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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2012, 10:47:12 am »
I'm curious about that CAMM count.  It looks to me like the block in the stack is the same size as one of the blocks in the foredeck, just rearranged (twice as long, half as wide).

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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2012, 10:54:32 am »
Fwd blocks are 3*4, aft is 2*24. Arrangement of the strike VLS is "interesting" from a structural perspective.


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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2012, 03:16:06 pm »
Found a much nicer high-res here:



http://www.baesystems.com/image/BAES_090238/type-26-global-combat-ship


As you no doubt meant to say, two sets of 3x4 forward and one set of 2x12 aft for a total of 48 CAMM.  Not bad, and possibly enough cells to think about alternative uses.  It would be nice if FASGW(H)/ANL came out in a form-factor that could be adapted to a CAMM launch tube, but I think it's unlikely, sadly.

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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012, 08:27:17 am »
I see you spotted my deliberate mistake, ahem. I agree FASGW(H)-VL is unlikely. A possible option might be to put the seeker on the top of CAMM and just use the existing SVL compatible weapon. I would note that the artwork showing the naval target set includes a speedboat, so I suspect the seeker processing and logic may already have an anti-surface mode, or at least the "hooks" for one in some later tranche.


Only on-line copy I could find was here: [size=78%]http://defesaglobal.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mbda-camm-mb.jpg[/size]


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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2012, 09:37:02 am »
I have seen a few references to surface mode for CAMM, but it's not much bang for the buck, so to speak.  The USN keeps looking at any cheaper missile to stuff into the RAM launcher, probably for the same reason - anti-air missiles just seem to cost significantly more, pound for pound, than anti-surface ones. 


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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2012, 12:08:12 pm »
Seems to have evolved again, forward VLS arrangement has been changed and a CIWS put on either beam on amidships deck overhangs- at first glance. Also seems to have had IDS300 decoy launchers installed in front of the bridge with the VLS.
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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2012, 03:40:13 pm »
Model of BAE Systems Modular Sensor Suite for Global Combat Ship (Type 26) on display at Euronaval 2012.

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http://www.cloob.com/club/post/show/clubname/TjHIzaT_NezaMI/topicid/2424272
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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2012, 04:14:52 pm »
CEA CEAFAR radar, or at least a variant of it with both L and S-band arrays. As one would expect the mast looks very like the ones currently being installed on the ANZAC class (perth currently has it and I believe Arunta is next). Also, note the Oerlikon (now Rheinmetall) 35mm millennium guns mounted fore and aft. Very nice all round.
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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012, 11:14:20 am »

The gun's changed again - it seems to be a Mk45, rather than the Oto-Melara weapon. The revised CIWS position makes more sense for some operational reasons, and they've fixed those turbulence generating sponsons aft. Interestingly, the mission bay has been rearranged and now, I suspect, wraps around the hangar, with the ship's boat to port rather than starboard. As an aside, I *think* that the old mission bay layout was actually published in Warship Tech. recently as an unspecified example, but I'm not involved with the project so it's a bit of speculation on my part. I could post here later.


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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2012, 01:49:23 am »
is that merlin to scale? that flight deck looks huge!

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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2012, 02:47:22 am »
You may be right, by comparison to the EH 101 the Type 26 would have a length of
around 170 m. I would guess, they just used an "off-the-shelf" model of the Merlin,not
exactly to scale to the ship model ... ::)
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Re: Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2012, 01:40:32 am »
 :o
You may be right
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doesnt happen every day :)

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