royal navy

  1. J

    Virginia block III/IV vs Astute comparison

    Chciałbym dokonać porównania tych dwóch okrętów podwodnych. Mam na myśli system sonarowy, technologię akustyczną, szybkość i ogólne porównanie technologii. Chciałbym również wiedzieć, co jest niesamowitego w ssn 790 South Dakota, że wszyscy piszą o pewnej przewadze akustycznej nad innymi...
  2. J

    Virginia block III/IV vs Astute

    I would like to make a comparison of these two submarines. I mean sonar system, acoustic technology , speed and overall technology comparison. I would also like to know what is amazing about ssn 790 south dakota that everyone writes about some acoustic advantage over other subs.
  3. uk 75

    HMS Cockade in Korean War

    A friend of mine has asked me to check out a rumour that HMS Cockade sank a suspected Soviet sub while serving with a US force in the Korean War. He thinks the papers are embargoed until at least 2050.
  4. WANX

    Question about displacemant of the Minotaur class cruiser and 1944 cruiser of the Royal Navy

    This is a question troubled me while I was reading Rebuilding the Royal Navy. At the start of the second chapter, which is the chapter titiled "The Demise of the cruiser", there is a paragraph like this: "The new design had a flush deck, which resulted in a saving of only 40 tons over Design...
  5. Tzoli

    The Decisive Battle at Antivari

    I've already asked this on the battlecruisers forum but I ask here as well: Historically the Battle of Antivari was a minor battle at the start of WW1 and the first one of the...
  6. uk 75

    A4 Skyhawk in Royal Navy service

    An interesting take on the A4 Skyhawk in Royal Navy service with nice artwork.
  7. Grey Havoc

    Russia fires warning shots at British destroyer in the Black Sea Article update:
  8. uk 75

    HMS Vanguard

    The Triang company produced a range of waterline model ships in 1/200 scale in the early 1960s and briefly again in the 1970s. Star of the Royal Navy models in the range was HMS Vanguard. Rather like Vanguard there were also models of the other recently scrapped big ships, the cruisers HMS...
  9. blackkite

    Boulton Paul P.105 and P.107

    Hi! "Late in the Second World War, the Royal Naval Air Arm began seeking out an aircraft design that would be able to fill both the fighter and bomber roles. Having one aircraft perform multiple roles would eliminate the specialization...
  10. uk 75

    Tartar/Standard: The RN's missed opportunity

    As the Tartar-derived Standard family continues to thrive I am going to re-visit another Hobbyhorse of mine. The Dutch took close look at CF299/Seadart and dropped it in favour of Tartar/Standard for its two Tromp...
  11. uk 75

    Getting a British Phantom

    The subject which perhaps has been kicked around on this website more than any other is whether the UK could have designed and built a two seater fighter-bomber in the 1960s to replace RAF Lightnings and RN Sea Vixens and replace RAF Hunters (The RN already had Buccaneer). The Hawker P1154 was...
  12. Flyaway

    Daedalus Flight Pack

    The Royal Marines appear to have become early adopters of the Daedalus flight pack. View:
  13. uk 75

    Rebranding the Royal Navy

    Just seen this repaint of a Type 45 on the Triang Minic Ships Facebook site based on the Victorian Royal Navy...
  14. Flyaway

    Prince Philip has died at the age of 99
  15. shin_getter

    UK Project Vixen Naval Drone Project

    Original Source: PWAS = presistent warning and control system (?)...
  16. Grey Havoc

    Commander Seamus Ó Muiris, INS

  17. Oberon_706

    Could HMAS Australia have been saved from scrapping ?

    Re: Australia and the WNT - please see link below; According to the Author, the government of Australia (if it chose) could likely have won excemption and retained HMAS Australia as an “Armoured Cruiser”. As others...
  18. uk 75

    RN disposes of battleships in 1947

    How useful would it have been if the Royal Navy had grasped the nettle in 1947 and decided to scrap its battleships? Admittedly this is much easier with the benefit of hindsight. But the lessons of the war and the success of air and submarine attacks on battleships were already well known. The...
  19. Grey Havoc

    H.M.S. Speedy (P296, Speedy-class Hydrofoil)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, HMS Speedy: View:
  20. Grey Havoc

    British amphibious tanks

    View: (Note: the D.N.L.E. should not be confused with the Admiralty's Department of the Director of Naval Equipment, also known as the Directorate of Naval Equipment.)...