royal navy

  1. 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...
  2. uk 75

    A4 Skyhawk in Royal Navy service

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

    Russia fires warning shots at British destroyer in the Black Sea Article update:
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. F

    Daedalus Flight Pack

    The Royal Marines appear to have become early adopters of the Daedalus flight pack. View:
  9. 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...
  10. F

    Prince Philip has died at the age of 99
  11. S

    UK Project Vixen Naval Drone Project

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

    Commander Seamus Ó Muiris, INS

  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Grey Havoc

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

    Ladies and Gentlemen, HMS Speedy: View:
  16. 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.)...
  17. RP1

    Westland Drone Projects

    I had a quick search after the mention in my artwork thread and it seems we don't have a specific thread on them, so this is for Westland drone (RPV) projects. Most interesting is possibly WG.25, which seems to have come tantilisingly close to deployment. The demonstrator "Mote": Aviastar...
  18. Grey Havoc

    Naval Amphibious Craft Tracked eXperimental (NACT X)

  19. J

    Airspeed jet-propelled float seaplane.

    Fighter project, 1943 The Airspeed firm suggested to the Admiralty the transformation of the radio-controlled flying-boat target aircraft AS-37 into a scaled-up jet fighter, powered by one de Havilland Halford H.1 centrifugal-flow turbojet with 1,225 kgf static thrust in the forward area of the...
  20. J

    Blackburn B-37 Firebrand

    Blackburn B-37 Firebrand