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Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
Hence my thought that until they can come up some leadership, the country needs 'administration', and that may mean the Crown choosing someone from the Lords as a caretaker PM, say for until October. Someone who will have to pick a...
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Zen9

26-Jun-2016 22:47:59
Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
Right now we need leadership, and we don't have it. If one is brutally honest, we have lacked leadership since Blair and before him Thatcher. The leaders we have are also a reflection of the poor decision making of their electors and...
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Zen9

26-Jun-2016 11:44:43
Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
jock wrote:CG1 wrote:Not if Scotland goes. I suspect the Scots would get some OPVs and maybe a Frigate. Even if Scotland stays, there should be enough as long as we get the P8s. There are all sorts of government vessels and aircraft that...
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Zen9

25-Jun-2016 23:49:47
Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
An all rather good argument can be advanced that Boris is the Churchillian type figure to lead Britain into the unknown and ferment in the British people a sense they always had - command of their own destiny.  Yes, there will be pain...
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Zen9

25-Jun-2016 22:04:53
Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
Among the senior figures in Cabinet (excluding Boris who is not really anything) there quite a number of calm considerate and rational people, who are able.There is also a pool of talent available on the back benches, whether it is Fox,...
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Zen9

25-Jun-2016 14:35:25
Re: UK votes leave, defence ramifications... (reply)
In immediate terms the greatest risks are emotional 'threats', irrational acts and the fluctuations of the exchange rate.We should be ready for the possibility the UK will end if Scotland decides to leave.More importantly we should be...
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Zen9

24-Jun-2016 23:00:21
Re: Thiazian Cruisers (reply)
Think it best to stick with the Swedish twin. I don't want to pile cost on cost for the Navy when they and the other services have lots of things to fund, including native developments.Putting such mounts forward gives plenty and neatly...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

14-Jun-2016 10:27:50
Re: Thiazian Cruisers (reply)
This is taking me back to one of my starting points on larger guns.That being the development of a single 6" L50 and single 3" L70 types which the RN failed to develop, but which would have alleviated the design issues for a host of...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

9-Jun-2016 12:12:30
Re: Thiazian Cruisers (reply)
Hypothetical 6" N5 single mount. .... Assuming it's 40% of the twin makes for a weight of 62tons and it would fire at the rate of 17rpm. Speed of movement for the mount would presumably be faster than the twin. Would be a lot easier to...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

8-Jun-2016 14:17:35
Re: Thiazian Cruisers (reply)
hmmm......UK 6" mk XXII is somewhat DP.Late wartime US 6"/47 mk16 is DP.UK QF 6" mk N5 is DP...1945, we find Japan has designed and built a 150mm AAA gun.I seem to reccal hearing of a Bofors effort as well for AAA....So.......1945 it's...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

7-Jun-2016 13:20:11
Re: Thiazian Cruisers (reply)
I do like the idea of a single 150mm L50 automatic weapon, perhaps related to the UK 6" N5.....Cruiser for command ship is highly desirable, I'm even tempted to go for the Type 984 CDS system on these, combined with early SAMs this takes...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

4-Jun-2016 14:09:15
Thiazian Cruisers (topic)
Thiazian CruisersSo they start in 1938 with 15, some 8 of which are CL and 7 CA. Light are armed with 140mm Thiazian gun....possibly DP, though not that successful a mount.Heavy are officially classed as 200mm native gun, but the turrets...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

3-Jun-2016 21:57:10
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
1930's designs influenced by in order....Chacal 1926Fubuki 1928Guepard 1929Fantasque 1935Hatsuharu 1936Mogador 1937 Kagerō 1939We can assume Thiazia tends to larger destroyer designs, mainly to have the range, seakeeping and endurance...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

3-Jun-2016 21:33:08
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
DDH is a 60s product using the DDG hull and propulsion, even the DDG is a product of very late 50's design and built in the 60's.DD's from the late 30's are a counter to Japanese efforts, and likely tote four twin 120mm L50 (possibly...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

3-Jun-2016 14:43:12
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
Interesting thoughts. ...Thiazian Navy has some DD that lie somewhere between Fantasque and Mogador in displacement. So there is scope to upgrade/modernise them.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

2-Jun-2016 09:28:49
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
HMS Pinafore wrote:As an idea, a few ‘proposals’ for a family of frigates based off a common hull for the Thiazian Navy: Type 12A – ASW version based on a slightly enlarged Type 12 ‘as built’ with a DP turret forwards, a 20-mm on each...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

31-May-2016 12:12:02
Re: Thiazian DDH (reply)
If you assume it's their DDG hull and propulsion rather than a County. Then yes.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

30-May-2016 23:22:47
Thiazian DDH (topic)
Current model for the Thiazian Navy into the 60'sand 70's includes the addition of a number of DDH, based on the 6,000ton DDG. But striped down for the job of operating some 6 helicopters or more for ASW.In essence Thiazia could never...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

29-May-2016 09:27:30
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
Thiazia is the Kerguelen Plateau raised up about 1000m, producing a main island and a series of smaller islands.Northwest tip is about 45 degrees south. But it's effect on currents and weather ensures the north and west are relatively...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

28-May-2016 10:12:42
Re: New Thiaizian Frigates post WWII (reply)
Well I'm sort of working on the basis of there being a series of late 30's large destroyers, but wobbling between Fantasque to Mogador is size. Possibly some built during WWII.Such a group could have a longer life than being scrapped in...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

27-May-2016 10:45:12