we have T23 and T42s... (obviously we now have T45s) and are planning T26s...
what happened to T24, 25, 43 and 44? Is it just a quirk of the naming convention or do they exist on paper?
They were all made up as designs, the 42 originally being an interim measure to get Seadart to sea. However they never came to throughition.
Not cynical at all
Seems it is following other ship designs at the moment and having Flexible Mission Space aka big open space to rig up in any configuration for the specific need.
These needs can be met by a couple of radio sand a 6ft table GS black nastied to the floor up to a purpose build container being inserted with all kinds of gubbins in built.
Will be interesting to see Sea Ceptor. And this could be the first RN ship with designated UAV support...
What is the drive train? T45 style or old school?
It will be oldish school CODLAG but with lots of lessons learned from the 23's I believe. They are hedging there bets with new technology so the price does not risk jumping up to much. When i next talk to my dad ill ask him as he should know.