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Re: WW3: Inside The War Room (BBC) (reply)
Hambo wrote:That would make an interesting scenario.Russia says it has satellite intelligence saying that Turkey is planning to invade Syria.Meanwhile Saudi announces that it has not ruled out a ground offensive against ISIS.It doesn't...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

7-Feb-2016 00:20:15
Re: WW3: Inside The War Room (BBC) (reply)
Iraq wasn't a democracy. Nor was Egypt under Nasser.One might argue Serbia was, but it wasn't quite if we're being honest.Whereas Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are democracies.It's arguable today if Russia is a real democracy. Hard to...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

7-Feb-2016 00:16:38
Re: WW3: Inside The War Room (BBC) (reply)
While avenging the dead may appeal to a primitive Human instinct it would surely serve no good purpose in the final analysis.Primitive? So is wanting to live so badly you're prepared to kill the one trying to kill you. Sitting back,...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

6-Feb-2016 23:27:42
Re: WW3: Inside The War Room (BBC) (reply)
Today, it's a "country of which we know nothing", tomorrow, its a country you know something of, the next day it's your neighbour, the day after it's yours and then it's in your street, in your home, in your face.Some people forget,...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

6-Feb-2016 18:02:17
Re: The case for an Intermediate Caliber Gun (ICG)? (reply)
Thing is, the time for a 105mm naval gun is really after the standardisation of guns under NATO.RN could have gone down this route,  and the mk8 4.5" is based on the Abbot SPG.But the preponderence of 4.5" from prior made it cheaper to...
Naval Weapons

Zen9

3-Feb-2016 12:58:15
Re: CASD will remain says Corbyn, without the nuclear warheads (reply)
ABM, if we're not going to a Deterant, then we need either massive forces or a Defence.
The Royal Navy

Zen9

21-Jan-2016 15:16:41
Re: CASD will remain says Corbyn, without the nuclear warheads (reply)
Further point to make. The UK and US share nuclear weapons technology, research and testing. This is not an entirely one way process, as evidenced by Operation Krakatoa (sub-critical test of curiously enough I think a new trigger).Years...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

20-Jan-2016 13:15:40
Re: CASD will remain says Corbyn, without the nuclear warheads (reply)
we've ended up doing is leasing US W76-1's insteadSource that please..Whether the 50 billion capital cost of Trident renewal is worth it is another matter.While we have a Deterrent, no one is parking their tanks on your lawn and raping...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

20-Jan-2016 13:06:25
Re: CASD will remain says Corbyn, without the nuclear warheads (reply)
The thing about the Deterrent is, it's a Deterrent. If it works, it means you don't use it. Which means you if it's working, you think it's just sitting there costing money doing nothing. It's not, it deterring the enemy.But the thing...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

19-Jan-2016 12:29:38
Re: If no Phantom upgrade, what to operate from Audacious class? (reply)
Back in the late 50's it was looked at if I recall correctly, but in the context of a modified version with Conway and a recess for a tactical nuke.However, like the Crusader it doesn't deliver CAP in the same level as the RN desired for...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

20-Dec-2015 20:10:48
Re: If no Phantom upgrade, what to operate from Audacious class? (reply)
It is clear you could fit Sparrow and a appropriate radar to the F8 for it's guidance. Certainly the capability the Italian's got out of modernised F104's and the French got out of their Crusaders is possible.Alternatively you can...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

20-Dec-2015 16:09:48
Re: If no Phantom upgrade, what to operate from Audacious class? (reply)
Cheapish solution is fit dry Avons, and a beefed up Blue Fox. Wire it up for Red top or sidewinder. They'll be tempted to go for Foxhunter and Sparrow.
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

18-Dec-2015 15:18:22
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
Type 43, with twin Sea Dart, launchers, four illuminators, and two sextuple Sea Wolf launchers for PD. Also 4.5" gun, Hanger for Sea King (and it's replacement Merlin), Exocet possible as well as TT. Done on 6,000tons.Type 44 had one...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

17-Dec-2015 22:17:32
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
Indeed, CV decision should've been 1947 as per Admiralty meeting of that year. Drydock limit exposed and dealt with by '52 in time for new CV effort. Much as props and shafts R&D for 60,000-70,000shp along with new plant machinery...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Dec-2015 15:14:42
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
No PT.428 was a system for use in properly foul weather in Northern Europe. when it began as a concept the computers hadn't caught up enough in a compact form, but by cancellation for Mauler they had.Chief issue is it was a beam rider,...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Dec-2015 13:11:50
Re: If no Phantom upgrade, what to operate from Audacious class? (reply)
Paul Lakowski wrote: Would not any redesigned Buccaneer require much of the same carrier deck/kat increases ordered for the phantom use. What I remember the Buc's radar was only 20nm??Not really, though the honest answer is "it...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

16-Dec-2015 12:32:40
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
Hmmmm....SAM.72....lets call this Sea Leopard is a far better candidate for future developments than Sea Dart. In fact it could remain relevant and a viable alternative to Aster under the right development paths. This being because...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

16-Dec-2015 12:22:22
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
Hmmm....strictly speaking I rather approved of the ATF (Advanced Technology Frigate), which although more expensive, was conceptually a more survivable ship.This due to armoured Ops Room, and fully dulplicated Sea Wolf systems 'fore and...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

15-Dec-2015 22:26:29
Re: RN General Purpose Frigate - Type 83? (reply)
Hambo wrote:I am not sure a VL Sea Dart is all that viable, except for engaging at longer ranges. As I understand it a ramjet does not work until the missile is supersonic, hence the rocket booster. This seems fine on a trainable...
The Royal Navy

Zen9

15-Dec-2015 10:06:03
Re: If no Phantom upgrade, what to operate from Audacious class? (reply)
Indeed, having developed the Buccaneer already and still building them, it seems the most logical choice.Though which version of the many proposals would make it to the FAA is an open question.They'd probably dig up the P.140 option from...
Aircraft Carriers

Zen9

13-Dec-2015 23:13:12