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Re: UK Type 26 Frigate (reply)
I wouldn't assume that the UK is the only one to undermine the Special Relationship. Or even that it might be worth preserving under the wrong circumstances.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

17-Jul-2017 14:15:51
Re: UK Type 26 Frigate (reply)
About 60% of uk government debt is now owned by the Bank of England. The absurdity of this is the BoE sending it's profit to the government. But that is coming from the interest payments the UK pays on it's debts.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

17-Jul-2017 09:29:09
Re: Type 45 with Standard SAM? (reply)
I think if Standard had a ARH variant offered it might well have swung it at the time.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

12-Jul-2017 23:43:25
Re: Musings on Corvettes/Sloops (reply)
It's quite a good case you're making here. Something around a limit of 21m Beam is certainly compatible with existing naval infrastructure. Modularity is going to be key here.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

9-Jul-2017 08:16:08
Re: UK to bring back full control of fishing rights (reply)
I'd like to bid for that contract!
The Royal Navy

Zen9

7-Jul-2017 14:06:46
Re: Post Brexit - RN Patrol Boat (reply)
I like that idea. Such mobile sensor craft could prove very useful.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

5-Jul-2017 18:29:14
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
Native progects in the era of late 70's to early 90's are..... Italy and Brazil =AMX Israel= Lavi Yugoslavia =Novi Avion Sweden =Grippen Romania =IAR-95? (Memory may have name wrong ) South Africa= Cava Taiwan =Ching-Kuo Switzerland =...
The Air Forces

Zen9

19-Jun-2017 15:20:18
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
Really got to say if you really want a separate light strike/attack, then the Mirage F1 can offer a lot of what's needed, and I'm sure Dassault would even offer you a version with the Spey or J79 if you wanted it.It also opens up the...
The Air Forces

Zen9

10-Jun-2017 20:47:00
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
The Spey A4 was a serious proposal back in the day. This would provide increased commonality with the Buccaneer force. If you want NAVWASS I don't see why not. Nor much standing in the way of the FLR TFR set as an option.
The Air Forces

Zen9

10-Jun-2017 15:24:42
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
It's quite a plausible scenario to just add more of the three Types and upgrade each with improved avionics. ....possibly sharing a lot of common subsystems between Buccaneer and Skyhawk. Even if that means leveraging Jaguar type systems...
The Air Forces

Zen9

9-Jun-2017 16:59:37
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
Ferranti can offer the FLR system (radar and TC computer) and Elliot both computers and Strike Radar as proposed to MRCA. The latter could provide MTI and a mapping function possible with Marconi's signal processor. There is integrated...
The Air Forces

Zen9

9-Jun-2017 14:17:08
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
A major revision of Buccaneer avionics is entirely sensible an option to consider. Your military would certainly put this option forward with local industry and partners from the US. In fact you could run a competitive process pitting...
The Air Forces

Zen9

9-Jun-2017 10:56:33
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
If you could drop the runway requirement then the F104 ought to be an option.
The Air Forces

Zen9

8-Jun-2017 22:19:45
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
So if you're worried about the US blocking efforts, it's possible to find alternative avionics for the Viggen, likely from the UK or France. Biggest stumbling block is possibly the engine.....One thought..........there is the earlier...
The Air Forces

Zen9

8-Jun-2017 15:14:02
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
Additional thoughts....F100 variants.Spey A4 Skyhawk, among the cheapest options.Germany and i think Italy used the F104....not exactly a rough field aircraft.Viggen had reasonable avionics, was good for STOL and makes for a smooth path...
The Air Forces

Zen9

8-Jun-2017 13:04:04
Re: Baratarian Light Strike Aircraft for the 1970s (reply)
So thoughts off the top of my head.....A7 Corsair is sometimes described as the most cost effective attack/strike platform ever built, it's avionics are ahead of the likes of the Buccaneer, Jaguar etc... and the computer is the solution...
The Air Forces

Zen9

8-Jun-2017 12:25:48
Re: Corbyn has a chance? (reply)
The problem here was always the lack of backing for the sort structural regime that makes various continental systems work. That's why they are prepared to invest in standing subsidy for example. Whereas we always intend to fund things...
The Politics Of War

Zen9

5-Jun-2017 23:08:32
Re: Corbyn has a chance? (reply)
Two sides to this. 1. Is Corbyn and the 'Bennite' faction of Labour who are always vocal and popular among the ignorant. They are remarkably evangelical about Corbyn, even if he is just a figurehead. Side issue is Labour putting the...
The Politics Of War

Zen9

5-Jun-2017 22:25:55
Re: navy for fantasy island challenge (reply)
edgeworthy wrote:Force H wrote:Forgot the island appears a few hundred years ago.  So it rises around 1715.I'm guessing the rise causes tsunamis in all directions and kills millions all around the North Sea literal.  The Nederlands are...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

4-Jun-2017 13:34:56
Re: navy for fantasy island challenge (reply)
Big fortresses with big guns. They'd have been building such for centuries.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

2-Jun-2017 10:54:33
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