And I would say that provides the definitive opinion on how good Merlin is.
@Guns clean up on aisle three here please, our Irish reporter is having A trumpTake it up with the people in the RN Phot branch captioning their pictures.
I imagine VMFA-211 Wake Island Avengers should be returning to Marham before or around Easter to prepare again for deployment.Meanwhile, some more titbits on the Asian deployment...
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and U.S. acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller co-signed a joint declaration approving the deployment of U.S. Marine and U.S. Navy assets as part of a carrier strike group led by the HMS Queen Elizabeth.www.defensenews.com
Why the coloured tail?I imagine VMFA-211 Wake Island Avengers should be returning to Marham before or around Easter to prepare again for deployment.
U.S., U.K. Sign Agreement on Upcoming Deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth with American F-35Bs, Destroyer - USNI NewsThe U.S. and U.K. defense secretaries formally signed an agreement outlining their joint participation in the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group deployment this spring. Joining HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on its inaugural deployment will be Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, which flies...news.usni.org
Last year it was great to see them arrive after sundown in September especially their CO bird which is colourful tail (my photos below).
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Oh don’t get me wrong I love it when he gets schooled. Just there are sad, man made fibre wearing slip on shoes spotters who thrapp themselves dry over those pictures. However I’d rather not encourage them in this forum.Beg your pardon I did not mean to take away the thread, just educating Photex.
F-35 has a fixed plate AESA antenna; you don't need the volume to chuck around a yard-wide lump of metal antenna so it can point up, down, and sideways across its full range of movement...Always amazes me for the stated performance of the radar how small the nose is.
So if I put a tiny windscreen above my cock it will look massive?Slightly off-topic, but have you ever seen a Le Mans prototype up close?
They’re pretty small, but because they have a tiny windscreen it fools the mind into thinking that the screen is normal size and the rest of the car is huge.
Is the CH-53 anything like a Merlin? I mean all these numbers do my head in, but we see on another thread the US looking at a new heavy lift, anything better for ASW platforms?
In as much as its got a ramp, 3 engines** and a big spinney thing on top yes.Is the CH-53 anything like a Merlin? I mean all these numbers do my head in, but we see on another thread the US looking at a new heavy lift, anything better for ASW platforms?
If you think the Merlin is big, wait until you meet a CH-53. The thing is f*cking massive - far too big for a helicopter to have on FF/DD, and frankly far too big to be sensible in the ASW battle.