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Re: AD ships in the CVA-01 RN (reply)
Type 42 was never designed to take the Type 988 Broomstick 3D radar and the three Ferranti computers it needed to run that version of ADAWS or act as a datalink gateway node between cheaper ships (with cheaper/lower capability data...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

27-May-2017 20:27:27
Re: AD ships in the CVA-01 RN (reply)
So there were cheaper Sea Dart ship studies which they hoped could be run off in sufficient numbers and one of then is said to be the origin of the later Type 42. They even hoped that they run off a common hull for both ASW and AAW. But...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

25-May-2017 08:28:18
Re: AD ships in the CVA-01 RN (reply)
The early answer is that Type 82 was intended to be the GP ship. But as costs escalated this was culled down to 8 in total and the Admiralty got itself into quite a Pickle trying to find an affordable solution. Type 42 as we know it is...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

24-May-2017 08:31:21
Re: HMS Hermes - originally intended to operate F-4 Phantoms  (reply)
I know. I used to be able to recite all the options from UK firms on this very forum.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

17-May-2017 14:12:28
Re: Imperial Dingaan Airforce (reply)
So they are trying not to be allied since they have their own ambitions. Mildly ok with the Allies, since they liberated Madagascar from the Vichy, but only mildly since they reestablised the Merina Royalty there. Domestic jet engine...
The Air Forces

Zen9

16-May-2017 14:12:16
Imperial Dingaan Airforce (topic)
The IDAF began in response to the British movement of RAF units to Twadwania in the southern part of the Talavi landmass. Dingaan Army had toyed with aircraft previously for spotting, but had taken great note of the use of airpower and...
The Air Forces

Zen9

16-May-2017 12:05:48
Re: HMS Hermes - originally intended to operate F-4 Phantoms  (reply)
ChrisPat wrote:Sadly that timeline would bring CVA-01 into service with Phantoms just as the USN brought Tomcats into service on their carriers so the RN stretched too far to not quite keep running with the biggest dogs. Dropping the...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-May-2017 11:56:14
Re: OT: British army brigade in germany (reply)
Despite things being cheaper in eastern Europe it's not cheap enough to avoid a increase in defence spending to fund this and the rest without increasing the black hole in defence finances.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

15-Apr-2017 15:03:39
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
Before anyone locks this thread it should be state that this topic is inherently political and it's subject produces such tangential debates. One cannot avoid this
The Royal Navy

Zen9

15-Apr-2017 15:00:26
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
So in essence we're talking of Germany helping Ireland to achieve under the aegisof the EU ? Considering the influence this delivers, this means to secure Ireland's independence to stand up for itself we'd have to continue with sending...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

15-Apr-2017 13:38:09
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
So the SNP wil push to gain ever more powers through the process of leaving the EU as the 'price' of staying in the UK. Though the effect is likely to so weaken the bonds of the Union that they can then argue they might as well just be...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

14-Apr-2017 19:14:32
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
This is taking us towards cruiser-destroyer territory. That said if the IDN has been investing in 150mm L50 guns previously, then this starts to fit into a possible history. That suggests about 4,500tons or thereabouts but no more...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

6-Apr-2017 14:16:58
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
So we're back to the 6"..... But perhaps this time to the IDN it makes more sense.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

3-Apr-2017 21:30:27
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
Well perhaps it's best to keep the anti-ship guns separate from the larger AAA type as per earlier designs?I think because the IDN is mostly a 1930's fleet during the 50's, the drive to fund a 'place holder' ship class is very strong.But...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

30-Mar-2017 12:00:00
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
I am sorely tempted to go for the Vickers 4" L62, but worry it both carry's my obvious prejudices and steps away from a consistent history for this fictional country. A country of over 38 million in 1938 which ought to have it's own...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

28-Mar-2017 10:17:36
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
I was using the Swedish 120mm for Thiazia so am not sure about this different country. Might opt for a native 105mm along Green Mace lines. Heavy but interesting. Still stuck on Oerlikon Contravenes for 35mm rather than Bofors. But...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

27-Mar-2017 14:06:24
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
So I was still working on the French not being too happy with this Dingaan Empire and thus not willing to sell kit to them. British Empire tried to invade and failed so while they tacitly gave a green light to 'liberating' Madagascar...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

25-Mar-2017 19:30:37
Re: IDN Destroyer (reply)
Thanks for your thoughts NG.I'm working on the basis the Dingaan Empire is behind western technology and striving to catch up. So post-Suez the drive to be ready to cope with the European Powers withdrawal is on and they have to be able...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Mar-2017 11:41:27
IDN Destroyer (topic)
The IDN are considering a new design of Destroyer in 1956. This is to range around the western side of the Indian Ocean and should be able to engage aircraft and other ships. They lag behind western powers in technology and so this is...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

22-Mar-2017 09:33:54
Re: Scottish Independence  (reply)
Whenever I bring up the matter of Scotland at work amongst my fellow English workers the trend is to want to be rid of them Northern Ireland and Wales. There just isn't that much desire for the Union.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Mar-2017 15:17:48
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