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Search: Posts Made By: wigger
Forum: Royal Navy 7th December 2016, 15:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By wigger
Nice pictures Bob, I was stood around the base of...

Nice pictures Bob, I was stood around the base of the Round Tower, pics to follow. A beautiful morning for a sad occasion.
Forum: Royal Navy 5th February 2015, 07:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,979
Posted By wigger
I've Seen a few dinosaurs!:D

I've Seen a few dinosaurs!:D
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd February 2015, 08:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,979
Posted By wigger
Nick, I would definitely say that, after all this...

Nick, I would definitely say that, after all this is not 1982. But I think Cisco sums its up more accurately.
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd February 2015, 19:50
Replies: 16
Views: 2,979
Posted By wigger
Who knows Stevo, but the supposed SU-24 Fencer...

Who knows Stevo, but the supposed SU-24 Fencer part of story has been widely labeled as a hoax by most serious news agencies some time ago, even the argentine Ministry of defence denied it (although...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th September 2014, 22:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By wigger
Looks good to me Stevo, I'm watching intently! ...

Looks good to me Stevo, I'm watching intently!
Kind regards
Craig
Forum: Royal Navy 8th June 2014, 08:40
Replies: 29
Views: 5,833
Posted By wigger
A young lad who worked in my company 18 months...

A young lad who worked in my company 18 months ago was due to join the RN (I hope he has by now), We had many a conversation between us along with an ex marine who obviously showed an interest in...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th January 2014, 11:34
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By wigger
If your talking destroyers/frigates, its not just...

If your talking destroyers/frigates, its not just the MOD/RN that think that way, think of the new ships that the USN built in the 70s and 80s that are long gone? On a smaller scale the Dutch Navy...
Forum: Royal Navy 2nd December 2013, 19:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By wigger
It does make you wonder why there has been all...

It does make you wonder why there has been all this fart arsing about with F-35, I get the argument about it being the future and it will be flying for a long time to come when all the problems have...
Forum: Royal Navy 25th November 2013, 17:49
Replies: 29
Views: 5,359
Posted By wigger
I dont think 'Walk softly and carry a big stick'...

I dont think 'Walk softly and carry a big stick' is a phrase the Russians are aware of, more a case of fire it, launch it, blow stuff up as it's good propaganda but for gods sake don't look too...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th November 2013, 15:51
Replies: 29
Views: 5,359
Posted By wigger
Thanks guys, my reference to dregs was the devils...

Thanks guys, my reference to dregs was the devils advocate position. I had a sneaky suspicion that Canterbury and Waikato would be viewed as good ships, good enough that NZ purchased Dido and...
Forum: Royal Navy 24th November 2013, 10:19
Replies: 29
Views: 5,359
Posted By wigger
Just out of curiosity, were Canterbury and...

Just out of curiosity, were Canterbury and Waikato good ships? as in were they capable ships or just the dregs of what NZ had knocking about at the time?
Forum: Royal Navy 17th May 2013, 19:56
Replies: 64
Views: 12,702
Posted By wigger
2005-2006, that was when we lost the carriers. ...

2005-2006, that was when we lost the carriers.
It will be a sad sight when she leaves Portsmouth, I wish I could be there to see her go. She was a good looking ship on her arrival at Portsmouth in...
Forum: Royal Navy 28th April 2013, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By wigger
Well I am guessing Defender and Duncan were 2 of...

Well I am guessing Defender and Duncan were 2 of the 4 Type 45s....both newish and working up or still completing trials so not a surprise they were there. Can't say about the other 2 but while they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2013, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By wigger
Thanks Cisco, Interesting reading! Its a shame...

Thanks Cisco, Interesting reading! Its a shame to see any ship finish up
like that.
Kind regards
Craig
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2013, 23:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By wigger
Latest pictures show her completely on her side. ...

Latest pictures show her completely on her side. I can't understand why this story's not been picked up much over here. For all the sabre rattling coming from Argentina, the military is in a pretty...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th January 2013, 09:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By wigger
The 40 mentioned on Wiki reads as including the...

The 40 mentioned on Wiki reads as including the various helicopters. 40 JSF on one carrier seems excessive. 12 on a deployment sounds about right, if needed you could always add more. I reckon 48...
Forum: Royal Navy 11th January 2013, 15:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By wigger
Depends on how they are used. If your talking...

Depends on how they are used. If your talking about solely equipping the carriers thats enough for 2 frontline squadrons and an OCU. Same as the later SHAR days? That's more than enough to equip 2...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th January 2013, 12:11
Replies: 181
Views: 35,229
Posted By wigger
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&cli...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&tbo=d&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=cvf&oq=cvf&gs_l=img.3..0l5j0i10j0l4.75076.75454.0.76355.3.3.0.0.0.0.878.2331.5-1j2.3.0...0.0...1ac.1...
Forum: Royal Navy 17th December 2012, 08:11
Replies: 45
Views: 7,920
Posted By wigger
Japanese kit would be amazing!!!! It's all based...

Japanese kit would be amazing!!!! It's all based on US systems anyway but built to the Japanese Navy's design and without the US shipyard delays and shortcuts!!
Forum: Royal Navy 16th December 2012, 11:41
Replies: 45
Views: 7,920
Posted By wigger
Also, when it comes to build quality we used to...

Also, when it comes to build quality we used to about even with the French. But after the embarassement ( sorry embarassments plural) of the Charles De Gaulle I think we are probably slightly...
Forum: Royal Navy 19th October 2012, 13:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By wigger
I think somebody else pointed out before we sort...

I think somebody else pointed out before we sort of already have an E's class with the survey ships, so maybe a jump to F would be good, some great F names out there. Have to admit I can't think of...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 3rd October 2012, 19:45
Replies: 21
Views: 3,826
Posted By wigger
Congratulations Shaun!

Congratulations Shaun!
Forum: Royal Navy 20th August 2012, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By wigger
Looks good!! Glad it's this design, far better...

Looks good!! Glad it's this design, far better than the bland artists impression that's been doing the rounds for the last few years!!
Forum: Royal Navy 4th August 2012, 07:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By wigger
Ok let's clarify as it's got a bit confused due...

Ok let's clarify as it's got a bit confused due to a typo? Tornados are going (sort of) Typhoons are not, they are still rolling off the production line.

Tornados are only flown by 4 airforces...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd August 2012, 17:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By wigger
I reckon either vessel would be adequate, unless...

I reckon either vessel would be adequate, unless they get hampered by ROE. But anyway back to the thread.....
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