An off the shelf C3 option??

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  1. Trawling the internet I dsicovered these Danish ships:

    Compare them with the new River Class ships which have a 30mm gun...and thats it. For a bit more we could have had some very capable pocket warships. We should also look at modulising harpoon and Sea Sparrow on the Rivers, thus giving them a bit of a punch!

    There is talk of the future C3 option, of a smallmultirole ship for OPV, minhunting and patrolling etc. Either buy these or modify the Rivers instead.

    Either would cost a fraction of developing a new class of ship.

    I have to say that I like the Danish ships, especially these ones and the Absoloms which would perfectly cater for the C2 design.

    Time to buy Danish!
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  2. NIH says 'no'
  3. Basically looks like the Peacock class 76mm etc only difference being propulsion method Peacock were twin tourb v-16 diesals
  4. Except that these Danish little ships have a useful working area at the stern for boats, containers for MCM work etc.

    I would prefer to see the Rivers adapted as they have a lovely large range.
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  5. :Dfor its size the river class is a pointless machine. why built a vessel that size ? if one was fitted with sonar, an asw merlin or asroc system, i could get it, but its just a sop to clyde yard jobs, the work on at least one should have gone to portsmouth or devonport a cheap ram rayeathon 116 at £998,000. could at least see them viewed as a viable warship design. can we have 15 braunschweieg saar corvettes please
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  6. id prefer the braunschwieg saar 6 if possible, bristling with yummy gadgets and stuff, lets have 15 of these babies
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  7. 9 years - is that a record?

    PS. Visby. That is all.
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  8. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Where are you getting this C2/C3 lexicon from, I don't recognise that in any of our work?
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  9. It was common parlance in 1985. Where have you been WD? :p
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  10. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Mainly in secondary education from that vintage....
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  11. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    But you miss the point, fitting all of that you've just created a sub optimal frigate! We want an OPV, something thats good enough and flexible enough to do the tasks we don't need high end warships for. More importantly we can't man all of the Frigates - smaller, lean manned is the way ahead.
  12. WD - RR's recently-joined AR9 has taken a certain delight in imposing hisself on threads of aged and sometimes uncertain vintage.

    As suggested elsewhere - Play him at his game and maybe he'll eventually wise up.
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  13. what does an opv do that an archer boat can't?
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  14. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Are you for real?

    Based on your intelligence and posts thus far, I must ask if you have recently won an election in the USA?
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  15. yes wanna borrow my plane ?lol:D
  16. the absalom gets plenty of good press , but for me the german braunschwieg presses the buttons better, videos online are worth a quick look
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  18. what does an opv do that a couple of archers operating can't do?
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  19. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    The archers are coastal traing craft, limited ability to go offshore above a state2? cannot stay at sea overnight easily, have no sustainable life support, no istar, no weapons, no flight deck etc etc.

    They exist for coastal waters only and cannot do deep water patrols.

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