HMS Kent sails after major upgrade

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  2. 2 M Oil & filter change
    1 M For 4 new wiper blades
    0.5 M New ashtray in the ward room
    1 M Dancing Elvis mobile on the bridge
    12M Shiny new propellers honest guv they're under the ship somewhere
    0.5 M Empty pockets to hold those never to be issued rockets
    7 M New doormat and revolving door for the female accomodation
    Gratis Golden rivet given a quick rub of brasso

    That will be 24 million thank ee kindly Sir!
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  3. HMS Kent sails after major upgrade.........

    Straight to the breakers yard
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  4. "…Key upgrades include a new 4.5-inch (114mm) medium-range gun plus new 30mm close-range guns on her port and starboard sides.…"

    One presumes these are to replace the 4.5-inch (114mm) medium-range gun plus 30mm close-range guns on her port and starboard sides she already had?
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  5. Nah, someone'll snap her up at a bargain-basement price. It's sale-time at Pompey Secondhand Boats, so you can change the thread title to read;

    HMS Kent in the sales after major upgrade.
  6. Yes, but they're 'newer'.
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  7. Do you not realise that Naval Guns need replacing after a certain number of rounds have been fired.
  8. Is that because the lazy bastards can't be arrsed to clean them.
  9. So a bit like me putting new tyres of the same brand on the motor and saying I've given it a key upgrade then?
  10. Yes, I'm well aware… that's called routine repair and replacement, not a 'key upgrade'.
  11. For the 4.5 probably going from a Mk8 Mod 0...


    to a Mk 8 Mod 1


    "The Mod 1 uses electric motors for almost all functions in place of the hydraulic actuators and servos used on Mod 0 except for those motions on the elevating mass. These changes improve safety, reduce power consumption and cut the overall mounting weight by 3.7 tons (4 mt). Lower deck space requirements have also been substantially reduced." Navweaps

    Suspect the only similarity with regard to the 30mm weapons is that the calibre is the same.
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  12. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    Nope the 30mm are new fangled remote control ones that are great fun to fire.
  13. It's all in the spin.
  14. jrwlynch

    jrwlynch LE Book Reviewer

    The 4.5" replaces the Mod 0 with the Mod 1 - identical gun, new mount and drives. Easier to maintain, fewer breakdowns.

    The 30mm replaces the Oerlikon KCB cannon, controlled by an operator on the mount using a (day-only) Ring sight and Kentucky windage, with Bushmaster 30mm weapons aimed by TI/TV sensors and remotely controlled from the Ops Room - more reliable, much more accurate, and much more capable at night.
  15. Bushmasters aren't they?