HMS Blyth leads NATO exercise in Turkey

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  2. Minehunting, defence against attacks from aircraft, fending off FIAC attacks - anyone would think that they are training for combat.
  3. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    After several months in the Med they won't need any more drinking or whoring training. It's quite possible that they've peaked too soon on that
  4. Defence from aircraft in an MCM is basically pointless. Although on Joint Warrior we WERE the first ones, in company with an Arleigh Burke, and a T23, to spot the Falcon (with mk 1 eyeball) and send it out.

    Worrying, really.
  5. What? Are you saying a MCM force needs escorting by frigates.destroyers? That nice Mr Page said that all the defence they need is a guy with a chip on the shoulder and a big ego, ready to throw teddies at incoming aircraft or missiles?

  6. Think of the medals you'll win in your heroic, but futile, last stand.
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  7. The Hundred Year Experiment isn't coming to an end any time soon, then?
  8. Could you fit a CIWS to a MCMV?
  9. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    No reason why not, all a phalanx needs is an 8x8' piece of free deck space, a 440v supply and chilled water.

    Might be a little top heavy though.

    I'm thinking of mounting one on the roof of my house.

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  10. Isn't it C-RAM if it's on your roof, or is that something different?
  11. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Having seen the state of your roof I'd do Proof of Concept with a Sky dish first.

    Ravers is a fucking frog.jpg
  13. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I think that's what they call it these days. It's still a phalanx though.

    The old mounts from Fort Vic and Fort George (both of which I have fired on a variety of occasions) are both now (or were at least) sat on flatbed lorries in Bastion.

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  14. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer


    I live in a valley that the Air Force appear to use as a training area.

    I just fancy shitting up some crabs with some Ku band radar waves.

    The noisy *****.

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  15. Israelis fitted Phalanx to their 400 ton Sa'ar missile boats.