can see a possibility of deciding in favour of the Centaur type earlier, on the basis producing two sets of Capital Ship machinary is not much worse than...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

10-Feb-2015 23:35:38
Re: No Colossus, Majestic or Hermes class CVL  (reply)
Admiral Beez wrote:PMN1 wrote:If the Colossus, Majestic and Hermes type CVL's had not been built, where does that leave the various countries that operated them? There is no Hermes class of anything, she was the final Centaur class.If...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

10-Feb-2015 00:00:51
Re: Is the Carrier as Obsolete as the Battleship? (reply)
Not much logic to reducing the size of carriers and their utility remains and currently will remain valid for quite some time.One can alter other elements in the equation though. Such as density of valuable assets onboard, in terms of...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

31-Jan-2015 13:46:57
Re: Type 26 design revealed...  (reply)
Besides...once the ships are built and operational, upgrades are inevitable.So if it is felt Artisan is insufficient for the threat, something can be done about it later. But for the moment it is viewed as sufficient.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

31-Jan-2015 13:40:33
Re: If no A-4, what to fly from Colossus/Majestics? (reply)
There are two types of answers.1 a major revision of the flightdeck and equipment will facilitate aircraft upto F8 and SeaVixen, albeit in very limited numbers.2 aircraft options2a real world, example Etendard, Harrier, possibly the A7...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

20-Jan-2015 13:23:04
Re: Sea Slug vs Terrier  (reply)
from my readings I'd guess at least one 'lightweight' version of SW used components from Rapier. and if we look back we can see both are born from the collapse of PT428 and Mauler.so an obsession with Rapier rather misses the point....
The Royal Navy

Zen9

18-Nov-2014 11:56:56
Re: Sea Slug vs Terrier  (reply)
think you're overly concerned about the launcher. but assuming you're right, what happens if they had ploughed monies into upgrades usable from that launcher? I'm thinking about the Bristol Typhon weapons and upgraded variants of seal slug?
The Royal Navy

Zen9

6-Nov-2014 15:06:57
Re: Sea Slug vs Terrier  (reply)
Broomstick had 'issues' though the Dutch did get a pair of them going eventually. (from memory) But I wonder if they ever operated together or did they just keep only one at sea to avoid the interference issue (since it was found you...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

6-Nov-2014 10:31:16
Re: Gripens for Kirchner & Co? (reply)
Argentina got lucky last time, the right combination of politicians being idiots for long enough, military concentration on Europe and our 'ears and eyes' not being employed enough or listened to. That arrangement of circumstances is...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

2-Nov-2014 00:08:18
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
I suspect it was more about duplicating things, in case one launcher failed to work or was hit. Looking at the design it lends itself well to system redundancy, what with the seperated funnels and spacing of systems. Could take it...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

19-Oct-2014 20:05:26
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
Type 43 fit.ADAWS combat data systemone Type 1022 air searchone Type 1006 navigationFour Type 909 TIRTwo Type 910 SCOT satcomType 184 search sonarType 162 bottom classificationType 185 underwater telephoneTwo Sea Dart launchersFour Sea...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

19-Oct-2014 17:45:27
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
GeorgeC2006 wrote:Ah, the Type 43 helicopter landing facilities. I always though that D K Brown must have really fallen out with the FAA at some point in time when you see some of the deck arrangements on potential designs. It...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

19-Oct-2014 13:27:50