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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....
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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?
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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19-Oct-2014 13:27:50
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
Hmm...Type 43 design had two Sea Dart launchers presumably 22 rounds each and four Type 909 for them.It also had two Type 910s for Sea Wolf and four six round launchers.Sternmost she had four Exocet (really ought to have been Sea Eagle)...
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Zen9

19-Oct-2014 10:55:16
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
Now back when I was musing on matters of this sort here some years ago. I thought it then more logical had we developed VLS for Sea Dart, and Sea Eagle as well as Sea Wolf, and so provide an integrated solution fielding UK weapons.Just...
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16-Oct-2014 11:53:42
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
So thoughts.During I think 1956 I think it was, Controller stated the RN should not rely in SAMs for AD in place of aircraft. Curiously this did not kill off the 'Hybrid Crusier-Carrier' studies until 1958 by the SPDC.Shades here of the...
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11-Oct-2014 16:20:23
Re: Biggest Interwar 22,500t standard A/C Carrier Possible (reply)
If you trim the length down it would fit the real world drydocks the RN had/prefered (these being military rather than civilian) in the UK.Those are a maximum of 850ft, so if your designing them like 'modern' carriers (including the Ark...
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Zen9

8-Oct-2014 13:01:53
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
StevoJH wrote:Could a Sea Rapier replace Sea Cat on RN ships, with further development of that system instead of then developing Sea Wolf? - Sea Dart replacing Sea Slug (With a land Dart version replacing Bloodhound) - Rapier (With a Sea...
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6-Oct-2014 08:58:23
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
Where to start?Anecdotal I've read of the AAA boys in the RN claiming the FAA Buccaneer ops were not the way the Soviets would attack and hence AAA was still valid. FAA had rather left them with egg on their faces during exercises and...
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Zen9

30-Sep-2014 22:30:10
Re: Different RN policy from 1945 (with hindsight) ?  (reply)
So thoughts....Green Mace technology was actually built in 4", and fired at 96rpm. Although each drum held only 15 rounds and the system was heavy.Logically a DP 4" would fire a 'burst' of rounds say 4-6 from a 'clip' and them reload....
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Zen9

29-Sep-2014 23:17:58
Re: Hypothetical, Scotland votes Yes. (reply)
bager1968 wrote:spiffingchap wrote: I hope that this signifies the end, not the beginning, of the bitter and senseless hatred that seems to exist between many of the people of Scotland and England.It's been going on for >700 years...
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19-Sep-2014 19:36:20
Re: Hypothetical, Scotland votes Yes. (reply)
spiffingchap wrote:Zen9 wrote:Condottiere wrote:I think that England does need some form of regional development to balance out London; while the Scots need the economic stabilizing security of being under the Union banner. No it...
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17-Sep-2014 14:05:26
Re: Hypothetical, Scotland votes Yes. (reply)
Condottiere wrote:I think that England does need some form of regional development to balance out London; while the Scots need the economic stabilizing security of being under the Union banner.No it doesn't, at least as far as the Union...
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Zen9

17-Sep-2014 12:16:40
Re: Hypothetical, Scotland votes Yes. (reply)
skipper101 wrote:If I remember my History Correctly the Union with Scotland was an economic one, England bailed out the Scottish State after they lost vast sums of money on the catostrophic Panama venture.It was called the Darien Scheme...
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Zen9

9-Sep-2014 21:35:40
Re: Hypothetical, Scotland votes Yes. (reply)
PMN1 wrote:Graeme65 wrote:The narrowing of the poles seems to have concentrated minds north as well as south of the border:...
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9-Sep-2014 18:34:42
Re: Cheeky Mistral Bid ? (reply)
Hmmm......cough Poland...coughCough Sweden cough.Right now NATO ought to pay for them and lets get the French to train up others like the Poles and the Germans aboard them. A Baltic ARG perhaps.
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Zen9

8-Sep-2014 20:54:15