- 02-05-2012, 00:10 #1
HMS Diamond fires Sea Viper missile for first timeOriginally Posted by Ministry of DefenceThis is an automated feed from the Ministry of Defence website
- 02-05-2012, 04:26 #2"All of this can destroy a target the size of a cricket ball travelling at three times the speed of sound through the air."
Seems a bit of overkill for a cricket ball. What does it do to an aircraft? How many people outside of England (and India, Pakistan, Windies and the antipodes) know what a cricket ball is? Whilst being unlikely to know what a cricket ball is, will the Chinese, Russians, Iranians, Taliban et al, be impressed?
Is this our secret weapon in the next international cricket test series?
So many questions left unanswered.3; 2; 1; Firing NOW.........
3; 2; 1; Firing NOW ........
FFS Pass me the bloody matches.
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- 02-05-2012, 04:30 #3
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I never knew cricket ball attacks on warships had become a problem. However I am very happy to learn the problem has been solved. BZ RNNuair a chacann caora, cacann siad uilig
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- 02-05-2012, 06:05 #4
No doubt it's lashing boundries all day long.
What hapens when it goes on tour and comes up against a foreign type with a dubious chucking action?
Are we going to see the pride of the fleet sink without a trace to cries of "Bowling Mushti"We should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 02-05-2012, 07:42 #5
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what if it is a googley?
- 02-05-2012, 08:08 #6
Maybe MOD should have called them the Cricket Class?
I name this ship HMS Sir Garfield Sobers, gawd bless her and all who field in her.....Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 02-05-2012, 08:33 #7
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Don't forget, we did once have an HMS Cricket - one of the Insect class of gunboats of 1915ish. During the Second World War, she was lost while serving in the Mediterranean, where she and some of her sisters did splendid work supporting the Army along the Libyan coast.