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Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 07:43
by The Kraken Wakes
paul463 wrote:
Thundershot wrote:Russia has dismissed the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier as "just a convenient, large maritime target".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40442058
That was just a throw away comment made after Fallon ripped the pish out of the Russian carrier. ;)
What are peoples thoughts here on the new carrier(s)...

Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 12:54
by paul463
I think they are beautiful! A lot of thinks coming! I think they will have Osprey in SDSR 2020. I think they should have been fitted with Cat and Trap, I'm sure they will be retrofitted in the future. I think they will serve us well. Also, I think the Navy need to expand again and I think that'll happen too.

Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 14:12
by The Kraken Wakes
paul463 wrote:I think they are beautiful! A lot of thinks coming! I think they will have Osprey in SDSR 2020. I think they should have been fitted with Cat and Trap, I'm sure they will be retrofitted in the future. I think they will serve us well. Also, I think the Navy need to expand again and I think that'll happen too.
That sounds good and positive from someone who would know a lot more about these things than me. They look amazing and I suppose I want them to be as impressive as they look and ive seen a lot of negativity around it, perhaps more to do with the planes they'll carry.

Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 19:15
by Thundershot
I think the Russians make some visually impressive looking aircraft.. no idea how technically good they are.

They seem to have borrowed the :maf: logo for their new tank:
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Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 22:46
by paul463
Quickie, I have to ask, are you Instructor Zero? Just wondering ;)

Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 22:47
by paul463
The Russian aircraft are brilliant SU 30 in particular.

Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 20 Jan 2018 11:11
by Quickfire
RAF footage of Tupolev's that came over the top for a North Sea circuit this week.



Belgian Air Force footage of same



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Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 30 Jan 2018 22:33
by Quickfire
A US Navy EP-3E Aries II (an EP-3 Orion with more antennae) was dawdling around Crimea monitoring SIGINT yesterday, as you do.

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So far, so good.

.... Until an SU-27 turned up and got "within five feet" of the EP-3 whilst crossing its flightpath.

Footage from aft of the EP-3's cockpit doesn't show the precise incident, but perhaps shows some of the preliminaries ....



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Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 01 Feb 2018 21:36
by Quickfire
More material on the EP-3 intercept up soon.

Russian Federation making political capital out of it today ... Crimea is Russia, these flights won't be tolerated etc. PS. we spent all our state pension fund on war and rimming the Han Chinese whilst getting shaken down by them to create the infrastructure to supply them gas at below the market rate, can you let us take over infrastructure in your markets if we bribe you enough ktnxdossvidanya.

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Re: Operation Bloodhound - Red Shadow Air Cushion Landing Craft

Posted: 01 Feb 2018 21:40
by Quickfire
The Kraken Wakes wrote:What are peoples thoughts here on the new carrier(s)...
Huge slow-moving target with bells on but with no planes, a beached whale that will break in three after one hypersonic - or several supersonic - missile hit/s (or a torpedo or two ..).

An aircraft carrier with no planes = taking back control.

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PS. due to various misconfigurations, the current system for landing the obsolete, overpriced planes it may carry one day (once paid for via barter in 1m ton batches of potatoes) will lead to a series of crashes of said lumbering, obsolete, shitbox STOL planes. 'Elf n safety won't be happy. Nor will the potato pickers in lumpen Lincolnshire, if there's anyone left to pick potatoes after recent departures.

Where's the aspirins?