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Author Topic: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra  (Read 2223 times)

RAAArtyGunner

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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 01:15:29 am »

Since when have helicopters needed ramps?

Mind you it's like HMS Ocean and Bulwa*k rolled into one, which is pretty cool.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 02:18:16 am »

They could have given her a coat of paint whilst she was fitting out in Melbourne.  %%
HMAS Adelaide has taken her place since February 2014
F35's on order but probably only for the RAAF if they ever get delivered.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 10:02:09 am »

Since when have helicopters needed ramps?

Stowage, if they are not needed on deck they can be taken below - they also take light vehicles up to the top deck for slinging to the underside of choppers along with pallets of cargo / munitions / food / supplies etc just like the ones we have.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 10:26:37 am »

I think he means the bow ramp as used on through deck cruisers to assist
VTOL aircraft taking off with heavy payloads.
Not the ramps between decks.


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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 11:15:49 am »

oh! sorry, and on that note - just like our navy - getting the F35 will be a long process - unless they get preferential treatment for them.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 02:40:43 pm »

sorry to tell you guys but the Canberra is not meant to be carrying fixed wing aircraft.
the F35s that the RAAF are the A variant for land based usage, not the B or C versions

I read years ago that they decided to keep the ramp as it would protect the helicopters and equipment
a bit better from sea spray in rough weather.

Anyhow it is a really ugly looking ship   O0 O0 O0
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 03:03:57 pm »



Anyhow it is a really ugly looking ship   O0 O0 O0


The ugly ones make the best models :-))
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2014, 04:00:22 pm »

Swimbo just read that and is gone on line for a modelling job %% %%

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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2014, 04:58:22 pm »

I read years ago that they decided to keep the ramp as it would protect the helicopters and equipment
a bit better from sea spray in rough weather.

That makes sense. I suspect it future-proofs it too if it should ever change role at a later date.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 05:21:53 pm »

Swimbo just read that and is gone on line for a modelling job %% %%

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Ouch!! Guess she's not on mayhem........ {-) {-)
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 05:31:28 pm »

The face that ate a thousand chips {-)

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Re: New kid soon to be on the block
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 01:41:10 pm »

They could have given her a coat of paint whilst she was fitting out in Melbourne.  %%
HMAS Adelaide has taken her place since February 2014
F35's on order but probably only for the RAAF if they ever get delivered.
Also assuming they can fly!! Why do we have to order unproved and expensive kit from the US (that always meant useless or knackered to us ) instead of useing our own brians and talents and building our own?
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 10:22:09 pm »

Because Australia got rid of its aircraft building and now maintenance capacity on the premise it is cheaper overseas. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
 
You also run the defence force as a business to save money <*< <*< <*<
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2014, 11:51:47 pm »

Your Polititian's sold out to US demands, more like.
Just as the UK, had to after the war, to pay back all the lend-lease.
You don't think the US came into the war to help without getting anything in return do you.
THe UK, and Europe paid for every item that left the US, as did Au and to a minor extent did NZ.
All big business my friend,
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 09:47:36 am »

Yes and the current Government has now agreed for US bases to be built in Australia.We already have a permanent contingent of 1500 US Marines in North Queensland, to be increased to 2500 men and equipment
 
 Soon we will become the 53rd state of USA as they, the US, want Oz as a pacific base as in WWII.
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Re: New kid soon to be on the block - HMAS Canberra
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2014, 12:14:26 pm »

Guys....I just hope our RAN men & women when they board the latest HMAS Canberra do not see the sign .....Ras la mierda.  {-) .....Derek



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