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Re: Successor-class SSBN/UK's nuclear deterrent (reply)
Mikey wrote:1 thing to carry on existing projects quite another to start a new one with a country that's just expressly stated it no longer wants to co-operate with you. Also, re ABM, what exactly does the UK bring to the party? If we...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

26-Jul-2016 22:33:43
Re: Successor-class SSBN/UK's nuclear deterrent (reply)
SPD67 wrote:Mikey wrote: Agreed re France.  There is a lot less opposition in France to the maintenance of their nuclear forces than there is in the UK to the maintenance of ours.  This is at least in part due to the fact that the...
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Zen9

26-Jul-2016 10:20:51
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
Good points and that rather prompts me towards the issue of 'paper tigers', in that headline numbers of aircraft cover a multitude of sins. Such as how many modern aircraft? How many can be maintained? And how many can be crewed? How...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

26-Jul-2016 09:28:12
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
UK, USA and Japan all field far larger forces than Thiazia, across all services. Even if we assume Japan is spending 30% this covers it's Army in China. And even then in a Thiazian context that would be about 15%.
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

26-Jul-2016 07:22:01
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
Of course if we were to base such ships much closer to their operational areas, and maintain them at such bases, the demands of endurance would be somewhat eased.Conceptually I did ponder about the matter of self deploying multirole...
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Zen9

25-Jul-2016 23:54:06
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
ChrisPat wrote:9 capital ships get an average of 6 destroyers as escort if the destroyers do nothing else. That doesn't sound especially destroyer heavy in hindsight, in 1939 the RN knew it was short but judged four enough to hunt U...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

25-Jul-2016 22:59:14
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
HMS Pinafore wrote:The split of battleships/battlecruisers verses fleet carriers seems to favour the latter most generously for the late 1930s.  I cannot think of an actual navy which had more fleet carriers than 'big gun' warships. I'd...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

25-Jul-2016 22:53:48
Re: Successor-class SSBN/UK's nuclear deterrent (reply)
UK approach does tend to emphasis silent running at the expense of top speed, which is very likely a product of the lack of need to keep pace with a CVBG.As to reactors, the UK approach has emphasised 'engineering out' failure points,...
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Zen9

25-Jul-2016 11:20:14
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
Do remember Thiazia, like the UK or the US or even Germany or Sweden was about twice as productive per worker than Japan of that era.Hence why Thiazia with just 14.2 million people can achieve 42.9% of the Japanese GDP.It's that figure...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jul-2016 15:23:13
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
1.They do not have a large fleet of Battleships, or Battlecruisers. At peak they reached 6 such ships, before winding down to 4 by 1938. Though they might have planned for more, they never achieved it.2. They do not have a large standing...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jul-2016 11:57:43
Re: European Deterrent (reply)
It would only happen if the EU became a full federal Union, a state like the US, with a President over a central government, with attendant single European Military.This is the only way it can happen, as the French will never allow...
The European Navies

Zen9

24-Jul-2016 10:30:54
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
GDP circa 1938 is 42.9% of Japans, or 25.6% of the UK's or 39.4% of France or20.6% of GermanyThis gives us a figure of 5 CV compared to Japan at that point. Or 2 CV if we where using the UK metric.Of the two options, the Japanese one is...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

24-Jul-2016 10:24:05
Re: Successor-class SSBN/UK's nuclear deterrent (reply)
Rather think we should embrace the effort to relocate the Deterrent to England and thus avoid the risks of being held hostage to various 'independance' movements whether they be in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or even...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

24-Jul-2016 10:12:21
Re: European Deterrent (reply)
Well yes, for the moment the French option is The only option. For the future, other states may have something to offer...In that case let the French build them but other members of the EU use some of them, or to put it properly if it's...
The European Navies

Zen9

23-Jul-2016 23:45:05
Re: European Deterrent (reply)
LordArpad wrote:Well, if Trump happens the US migt go isolationist and not support their allies, voiding the NATO treaty. In this case, we will need, amongst other things, our own deterrent. This should probably be based on the M51.3 and...
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Zen9

23-Jul-2016 22:35:24
Re: Thiazian CVs (reply)
So having read a little now.....It's clear that like the US, Thiazia is most likely going to have returning officers who have seen and maybe operated with the RN. Who will know a degree about RN efforts on carriers and naval...
Designing A Navy/Ship

Zen9

23-Jul-2016 11:57:35
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
johnc wrote:Zen9 wrote:  So...... 8 Type 26 (fleet asset).....assuming 80% available......therefore 6 available...therefor upto 4 CVBG (reality 2 CVBG, 2 on 'other deployment'), and 1 CASD support, 1 training. So.... Type 26...
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Zen9

22-Jul-2016 21:49:53
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
Aethulwulf wrote:A bit more detail on BAE's Avenger and Cutlass designs from Navy International : ...while the parent design is largely built to commercial standards, the Avenger embodies improved resilience and survivability; for...
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Zen9

22-Jul-2016 21:42:57
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
Tedgo wrote:The Khareef is hardly succesful, three I think and they took a long time to build and commision. I would suggest you read the linked document in Jeneral28 above my last entry. Quote Q195 Johnny Mercer: I am not sure I said...
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Zen9

22-Jul-2016 11:44:40
Re: Type 31 ? (reply)
Where we are headed now, considering both Brexit, Scotland's desire to stay in the EU and the increasingly threatening behaviour of Russia, and the potentially erratic behaviour of a Trump led US......I would say things are increasingly...
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Zen9

22-Jul-2016 11:35:30